Photoscape 3.7

A feature rich and free photo editor

  • Category:

    Graphics Editors

  • Version:

    3.7

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows 2000

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.7 (11660)
Photoscape 3.7
Photoscape 3.6.1

Edit pictures of all types with the numerous tools and filters available.

Whether you're a photographer or you just like editing pictures, Photoscape is a program that you'll enjoy using. You have almost everything that you could need to edit pictures at your fingertips. The best thing is that the program offers instructions and tips for editing your pictures, making it a program that can easily be used by someone who is new to the world of pictures. You can view the pictures that you're going to work with before rotating them, cropping them, or adding filters. There are numerous filters that you can add to your pictures that include black and white settings, antique settings, and borders. After editing your pictures, you can save, share, or print them.

Menus are located on the side of the screen where you'll find the tools needed to edit your pictures. Each menu option is highly detailed so that you know what it does to your images. Some of the menu options allow you to eliminate some of the issues in pictures that don't look that great or combine several together to create a collage. Aside from the filters that are available, there are special effects that you can add, frames, and text features to add words to your images. Perhaps the best thing about this program is the simplicity of the interface. It's attractive to look at and easy to use. The program adds fun to taking pictures because you know that there are several options for changing the appearance if you want to add fun designs or designs that are a bit more elegant. You can use the pictures that you create on cards, invitations and other materials that are printed or shared online.

Pros

  • Menu is easy to navigate
  • Numerous design tools

Cons

  • Could use sounds

PhotoScape is not Photoshop. In many ways, that describes what many users are looking for during their search for a photo editing service. Enthusiasts, artists and business owners can all benefit from using Photoscape. It is not expensive, it is not difficult to learn, and it is quick and easy to use. Best of all, PhotoScape is absolutely free.

Developed by Korean company MOOII Tech, PhotoScape touts itself as being an “easy and fun” solution that allows amateur photographers to quickly and easily edit shots taken on digital cameras or mobile phones with minimal fuss or a need for expertise.

PhotoScape makes quick work of common photo tasks like resizing, adjusting colors and cropping. Users can also make basic enhancements, create slideshows and combine or split images. They can even animate a GIF file.

Most users will quickly adapt to PhotoScape’s intuitive interface, but for those needing a bit more help, or wanting to get a little deeper into its possibilities, the free download comes with a video tutorial.

PhotoScape opens with a unique, circular menu that will help users start editing straight away. Digging deeper into the program provides more advanced tools and features including the Editor console. Editor tools can, for example, provide wide-ranging filter tools, paint, draw, mosaic and stamp options, and even a tool to remove moles and other blemishes. There is a world of options available with Photoscape. Other tools include screen capture, raw converter, color pickers, backlight correction, balloons, text, red eye removal and balance adjustments for brightness, color and white shades.

For those wanting to print their handiwork, PhotoScape offers templates to make collages, frames, borders, planners and calendars, among other options. And like Google’s free Picasa program, PhotoScape offers a Face Search tool that can help you group photos of family and friends.

PhotoScape provides all the basic features that most users will need, whether their goal is to save, adjust and share digital images only, or whether they are preparing images for a variety of website or printing needs.

The Pros

Photoscape is free, easy to use and is quite versatile. It is also available for Mac and PC, which covers pretty much all computer users. Anyone can master Photoscape just by reading the tutorial.

The Cons

PhotoScape is not PhotoShop. For the vast majority of users, that is a very good thing in terms of price, size of program and learning curve. But if you are doing intricate and detailed photo editing for pre-press or other advanced uses, a free program is probably not your best bet. But then, those who need such advanced photo editing software already know it. They are not looking for free and easy. Finally, be careful where you download. Some users report PhotoScape coming bundled with adware. Pick a trusted site and run a program like Ad-Aware when you are done installing.

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