PhotoScape 3.7

PhotoScape 3.7

Reviewed by Chad Faith on

"A fun and easy photo editing software."

Overview

Whether you are looking to re-touch a photograph or completely re-vamp it then PhotoScape gives you the power to complete your tasks. You can even create slideshows with PhotoScape from your own photographs or create an album to remember. It has to be said that you won’t be able to do everything overnight but you will have fun experimenting and discovering the huge variety of tools that will let you do just about anything you need to. There is good support and tutorials to help guide you along the way too.

Installation

Easy download and support included. Tutorial videos are also provided which give you a head start on the program. Advisable if you have never really used an editing program before.

Interface

The unusual navigator presents menu options in a circular shape that gives everything in one simple visual experience. You can easily choose and move to the function you require without trawling through loads of menus and confusing tabs. Although it will take a little time and experimentation to discover what everything does and where it is located just have fun with updating and changing your photographs.

Pros

This great program can be used worldwide as it supports 34 languages and rising. It is capable of taking multiple photographs and combining them to make one overall photograph either horizontally or vertically like a collage giving a professional look that can be used as a banner for a website. You can split a photograph into pieces and zoom right in on images. Why not animate your favorite photographs or make them into a flowing slideshow? The whole host of features including red eye removal, evening out of skin tone, resizing, adjustment of color, brightness and balance comes as standard. You can even make photographs look like antique photographs or turn them into black and white images.

Cons

PhotoScape is really a basic photo editor and it does not have support of raw format. Although the interface is simple looking and the design is great with everything at a glance, using the program takes a little more time to get to grips with, as the editor is more complicated to use than the interface suggests. However, like all paint programs it takes time to get to know and the tutorials that are provided are every helpful. They say practice makes perfect. One final niggle is that PhotoScape is only available in a Windows version; no MAC version is available.

Alternatives

Photoshop is a well-known photograph editor but it has a lot of complicated features when compared to PhotoScape which can do just as great a job, especially for those beginners who are unfamiliar with the standard editing options.

Conclusion

For a free program, PhotoScape does everything it promises to and delivers more. It provides professional results to photographs and whilst it may lack some of the features that can be found in expensive software, most casual users will not need those features. Turning your favorite photographs into works of art has never been so simple. You can basically create weathered or gothic look photographs quickly and easily. In fact, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed by the whole range of features PhotoScape has to offer.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested PhotoScape on 3 May 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
PhotoScape Antivirus Report

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