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Intuitive image editing

Put the finishing touches on your images with this multifeatured program.

There are image editing programs that are so bare bones that they barely do anything besides crop and rotate, and there are behemoth image editors that use a lot of system resources and require a lot of time to master. Hornil StylePix falls squarely in between these two extremes, providing users with a powerful editing tool that is still intuitive and fairly easy to learn.

The program's interface is plain, reminding us a little bit of Microsoft Paint, but with sleek icons that give it a more modern feel. Toolbars across the top and down the left side give the program a slightly cluttered appearance at first glance, but it will quickly become apparent to users that the icons are familiar, well-organized, and described by helpful tooltips; what may at first seem cluttered quickly starts to look like a lot of useful tools at your fingertips. StylePix provides more than the typical number of photo editing features, with a wide variety of special effects. Some of these features work better than others--we didn't have a whole lot of luck getting realistic-looking results with the red eye correction tool, for example--but on the whole we impressed with what the program includes, and most of the features worked as expected. The program's online Help file is lengthy, addressing each of its many features, but we do wish that it went into more detail about each one. Overall, StylePix didn't exactly wow us, but we think it's a solid photo editing tool that should meet the needs of many advanced-amateur users.

Hornil StylePix installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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