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Personal Reviews About Lite Desktop Digital Photo Editors

Aug 26, 2008
In daily work and life we usually need to edit some pictures with our computer. In fact, PhotoShop was used by most users all over the world. But there are some other excellent photo editors with unique functions and benefits on the market, they are: i.Mage, PhotoLine 32, PhotoFiltre, Pixia, GIMP and Ulead Photo Explorer. Follow me, let us to see the features and functions of them.

i.Mage is a small and fast graphics editor slanted towards quite and easy pixel editing, ala DPaint from the DOS/Amiga days. Instead of being a bloated behemoth with a zillion plugins it starts in under a second and it does a lot of the mundane jobs of image editing quickly and without fuss. It is a right tool for simple jobs.

PhotoLine 32 is a full featured image editor with support for text, vector and image layers. In addition to the standard editing features like painting, cloning, filtering, blending and flood fill it offers many special effects like swirl, shadow, glowing, distort, morphing, 3d projection and many dynamic layer effects. It supports 16 bits per channel, CMYK and Lab as well as color management with ICC profiles. The include image browser supports IPTC and EXIF data display and editing, batch conversion, HTML gallery output, batch renaming and more.

PhotoFiltre is a complete image editing and effects package, which will not only amaze us with features but also the fact that it is free (for personal use). It comes with many features that rival some commercial packages, as well as additional add-on that can be downloaded from the web site. PhotoFiltre offers all the standard editing features (selection, clone brush, paint brush etc.) as well as a large selection of image effects, photo masks, image adjustments, thumbnail browser and much more. The program also supports batch processing to apply filters, sizing, adjustments and transformations to a large number of images at once. PhotoFiltre comes with a modern, well designed interface and is well suited for everything from simple resizing to advanced photo editing. Photofiltre is a relatively small application and unlike Photoshop, will install and launch very quickly.

Pixia is a painting tool made exclusively for full color graphics. Pixia is the English version of a popular Japanese painting and retouch software. It supports mask, layer and many other editing functions. We can use our own customized brush tips and even use an image file as a brush tip to create unique effects. Its user-friendly interface is suitable for beginners as well as experts. Pixia supports the most common editing techniques and presents a user-friendly interface.

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image rendered, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted. GIMP is written and developed under X11 on UNIX platforms. But basically the same code also runs on MS Windows and Mac OS X.

Ulead Photo Explorer is a complete solution for the digital photography enthusiast. Photo Explorer combines easy-to-use tools for acquiring, viewing, organizing, adjusting and sharing digital images and video clips. Easily navigate through powerful program functions with clear and simple toolbars. Browse through a file tree folder structure, similar to Windows Explorer. Share photos with friends and family with a free account on iMira.com and much more. Ulead Photo Explorer lets us spend more time enjoying photos, music and videos and less time finding them. It's the all-in-one solution for owners of digital cameras, camcorders, scanners or anyone who wants to make it easier to keep track of their media.

If you want to edit a picture simply or select a photo editor for a occasional job, then i.Mage is just for you! PhotoLine 32 is a full featured image editor suited for professional users. Photofiltre is a relatively small application and unlike Photoshop, will install and launch very quickly. It provides almost all tools and functions we need to complete our task. Pixia has a user-friendly interface suited for beginners as well as experts and it is designed exclusively for full color graphics. GIMP is a freely distributed image editor with many capabilities. GIMP is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. Ulead Photo Explorer is an ideal solution for the digital photography enthusiast. It combines many easy-to-use tools in a friendly interface. It suits for beginners especially. The best of all, Ulead Photo Explorer is free for us! What are you waiting for? Download a suited image editor for you and make your work easier!
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