Photo Effects is an application that enables you to instantly apply special effects to images.
The interface of the program is plain and simple. You can import an image by using the file browser (the "drag and drop" method and batch processing are not supported).
So, you can add artistic, color, illumination, traditional and distortion effects, as well as put an accent to the entire image, only edges, top part, and so on.
But you can also add decoration items, such as button effects (set the relief width and depth), simple borders (set width, height, thickness), original frames, edge effects (set the size of the shadow and shadow blur) and artistic frames (set frame size).
Furthermore, you can specify the composition mode and optionally enable round corners, shadows and glowing, as well as select the background, choose a solid color or gradient.
In addition, you can preview results before applying them, zoom in and out of the image, switch to full screen mode and use the cut, copy and paste tools.
Moreover, you can cancel all image effects, add text, adjust the brightness, contrast and color balance, resize or crop the picture, as well as convert it to the BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG or TIFF format.
The program uses a moderate-to-high amount of system resources and includes a well-drawn help file with snapshots. We haven't encountered any kind of issues during our tests.
However, Photo Effects does not provide users with any kind of professional effects. We mainly recommend the program to novices.