PhotoScape

PhotoScape

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 879 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    46,490,820
  • Date Added:
    May 02, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    20.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    114,124
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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PhotoScape is a free image editor that is designed to be fun and easy to use. It not only resizes, edits, and tweaks your digital snapshots and other image files but also creates slideshows and animated GIFs, captures screenshots, combines and splits images, and more. PhotoScape can do lots of fun things to your pictures, and its modules, circular feature selector, and video tutorials take care of the "easy" part.

We mentioned PhotoScape's unique, circular module selector, which duplicates and adds to the features on the program's toolbar, except the first tab, PhotoScape, which is the home screen (though all the tools are available on the toolbar via the toolbar menu). Another unique and interesting feature displays a photo grabbed from Flickr. You can click to change the image or turn the feature off. The Viewer tool's tree view and thumbnails helped us make quick work of finding and loading our images; the tree view persists in the upper left corner, too, when you move on to PhotoScape's various features, starting with the Editor. The Editor collects the most frequently needed editing tools in a console, but the compact view hides a plethora of options; for instance, the Filter menu has 25 items, and nine of those items have submenus. The Editor tools can do everything from adding objects to removing moles: we had quite a laugh when the random wallpaper image we opened turned out to be screen legend Anne Francis and her famous mole! But we could also paint, draw, stamp, and make mosaics out of our images.

More fun: Animated GIFs are easy to make with PhotoScape, including resizing images, changing the timing and alignment, and automatically resizing all photos to the first image's size. The Page editor includes a huge range of templates for creating frames, borders, and collages, while the pop-up Raw Converter converts RAW images from DSLR cameras into JPEGs. A cool Paper Print tool prints letters, music sheets, calendars, planners, and more. Be sure to check out the online Face Search tool. PhotoScape promises and delivers a fun photo tool that's also easy to use.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 38 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 879 votes

    • 5 star 428
    • 4 star 311
    • 3 star 69
    • 2 star 26
    • 1 star 45
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5 stars

"I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS FREE! THANK YOU"

October 18, 2013  |  By MaryAnderson3

 |  Version: PhotoScape 3.6.2

Pros

Superior User Interface--intuitive, well-considered design
- Functionality--manageable level of complexity without a paucity of features.
- User Cuing--(I know, I know--part of the UI) provides default/recommended levels for each function (thank you, again), without denying the more advanced/adventurous user enough control to hang himself ;0)
- Output--multiple image formats supported; only con noted below

Cons

I've found only two noteworthy deficiencies, both of which I found pretty irritating, neither of which is a major design change to remedy.
1. No progress bars.
I don't mind waiting until an algorithm has fully executed. I DO mind not KNOWING when an algorithm has fully executed--waiting until some indeterminate time, at which point the software might or might not have completed its processing.
2. DPI output control implementation:
The default output image dpi is 72 and, if you want to save a higher res (or even the same res as the input image), it must be re-set with EVERY save (even for the same pic). Although the option to specify pixel density IS presented with each save (a very good thing), the CURRENT DPI level is NOT displayed except when the DPI option is selected. I saved a number of modified images before realizing that. I haven't yet found how to change the default DPI value.

Summary

I'm a novice when it comes to modifying digital images. I'm an aging, somewhat-OCD embedded software/ systems engineer. I downloaded pretty much every freeware image editor on the web, fought off the malware, and tried them all (did not perform a formal analysis). PhotoScape came out head and shoulders above the field for this novice non-professional. The UI is intuitive and the functions easily accessed. The functional capabilities and resolution of control are beyond anything the casual user will ever need.

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5 stars

"Free, worked great,easy,don't have to install google"

December 17, 2012  |  By BigPain2

 |  Version: PhotoScape 3.6.2

Pros

tI installed this using custom installation option. I unchecked the coupon companion, and then it begins to download if you watch and wait as it is downloading you will be given the option to install or not install google toolbar, I chose not to install it. Perhaps the people who installed it and said it installed things they didn't want and changed their browser didn't use the customn installation option. It worked great, as soon as it installed I selected an anniversary picture, added a wedding border, enhanced the color, and added text. I tried a few different frames, and other editing options, cartoons etc, and easily undid them by selecting the undo button. I really needed this software, and it works beautifuly, and is very easy to us.

Cons

No cons . Worked great. No spyware adware detected.

