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Helpful photo doctor

Touch up photos with this simple program.

Amazing Photo Editor provides users with the tools to make either sweeping or subtle changes to their pictures. While there are a lot of things to love, there are a few annoying spots that make this program less-than-perfect.

The program's interface is best described as cluttered, but manageable. Combining several small screens and a long string of command icons, users will want to look over the Help file before getting started. We were frustrated that simply scrolling our cursor over a specific icon didn't tell us either its title or what function the button provided. The only way to learn was to blindly click icons and experiment. But once the icons and tools were understood, the program began to loosen up and its benefits became apparent. Users can make standard editorial changes like adding shapes, text and utilizing paintbrush features to make broad changes to their image. But our favorite tool, the circular icons that brush soft color on the image, were perfect for touching up blemishes and shiny spots on portraits. The most exciting special feature was the program's Batch Conversion tool, which allowed mass-produced changes for entire folders worth of pictures with only a few clicks. By providing a wide range of changes, we enjoyed editing our shots with this program.

While we were initially annoyed by this program's interface, we quickly learned to love its useful functions and features. Despite a brief, 30-use trial, we recommend this program for all users looking to tweak their pictures.

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