In the field of image editors for Windows, Photoshop is definitely the main reference for any user, becoming a true standard when it comes to enhancing photos, applying filters, working with layers or fixing flaws. A really complete and complex program that also has another important drawback for the majority of users: once we’ve used up the trial period we have to pay to be able to continue using it.
That’s why it’s quite common that many users ask themselves which is the best free alternative to Adobe’s editing software, and although there are quite a few options available, the program that usually appears in everyone’s books is PhotoScape, the photo editing and enhancement tool developed by the Korean company MOOII Tech.
Despite its price, it’s distributed totally free of charge as freeware, and not having as many options and functions as other commercial solutions, it isn’t an intuitive program and neither extremely easy to use. Any user that has to deal with it for the very first time, whether because it’s his first contact with the image editing field or because he’s finally decided to switch over from another alternative, we’ll be glad to get his hands on a guide with tips, tricks and help to take his first steps in PhotoScape.
For such reason, we have drawn up this brief tutorial to learn how to use this graphics editing software with all tips and tricks that you need to end up mastering this program and not missing any functions. Here we’ll help you to install the software and explain exactly what PhotoScape is, how it works, and what it’s for, taking a look at all its main features and tools such as its photo viewer and editor, its format converter, its color picker, its GIF creator or its screenshot tool.
Out of all these above-mentioned functionalities, we’ll put our emphasis on two of its most popular features, teaching you how to edit images from the main editor menu modifying the brightness, size, and color, and adding effects and filters, and explaining step by step how to create animated GIFs based on static images saved in your library.
PhotoScape’s editing and enhancement possibilities are almost endless and discussing them all in this guide would be an impossible task. That’s why we have focused on the basics and the most useful advice for the average user but if you miss any other tip or trick when it comes to using this program, don’t hesitate to send us your questions through our social networks on Facebook and Twitter. Our software experts will be delighted to help you out.
- How to edit images with PhotoScape
To be able to edit an image with PhotoScape, the first thing to do is choose the Editor option from the main interface. We can find it on the upper part of the options wheel. Another possibility is to go to the upper toolbar and choose the same option from the tabs available. It’s the third one starting off from the left.
- What is PhotoScape and what's it for?
PhotoScape is a program to edit and enhance images that stands out for how easy it is to use. It can be used to fix and improve digital images. We can use it to correct flaws in any picture, whether downloaded from the Internet or taken with a digital camera or smartphone.
- How to install PhotoScape
Installing PhotoScape is really simple and we only have to follow these three easy steps:
- How PhotoScape works
PhotoScape is a program that works by offering us enhancement, editing, correction, and improvement tools for digital images. For such purpose, there are two ways of accessing all these features and functions to make the most of this software:
- How to make animated GIFs with PhotoScape
Creating GIF animations with PhotoScape is really easy and we only need to follow these instructions: