Photo Effects Studio
Photo Effects Studio is an application which enables you to easily edit your images and apply various effects to them.
The interface of the tool is plain and simple. Pictures can be imported via the file browser only, since the "drag and drop" method is not supported.
So, you can flip (mirror, vertical) or resize your pictures, as well as apply auto image enhancement (e.g. light, white balance, equalize histogram, sharpen).
But you can also apply shadows and several filters which include grayscale, basic, color, illumination, geometric, artistic, complex and nature.
These effects can be applied to the whole image, top or bottom area, on the borders, and others. Plus, you can adjust their transparency level. Furthermore, you can decorate pictures with frames and adjust their thickness, saturation and hue, masks, borders, clip art and captions.
In addition, you can switch to full screen mode, fit image to window, change the background color, panel position and interface skin, use the undo, redo and copy functions, optimize JPEG images, export results to JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF or TIFF, and more.
The program takes up a moderate amount of system resources, includes a well-written help file with snapshots and has a very good response time. The tool didn't freeze or crash during our tests. On the other hand, the features offered by Photo Effects Studio are pretty limited.
We expected to be able to use more filters and decoration elements. Also, several errors occurred when we tried to exit the program (eventually, we had to terminate the process via Task Manager). We recommend Photo Effects Studio with reservations.