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Giveaway of the day — Photo Toolbox 1.12.3.1

Photo Toolbox is a professional photo editing software for Windows.
$29.90 EXPIRED
User rating: 293 (38%) 476 (62%) 42 comments

Photo Toolbox 1.12.3.1 was available as a giveaway on January 23, 2013!

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Photo Toolbox is a professional photo editing software that allows you to import, organize, edit, retouch and fix your digital photo. It combines many easy to use and very powerful features which can make your photo much better than before with simple steps.

Key Features:

  • Import pictures from your camera and organize by date.
  • Multiple color adjustment tools to enhance photo color and lighting.
  • Blur and Sharpen photo without increasing noises.
  • Fixing photos with Clone Stamp, Blemish Remover and Red Eye Reduction tools.
  • Flexible Selection Tools for partial editing.
  • Using Effect Brush to make up the portrait or add a special effect in the image easily.
  • Supports opening RAW and 48bpp image files.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, 7 (x32/x64); 1GHz and higher, Multi-core CPU is recommended; 512MB and higher. 2GB RAM is recommended; 20MB HD space

Publisher:

Photo-toolbox.com

Homepage:

http://www.photo-toolbox.com/

File Size:

9.75 MB

Price:

$29.90

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#42

@ #41 Wurkupumpel: Google does indeed translate"put-off", but then without an hyphen (unduly used in these comments): "to put off" means "aufschieben" or "beiseite legen". In the context it was used here, it means, in fact, "abschrecken" (also found by Google when you translate put off without the "to") or "entmutigen".

Reply   |   Comment by Francis  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

What is "put-off"? Google Translate can't translate this to german language. Does anyone know the german word for it? Or can anyone describe this?

"Sniffer" in the name of a software company - is a little surprising.

Reply   |   Comment by Wurkupumpel  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Hi, About today's Giveaway - Photo Toolbox is extremely Simple to use, pleasant GUI, nice large Buttons, the most likable Features (in my view):

1 - History panel allowing to "cancel" positions (or keep them to apply something back AFTER go back arrow had been used)
2 - Elliptical Marquee (drooped by many photo Editors, including Corel PSP, but useful - again in my opinion)
3 - Reload (down in File, sometimes called "Reverse to Original" in other such Programs), also useful.

Yes, it's lacking in Effects, Filters, Plugins.., making it's price even less justifiable.. So, as free Gift today - perhaps worth keeping?
Developer, in my humble opinion, should really re-think it's price! It might attract Customers for it's pleasant Simplicity??

About Photoshop CS2 - last Sunday in GAOTD's Opinions the link was given to this Site (for a different Software, but it was hard not to spot what else was there..:) - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/photoshopcs2.html ---- Same as today's links - go for it, it works! (Win7 for instance), make sure to copy/paste that key, you'll be asked for it, later on - accept first Option in File Associations, it can be reversed after that, basically accept all windows "pop-ups" . Yes, it's older version, but if you've used Photoshop before and/or lost your Copy of later CS - at least you'll have this one?

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Just to show that I have actually downloaded, installed and tried the program, yes it is an easy to use, simple and effective offering. If you don't have Photo Editing software this is for you!

Serif PhotoPlus SE PRO will remain as my mainstay.

To those offering free alternatives, you know who you are, at least try the downloading, installing and using the program.
1. Zoner is a 10 to 30 day trial!
2. Photoshop CS2 offered in an above link is for people who have already purchased the program and would like to repair or uninstall it!
Read: Adobe has disabled the activation server for CS2 products, including Acrobat 7, because of a technical issue. These products were released more than seven years ago, do not run on many modern operating systems, and are no longer supported.

Adobe strongly advises against running unsupported and outdated software. The serial numbers below should only be used by customers who legitimately purchased CS2 or Acrobat 7 and need to maintain their current use of these products.

People who suggest better and free products without trying them are not being Hero's. Just Zero's.
If it wasn't for IOBit Forced Uninstaller, Adobe CS2 would still be occupying space in my computer!

'Nuff said.

Reply   |   Comment by Bubba  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#38

Tested OK. Good tool. Reasonable price for simple commercial use.
For home users it seems too expensive considering the freeware available.
P.S. My hat off to commenting home users with LEGAL Photoshop - I believe they are heroes.

Reply   |   Comment by Sgo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

Nothing Special, but get simple jobs done,simplicity is great for beginners

Reply   |   Comment by Steven R. White  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

@Ben
Gimp is from another planet. It doesn't support 16-bit graphic yet, but the next version will. Gimp is the open source advanced image editor. This 'Toolbox' is nothing of this.

Reply   |   Comment by Jacal  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#35

Giovanni ... How did you forgot about Gimp ... I'm truly disappointed now.

