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PhotoScape

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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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  • All versions:

    4.2 stars

    out of 859 votes

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    • 4 star: 308
    • 3 star: 68
    • 2 star: 25
    • 1 star: 43
  • Current version:

    3.4 stars

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "pleasing app"

    April 12, 2014  |   By SamuelXbxcrk

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    Does not waste your time. Works very well.Does not waste your time.Get it now.

    Cons

    Can't find any. :-( No cons sorry...

    Summary

    Used to be OK, now its even better :) My top two must-have apps is this and **********. , Honestly.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent Program"

    March 3, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Download and immediately run a Malewarebytes scan."

    January 4, 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Full of crap"

    December 30, 2013  |   By Billat908

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    no idea.. did not use. Uninstalled as quickly as I could.

    Cons

    Malwarebites detected malware.

    Summary

    Shame on CNET for pushing this ad-loaded program. I am losing confidence in this site.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "The other reviewers are right.... ADWARE!!!"

    December 21, 2013  |   By brakker1

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    It WAS a nice program before the addition of adware.

    Cons

    I tried downloading it from different sources and "Open Candy" crapware was in every download.

    Summary

    I don't trust and do not use software from companies that hide adware in their downloads!

    How about it, CNET?........ Are you going to continue distributing this crap?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Confirmed to have Adware through Malewarebytes scan"

    December 20, 2013  |   By Kd258

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    Didn't use

    Cons

    Malewarebytes scan confirmed presence of "PUP" (Potentially Unwanted Program) OpenCandy

    Summary

    Thanks to other posters, I did not install this program and it's attached adware.

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