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5 stars

"Excellent GIF animator"

December 15, 2012  |  By ervassar

 |  Version: PhotoScape 3.6.2

Pros

I tried an on-line GIF animator service. That hung up and never finished. I truncated the job, and it took a while before I lost interest. On the other hand, the PhotoScape 3.6.2 download GIF animator operation was self evident, easy to use, and completed the job without appreciable delay.

Cons

I haven't tried the multitude of additional functions. But even if no other functions work, I am thrilled so far.

Summary

My search for a GIF animator is over.

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5 stars

"TEXT and ARROWS and STUFF added to images EASILY"

December 12, 2012  |  By jorgeviola

 |  Version: PhotoScape 3.6.2

Pros

This is great and exactly what I wanted for marking up images with arrows, text, boxes, etc

Cons

I haven't found any cons yet. It's too easy to use! For free, too!

Summary

It's a great tool. I highly recommend it! And, it's free.

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5 stars

"amazing for a free software"

November 26, 2012  |  By crispy80

 |  Version: PhotoScape 3.6.2

Pros

you can do all basic things.

Cons

no one found, it's free.

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1 stars

"It was just plain awful."

November 25, 2012  |  By Critt52

 |  Version: PhotoScape 3.6.2

Pros

None over any other program of this nature.

Cons

Would not do what I needed at all.

Read more: PhotoScape - CNET Download.com http://download.cnet.com/PhotoScape/3000-2192_4-10703122.html#ixzz2DFcOxpiM

Summary

Not worth investigating.

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1 stars

"Can't give it 0 stars - installer modifies your browser"

November 22, 2012  |  By Fireboss

 |  Version: PhotoScape 3.6.2

Pros

Looks pretty,may do what it says

Cons

I found no intuitive way to edit an existing gif maybe I didn't look hard enough but when I clicked help and it opened my web browser I found that even though I deselected ever optional crapware install my web browser had a new toolbar it had also changed my default search engine. That caused me to uninstall it immediately. If a program hides anything from me on install it's gone because I never know what else it may be hiding.

Summary

The program may work but I cannot recommend anything that changes your system without permission. I DETEST the CNET Downloader. It is completely unnecessary software garbage and it keeps askingif I want crap ware installed. A software review and download site should know better. Unfortunately some program creators use it as the sole download source - even for updates - so I have to use it. In this case it further obfuscates the secret installation of system altering software. Shame on you Photoscape and Shame on CNET for facilitating such potentially destructive garbage on its site.

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5 stars

"I TRIED THEM ALL AND THIS IS THE BEST"

November 08, 2012  |  By robeatsu

 |  Version: PhotoScape 3.6.2

Pros

I was editing my photos within 5 minutes and absolutely every feature you need. Everything easy to find and use. I tried Picassa, Gimp, and many others but all so complicated. My favorite was MS Picture Manager with my old xp computer but the crap that comes with Windows 7 is pure garbage. Until I found this one that is.

Cons

No Cons. I found no adware or spyware but I was careful to uncheck everything on the CNET downloader.

Summary

The closest program to the old MS Picture Manager which was my favorite editor except this has even more features.

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1 stars

"Hate that I have to award it as 1 star"

October 15, 2012  |  By ganerd

 |  Version: PhotoScape 3.6.2

Pros

Dont sss ANY program filled with spyware, adware and bugs as having ANY pros.

Cons

filled with spyware, malware, adware and bugs.

Summary

Get rid of your spyware and adware on the next version and it AMY be worth downloading.

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1 stars

"Plague Ridden"

October 01, 2012  |  By MWasHere

 |  Version: PhotoScape 3.6.2

Pros

Absolutely no Pros. Zero rating, not the .5 I am forced to give to post my rating.

Cons

It immediately installed adware to my facebook account and then when I uninstalled it, it left behind two issues: PUP.Bundle.Installer.OI and PUP.fct-these two left me unable to post comments on fb.

Summary

Avoid at all costs.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.6.2
Version 3.6 improves 'Full Screen' and 'Slide Show' features. 'Screen Capture' feature improved and bugs fixed. Windows Vista/7 Library Folder supported. Photos can now be rotated using the Batch Editor Tab.
General
Publisher Mooii
Publisher web site http://www.photoscape.org/
Release Date May 02, 2012
Date Added May 02, 2012
Version 3.6.2
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.37MB
File Name PhotoScape_V3.7.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 46,490,820
Downloads Last Week 114,124
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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