Hornil StylePix Portable

Hornil StylePix Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.14.4
  • Total Downloads:
    37,958
  • Date Added:
    May 21, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Graphics editors need an angle to compete with Photoshop. Many hit Adobe's pricey program where it's most vulnerable by taking the freeware route. Others offer portability, or an emphasis on photographs, or different methods. Hornil StylePix Portable does a little bit of all of that. It's a full-featured desktop graphics application in the Photoshop mode, with layers, highly customizable tools, multiple undo, browsing, batch processing, histogram, slideshows, filters, and effects. It's also totally portable and compact enough to run from a USB drive or portable PC; in fact, it's designed to be light and speedy enough for netbooks and laptops. We tested it on a desktop as well as a netbook. While it has some quirks, we largely found it to be not only a competent performer but also easy on a system, even less powerful ones.

StylePix resembles Photoshop and similar tools, since form follows function in complex apps, and graphics editors are nothing if not complex. This tool's interface has its toolkit on the left and actions (undo), hierarchy (layers), and other tool panels on the right, per form, but it has a useful tabbed navigation console to the left of the main view, with a browser, tree view, thumbnails, batch processing, and tool options. The tool options themselves offer a unique method: clicking any tool opened its settings in this tabbed panel, making detailed adjustments very quick. Naturally, StylePix does other things differently, such as its copy-and-paste steps and the way the selector tools worked, and the tool's layering technique is slightly different from Photoshop's. Yet it can still edit, flatten, and merge layers with similar results. With a little practice, StylePix's ways became familiar. Even graphics pros will find a use for it as a portable yet capable (and free) tool.

StylePix's start-up screen declares "It's light and powerful image editor," grammatically incorrect but accurate nonetheless. The only real difficulties we encountered with it were such "translational" clangers and some occasional clunky functionality that reminded us that StylePix isn't Photoshop. StylePix seems perfectly capable of doing whatever the average user would want it to do, though, and it sure delivers the smackdown on price.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–3 of 3

4 stars

"It's lightweight and powerful free image editor"

March 23, 2011  |  By kansapa

 |  Version: Hornil StylePix Portable 1.7

Pros

lightweight
portable
various editing tools
filters with curve and level, and etc.
batch processing
free

Cons

Some translation is incorrect

Summary

It's portable. Just download and extract it to your usb disk.

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3 stars

"Nice simple editor"

January 29, 2011  |  By Balayage CNET TV

 |  Version: Hornil StylePix Portable 1.6.9

Pros

Has all the basic features

Cons

Some advanced features would be nice

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1 stars

"It is a file 7zip"

August 20, 2010  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: Hornil StylePix Portable 1.6

Pros

see under

Cons

see under

Summary

It is a file 7zip that can't extracted by zip genius on mu window xp home edition

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.14.4
Version 1.14.4: Fixed the problem caused by EXIF errors. Added a Facebook upload function to the File menu. Added nine filters like following. Improved filter's icon to present how to apply the selected filter on current layer. Fixed a simple mistake that the Options text did not localization in Slideshow's context menu.
General
Publisher Hornil
Publisher web site http://hornil.com
Release Date May 13, 2014
Date Added May 21, 2014
Version 1.14.4
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.05MB
File Name HornilStylePix1.14.4.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 37,958
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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