Softpedia Editor's Review for Zoner Photo Studio FREE
A fast one-stop way to take your photos from camera to smiles
Written by Elena Opris on March 12th, 2012
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Zoner Photo Studio FREE is a free software designed for managing, editing and creating photos in a user-friendly environment, while offering you excellent tutorials.
The installation type for Zoner Photo Studio can be either set to express or custom. The first one automatically set the application as the default viewer for your images, but you can prevent this by selecting the Custom mode, and unchecking the corresponding box.
You may feel a little overwhelmed by the dark colored interface and the several tabs, but everything is quite intuitive. Divided into several panels, the Manager tab acts like an explorer for images, displaying information about specific files, as well as a preview of images and a file managing navigator.
The View tab of Zoner Photo Studio FREE is the place where you get more space to analyze an image, along with the possibility to easily navigate to the previous picture or the next one. Right-clicking reveals a comprehensive menu with basic functions like rotate, rename, zoom or add rating.
When accessing the Editor tab you can rely on multiple photo manipulating tools such as clone stamps, red-eye correction, a morphing mesh tool, brush strokes, watermarks, cropping and more. It is best to experiment with each of these tools until you come up with the best possible result.
The Settings window allows users to customize both the look of Zoner Photo Studio FREE as well as its functionality: adjust the thumbnail size, integrate the software within Windows Explorer, configure the image filters or activate thumbnails for the RAW format images.
So, if you want to manage, edit and share photos, then this software might be ideal for you, especially when you consider the current level of difficulty and sophistication of other image managing software (such as Photoshop).
To wrap it up, Zoner Photo Studio FREE is a simple software designed for digital photography, that any user can take advantage of and learn a thing or two about manipulating an image. It is definitely recommended for first-time users.
Zoner Photo Studio FREE description
Here are some key features of "Zoner Photo Studio FREE":
· Download pictures easily
· Get organized with Sort Pictures
· Quickly find any photo
· Describe and tag your pictures
· Geotag to show where you took your shots
· Photo EditingFrom simple touchups and one-click fixes to fancy creative work, it's all here.
Quick Fix - fix it all in one click:
· Remove red eye, wrinkles
· Add cool effects
· Fix exposure problems fast
· Sharpen blurred pictures
· Turn your pictures into panoramas or even 3D pictures
· Share fast on Facebook or Flickr
· Create cool postcards
· Quick, impressive calendars
· Intel Pentium 4 or compatible
· 1 GB RAM
· 350 MB free disk space
· Resolution: 1024 × 768 High Color
· DirectX 9 or higher