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

"Great Free Photo Editor"

January 23, 2011  |  By Aeschylus_Nyx

 |  Version: Photobie 7.2

Pros

I'm not familiar w/Adobe & I seem to have a block when it comes to graphic design/photo editing etc. but I actually figured out most of the basics of Photobie just by messing around. There are a ton of free downloadable effects & brushes available.

Cons

I guess it would be helpful if there were video tutorials & instructions a 5th grader could understand.

Summary

Definitely something to download & try out if you're looking for photo editing/graphic design software.

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5 stars

"simple and powerful"

June 03, 2010  |  By xdcforever

 |  Version: Photobie 7.2

Pros

many many advanced editing features.
like the layout.

Cons

need more customized feature set.

Summary

Great free graphics software to have.

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5 stars

"amazing photo tool"

June 03, 2010  |  By tinazh81

 |  Version: Photobie 7.2

Pros

wonderful color tool.
I love digital scrapbooking, and I love its image brush tool a lot

Cons

so far so good.

Summary

Great photo tool for all levels

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2 stars

"not easy to use"

May 27, 2010  |  By dezarae88

 |  Version: Photobie 7.2

Pros

there are none

Cons

not easy to use

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2 stars

"works ok. but crashes ALOT"

May 08, 2010  |  By timtcee

 |  Version: Photobie 7.2

Pros

when it works it's good

Cons

when it crashes (which is quite a bit) it's bad

Summary

I'm sure there are better photo edit software out there

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5 stars

"one of the best"

April 23, 2010  |  By shogimaster

 |  Version: Photobie 7.2

Pros

I have used a lot of art programs and I have to say this is in the top 5. it has a nice layout. color icons. can be compared to top paid programs. which is nice to say since it is free!!!

Cons

nothing really, just like with any program it could always use a little but I think this is a great software to have.

Summary

there not to much to say but it is very nice art program to have. I use this and few other to get my art work done. each with there own prepuce and in now special order

artwear 0.5 nice brushes
paint.net since some time I just like it is simple and has a nice layout
gimp 2 is very nice on the same lines as this program
painttool sai is nice yet trailware.
openoffice for the one stop program

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3 stars

"Easy and very simply"

March 30, 2010  |  By baronang

 |  Version: Photobie 7.2

Pros

best and excellent

Cons

I cant say I don't like this product but very simply

Summary

I love it

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5 stars

"simply the best"

March 25, 2010  |  By genneta

 |  Version: Photobie 7.2

Pros

its so easy to use,and the features are excellent

Cons

I cant say nothing bad abut it

Summary

It functions great,i love this program,it does everything i want it to do,i does everything i expected

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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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