PhotoScape is free and easy-to-use image editing software that helps you view, edit photos, create good quality animated slides and gifs.
At first glance, it may seem a PhotoScape editor of weak images, but when you get down and test all the features, soon realizes that he is one of the best software for free image editing. Among its best features, which deserve mention, we can mention the wealth of features and ease of use. PhotoScape includes several modules, which you can check here.
Is PhotoScape 3.7 a good image editor?
The PhotoScape image viewer is nothing special, but it does its job. Accessible in the “Screen” tab, it offers the standard thumbnail preview, along with a list of folders on the side and a larger viewing window, plus some functions for rotating images, viewing EXIF data, and so on.
The maximum size of the thumbnail is very small, and there is no sort option. Each of the other guides in PhotoScape also has its own thumbnail browser, so you probably will not use this guide often, as it is unnecessary.
Home tab: The Home tab is where most functions are. Here you can apply a multitude of adjustments and effects to your images. There’s everything from automated, click-through levels such as contrast and sharpness to advanced color curves with the ability to load and save presets.
There are many color and tonal adjustments, and a number of practical filter effects such as noise reduction. You can also spruce up your photos with a variety of fun frames.
Cut Tab: In this tab, you can crop an image and even save a specific cropped area as a new image on your computer without losing the original image.
Object tab: Within the editor, there is an object guide where you can add text, shapes, and balloons with text. There are a wide variety of clip art objects that can be inserted into your image. You can also add any other photo or image saved on your computer. The text tool has many formatting options as well as a tool for symbols. When these objects are in the document, they can be resized, moved, and rotated.
Tools tab: The editor also offers region editing tools including red-eye remover, stain remover, and mosaic. Red-eye and stain removal tools could be improved, but for quick retouching, they do a good job.
You can also undo and redo all your actions, and revert the image exactly to a specific point. And when you save your edits, you’ll have the option of backing up the original photo before overwriting it, saving with a new file name, or saving your file to an output folder, often called “Originals.”
In the Lots Editor, you can apply almost all the functions available in the editor to multiple files at once. This includes frames, objects, text, color and tone adjustments, sharpening, resizing and many other effects.
You can review the results before exporting one or all photos with your changes. You can also save the batch editor settings as a configuration file, for later reuse.
The Page module is a multi-page layout tool, with over 100 grid layout options to choose from. Simply drag and drop your photos onto the boxes to create a quick collage.
Individual photos can be moved and scaled to fit the grid boxes, and you can adjust the layout size, add borders, round corners, and apply frames or filters to all photos in the layout. When the layout is complete, it can be saved as a new file or passed to the editor.
Other modules include:
- Combine: Join multiple photos on a horizontal or vertical banner or grid.
- Gif Animation: Create a picture-based, moving picture from multiple photos (GIF).
- Print: Prints image pack layouts or thumbnail contact sheets.
- Divider: Cut your photo into multiple pictures, based on a grid.
- Screenshot: Take a photo of the entire desktop, window, or region of the screen.
- Color Picker: Color samples from anywhere on the screen.
- Raw Converter: A simple converter to save camera raw files, such as JPEGs.
- Rename batch edit file names with custom text, date, time, serial numbers.
It’s really impressive the ability of this photo editor without sacrificing ease of use and fluidity. But that does not save you from having some shortcomings. In some places, we noticed Korean characters in some dialog boxes, and sometimes the language was not very clear in the description of the functions. The program is also limited to working with only one document at a time, so if you want to change the photo you are working on, you will need to save and close the current file or open another window with the program.
This also means that you can not make more advanced edits, such as a montage of photos with multiple images fading into each other. Although there are some editing tools at the pixel level, they are quite limited. That said, it will accommodate most of what the average user will want to do with the photos, and will also offer some fun extras.
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