12 Tips and Tricks to give your image dashing looks in Photoscape X

Learn how to use PhotoScape X to edit and retouch images and photos on your PC with this tutorial, which brings you the best tricks, tips and help for this graphics editing software.

PhotoScape X is a hidden gem. It is an image editing software that brings more than 1000 filters and effects, more than 100 tools, more than 200 shapes, stickers, and figures. The PhotoScape X editor is fascinating. And the best part is that most of the functions are totally free.

Every time you use it, you discover something new. So, to save your time, we’ve compiled the top 12 tips and tricks of PhotoScape X. We’re leaving out the effects, filters, and tools since PhotoScape has a huge library of tutorials available. Here we’ll cover resources that require a lot of exploration to discover and experiment to understand how they work.

NOTE: PhotoScape has two versions – PhotoScape 3.7 and PhotoScape X. The first one is for Windows XP, 7, Vista, 8 and 10 users, while the latter is only available for Windows 10 and Macs with MacOS 10.10 or higher.

12 Photoscape X Tips and Tricks

1. Customize Layout

On the Editor screen, all tools and effects open on the right side. However, some of them do not occupy a fixed position. They can be moved and maintained at your location according to your preference. In other words, you can unlock the tools.

To do this, click the pin icon (Undock Option) in the upper right corner. Similarly, if you want to dock them, click the same button when in the uncoupled position.

Each tool icon will have a name beneath it. This makes it easier to use other image editing sets to remember which shortcuts. Just move your mouse over the icons to find out what the tools are.

2. Save area

PhotoScape X offers the option of saving a cropped area directly and thus saves your time. In addition, you can also copy the cut part directly to the clipboard.

3. Change background in Cut Circle

In the Cut Circle option, PhotoScape X lets you choose the background for all four corners, from solid color, gradient, and themes. To do this, check the Cut Circle box under the Cut function. Then choose the background of your choice from the options provided.

4. Cut Circle with transparent background

As in the previous step, where PhotoScape X allows you to choose a solid background, instead of choosing a color or theme, you can set it to transparent.

To do this, go to Edit> Transformations> Text Mask and select the fourth option under the Background Transparency label, and set a transparent background to a text layer mask

5. Duplicate Objects

PhotoScape X lets you add stickers, pictures, pictures, and text to your photos. Sometimes you may want to add the same object twice or more. To do this, you do not need to click the menu repeatedly to add them, just use the duplicate feature.

After you add an object, click Insert, choose the icon you want, and then click Duplicate in the same window. You can use it as many times as you want.

6. Working with layers

When you add more than one object to your image, you get the Layer option on the left side of the screen. You can edit each layer individually by unchecking the checkbox next to it. Later, selecting all of the checkboxes will combine these layers to show the final image.

7. Quick Menu

On the Edit tab, you’ll find many editing options arranged in different sections. Because PhotoScape X has a lot of features, it is difficult to access some of them directly from the initial window.

Fortunately, the Quick Menu comes to solve this, where you have access to many features directly in a window. To use it, go to the Edit tab, and then tap the Quick Menu icon.

8. Original View

During editing, PhotoScape X lets you view the original file at any time. Just click the Original icon at the bottom.

Likewise, if you add multiple filters and effects and you want to compare the edited image with the previous view, click the Compare icon, or press the Spacebar.

9. Save Project

Similar to leading photo editors, you can save your images as projects. Later, when you need to make changes, open the project file and continue editing it.

To save an image as a project, click the Save button. Then click Save Project. Of course, you can also use the Alt + Shift + S keyboard shortcut.

10. Rename files in batches

Another interesting feature that PhotoScape X provides is a batch renaming of files. Simply add Tools> Rename files and set preferred naming options.

11. Change the Publisher Theme
Not everyone is a fan of the dark theme. Some people report problems with readability, which can make the eyes a little sore. Fortunately, PhotoScape X offers the ability to switch between the light and dark theme.

To do this, click the Settings icon in the upper right corner. Then, in the dialog box, select Light or Dark in Theme.

12. Use a photo viewer

In both Windows 10 and MacOS, you can also use this photo editor as a photo viewer. PhotoScape X resembles Google’s old Picasa. Although Picasa was disabled in 2016, you can still download the desktop application.

As a photo viewer, PhotoScape X offers features such as multiple view modes, ability to add favorites, easy scrolling, and more. When viewing photos, tap the double-mode icon to view two photos together.

Embellish your photos

PhotoScape X is very easy to use and has a very intuitive interface. You have great features to apply with just one click, and the application offers far more than you’d expect. We hope these tips make your editing process even easier in PhotoScape X.

If you need help, have doubts or concerns, do not hesitate to leave a comment in the comment box below and we will try to help you as soon as possible!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

We use cookies for providing you with the best-possible user experience. By using PrivacySavvy, you accept our privacy policy.
Cookies settings
Privacy & Cookie policy
Privacy & Cookies policy
Cookie name Active

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site or place an order. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or mailing address.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs) To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you) To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs) To process transactions Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested. To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature To send periodic emails The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be kept on file for more than 60 days.

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly. However, you can still place orders by contacting customer service. Google Analytics We use Google Analytics on our sites for anonymous reporting of site usage and for advertising on the site. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behaviour on our sites please use this link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/)

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


The minimum information we need to register you is your name, email address and a password. We will ask you more questions for different services, including sales promotions. Unless we say otherwise, you have to answer all the registration questions. We may also ask some other, voluntary questions during registration for certain services (for example, professional networks) so we can gain a clearer understanding of who you are. This also allows us to personalise services for you. To assist us in our marketing, in addition to the data that you provide to us if you register, we may also obtain data from trusted third parties to help us understand what you might be interested in. This ‘profiling’ information is produced from a variety of sources, including publicly available data (such as the electoral roll) or from sources such as surveys and polls where you have given your permission for your data to be shared. You can choose not to have such data shared with the Guardian from these sources by logging into your account and changing the settings in the privacy section. After you have registered, and with your permission, we may send you emails we think may interest you. Newsletters may be personalised based on what you have been reading on theguardian.com. At any time you can decide not to receive these emails and will be able to ‘unsubscribe’. Logging in using social networking credentials If you log-in to our sites using a Facebook log-in, you are granting permission to Facebook to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth and location which will then be used to form a Guardian identity. You can also use your picture from Facebook as part of your profile. This will also allow us and Facebook to share your, networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Facebook account settings. If you remove the Guardian app from your Facebook settings, we will no longer have access to this information. If you log-in to our sites using a Google log-in, you grant permission to Google to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth, sex and location which we will then use to form a Guardian identity. You may use your picture from Google as part of your profile. This also allows us to share your networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Google account settings. If you remove the Guardian from your Google settings, we will no longer have access to this information. If you log-in to our sites using a twitter log-in, we receive your avatar (the small picture that appears next to your tweets) and twitter username.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Updating your personal information

We offer a ‘My details’ page (also known as Dashboard), where you can update your personal information at any time, and change your marketing preferences. You can get to this page from most pages on the site – simply click on the ‘My details’ link at the top of the screen when you are signed in.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.
Save settings
Cookies settings