Regarding everyone comparing this to Photoshop. Photoshop doesn't cost $30. Anyways, the program does what it says, and I have to say although it doesn't have a lot of tools, it has brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and allows to select part of an image. You can invert a photo or make it negative. I think it's doing a pretty good job, although GIMP is free and is probably the closest thing to Photoshop.

Reply   |   Comment by Marius  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#34

Nobody mentioned GIMP. Free and open source with many available plugins. The developers changed the way the program handles windows to make it operate more like Photoshop.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#33

To register, I left-clicked and selected 'open'... then it registered... before it would look like it was trying to do something when I just double-clicked on the register file...

Reply   |   Comment by Gibuu  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Another very basics image editor, like it was made for little children. (But little children certainly do deserve better programmes.) No options, no settings.

So it can import raw photos, but you have no control about that. It does remove red eyes on easy samples, fails on others. It can only open one file at a time. It can't open some 16-bit images and also can't save 16-bit at all. A tiff file, it made from a cr2 photo, couldn’t be opened in some programmes (like Zoner).

IrfanView, an image viewer, has more editing capabilities. The free version of Zoner is miles, well, kilometres away. Not to mention more capable tools.

But it is harmless toolbox with big buttons.

Quickly tested in a XP virtual machine with 3,5 GB of RAM.

Reply   |   Comment by jacal  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

Very good freeware alternative: Picasa

Reply   |   Comment by Neil from Ohio  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#30

@ # 16 OnPa (from a GrandPa ;-). There is indeed a free version from this excellent piece of software (full version was a GAOTD offering, not so long ago) but it skips some useful features like HDR, tone mapping, tilt-shift and worse, Full RAW processing...

Reply   |   Comment by Francis  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#29

@ #14- that's comparing watermelons with grapes.

the smallest of the 2 Photoshop versions on that page [Photoshop CS2, NOT Photoshop Elements 5.0] is a 340 MB download! (Elements 5.0 is 99 MB larger... and Creative Suite 2 approaches 2 GB. Oof.)

this may be simpler, but it's lots smaller- [Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 4 looks bloated in comparison] and has camera image import & organize as well.

looks like a small-footprint keeper pending more testing against similar-sized tools, free or not, as an in-the-field tool on my 2005 laptop and 40 GB oem hdd.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#28

@ # 6 Giovanni

Grazie mile (again and again) for the splendid work. A little suggestion though. In my opinion "Beauty Guide", http://tintguide.com/beauty.html which combines "Makeup Guide" and "Cosmetic Guide" portrait editing software is more interesting than "Cosmetic" alone ;-). But, in fact, only the "Lite" versions (they skip some features of the full versions) are completely free. On the site you can obtain discounts (for certain categories of people) and even free licences, but that requires a bit of work and is only available for "Makeup Guide" and "Cosmetic Guide", not for "Beauty Guide" ;-(

Arrivederci amico

Reply   |   Comment by Francis  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#27

Nice but simple, great for those who are new to photo manipulation tools. thank you GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Steven E. Frizzell  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#26

@4-Cerberus: whether or not it shows you as much as you'd like, I'm glad to see GOTD finally including a screen shot

Reply   |   Comment by ronc  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

MORE Freebie photo editing & touch-up software:
(I PICKED ON THE ONES THAT WERE RATED 4+ STARS OUT OF 5 AND THOSE
NOT LISTED ALREADY)
PhotoFiltre 7.1.1
A complete image retouching program. (full install & portable versions) http://photofiltre.free.fr/frames_en.htm

Photobie 7.2.10
http://www.photobie.com/

PaintStar v2.70 (re-touch photos)
https://sites.google.com/site/wangzhenzhou/

BImageStudio 1.2.1
http://www.stefanoperna.it/BImageStudio/

Easy Photo Effects 2.1
http://www.easyphotoeffects.com/index.php

Fotografix 1.5 (lightweight, but powerful)
http://lmadhavan.com/software/fotografix/

Photo! Editor 1.1 (OFFERS A TOOL TO DOWNLOAD OR ONLINE EDITING)
http://pho.to/editor/

THIS SHOULD KEEP YOU BUSY FOR AWHILE ;-))

Reply   |   Comment by SoftwareBabe  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

@#19 & #23

Some of us actually quite like swamps. And things too. Not to mention DC's Swamp Thing character.

And have you seen GOTD's Swamp Thing? She's gorgeous!! Even if she does repeat herself a bit.

Being called Ednitha H Higginbottom hasn't helped her confidence though, despite her being one of the Devonshire Higginbottomses, so 'Swamp Thing' probably seems preferable, and it may be that she has a good take on 'what's in a name'.

