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Photo! Editor review

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Manufacturer: pho.to

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Photo! Editor is an interesting combination of easy-to-use image editing tools that can produce good results for the person who wants to simply clean up their photos, though the program does have highly limited functionality.

Photo! Editor is an interesting combination of easy-to-use image editing tools that can produce good results for the person who wants to simply clean up their photos, though the program does have highly limited functionality.

The Photo! Editor Interface is simple to navigate, with well-labeled icons and simple to implement commands. You can use settings the correction tools-such as Fix Red Eye, Enhance colour, and Denoise - either by selecting auto correction in the pop-up menu or by using Manual settings. While the Manual dialogs generally consist of sliders, the Enhance colour and Lighting dialogs include the option to view thumbnail variations.

Unfortunately, you can't adjust the strength of the effects in the thumbnails, and the Lighting variations are not actually lighting changes; they're severe special-effect colour changes. Throughout the dialogs are Help and Tutorial buttons, as well as how-to information panels about the current tool.

We were impressed with the quality of the Makeup Brush, for removing blemishes and lines, smoothing skin to airbrush fineness, and whitening teeth. And while Photo! Editor's Lighting tool requires a bit of finesse, the manual options can produce some very nice, even sophisticated results without noticeable time lag.

The biggest surprise about Photo! Editor, however, is that once you've edited your picture to your satisfaction, all you can do is Save it. If you want to use it in a project or print it, you'll have to use some other program. On the other hand, Photo! may be all you need, if your purpose is saving your pictures to upload them to some sharing site.

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Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7
600MHz Intel Pentium III or AthlonXP, or better
512MB or more
800x600 pixels or higher
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

For a free program, Photo! Editor does a generally nice job with the few tools it has. But its severely limited output options are restrictive.

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