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Photo+ Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Photo+

Photo+ is a powerful photo viewer and picker: pick, quickly view and share photos anytime.
User rating: 193 (24%) 606 (76%) 21 comments

Photo+ was available as a giveaway on February 16, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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The most comprehensive image converter ever!

Photo+ is a powerful photo viewer and picker. Pick photos to your favorite easily by the SPACE bar hit, quickly view photos of more than 50 formats, share photos anytime with friends in Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter.

  • Easily Pick photos to your favorite with one hit: Photo+ enables you to filter photos to your favorite in 2 seconds. Simply click "I love it" button or just hit the SPACE bar.
  • Excellent photo viewer with multiple formats support: Photo+ is your excellent mate for photo viewing. It supports more than 50 photo formats including RAW files for different cameras.
  • Slideshow viewer function: Photo+ has various slideshow templates for you to choose from. You can view your photos in slideshow even with MUSIC!
  • Simple edit tools such as crop, rotate and zoom are included: Photo+ enables you to crop your photos when you are viewing them. Rotate left and rotate right, zoom in and zoom out makes you view photos more conveniently.
  • Share photos with your friends online: Would you like to share your photos with your friends? Photo+ can let you share your photos with your friends in Flickr, Twitter and Facebook.

System Requirements:

Windows 7 (x32/x64), Vista (x32/x64), XP (x32); Language Support: English


ArcSoft Inc.



File Size:

16.2 MB



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@ #16- we already got “Perfect365″ on December 14, 2011, and Perfect365 Standard on December 22, 2012.

see http://http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/?cat=2149

not my top pick, but for some it's useful.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To Joe (#16)
I believe what you mean by your statement "lets see what your "Perfect 365" is all about" is that you hope they give it away here on GOTD....they already did... it was the giveaway on 12/22/2012.
See here:
Also on 12/15/2011 ArcSoft gave us Photoviewer.
In other words - ArcSoft has been good to us which i and i'm sure others appreciate very much.
Thanks ArcSoft

Reply   |   Comment by jeff  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I can't figure out how to scale the photo's in the slide show. Seems to stretch them out full size to the point that it only shows a 4 by 4 pixel section of high resolution pictures. (win7 64bit)

The quick click favorites is a unique feature that makes it a little different in a saturated market, but the flaky slideshow module kills it for me.

Reply   |   Comment by idunno  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

John R. (#11): Stortch is here almost every day, sharing his vast knowledge with eager readers. (That was sarcasm.) He's either annoying or amusing, depending on whether you've had your coffee yet.

And really, "who wrote to company blurb"? From an editor with 30 years experience?

Reply   |   Comment by Gerry Smith  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

# 11 John R – I second your observation with 30 years proofreading experience.

Reply   |   Comment by GDrive  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To the vendor. The purpose of GOATD is advertisement. If you want meaningful advertisement don't offer us your lest feature and cheapest software in which there are better and free alternatives. Let's see what your "Perfect365" is all about.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Won't even attempt to open PDD files. Nore did it open some files from PHOTOWORKS (old propiortory mail order photo format). It wouldn't even open some .ART files and some files I had from some apple graphic disks. So, this program gets a thumbs down. I will continue what I consider (paid version) the BEST all around graphics editor from the old days. Microgrphix's windows DRAW! (using version 4.0).

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Yes, "the program barely has any features". It can open quite many pictures, but not without problems (broken white balance in old crw photos). It can save to most basic formats, but without any options, so unusable. It can rotate only in 90 degree steps. I wasn't able to test the slideshow, it always crashed, but could be my fault - some graphic programs don't feel well in virtual machines.

This one can not be compared to complex programs like Faststone or Irfan. Years of development have been invested in Irfan's little viewer. Even the tools that come with Windows - plus, for instance, MS raw codec - are more useful and advanced. It would be difficult to find a free program, worse than today's offer.

Reply   |   Comment by jacal  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Seems okay but I have Faststone Image Viewer and it is enough for me does everything I need but thank you for sharing this

Reply   |   Comment by Sweets242  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Why all the effort to re-invent the wheel? There are so many free viewers superior to this one.

The developers must be clueless to enter a saturated market segment with such an anemic offering...

If they are trying to acquire funds to bootstrap a future product, they need to wait until it offers more functionality.

Or perhaps they are intentionally preying on clueless users (my guess) by charging a fee for this fluff.

My recommendations: Zoner Free, XnView, FastStone.

Reply   |   Comment by JFC  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I spent 30 years as an editor. In my opinion, comment 7 by Stortch is written by the same person who wrote to company blurb.

Reply   |   Comment by John R  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

#2 Clair

LOL... I believe that they have realized that there are too many FREEWARE out there far better than their product.
So they decided to switch into the shareware niche again because they know that in that niche lots of (silly) uninformed people believe that FREE software are just crap and not worth downloading.
In such way they have more chances to make more money by selling their product at cheap price....as simple as that!!


