PhotoFiltre Studio X
PhotoFiltre Studio X is a graphic editor that can be used to retouch and alter images through simple and advanced features. It is not as complex as Photoshop, although for the untrained eye of an average user it may seem like it. It lets you work with layers, transparent colors and a respectable set of tools.
Simple setup and clean interface
It does not take too much to install on your computer, and you should know that you are not going to encounter any problems or annoyances during it. However, if you want to skip this process, you should know a portable edition is available for download, called PhotoFiltre Studio X.
The interface you are brought to should be pretty familiar, especially to those who have previously dabbled in graphics editing, as it follows some fairly typical lines. Even if you are a novice user you can still find your way around the program, yet it might require some getting used to.
Apply effects, adjust certain parameters and batch process items
Among the features available in this utility are filters, which permit altering the image by applying various effects (sharpen, colorize, sepia), deforming it or customizing 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.
A few hiccups
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, yet 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.
Conclusion and performance
CPU and memory usage is low most of the times, which means that the system’s performance might be affected from time to time when you perform a highly intense operation. The response time is generally good and our tests did not reveal any errors or crashes.
Taking all of this into consideration, we can safely say PhotoFiltre Studio X is a pretty efficient piece of software, and a pretty good choice for users interested in enhancing their photos.
Also available: Portable PhotoFiltre Studio X