PhotoScape

PhotoScape

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 863 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.6.5
File Size:
20.34MB
Date Added:
July 05, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
45,393,394
Downloads Last Week:
30,117
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

PhotoScape provides a full suite of tools that you can use for editing and enhancing your photos to create the perfect memories. Then, put them together into a slideshow to enjoy with friends.

Pros

Tons of features: No matter what photo editing program you're used to, you'll find the tools you're looking for in this app. Crop your photos with straight or circular borders, apply multiple filters, and even edit your photos in batches to save time. And when you're ready, you can string them together into animated GIFs with customized transition effects.

Effects preview: To ensure that you're satisfied with the effects you choose for each photo, this program lets you preview each change before you make it. And because each effect, itself, is adjustable, you can make all of the adjustments you want on a sliding scale in the preview window before you finalize the changes on the photo, itself.

Cons

Redundant interface: The home screen for PhotoScape features icons for various tools arranged in a circle on one side, with links to tutorials and other special pages on the other. But most of the tools found on the home screen can also be accessed through the tabs at the top of the interface. While this doesn't prevent you from accessing all of the features you want, it can be a bit confusing at first, and is redundant at the very least.

Bottom Line

PhotoScape is a convenient and versatile photo editing program. It delivers on all promised features, works smoothly, and costs nothing. So if you're looking for a new photo app, this is a good one to take for a test drive.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 863 votes

    • 5 star: 416
    • 4 star: 309
    • 3 star: 69
    • 2 star: 25
    • 1 star: 44
  • Current Version:

    3.4

    out of 34 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 9
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    Results 1-10 of 34

  • 1 stars

    "DANGER: MALWARE"

    July 26, 2014   |   By dkump

    Version: PhotoScape 3.6.5

    Pros

    The program disappeared after my antivirus program wiped the malware file. I don't know what happened, but good riddance!

    Cons

    I installed this without reading the reviews and upon installation I got an immediate notification of malware. It took me all morning and afternoon to rid and rescan this computer. Come on CNet! You're supposed to be watching out for these kinds of things.

    Summary

    Danger, Will Robinsion, Danger!

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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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