Softpedia Editor's Review for PhotoFiltre Studio X
A complete image retouching program
Written by Bogdan Popa on July 31st, 2012
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PhotoFiltre is a graphic editor that can be used to retouch and alter images through simple and advanced features. It's not as complex as Photoshop, although for the untrained eye of an average user it may seem like it.
Whether your level of experience in the digital manipulating area is low or high, PhotoFiltre can prove to be a handy instrument. It lets you work with layers, transparent colors and a respectable set of tools.
The interface should be pretty familiar if you are accustomed to image editors as many of them share the same lines.
Among the features available in PhotoFiltre are filters, which permit altering the image by applying various effects (sharpen, colorize, sepia), deforming it or tamper with the colors. Adjustment options are also available and allow management of brightness, saturation, contrast, hue, color balance as well as shadows and highlights.
Additional functionality in the application is given by the batch processing feature, which can be used to resize, adjust the levels for brightness, contrast, gamma and saturation, apply some filters, flip or rotate multiple pictures at the same time. You can also insert copyright text on all processed items.
However, what the application might fall short of is usability, not just because of the application window being cluttered with tools and choices, but also because of the way the tasks are completed. This could lead to longer image editing sessions.
The tools are not versatile enough for a professional user but for an average one they could prove to be quite sufficient.
Otherwise, this application is good for more than just minor adjustments of an image, as long as you get used with the layout of the tools and functions.
PhotoFiltre Studio X description
- New adjust module Shadows / Highlights
- The antialias mode of the selection is not stored in the ini file
- Bug fixed in the menu Selection > Set shape
- Bug fixed in the module Curve deformation
- Bug fixed in the module PhotoMask (full black and white)
- Improvement of the speed of some filters :
- Gaussian blur
- More blur
- Some artistic filters related