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Master Landscape Pro and Home Design 10 Review

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued.

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Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

Punch! Master Landscape Pro and Home Design is software for the serious landscaper. The program includes tools to design decks, create architecturcal drawings, view and edit in 3D, and, upon completion, offers tools to create AVI movies to show off your plans.

The program doesn’t guide you, so you’ll have to figure out where you want to go on your own.

We’ve evaluated Master Landscape Pro and Home Design solely on its landscaping tools; however, this program has home design features integrated; this makes the program more powerful, but requires extra work before you can start landscape planning.

To landscape around an image of your home, you must either design your home with the program or edit a digital photo with graphic design software. Punch! uses Jasc Paint Shop Pro, a professional–level photo editing program that costs a little over $100. To make the program easier to use, Punch should include basic, compatible photo editing tools so users can edit photos without investing in more software.

Punch! has used the same landscape planning program to create several different landscape packages with varying feature sets. Master Landscape Pro and Home Design is the Punch! landscape package with the most features. This program includes home design as well as landscaping tools.

On the main screen, you’ll work in Plan View, which resembles traditional blueprints. For a more true–to–life look at your design, click 3D View. You can split the view on the main screen between Plan View and 3D View—an asset for those not familiar with blueprint symbols.

Master Landscape Professional and Home Design 3D allows you to walk or fly through your plan. If you use the home design features, you can use the 3–D feature to view your yard from inside your home. And you can project views into the future, allowing you to see how your landscape will look twenty years from now.

Master Landscape Professional and Home Design contains an impressive set of related tools, including an Image library, 3–D Custom Workshop, Plant encyclopedia and much more.

We had no trouble installing Master Landscape Professional and Home Design.

Punch! includes a printed users guide and the software has a contents section, an index search and video tutorials—all comprehensive and informative. The Punch! Software website offers online FAQs and technical support is available by telephone or email.

Master Landscape Pro & Home Design is a powerful tool for those willing to spend the time to master editing digital photos precisely, a challenging task.

Master Landscape Pro & Home Design works well for those who want to design a home and landscape from the bottom up. But if what you want in a landscape program is to import a digital photo of your home easily.

J.D. Chadwick
J.D. Chadwick joined the Top Ten Reviews team in 2008 and has been one of our most prolific content creators. Originally the head writer of the video content department, he was essential in the creation of hundreds of review videos. Additionally, he created, wrote and produced the daily tech news show Top Ten Reports throughout its 2009-2011 run. Since 2011 he has created content and articles on a wide variety of our product categories. With over a decade of service at Top Ten Reviews, he has produced thousands of articles, reviews and videos on hundreds of topics. He is currently our Multimedia and Home Improvement Editor.