DreamLight Photo Editor

DreamLight Photo Editor


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 47 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.9
File Size:
6.68MB
Date Added:
September 19, 2013
Price:
Free to try (30-use trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
521,253
Downloads Last Week:
414
Product ranking:
#36 in Photo Editors
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

DreamLight Photo Editor is like many image-editing tools. It adds dreamlike effects to your photos: filters like Light, Star, Amazing, and so on, and backgrounds, borders, and print options. The translated English is quirky and the support is thin, but it does what it's supposed to and seems easy enough to use. We wish it had multiple undos, but you can only undo the most recent change.

If your PC is, say, less than five years old and came with a typical software bundle, you probably already have an image editor that can do most everything DreamLight does, though it may take you a couple of minutes to figure out how to do it and a couple of tries to get it right. And, while DreamLight is free to try for 30 days, it's $39.95 to buy, which is a lot, considering the competition.

Still, if you like the sort of effects DreamLight produces in your photos and you don't already have an image editor or are simply too intimidated by its complexity (there's a reason why "photoshop" is a verb), then DreamLight might be for you. And we like the developer's idea of giving it as a gift to someone who has a computer but can't and won't ever get past the most basic operations. Most of us know someone like that--Grandma, for instance--who'd love to be able to enhance and share family photos, if only she could get the darn machine to do it for her.

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  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 47 votes

    • 5 star: 20
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use, effective, great fun. I love it!"

    January 15, 2012   |   By LittleAnnieBirdy

    Version: DreamLight Photo Editor 4.2

    Pros

    So simple to use, and if you mess up, it's easy to undo/go back and try again. I havent found anything to match it yet for ease of use, or effects.
    At the end of the day, it's a free trial, so you have nothing to lose by giving it a go!

    Cons

    Let me think long and hard.....

    NONE!

    Summary

    A great tool for completely changing and enhancing your photos. Fun to use. It's quite easy to get carried away and go OTT with this neat little editor, but it's just as easy to undo it all as well, so you can be as silly or as serious as you like. I dont think it would be a professionals cup of tea, but as a simple tool for greatly enhancing basic photographs, having creative fun with, aaaand producing some lovely end results, it's top notch!

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  • 3 stars

    "Waooow Its amazing"

    October 06, 2011   |   By Talal_ashraf

    Version: DreamLight Photo Editor 4.2

    Pros

    I like this software very much

    Cons

    I hope that every one will try it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great and wonderful for photo effects"

    September 18, 2010   |   By VUE8000

    Version: DreamLight Photo Editor 3.94

    Pros

    wonderful tools for photo effect

    Cons

    none , no problem

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  • 3 stars

    "fun program"

    February 04, 2010   |   By coyotewaits

    Version: DreamLight Photo Editor 3.8

    Pros

    good effects. quick fun

    Cons

    some of the effects cover too much of the photo.

    Summary

    I like the product because it was easy to work with.

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  • 3 stars

    "Good for embellishing your artwork"

    April 24, 2009   |   By Angelheart1239

    Version: DreamLight Photo Editor 3.0

    Pros

    I used to like it a lot as they changed things occasionanally.But I don't use it that much because you know whats there.I use it for stars only now!

    Cons

    Limited in the "Amazing" embellishments because few can be used because they are too dark and you cannot see your artwork through the overlay.The same for the gradients,they are so over-saturated your work does not benefit from it.

    Summary

    If they changed their overlays every so often and stopped overdoing with the color,it would be a great little program.

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  • 5 stars

    "goodddddddddddddddddddd"

    January 28, 2009   |   By toeynatthinee

    Version: DreamLight Photo Editor 2.6

    Pros

    wellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

    Cons

    welllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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  • 5 stars

    "i love to download this software without any problem"

    November 17, 2008   |   By qhuzainah

    Version: DreamLight Photo Editor 2.56

    Pros

    but when i download this software still have problems. please help me to improve this software. i really appreciate if you can give me a chance

    Cons

    i really want you hep. please, please,please, i very very hope to get this software

    Summary

    but when i download this software still have problems. please help me to improve this software. i really appreciate if you can give me a chance. i really want you hep. please, please,please, i very very hope to get this software.

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  • 5 stars

    "Pretty cool."

    November 06, 2008   |   By Cas2dy

    Version: DreamLight Photo Editor 2.56

    Pros

    You can view the appearance each effect has on your photo and if you don't like it just move on to the next until you find what you like.

    Cons

    I'd like to see more effects.

    Summary

    I like this product because I LOVE editing photos. I use it before/after/with other editing programs and it really helps make my creations look fabulous!

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  • 4 stars

    "easy to use"

    October 01, 2008   |   By redfoxxy1959

    Version: DreamLight Photo Editor 2.53

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    none that I"ve found

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  • 3 stars

    "A Bit Odd But Interesting"

    July 24, 2008   |   By mistertee

    Version: DreamLight Photo Editor 2.48

    Pros

    DreamLight's photo editing capabilities are limited to applying decorative filter effects to digital photos. In other words, there are no provisions for image correction, resizing, cropping, etc. This simple-to-use program includes 150 somewhat unusual filters divided into 15 categories. The effects can be used individually or combined. Most of the effects are "preset" however a few allow the user to change color settings. Considering the limited need for effects of this type, the price tag seems rather steep at $40. Still, if you have a use for this sort of thing it does work very well.

    Cons

    Price, lack of filter customizations, lack of basic editing features (yes, you can find such features in most any freeware image editor but having a few integrated tools such as cropping and resizing might save users a little time).

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