Simple Photo Editor

Simple Photo Editor 2.0

A photo editor that can handle minor editing

Not everyone has the money to spend on professional photo editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop. This is even more so the case if you’re not in need of any heavy-duty editing. The Simple Photo Editor developed by SoftOrbits is a cheap alternative to the juggernauts of photo editing. However, with all the free alternatives out in the market today, is SoftOrbits’ Simple Photo Editor still a worthwhile purchase? Setting aside the pricey but powerful Photoshop, is SoftOrbits’ product a better deal than getting Photoscape, GIMP, or Pixlr?

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PROS

  • Has cloning function
  • Has image correction features
  • Can add text
  • Has a fair amount of tools

CONS

  • Brush size is limited
  • Positioning text is complicated
  • Cannot customize hotkeys
  • Tools are hidden in the menus

Not bad
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Not everyone has the money to spend on professional photo editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop. This is even more so the case if you’re not in need of any heavy-duty editing. The Simple Photo Editor developed by SoftOrbits is a cheap alternative to the juggernauts of photo editing. However, with all the free alternatives out in the market today, is SoftOrbits’ Simple Photo Editor still a worthwhile purchase? Setting aside the pricey but powerful Photoshop, is SoftOrbits’ product a better deal than getting Photoscape, GIMP, or Pixlr?

Technical Opinions

Before getting into the features of Softorbits’ Simple Photo Editor, let’s discuss the installation process and the design of the software. The installation was quick and easy. Within a few minutes, the installation was done and you’ll be able to use the software at once. The design is simple, perhaps a little too simple. The element that takes up the most space on the screen is the canvas. At the top of the screen is a menu bar and below that is a command bar. To the right of the canvas is a Toolbox where users can make further edits and corrections.

Features

The Simple Photo Editor doesn’t have a lot of features. It definitely doesn’t stray from the concept of simplicity. There are the mainstay features like being able to add text, image correction, resizing, and cropping. There are also some features that you wouldn’t have expected a simple photo editor such as this one would possess. For example, the program has a concealer brush that works pretty much like any ordinary brush. There’s also a clone stamp tool and an undo brush. You can also easily edit any red eyes away with the Red Eye. Another great feature is being able to remove the background of a picture. Just select the foreground, and click remove. The process takes a few seconds, though.

Not As Good As It Seems

It may seem like the Simple Photo Editor is a good purchase, but it really isn’t. Most of the features I described above were rather difficult to use. This is likely due to the fact that the brush size is limited to a mere 200. This makes selecting large sections of the picture very difficult. The concealer brush meant for hiding details and blemishes but controlling it is so difficult that it might become a blemish itself. You also cannot customize hotkeys which goes a long way toward helping you speed up your work process. 

Cheaper, Not Better

SoftOrbits’ Simple Photo Editor is a testament to the idea that just because something is free, doesn’t automatically mean it’s any good. If you can afford it, powerful photo editors like Photoshop would still be ideal. However, if you’re really pressed for money, I recommend free alternatives like GIMP or Pixlr. Photoscape is another great alternative. Simple Photo Editor is near unusable unless you buy it since you can’t save your photos, and in my opinion, it’s just not worth it at all. Take a look at my suggestions above for better photo editing programs.

Simple Photo Editor cleans photos from unwanted objects and makes photo perfect.

Simple Photo Editor is developed for easy photo improvements. After shooting different places of interests a user can easily remove unwanted tourists or other waste objects from the shots to turn them into perfect postcards. This simple photo editing software helps to fix any shortcomings in shooting conditions wrong composition, darkness, noise, etc. Its primary function is cleaning photos from defects. As opposite to other software of such type, Simple Photo Editor is highly flexible in selecting objects for deletion. The fragment of any size can be selected precisely without affecting the surrounding area. The program removes the object on the foreground, restoring the background image.

In order to compare the achieved result with the initial shot a user can always check the original image in one click.It is easy to clean faces by a concealer brush. This is a universal masking tool with adjustable tone and radius. Simple Photo Editor allows quick optimization of various color settings and sharpness of the photo. Any parameter can be changed in a single click, previewing the result 'on the go'. Such defects as red eyes or extra blur are also fixable. As a rule, the shots are made in a big resolution that is not suitable for online publishing. There are many preset image sizes available in Simple Photo Editor. If a user changes only height or width, the program will automatically resize another dimension, saving the initial proportion.All the tools are logically divided into a few groups, easily accessible from the main window. When a specific tool is selected, settings are displayed on the right sidebar.

Even if there is a nonuniform background, this simple photo editing software will recreate all necessary details on the cleaned area. Selection marker, rectangular, freehand and color selecting tools are easy to handle for getting the intended effect. It is always possible to cancel the performed actions, if user made a mistake or wants to change the selection.

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