There are photo-editing programs for all types of users, from the neophyte who simply needs to crop and resize to the hardcore photo geek who gets her kicks messing with editing algorithms. Image Analyzer is definitely for the photo geek; although it has many of the basic editing tools that would be expected of any such program, what makes it unique is an array of features that might flummox even more advanced users.
The program's interface is plain, with a set of menus and a toolbar across the top of the screen. The typical photo-editing tools are here; you can perform color corrections, sharpen and blur, crop and resize, apply various filters, and so on. Image Analyzer also has tools for cloning, warping, and spot healing, which we don't always see in basic image editing programs. What really sets Image Analyzer apart from the competition--for better or worse--is its more obscure features. Do you know what a discrete cosine transform is? A Lapp filter? Statistical image enhancement? If not, you'd better be prepared to experiment, because Image Analyzer isn't going to offer any guidance. The program comes with both built-in and online Help files, but they are vague and incomplete, entirely omitting many of the more unusual features. From what we could tell Image Analyzer seemed to work just fine, but the lack of documentation about these higher-level features is a significant drawback, making the program less desirable.
Image Analyzer installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to advanced users and intrepid beginners.