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2 Pic

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2 Pic offers a simple program with options to give your digital photos many of the same effects as the pros. While it does offer more flexibility to edit pictures, it doesn't quite meet professional design standards.

This freeware may look familiar to users who have operated programs such as Paintbrush and Photoshop, but it does not exactly copy either. The biggest difference is 2 Pic's dueling screens. Two portrait-shaped spaces fill up the bulk of the interface, each with lists of icons down the sides for opening, saving, printing, and reversing work. At the bottom, a series of tabs offer different effects users can apply to the pictures.

2 Pic's dueling picture frames become instantly understandable when two separate digital photos are opened and the Merge tab is applied. This allows users to blend the two together in varying degrees. Other, more traditional, tabs include fading, color, digital effects, text boxes, and a few more.

We found 2 Pic to live in a realm partway between its two inspirations. The program allows for more complexity and flexibility than Paintbrush, but lacks the sophistication and professional capability of Photoshop. Overall, 2 Pic is a fine program, but it won't blow any graphic designers away. But if you are looking to have fun with your digital pictures and doctor them up, this is a fantastic download.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.7 stars

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 10
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current version:

    3.4 stars

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple to learn and use."

    June 18, 2012  |   By tanseras

    Version: 2 Pic 12.3

    Pros

    Removes the need to use expensive and complex programs for simple jobs. People with no previous computer experience can learn and use.

    Cons

    Have to set up preferences again every time the program is started.

    Summary

    Use it if you need to perform a simple operation repeatedly. No need for for complex operation manuals etc.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Absolutely LOVE it!"

    January 27, 2011  |   By Tracie365

    Version: 2 Pic 12.3

    Pros

    Does what it's supposed to....and does it quickly and simply!!!

    Cons

    None at all.

    Summary

    This is a fabulous no BS tool!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "download not possible"

    July 18, 2010  |   By arslansoma

    Version: 2 Pic 12.3

    Pros

    no download

    Cons

    download not possible

    Summary

    Download not possible. Tried 3 times.Live in Turkey, use Turkcell 3G wireless and Nortonsafety..

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent Image Merging Program with limited effects"

    July 6, 2010  |   By Old Dog New Tricks

    Version: 2 Pic 12.3

    Pros

    Easy Download, No Add-ons or Pop-ups
    Very strong Merge/Overlay/Fade functions - merge 2 images on top of each other or side by side with/without fade
    Offers some effects (distortion, mosaic, blur etc) and a range of frames or custom build your own.

    Cons

    Clumsy toolbar demanding that you specify left/right image for each task. Some short cut icons, but really needs a better thought out GUI.
    Excellent merge functions but really short on other editing tools with exception of framing and some effects.

    Summary

    Overall, I found the program a useful tool to keep in the cupboard - I dont do/need much merging but its the best one I've found for when I do. You do need patience when merging a smaller image into a specified area of the larger image, but the results can be quite spectacular.
    I was disappointed with the range of frames on offer as well as the efects. Just about every other Image editing program I've used has considerably more. Equally, I found the resizing tool to be clumsy.
    I've linked this program into my N° 1 editing program (Faststone Image Viewer) and just call it up when I want to merge images.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easily Merge, Fade, and many other effects for images."

    June 29, 2010  |   By rf2ooo

    Version: 2 Pic 12.3

    Pros

    This is a small, standalone image merging / fading / superimposing program for images that's a nice simple alternative to much larger programs such as photoshop or corel. It's extremely easy on the memory resources as well, plus it's 100% free. =]

    Cons

    The only drawbacks, are that the workspace window is unscalable, as you have to zoom out to edit large images, and the maximum proportion dimensions are 1600 pixels by 1600 pixels.

    Summary

    It's pretty cool, considering it's totally free. I use it on a daily basis, no joke. :D

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not very clever"

    May 22, 2009  |   By blueboy1949

    Version: 2 Pic 12.3

    Pros

    none i can get more out of Picasso

    Cons

    everything

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does what it's supposed to do!"

    May 14, 2009  |   By Lynx55

    Version: 2 Pic 12.3

    Pros

    Easy to use and understand. Does a great job

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    Adequate for what it is.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works very well... No problems so far..."

    May 12, 2009  |   By kstenbch

    Version: 2 Pic 12.3

    Pros

    Simple, easy to use addition for me. I do not do much photo editing, but only have MS Office Picture Manager. I wanted something else in addition for further scanned objects editing.

    Cons

    None so far... haven't really used much uet.

    Summary

    Simple, easy to use addition for me. I do not do much photo editing, but only have MS Office Picture Manager. I wanted something else in addition for further scanned objects editing

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Rubbish Program"

    May 6, 2009  |   By roselawn

    Version: 2 Pic 12.3

    Pros

    None at all

    Cons

    Its a mess

    Summary

    There are so many Free picture editing programs than this one.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Download launches PS Elements5"

    May 6, 2009  |   By Mahpiya

    Version: 2 Pic 12.3

    Pros

    Don 't know. Can't download properly.

    Cons

    Each time I attempt to download this software, PS Elements 5 is launched instead.

    Summary

    Can't summarize if I can't download, so I quit.

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