Zoner Photo Studio Free

A newer version of Zoner Photo Studio Free is available.

Or, Learn More About Zoner Photo Studio Free
CNET Editors' Rating 5.0 stars


Average User Rating stars

out of 52 user reviews

Back to product review

Full user review

  • 4.0 stars

    "Best RAW editor. Limited features after 30 days."

    March 3, 2013  |   By Lloyd_Hayes


    It has several nice tools. It is also the best RAW file editor which I have come across.

    There is both a free version and a paid version. The download enables the paid version for 30 days. Afterwards, it reverts to the free version.


    Crippleware. All features are available for 30 days. Afterwards, only some of the features are available unless you buy a license. Plus your purchase is only good for one year. You have to renew your license each year.

    Also, limited tools and poor layer editing interface.


    This is the best RAW file editor which I have found anywhere. However, you can't edit RAW files with the free version after 30 days.

    This software comes with a limited amount of tools. They work extremely well, and better then most software packages. But you have a limited selection.

    The layer editing interface could be designed a lot better.

    The free version should be enough for any photo snap-shooter. But if you use a DSLR, then plan on purchasing the paid version.

    With the software comes a an online photo sharing web location, like Flickr and Google. You can upload software directly to it, or to some of the others from this software. It can also keep your online photos in sync with your photos on your computer.

    I just purchased a license for the 3rd year since I shoot with a DSLR. As I stated above, the RAW file editor is the main selling point for the paid version of this software and worth the money.

    Updated on Mar 29, 2013

    Realized my mistake after exchanging emails with you. I had upgraded my software from version 14 to 15 without being aware of the new license fee for the new version.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

1 reply to this review

  • Reply by Vicherek86 on March 3, 2013

    Hi Lloyd!
    Thanks for great review, we are glad you like Zoner Photo Studio!
    Anyway just wanted to correct you in one tiny but very important detail- purchased licence is not limited to one year, it is not limited by time at all.

Submit your reply


The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.


Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Zoner Photo Studio Free 15 build 4
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel




If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.


Running Request



Smart Install Software


CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel