PhotoFiltre Studio is a lightweight photo editing tool for Windows PC users.
Photoshop is generally considered to be the standard for photo editing. While it's undoubtedly excellent and very powerful, it is also really expensive and is much more advanced than is necessary for most people.
PhotoFiltre Studio offers many of the same functions as Photoshop, but it's a bit easier to use and a lot cheaper. This 30 day demo is fully functional, so you can see all it has to offer. The usual range of selection, cutting and drawing tools are in a panel on the right of the window, and in the tool bar there are options that will be familiar to any Photoshop user. These include layers and filters, as well as some other quick editing tools that are pretty cool.
Two nice tools in PhotoFiltre Studio are the horizon correct, which is useful for tweaking landscape photos, and the perspective correction, which is quite basic but can produce some interesting effects. PhotoFiltre Studio also has some easy-to-use brightness, color and hue alteration tools. You can learn pretty easily by just playing around with the various buttons, although there are comprehensive online instructions available in PhotoFiltre Studio's help menu as well.
Excellent Photoshop alternative
For the amateur photographer, PhotoFiltre Studio is an easy to pick up and effective photo editing application. It is nowhere near as intimidating as Photoshop, yet it can also produce some really great looking pictures.
PhotoFiltre Studio probably won't satisfy professional photographers or graphic designers, but if you're just looking for an easy-to-use photo editing tool, it's a great alternative to more expensive Photoshop.
- New option Pattern when drawing contour (menu Edit > Stroke and Fill)
- Improvement of the Twain module
- New option Precise for the clone stamp tool (remove progressive contour)