Photo Effects Studio is a shareware application that will let you add a ton of different effects to your pictures so that you can personalize and customize them to suits your needs. The trial version of the program can be run for 30 times before you are required to purchase a license.
Installation & Requirements
The installation should be very fast even on lower end computers. You will have the option of creating various shortcuts as well as choosing to run the application immediately after the setup is over. The supported operating systems are Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
After you get through the initial nag screen that will inform you of the number of times you have used the program, you will be redirected to the main interface. The first thing you will need to do obviously is insert a picture. Dragging and dropping is not supported in the application so you will have to click on the “Open new file” option in order to browse your computer and find the picture you are looking for. Once you have found it, simply open it and you will be ready to start editing.
The main window is helpful for some basic editing. You will be able to adjust the size of the picture and even make it fit into the screen. Furthermore, you will be able to undo and redo any actions you take from the bottom toolbar. The more advanced options can by entered either by clicking on one of the modes under “Select mode” or by clicking on one of the icons in the top toolbar. The modes are divided into Editor, Effects, Montage and Decoration.
The Photo Editor is pretty simple. You will be able to adjust things like brightness, contrast and colours as well rotate and crop the picture. The effects are also quite self-explanatory. There are a lot of different categories and each of them has tons of subcategories as well. To add an effect, you simply have to click on it twice. Notice that you will get a preview window before you click on the effects so you know if you want to add them or not. The montage and collage modes will allow you add different montage effects as well as stitch pictures together to create a collage. Finally, the Decoration mode will let you add frames, masks, borders, clip art and captions to customize your pictures as much as you want.
-Very easy to use
-Multiple editing modes
-Tons of different effects to personalize the pictures
-Basic in some regards
If you are looking for a simple yet effective picture editor, then Photo Effects Studio is for you. With tons of different modes, effects and a user-friendly interface, most users will be very satisfied with what the program has to offer.