And then again, she's not trying to market herself to potential customers under that title.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)
#23

Too funny - Swamp Thing is put off by the name! LOL

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#22

Has a pretty chunky look about it, but it seems easy enough to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Springy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#21

#14 The following message is at the top of the link you posted for CS2:

Adobe has disabled the activation server for CS2 products, including Acrobat 7, because of a technical issue. These products were released more than seven years ago, do not run on many modern operating systems, and are no longer supported.

Adobe strongly advises against running unsupported and outdated software. The serial numbers below should only be used by customers who legitimately purchased CS2 or Acrobat 7 and need to maintain their current use of these products.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#20

I have no problem with all these photo programs i guess its what you want the program to do to your photos and its ease of use Many thanks to those suggestions i am happy using Picasa 3 another free program that seem to do all what the others do . Again not an expert by any means . Just an opinion

Reply   |   Comment by Doc  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#19

#11 You have a problem with 'Lifesniffer' when your 'handle' is SWAMP THING???

Reply   |   Comment by ebax  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#18

Great little program. Handy for quick photo fixing . There are better free alternatives out there like Gimp but seeing this is free I will use it when needed. Thanks for this offer :-)

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#17

http://www.photo-toolbox.com/features/lasso-marquee-selection-tool.html#MST_MW

Program is way too complicated for me to ever use, just like Photoshop is. I'll pass. (See link from their own website.)

Reply   |   Comment by jim sock  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-31)
#16

Zoner Studio has FREE option : http://free.zoner.com/

Reply   |   Comment by OnPa  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#15

Doesn’t this program do the exact same things as the one that was offered last week? I don’t understand the need of having multiple programs on my computer that do the same things.

I have been using the same ol’ photo editor from Ofoto for the last 17 years. Its autocorrect feature serves all my needs just fine, and its thumbnail viewer lets me see 100′s of pictures with just a scroll of the mouse. You all can take the new stuff; I’ll stick with the old proven-true software from the past.

Am I the only one who is even a little put-off by this company’s name? “Lifesniffer” really doesn’t leave the nicest pictures in my mind.

Reply   |   Comment by Swamp Thing  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-44)
#14

Free Photoshop from Adobe.
in my opinion Photoshop is the best image editing software. "Yes, but it is very expensive" you say, not necessarily so: Adobe offers for Free!!!
the Photoshop CS2 (not as feature rich as the current CS6, but way way better than today's giveaway). there are other bunch of free applications as well, including Illustrator CS2 and Photoshop Elements 5 (the later is again much much better than today's giveaway, and easier to use than the professional Photoshop for all begginers)
and all legal and free.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#13

Works well at its limited tasks.A decent tool to keep in the graphics toolbox,used in conjunction with other tools it is worth keeping. Thanks LIFESNIFFER & GOTD. Just a suggestion-in todays age of internet crime you might change your name as anything with 'sniffer' has a bad connotation automatically associated.

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby Baker  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#12

re: Caspar Lee - thanks! People, this is a little different from the usual GOTD registration. 1)Run setup. 2) close. 3) Run activate. 4) Open Photo Tool - Photo Tool UI opens, click 'help', click 'about', should get 'registered' splashscreen.
Use is very similiar to other photo editing s/w. Fairly complete set of tools. Best that I have downloaded for the price ($0). Use is fairly self-explanatory.
Thanks GOTD team and LifeSniffer!

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#11

Doesn't this program do the exact same things as the one that was offered last week? I don't understand the need of having multiple programs on my computer that do the same things.

I have been using the same ol' photo editor from Ofoto for the last 17 years. Its autocorrect feature serves all my needs just fine, and its thumbnail viewer lets me see 100's of pictures with just a scroll of the mouse. You all can take the new stuff; I'll stick with the old proven-true software from the past.

Am I the only one who is even a little put-off by this company's name? "Lifesniffer" really doesn't leave the nicest pictures in my mind.

Reply   |   Comment by Swamp Thing  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-37)
#10

What's on offer is nicely presented but, as most commentators have already pointed out, its feature set is available for free and with added bells & whistles elsewhere.

I'd make this a free edition and look to add useability features: standard settings, "adjust all pictures in this folder to the same brightness as 'Picture xxx' ", batch handling, etc for a paid for Personal Edition and look to add more advanced features (building on the inclusion of RAW handling) for a Pro version. It might be more interesting to know what the top ten features of each of those would be than further listing of what other progs already do.

The improved history handling (since this was last a GOTD)is welcome but I haven't used the previous version at all since then. Whether for personal or pro use the developer needs to provide something more to catch up with/stand out from the competition.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#9

'Tis the kind of photo application that I prefer -- simple GUI and very much manageable learning curve -- unlike PS which gets me bored trying to learn how to use it, just for the purpose of doing simple edits to my photos and not as what a professional photographer does.

After just a few minutes after install, I was able to finish different edits of each individual few photos.

