Imagelys Picture Styles

Imagelys Picture Styles

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.1
  • Total Downloads:
    41,730
  • Date Added:
    April 17, 2014
  • File Size:
    151.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    57
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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We'll be honest with you: Imagelys Picture Styles produces the kinds of images that we used to use on our first Web site back in the mid-1990s, when we were first learning HTML and thought that having a different colorful pattern of wallpaper on every page was really cool. We're not big fans of this aesthetic anymore, but for those who are, this program can create a wide variety of customized patterns and textures.

The program's interface isn't the most intuitive we've ever seen, but the Help file contains a handy tutorial to help newbies get started, and we found the program pretty easy to use once we'd familiarized ourselves with its functions. Large graphical buttons across the top give users access to the major features, and floating palettes for tools and layers give the interface the potential for customization. Users can start with a particular image or just a plain background in the color of their choice. The program then lets users add effects to the image in individual layers, each of which can be adjusted for opacity. There are a wide variety of different effects: abstract, psychedelic, tie-dye-style patterns, water droplets, bricks, leaves, and much more. Users simply select the ones they like, adjust as needed, and save the finished result. For the most part, the program worked fine, although it often seemed to take a while to apply the effects, and at least once we had to forcibly shut the program down and restart it. Overall, we think the program produces images that have a somewhat dated look, but it works fine for what it is.

Imagelys Picture Styles installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "Unwanted Malware. Unwanted Toolbars & Homepage Change"

    July 13, 2013   |   By josephalbanese

    Version: Imagelys Picture Styles 8.4.1

    Pros

    None. Sofware did not install properly and now it cannot be properly removed.

    Cons

    This software did not install properly on Windows 7, Uninstall.exe did not install and program cannot be removed from my system. Furthermore, this installation installed unwanted toolbars (toolbar.snap) in both firefox and ie. Imagelys changed my browser homepage and search engine drop-down default without asking! Malware, including SweetIM and WebCake was installed along with imagelys.

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  • 4 stars

    "very nice textures"

    November 22, 2011   |   By dinasset

    Version: Imagelys Picture Styles 7.5

    Pros

    large choice and possibility to combine the textures

    Cons

    none so far

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  • 5 stars

    "Perfect for Making Custom Web Backgrounds"

    June 18, 2011   |   By brianfrazer

    Version: Imagelys Picture Styles 7.1

    Pros

    Very Quickly came up with a perfect background for one of My Sites.

    Cons

    They try to sell You advanced Features

    Summary

    A Perfect tool for Webmasters to quickly make custom backgrounds for their sites

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  • 4 stars

    "Very nice and easy t use"

    August 10, 2010   |   By arslansoma

    Version: Imagelys Picture Styles 6.0.0

    Pros

    ?t is not difficult to begin with...

    Cons

    A bit limited but ok for free software

    Summary

    ? could start up easy, no trouble learning how to use it.....Posibility to download more extensions would be nice...

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  • 5 stars

    "Another great tool for me."

    February 08, 2010   |   By TuMoonTu

    Version: Imagelys Picture Styles 5.5

    Pros

    Installed easy. Simple layout. Like the different styles I can get for background work.

    Cons

    No problems.

    Summary

    I like the fact that I can use my own images to generate a style. The ease of using is great.

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  • 2 stars

    "Causes all graphic programs to lock when loading files"

    April 03, 2009   |   By tigergraphic

    Version: Imagelys Picture Styles 4.3

    Pros

    Seems to do a decent job with textures but had to delete it

    Cons

    Program causes all of my graphics programs to lock up when loading or saving images. When the file window is opened the file icons seem to stop loading halfway through and my whole system locks and can't even do a restart. I have to power down.

    Summary

    I did like the way it handled textures but the constant rebooting even when I was not using this program was unacceptable. Apparently there is some conflict between my system and this program that I am yet to figure out. And support is not available unless you donate money to the publisher and I can't see donating for a program that does not work for me.

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  • 5 stars

    "A Must In Texture"

    May 04, 2008   |   By patrickdetiege

    Version: Imagelys Picture Styles 4

    Pros

    As a professional graphic designer, I am always looking for new ways to generate textures This software is really a must have. the software is so cheap, unbelievable for that quality!!! The support is also incredible, many add-on texture generators.Believe it or not I bought this software even I am a Mac addict and install in VM Fusion, fortunately the copy/paste between OS is excellent.

    Cons

    Only for Windows!

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  • 5 stars

    "Very Good!!!"

    April 29, 2008   |   By John B. Jr

    Version: Imagelys Picture Styles 4

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  • 5 stars

    "excellent compatible software for backgrounds and tiles"

    April 04, 2008   |   By Anngy

    Version: Imagelys Picture Styles 4

    Pros

    Easy to use, quick to download,seems to work with most of the jpegs I have.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Tool"

    March 18, 2008   |   By Theo K

    Version: Imagelys Picture Styles 4

    Pros

    This is one of the best Image Editors you can find around with many capabilities. Suprisingly good even for professional, work offered as free. I must say it is better than many other Image Editors that you have to pay a lot of money for. Realy superior.

    Cons

    But is it realy free? I have to wait for a month (untill the trial expires) to find out about it. However, you must try it.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 9.1
    Version 9.1 has added new painterly effect and some optimizations.
    General
    Publisher Imagelys
    Publisher web site http://www.imagelys.com
    Release Date March 24, 2014
    Date Added April 17, 2014
    Version 9.1
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Photo Editors
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 151.58MB
    File Name imagelys_ps.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 41,730
    Downloads Last Week 57
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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