Without a doubt this is the best photo editor for the average Joe, This program isn't filled with all the fluff and mostly unused so-called capabilities that other programs like Photoshop are cluttered with. Everything just makes sense where it is located and it's self explanatory what it does. Still full of all features and capabilities anyone would ever need for photo touchups and even major modification... where has this program been all this time I've been looking??? Oh yea, and its free with no annoying ads or nags so far.
It was definitely better than I expected. While it has some filters that are mainly pattern based, it does have some standard filters too. I was more impressed with the cloning, blur,rub,blur 2, etc... very good tools and when it came to touching something up, it was very precise.
Of course there is a lot more to it, like the different brush types and very smooth painting and filling capabilities, good selection tools, not at all hard to learn to use.
I found this a step between Gimp and a basic editor, more toward a basic editor but still, extremely good with what it does have and more than enough for near any standard user. As stated, I was very impressed with the touch up or effect tools and inclined to think I will be using this for basic photo touch ups from here on.
Although the program came some times to its English version a little buggy it is at the end its capacity in features what it counts, I had finally came out whit a stable version (3.3b) for my XP and had been working fine since then, I like the most the transparency and how you can change the PNG.dll to latter convert the transparency into .gif format. Whit a little practice you can do a lot whit this software, enjoy it.
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