Thanks LifeSniffer and GOTD!

note

Reply   |   Comment by note  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#8

@8 Mike - Agreed Zoner is a great program (previously given away here) but not free, only 30 day trial.

Reply   |   Comment by Fin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#7

Or you could just download the excellent Zoner Studio, which is free and far more capable than this offering.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#6

Well....this tool does what it claims pretty well.
Can import pictures from a digital camera and perform some basic graphic editing operations over them, such as blemish removing, red eye reduction and effect brush. And it's NOOBS friendly as well, since it's very easy to use!!! So if you need a program like this just grab it and enjoy it for a while!!

That being said, why pay 30 bucks if you can do the same things and even more with FREE (and PORTABLE) tools like these?

* (Portable) Hornil StylePix (==> My Personal First Choice)
This is a freaking awesome professional image editing program with an impressive number of advanced features enabling you to draw pictures, edit photos and more. In short it can resize & rotate your photos, perform color correction & synthesis photos, type text on the photo, cut, copy & paste photos, sharpen/blur photos, remove red-eye & dust etc...) and more. It works great on Net-books and laptops or virtual machines (vmware, virtual box, virtual pc and etc.) since it comes with a very low RAM & CPU usage.

http://hornil.com/en/products/stylepix/Features.html

(Video) Tutorials:
http://hornil.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=sp_tip
http://hornil.com/en/community/HornilStylePixVideoTutorials.html

* Portable RealWorld Paint 2011.1
Very handy and reliable FREE app which makes image editing a breeze. The editor supports Photoshop, GIMP, Paint.net files and animated GIFs. It's not only able to remove objects, red eyes and blemishes from your photos with its clone tool, but it can also make animations (flashing buttons, animated forum avatars, filmstrips etc…), create professional logos, buttons and/or web icons, as well as change shapes of your pics with the Shapeshifter tool (Liquify in Photoshop’s terms).

http://www.rw-designer.com/image-editor

* NPS Image Editor
Amazing FREE image editor tool with over 50 built-in filters; with this stunning program, users are able to customize the set of color swatches and even create their own personal filters to apply on the entire image. Photo manipulation tools include a clone stamp and a warp tool: cool, isn't it?

http://nps.nookkin.com/features.ndoc

* Funny PhotoMaker
Amazing FREE Image editor app, which helps you edit your photos with over 150 stunning photo frames, face fun & artistic 3D effects and then export them in image file and GIF animation.

http://www.funny-photo-maker.com

Full review:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/funny-photo-maker-apply-effects-insert-images-into-amusing-scenes

* Phoxo
http://www.phoxo.com/en

* Toolwiz Pretty Photo
http://www.toolwiz.com/products/toolwiz-pretty-photo

* ImageJ (advanced users only)
http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/features.html

* Cosmetic Guide
http://tintguide.com/cosmetic.html

* Paint.NET
http://www.getpaint.net

Pretty much SATURATED field, isn't it dudes? LOL!

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (I work for FREE)  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+201)
#5

@4 Caspar - Uninstalled and tried without launching. Activate "ran" but no notification of anything having happened.

Reply   |   Comment by Fin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)
#4

The screenshots here don't tell me much about the software, other than it seems to be a very simple basic program (I might be wrong).

No offence, but with any software before I buy or try, I really do appreciate to see what I let myself getting into.

I use Photoshop, but also like totry out small apps occasionally (provided the foregoing mentioned).

I will surely return here to see what others have to say - the brave who tested without showing mercy to their equipment. ;))

Reply   |   Comment by cerberus  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-36)
#3

To active successfully, please don't launch Photo Toolbox before running Active.exe.

Reply   |   Comment by Caspar Lee  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)
#2

If you have photoshop you won't need this, it offeres absolutely nothing unique to be perfectly honest.

Not an altogether pointless piece of software.. but it's a photoshop clone without as much development and correctional power as it's bigger cousin.

On the plus side, unlike many photoshop clones, this one does accept RAW format.

Some people find photoshop very intimidating, or find it's more intricate tools not applicable. In that case, this is a worthwhile download.

If you already own photoshop, or any other high end editing package, you'll find nothing new here.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+54)
#1

Pros
*Allows you to adjust hue, saturation, contrast, and brightness
*Comes with a blur and sharpen tool, and tools like Clone Stamp, Blemish Remover, and Red Eye Reduction
*Offers multiple selection tools, including Magic Wand, Rectangular, Elliptical, and Lasso selection
*Offers support for RAW format pictures

Cons
*Doesn’t offer many, if any, features that you can’t get out of a free photo editor

Free Alternatives
Review of Best Free Photo Editor for Windows
Scarab Darkroom (RAW image converter)

Final Verdict
Click here for final verdict and full review

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf from dotTech  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
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