As for today's giveaway looks like a very good program for....kids (tto basic)!!

Of course 10 bucks is a very cheap & attractive price, especially if you don't know that there are plenty of better FREEWARE alternatives out there which do much more for FREE!!


BEST FREE ALTERNATIVES which put this GAOTD in the dust:

* Windows Live Photo Gallery (==> My personal First Choice)
View and organize your photos and videos, edit them or apply special effects like a PRO


* Helicon Photo Safe
Terrific fully featured FREE Photo Manager and Viewer app, which can organize your digital photos and protect them as only professional photographers usually do. It sports an extremely powerful search and sort functionality, providing full integration with social networking services as well. It's able to find duplicate photos in your collection with ease and above all it supports a great Location Geotagging function with a spectacular panoramic layer, designed to show you the exact location where your pics were taken in Google Maps.


* Zoner Photo Studio FREE
Great tool to view, manage, edit, and share your photos with ease!!

Key Features

Photo Managing:
· 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

Photo Sharing:
· Turn your pictures into panoramas or even 3D pictures
· Share fast on Facebook or Flickr
· Create cool postcards
· Quick, impressive calendars


* (Portable) XNView (==> Softpedia Editor Pick & My Personal First Choice)
Amazing FREE group of utilities designed to view and batch converting more than 400 graphic formats (and not just 50 formats like this poor GAOTD). With this magic tool users are able to turn a whatsover photo into JPEG, TIFF, BMP and PNG formats literally in one second by right clicking on it. But through the context menu you can batch convert or rename your images with ease, as well as send them by email, move or copy them to a certain folder, tag and rate them and even set them as wallpaper. In addition, it's also possible to add effects on your pics (e.g. Gaussian blur, soften, enhance detail, focus restoration, emboss, reduce noise, drop shadow, 3D border, slice, shear, tile, oil painting, lens, waves etc..), as well as apply user filters and various plugins over them.

Why a professional tool like this is FREE? Nobody knows that!


But PORTABLE is better, isn't it dudes?


* (Portable) IrfanView
Amazing full-featured graphics viewer and editor program, which can batch rename, convert, resize, crop and change color depth of several images of yours with only a few mouse clicks.
can be enhanced with third-party plugins in order to support any kind of graphic formats you like: absolutely a keeper!!


* (Portable) Faststone Image Viewer (==> Softpedia Editor Pick)
An all-in-one superb FREE image browser, viewer, converter and editor tool, which can also save images in PDF format.
It also sports a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects.


Finally to create professional slideshows for FREE:



My 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000002 cents for today's giveaway!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (GAOTDs developers nightmare)  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+61)

@5 read the final verdict in post 1 to see what the buggy bits are.

Reply   |   Comment by rick  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

This program is good but certainly not great. But actually that is the way it is priced. The price in my opinion is in line with what the program has to offer. Thank you GOTD team for your efforts and thank you ArcSoft Inc. for the oppurtunity to try your program.

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-38)

Awsomwe, look like this is like fotoshop but for facebook! Pick photos to the SPACE bar easily seems like a hit with save picture to file. Try this out and download soon. This double mutliple and it ads to the progarm. Thanc

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-128)

fasrstone Image Viewer is in my opinion the best Image viewer application. Can do all today's application can and much much more. It is always 100%. New version from less then 3 weeks ago is even better than before.

downoald link http://download.cnet.com/FastStone-Image-Viewer/3000-2192-10324485.html?part=dl-FastStone&subj=dl&tag=button

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

@1 - you say the program is buggy. In what way is it buggy? More specifics here will be helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Inas  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Only 50 formats.Free alternative with support for formats such as .Raw, .Psd-Photoshop,.Xcf-Gimp and many more !

Irfanview http://www.irfanview.com/

Xnview http://www.xnview.com/

Reply   |   Comment by glut  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+49)

The activation didn't work, I used Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V after receiving my registering mail but it said "Incorrect activation code"

Reply   |   Comment by Poema  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Photo+ was initially available as a paid software,then became freeware about half a year ago, and now ArcSoft Inc. is charging it again!

What are they thinking about?

Reply   |   Comment by Clair  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)

*Supports a good number of image formats, including the four major formats and RAW formats
*Can mark images as ‘favorite’
*Can rotate, crop, zoom, print, share (via Flickr, Twitter, or Facebook), copy, delete, save as, set as wallpaper, view properties, and open image in another program
*Can view images in a slideshow
*Has the ability to display information about an image directly in the program (as opposed to having to go to properties)

*Is an extremely simple image viewer
*Cannot share images via email
*Heavy on computer resources (relatively speaking)

Free Alternatives
12 free image viewers for Windows

Final Verdict
Click here for final verdict and full review

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf from dotTech  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+75)
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