PhotoScape

PhotoScape

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 862 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.1
File Size:
20.34MB
Date Added:
June 12, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
45,355,310
Downloads Last Week:
28,739
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' review

Add another name to the roster of feature-rich freeware image editors: PhotoScape. Although it eats and leaks about as much memory as Firefox, this editor is perfect for those making the jump between JPEG and am-pro dSLR work.

It supports RAW, as well as all other major image formats from JPEG and PNG to animated GIFs. It comes with prebuilt templates for users to create photo collages, fumetti, and Web comics, and has a standard set of red-eye removal, light/shadow, and contrast-editing features. One warning about the RAW processing: although it looks like you can drag and drop, the converter doesn't change RAW to JPEG unless you load the RAW file from within the native file navigator. It's a minor bug, but one that can lead you to believe that there's no RAW support at all. You can also batch edit images, combine them, and print them out one at a time or several at once.

The program loads fast and possesses an interface completely different from those familiar with Adobe's industry-leading tools. Users are greeted by circular navigator complemented by a tabbed nav on the top of the main screen. Most but not all main features are accessible from either nav. It might take some people time to get used to the unusual layout, but it's only unusual for an image editor; otherwise it's intuitive, fast, and lacks only the most advanced of image editing features.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 862 votes

    • 5 star: 416
    • 4 star: 309
    • 3 star: 69
    • 2 star: 25
    • 1 star: 43
  • Current Version:

    4.3

    out of 41 votes

    • 5 star: 25
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 4 stars

    "Nice Application"

    June 19, 2014   |   By spartan100

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    Have a lot of functions, organized well

    Cons

    Well the pros are also the cons.. the app is well organized but in another way then a traditional photo editor so if you work with a traditional photo editor in the past you'll need time to adjust

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use."

    June 10, 2014   |   By IsabelRupert

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    I think some reviewers didn't heed warnings or understand instructions.

    Cons

    Comprehensive and free.

    Summary

    It downloaded from CNET easily, without malware and worked immediately after the quick install. BTW: there IS a clone stamp and it works well.
    I have already sorted out some problem photos and I love it!

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  • 3 stars

    "Good photo editing software"

    May 27, 2014   |   By Haley4563

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    I have tried many listed features to edit and enhance my digital photos. Some of these features are really sweet.

    Cons

    It took sometime to download this tool to my computer.

    Summary

    I am looking for a reliable and safe photo editing program for a really long time. This PhotoScape is really what I want. It has helped me a lot!

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  • 5 stars

    "Very powerful freeware!"

    May 20, 2014   |   By basilforssman

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    Great functionality, easy to use. Autofix, edit color, exposure, effects, resize,...

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent Program"

    March 03, 2014   |   By AJOHMSS

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    Offers many of the features that one would find on programs like Photoshop but considerably more accessible.

    Cons

    Malware and adware throughout the latest version.

    Summary

    Get an older version of Photoscape and NOT the latest. This program is now ADsupported and will drive you crazy with what it downloads onto your computer.

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  • 5 stars

    "I love this program!!!"

    February 17, 2014   |   By Usucceed

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    So easy to use......and can quickly get any job done.

    Cons

    I have no complaints whatsoever!

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  • 4 stars

    "PhotoScape"

    February 16, 2014   |   By tryingalways

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    It has numerous photo program's in one program that is very good and easy to use.

    Cons

    For making a .gif, not all web sites will let you put up what you made, but not all web sites lets other people to see your work. It has very many options you can do to a single or more pictures

    Summary

    When downloading, click manual download so you can pick if you like tool bars, and other programs not related to this program. It will stop at each other programs you would like to download with it.BE SURE TO READ WHAT IT IS ASKING FOR DO NOT AGREE WITH OR UN CHECK THE BOXES FROM ***BOTTOM UP*** NOT TOP TO DOWN. LIKE THE UP DATE FOR ADOBE FLASH PLAYER ALWAYS ASKS IF YOU WANT TO DOWNLOAD ***GOOGLE CHROME*** JUST UN CHECK THE BOX AN YOU WILL NOT GET CHROME

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  • 1 stars

    "Warning! I should have listened to Surfer22's post!"

    January 25, 2014   |   By BeWaryOfCNET

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    I have no Pro regarding CNET PhotoScape Download

    Cons

    This CNET download of PhotoScape was full of tricks. On 01/25/2014, I changed plus-sign boxes to minus-sign boxes to not download other programs and it downloaded them anyway. On my Control Panel I was able to get rid of most of them. But CWA Reminder 6 WeCare.com, when I tried to remove it, Windows 7 asked me if I wanted this program to make changes to my computer. More foul tricks! I, of course, did not do this. Fortunately, my last good configuration was 01/21/2014 and CWA.. etc. no longer showed up on my Control Panel.

    Then I made an new Acronis True Image Back-Up of this last good configuration on a portable drive. I already had an Acronis True Image Back-Up on a partition from many months ago.

    I trusted CNET because it says that it has made sure that its downloadable programs are Malware-&-Virus-Free. Strange to say, but months ago on another Computer, I downloaded PhotoScape from a site, whose name & URL I don't remember, and I got a clean download. So what gives?

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  • 5 stars

    "Best of the Picture Editor Multi-Tools"

    January 24, 2014   |   By whisper1321

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    Able to do most editing and batch changes without changing applications.

    Approachable interface.

    Cons

    Unable to figure out how to make something transparent, but that's one out of 50 things.

    Summary

    I have used PhotScape for a few years now and am very happy to have a single program vs four for editing, creating, resizing, and batch jobs.

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  • 3 stars

    "Download and immediately run a Malewarebytes scan."

    January 04, 2014   |   By Cursorcowboy

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    Once all the PUP and malware is removed using Malewarebytes PhotoScape is well worth using as it is FREE and you may find it well worth you attention.

    Cons

    I just wonder if the programmers of all that PUP and malware is paying the publisher of PhotoScape to bundle them. If so, hope s/he is payed well.

    Summary

    I simply let Malewarebytes quarantine and delete everything that came up. Once you get the hang of using PhotoScape I think you'll like it.

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