Even though this program lacks the high-end effects and filters found in full-blown imaged-editing packages, it provides a nice set of tools for sprucing up pictures. PhotoCleaner Professional's design likely will be old hat to folks who have used this type of application before. We're glad to say controls for accessing most major editing functions are prominently displayed, and we like that the image-viewing window is large. Although you'll find the standard assortment of cropping, rotating, resizing, and zooming tools, the sliders for adjusting color levels, saturation, noise, shadows, and sharpness will have the most dramatic effect on a flawed photo's appearance. Once you have all the levels set, you can quickly switch to the Result tab to preview your edits before applying them. The third tab offers tools for enhancing photos in batch mode and building photo albums using a variety of built-in design templates. As a bonus, PhotoCleaner Professional lets you add captions and basic frames to your shots. This app is likely too basic for professional design work, but most casual shutterbugs will find it a valuable addition.
What's new in version 3.0
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedOctober 8, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional RequirementsWindows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server
PhotoCleaner delivers professional-looking digital pictures without too much time and money. It is practically a one-click tool: just load the picture, rotate, crop, fix red-eye, and click the Enhance button. The picture will be resized and rotated, colors and brightness will be adjusted, noise will be removed and the contrast corrected, and frames and titles will be added. PhotoCleaner allows you to adjust the enhancement settings for your camera or turn some steps off. The Professional version lets you enhance many pictures at once.
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