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
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  • 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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