December 4th, 2009 by Kayce
I was looking at my younger sister Xyza’s photos posted in Netlog before and I was so amazed how she edited all her pictures. I ask whats the name of the photo editing software and she said its Photoscape. She sent me the installer online cause it has only a small file size and its easy to install too.
Here are some of the great features of Photoscape that I love!
The editor is where most of the functions are. Here you can apply a multitude of adjustments and effects to your photos. There is everything from one click auto-levels and contrast to advanced color curves, complete with the ability to load and save presets. There are many color and tone adjustments and a number of filter effects fro
m the practical (noise reduction) to fun (cartoon). You can also spruce up your photos with a variety of fun and funky frames.
Within the editor, there is an object tab where you can add text, shapes, and speech balloons on top of the photo you are working with. There is a wide variety of clip art objects that can be stamped onto your working file, andyou can also add any other photo or an image from the clipboard. There is a rich text tool for adding formatted text as well as a symbol tool which lets you browse all the symbol fonts on your computer and drop them onto your image. Once these objects are in your document, they can be resized, moved, and rotated.
The editor also offers a flexible crop tool with a circular crop option. And there are a few region editing tools–red eye remover, mole remover, and mosaic. The red eye and mole tools could be improved, but for quick touch-ups they do an okay job.
You also get undo and undo all buttons for reverting any changes you don’t like. And when you save your edits, you have the option to back up the original photo before overwriting, save under a new file name, or save your file in a designated output folder.
In the Batch Editor you can apply almost all the functions available in the editor to multiple files at once. That includes frames, objects, text, color and tone adjustments, sharpening, resizing, and many of the effects. You can review the results before exporting one or all of the photos with your changes. You can also save your batch editor settings as a configuration file to re-use later.
The page module is a multi-photo layout tool with over 100 choices of grid layouts to chose from. Simply dr ag and drop your photos into the boxes to create a quick collage. Individual photos can be moved and scaled to fit the grid boxes, and you can adjust the size of the layout, add margins, round the corners, and apply frames or filter effects to all photos in the layout. Once your layout is complete, it can be saved as a new file or p assed to the editor.
As you can see from my edited photos using this software, I am very impressed overall on what has been packed into this photo editor without sacrificing ease of use.