PC Image Editor 5.9

Free, easy-to-use image editing tool for personal computers that works best with Windows 10

  • Category:

    Graphics Editors

  • Version:

    5.9

  • Works under:

    Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows NT

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.0 (48)
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PC Image Editor puts the power of advanced photo editing at your fingertips with its expert toolkits, multi-format compatibility and broad customization features.

Do you wish your vacation photos had a little pizzaz? How about your favorite selfie? If you think the best photo editing software is only found in programs that cost hundreds of dollars, then get ready to have your world transformed.

PC Image Editor is a full-scale editing software capable of transforming your boring images into crisp, customized and dynamic photos. The best part? You get access to professional grade features and tools without paying a dime. PC Image Editor is freeware, which means you get a stable, flexible software for free.

While its features are impressive, it may not be suitable for more robust editing. However, unless you’re photoshopping a cover of a magazine, then its wide array of features and capabilities delivers exactly what you need.

Professional Grade Editing for Amateurs - Features and Capabilities

Do you wish you could manipulate your images, but professional editing software is either too expensive or complicated? PC Image Editor was designed with the novice in mind. While it’s capable of delivering high-performance edits, the interface and various toolkits are surprisingly simple and straightforward.

The foundation of this photo editor is versatility. Supporting a wide assortment of image file formats, such a JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF, importing and exporting images is a hassle-free. Unlike its counterparts, which feature annoying limitations, PC Image Editor was designed to streamline image editing regardless of file format.

After importing your images, the magic begins. Its high-level editing toolkit offers an assortment of 15 filters to make dynamic, custom images. Controlling and customizing each filter is as easy as clicking a button. Other prebuilt features include image rotation, horizontal/vertical flip and perspective alteration. Much like the filters, navigating throughout these options is fast, simple and intuitive.

Diving deeper into PC Image Editor’s feature list, you’ll find a total of 11 adjustment commands. Each command delivers professional grade image manipulation. Automatically adjust the contrast and color levels or create custom designed images with the saturation, hue and gamma channel options.

Perhaps the most appreciated feature in PC Image Editor is its streamlined file importing. Instead of going through a complex import process, one-click importing eliminates wasted time so you can get to work faster. Tired of having to navigate throughout your files and folders for scanned documents? Get ready for a game changer as PC Image Editor supports automatic import.

While PC Image Editor may not provide all the bells-and-whistles of its more bloated professional counterparts, what it does deliver is beyond expectations. If you’re searching for a stable, user-friendly photo editing software that doesn’t break the bank, or your brain, then check out PC Image Editor.

Pros:

  • Complete editing suite for novice and aspiring photographers
  • Built-in scanner support and importing
  • Easy access to advanced editing functions

Cons:

  • Features may not be ample for professional editors
  • Doesn’t meet all the requirements for photoshopping as it functions as an image manipulator

PC Image Editor is a simple application that allows anyone to quickly edit or improve an existing image. The entire editor is based around a single screen and a few basic menus. The editor is designed to work mainly on photographs. It has limited functionality to deal with computer generated or business graphics that do not include photorealistic elements. The entire program is very small and does not change anything on the existing system beyond adding a few icons. The application is geared toward people new to photo editing or who do not have advanced technical knowledge.

The main PC Image Editor screen is dominated by a central viewing area. This is where photographs appear after they have been loaded. Most of the features are accessible through a tabbed area on the right side of the screen. The different functions are all clearly labeled and easy to access through the interface. The major functions like savings, loading and printing images are listed along the top of the screen as large icons. A few convenient buttons are at the bottom for quickly flipping, rotating or zooming into an image.

The primary photo editing functions include nearly every basic adjustment that would need to be made to quickly improve the quality of an image. This includes hue, contrast, saturation and brightness. There are other options to adjust the levels of red, green and blue in an image. All the editing functions use sliders for adjustments. There are automatic buttons at the top. These automatically adjust the contrast or levels. Unfortunately, the auto adjustment buttons do a very poor job and tend to make the images seem darker and less colorful than is possible with manual editing.

Several different filters are included with PC Image Editor. Some of the more useful filters are sharpen, Gaussian blur and add noise. The remaining filters are more for creating special effects and do not really improve the basic quality of the image. These filters are things like motion blur, mosaic tiles, embossing and halftone effects that include more patterns. The filters can be adjusted in real-time so that users see how settings affect the image. They are applied automatically, however, once the filter slider is selected. The general quality of the different filters is the same as some other freeware programs although they are not perfect and can create a mess within the image.

One of the nice features about PC Image Editor is that there is an active history window in the bottom corner of the screen. This window sequentially lists all of the operations that have been performed on the image. Hitting the undo and redo buttons allow a person to walk back through this list. It saves a fair amount of operations from the moment the image is opened. Users can also click on any item in the history to undo everything from that point forward. PC Image editor is a very basic program that includes the bare minimum tools for enhancing or editing photographs.

Pros

  • Basic interface anyone can learn fast
  • Effective photo adjustment and editing options
  • Comprehensive history list and undo function

Cons

  • Lacks advanced editing tools
  • Some filters do not work well
  • Auto adjust features do a poor job

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