Zoner Photo Studio Free

Zoner Photo Studio Free

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0.1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    923,696
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 04, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    76.82MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,547
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Free photo and image tools are getting so sophisticated they more than rival expensive premium tools. Case in point is Zoner Photo Studio Free, an up-to-date graphics app that is packed with features. It can sort and manage image libraries; resize, enhance, and correct images; create albums, slideshows, calendars, panoramas, and other displays; and upload your images to popular photo-sharing sites. It incorporates full-featured Browser and Editor functions, but it also works with a wide range of other photo tools.

Zoner Photo Studio offers Standard and Custom Installation options; we chose the standard installation. A First Run Wizard walked us through the steps of setting up Zoner, though the program can also import settings from previous installations, if available. The setup options included file-type associations, destination folders, whether the program should open images in the Browser or Editor views, and whether or not to integrate it with Windows. We could change these and other settings at any time on Zoner's Preferences menu. Zoner's Browser interface sports the dark-gray tones, white font, and tree-view navigator typical of modern graphics apps, but there's also an interesting built-in folder view in the main window. Zoner handles layers, offers autocorrect functions on its Quick Fix menu, and features a palette of tools such as clone stamps, a morphing mesh tool, red-eye correction, and other useful effects. It works much like other graphics and photo editors, too; although it doesn't resemble Photoshop as closely as some of its competition, many of the functions, controls, and options will be familiar to anyone who's spent much time with similar programs. We browsed to and opened an image and quickly applied a variety of tools and effects to it in the Editor, including watermarks, brush strokes, and cropping. Zoner can use EXIF data to sort image collections automatically. One surprising but nifty extra is the ability to assign GPS data to images using Google Earth.

Zoner Photo Studio Free has all the tools and options to satisfy most users, even pros. It has a stylish interface, well-configured controls, excellent Help and Tutorials, and more settings and features than we can address in this space. Definitely recommended.

 
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1 stars

"inferior to paint.net"

March 09, 2012  |  By MosesLambert

 |  Version: Zoner Photo Studio Free 14.0.1.4

Pros

can't think of any

Cons

Much more difficult to use than Paint.Net and doesn't do as much.

Summary

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4 stars

"Pretty good with organization but average with editing."

March 04, 2012  |  By DC2349

 |  Version: Zoner Photo Studio Free 14.0.1.4

Pros

easy on the eyes with the dark background
organizing pictures is pretty straightforward
free is good
keeps meta tags on your pictures
it also picks up what Picasa has already stored on photos

Cons

space where you view your pictures to edit or to organize is smaller than I would have chosen
editing of pictures is not as good as I have found with other free programs
it has locked up my system once, which is really an improvement than what PSE does
somewhat of a learning curve

Summary

It has proven to be very helpful with organizing my pictures. I don't use it as an editor because I have other programs I like that are easier to use and do a better job. I love the meta tagging it allows. I've not had it long enough to know as much about it as I need to but so far have found it suitable for what I need doing. I have also recommended it to others.

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4 stars

"Lots of features to explore and learn."

March 03, 2012  |  By mhavas

 |  Version: Zoner Photo Studio Free 14.0.1.4

Pros

Great overview of files on the drive.

Cons

Starts slow. Learning curve is considerable.

Summary

Very good product given the price and capability.

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4 stars

"Good software but not my favourite"

February 29, 2012  |  By singapurr

 |  Version: Zoner Photo Studio Free 14.0.1.4

Pros

Good set of tools for viewing, managing and editing photos
Related adjustments are sensibly grouped for easy use
Generous free features such as clone tool

Cons

No curves tool
Few effects
Neither a pro tool nor for beginners; I'm not sure it will be satisfying to either of those groups

Summary

If this were the only photo software in the world I could live with it. It has a generous range of features. However the reality is that there's freeware like the GIMP with a bigger feature set, for the "power users", and there's freeware like Picasa - more intuitive and easy to get started with... So in the end Zoner seems to be in a strange place, neither "pro" enough nor "idiot-proof" enough.

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5 stars

"Free Serious Software"

January 31, 2012  |  By Lloyd_Hayes

 |  Version: Zoner Photo Studio Free 14.0.1.4

Pros

As mentioned, it's free.
Many serious tools to use. (Too many to mention all.)
Ability to edit EXIF information.
There is no time limit or restrictions on the free version.

Cons

Does not come with all of the features of the paid version.

Summary

I was pleasantly surprised by this software. This software is for serious photographers. In most cases they will upgrade to the paid version. However, if you are looking for software to augment your normal photo editing software, then this free version will fit the bill.
Novices have complained about this software being too difficult to learn. I'm not a novice, but I have not noticed any problems.
You can find out more about this software at: http://www.zoner.com/ww-en/photo-editor-viewer-manager

Updated on Jan 31, 2012

Software provides a direct online website connection for your photos which protects your photo rights.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Zoner Software
Publisher web site http://www.zoner.com
Release Date January 04, 2012
Date Added January 04, 2012
Version 14.0.1.4
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements DirectX 9 or later
Download Information
File Size 76.82MB
File Name zps17_en_free.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 923,696
Downloads Last Week 2,547
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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