Photobie

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 148 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,062,465
  • Date Added:
    March 12, 2010
  • File Size:
    5.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    939
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Photoshop still reigns supreme as the professional image editor of choice, but for users who don't want to shell out that much money and are willing to make a few compromises on design and features, free alternatives abound. Photobie is one of the better free image editors we've tried. It's not perfect, but for users seeking a program that can handle layers and other more advanced features, it's worth checking out.

Photobie has a straightforward interface that will look familiar to anyone who's used an image editor before. A selection of palettes, toolbars, and menus give users access to the program's major features. Users who are just getting started using image editors are going to have to spend some time learning how things work, but fortunately, the Photobie Web site features a wide assortment of documentation, including video tutorials. We did find ourselves wishing for a traditional Help file or user manual, but we weren't able to open these; clicking the menu item for the user manual opened an empty browser window that never loaded anything. We liked that Photobie comes with a variety of fairly standard image-editing tools -- cropping, color adjustments, and so on -- but it also has a few interesting extras, such as the ability to create animated GIFs and add 3D effects. The program also makes it easy to take screen captures and quickly import them for editing, and it supports the use of 8bf plug-ins, which experienced Photoshop users will appreciate. Overall, we found Photobie to be a decent option for users in need of a free photo editor with features that go a bit beyond the basics.

Photobie installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 148 votes

    • 5 star 71
    • 4 star 33
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 16
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  • 3 stars

    "to cumbersome for quick on the go laptop use."

    May 14, 2013   |   By ltbrehmer

    Version: Photobie 7.2.10

    Pros

    looks like photoshop with all the trimmings

    Cons

    not for quick at the meeting redo

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  • 5 stars

    "LOVE it !! Try it, you will too !!"

    September 12, 2012   |   By Lancer01080

    Version: Photobie 7.2.10

    Pros

    All very useful.

    Cons

    You should be able to use Adobe & Corel versions before using this or study and read it FIRST. Don't just jump in.

    Summary

    A great program and much better than the tr than pay one's !!!!

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  • 4 stars

    "Bueno no espectacular pero bueno"

    September 08, 2012   |   By fabzcom

    Version: Photobie 7.2.10

    Pros

    Parte de una serie de software free para mejorar tus fotos

    Cons

    Siempre necesitas otros free

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  • 2 stars

    "Exception error first time I tried it."

    February 22, 2012   |   By Yalara

    Version: Photobie 7.2.10

    Pros

    Promises everything I want.

    Cons

    Delivered an exception error on my first attempt.

    Summary

    If the glitches could be worked out, I would really like to try it.

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  • 2 stars

    "Not working very well"

    February 17, 2012   |   By crodexter

    Version: Photobie 7.2.10

    Pros

    It offers a lot of options

    Cons

    but it is not working too good.

    Summary

    I wish this program worked

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  • 2 stars

    "Looks Cool...Did not work"

    December 25, 2011   |   By Skiddymarkson

    Version: Photobie 7.2.10

    Pros

    Had a bunch of cool tools

    Cons

    When I tried to use the tools they were delayed and slow. Many didn't work.

    Summary

    I didn't use this long but it sucked for me.

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  • 4 stars

    "Photobie has layers and is what I needed."

    December 06, 2011   |   By rpreator

    Version: Photobie 7.2.10

    Pros

    Appears to have all the basic tools for photo editing.

    Cons

    I have not had time to use the software very much, but so far I don't find any negatives.

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  • 1 stars

    "will not work"

    November 19, 2011   |   By satinnlace02

    Version: Photobie 7.2.10

    Pros

    right now its not working so i have no pros'

    Cons

    doesn't work with windows7

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  • 1 stars

    "none, wasn't complete."

    September 17, 2011   |   By DonJJ57

    Version: Photobie 7.2.10

    Pros

    none, wasn't complete.

    Cons

    It said that it did not have the GUI .... uh, wha't that??? lol

    Summary

    If I can get a GUI I will review it again.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 7.2
    Version 7.2 enhanced the photo template feature and added photo template sharing.
    General
    Publisher Photobie
    Publisher web site http://www.photobie.com
    Release Date June 04, 2010
    Date Added March 12, 2010
    Version 7.2
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Photo Editors
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2.0
    Download Information
    File Size 5.83MB
    File Name PhotobieInstaller.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,062,465
    Downloads Last Week 939
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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