Finesse the finishing touches

Create custom borders and merged images with this fun program.

Some photo-editing programs are meant to make serious improvements to images, while others handle the finishing touches. Photo Finesse is made for the latter, letting users add borders and effects to images that are otherwise ready to go. It's far from being a full-featured editing suite, but the features that it does offer can add attractive polish to your images.

Photo Finesse's interface is intuitive and easy to navigate, making it appropriate even for inexperienced photo editors. The program's features are arranged in tabs. Users can first crop or zoom in on their image. The next step is selecting a border, a feature that we thought was pretty cool. Users can choose the color, width, curvature, and fade of the border, and can even use a second image as the border, merging two images into one. This feature was a lot of fun to play around with and can lead to some really interesting results. The program also has adjustments for brightness and contrast, and a trio of effects: sepia, cartoon, and canvas. A built-in Help file gives a brief overview of the program's features, although it lacks actual instructions for using them. Our main complaint about Photo Finesse is that there doesn't seem to be a way to start a new project without shutting the program down completely, a process that takes longer than you'd expect (and that displays advertising while you're waiting). On the whole, we thought that Photo Finesse was fun to use and that it produced some pretty nice-looking results. It can let even novice users create artistic effects with their images.

Photo Finesse installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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