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PhotoScissors 3.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — PhotoScissors 3.0

PhotoScissors is an easy background removal tool with minimum efforts!
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 105 26 comments

PhotoScissors 3.0 was available as a giveaway on July 27, 2017!

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PhotoScissors saves the day when you quickly need to cut out a person or an object to paste it to another picture, or to remove background from a photo. You don't need any specific skills or professional software for a perfect image clip: few mouse strokes produce an accurate clipping path that can be further enhanced with fine brushes.

Purchase Personal license (with support and updates) with 50% discount!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10





File Size:

12.4 MB



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Running windows 10. Not getting confirmation of activation. Uninstalled and reinstalled and tried activating as administrator, with photo scissors open and then closed, still no pop-up confirmation window. No problem when installed and confirmed on laptop windows 7. I would like it installed on my pc, but less than 1 hour remaining. Any help/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by David Coutts  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Easy-as-pie downloading and installing. Apparently, it also automatically registered. Great little program! I've never been able to master photoshop-type apps to achieve the remove-the-background skill that this does instantly. Thanks so much, GAOTD and TeorX!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've tried to install this on my XP computer but it keeps saying that it does not support this version of Windows. I have the previous version 2.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Rechnitz  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I had to move to a computer without this program for my main machine, so it is wonderful to have it offered today. This just works. Green to keep, red to delete. With a few useful options, it is a perfect small program from a good company. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Localhostess  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

how to know if it's successfully registered? I had no problem with the wrapper before.

Reply   |   Comment by hardgirl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TeoreX always produces tidy little programmes that are very efficient at their jobs. If you get stuck, their online Help page is brilliant - it should get you up and running again speedily.

Thank you TeoreX - another winner which I had lost due to an upgrade! Nice to have you back.


Reply   |   Comment by Basilica  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Love it..I have from the last give away...not complicated like some of the bloated editors.

Reply   |   Comment by Bitter Clinger  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ok Windows 10 x64 Pro. ran activate as Admin. Seems to be 3.0 from last Fall. Read their online tutorials for tips like Only PNG retain transparency. Hit the ? or Help. No real way to tell activated except the GOTD initial message. Decent for fast jobs. Thanks guys.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I have to join the many fans of this software. I read the readme file and installation and activation went smoothly on the latest version of Windows 10. I am by no means a photo expert and am generally unhappy with my skills in Photoshop or PaintShop Pro. With Photoscissors I was able to cut out the background of a photo to my satisfaction within a few minutes. That is enough to make it a keeper for me. What could make it better? Free pizza? Seriously, very nice application that I know I will use.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Is this the exact same version from November or have there been updates/bug fixes? The November version shows as Photoscissors 3.0.

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

Do I get no serial number? What shall I do, when I have to reinstall my pc ...

Reply   |   Comment by Jer  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

it's only for window, i need it for mac, where i can download the mac version?

Reply   |   Comment by Alex  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)

After running the activation file, I did get the "successfully activated" pop-up message. In the program itself, however, if I click on "enter the serial key" there is no key there, and the option to "Order PhotoScissors" is still active. Just want to know how to confirm I am successfully registered - seems like a decent program I would like to keep.

Reply   |   Comment by Jennifer  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)


Did you follow the instructions included in the readme file (in the unzipped folder)?
If not, I would uninstall the program, and try again, making sure that the program is closed before you are running Activate.exe
Also, according to the readme file, you may have to run Activate.exe as an administrator (=by right-clicking Activate icon and choosing Run as Administrator).

These steps worked for me.



Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)


Normally with TeoreX programs you will not be able to save your work if the program is not registered. Edit an image and try to save it. If it saves, you are good to go.

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I uninstalled and tried again. The program was definitely not open when I ran the GOTD activation file (yes, as an administrator). Again I got the popup saying it was successfully activated, but there was no serial number shown, and when I tried to save it said I needed to buy the program. Oh well, guess I'll be uninstalling permanently this time.

Reply   |   Comment by jennifer  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed very easily and registered just as easy. Nice program. Very easy to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Dean  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The download went very good and it looks like a great program. The only problem that I see is what I can't see. How do I tell if I have registered properly. I can't see any evidence of a successful registration.
Thank you GOTD and TeoreX for this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Larsen  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

This is example of good,reliable,small and simple but very useful application.(Unlike of the some applications that were recently offered here(outdated and useless ''explorer'' for example).All products of this little company(TeoreX) are good,but this is my favorite one.I have background removers in many ''big'' applications(PS,Painter,Twisted Brush PRO Studio),alongside I have Cut Out,but almost always this is my number 1 choice when I'm working on some design and need just one object from picture.Clean,simple and understandable user interface.Green marker for part you want to preserve,red one for parts you don't want.Process is lightning fast.Marker size is adjustable.Preview is on right side,and with little adjustment You will get the desired object from the original picture with transparent background(of course if You save it in .png format).If You want,instead of transparency You can add a solid color,original or another picture as background.There is also a drop shadow tool (adjustable),smooth and offset boundary,feather radius and few simple effects(blur,grayscale,colorize).All in all--light,simple,very fast and excellent tool!

Reply   |   Comment by perpetummobile  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

Cliche it may be, but an old maxim for commercial best practice is as true today as ever: a business which cares about its product, cares about its customers.

Unfortunately, where the world of software is concerned, too many developers churn out me-too tat whose usage they can't be bothered to explain, or provide so-called Help files that are either uninformative or unintelligible -- or both. As they don't care about their users, they obviously don't much care about their product. The sensible user will, therefore, stay well away.

Today's developer, Teorex, has never been in that category, and as the years have gone by has progressively refined its product offering and the quality of its customer care. As a result, today's PhotoScissors 3.0 is just about as good as it gets: an extremely competent and sensibly-priced app that's coupled to an exceptionally broad range of fully illustrated, perfectly articulated, user tutorials.

As to this specific giveaway, it's class act time all the way, no fuss, no data harvesting, no idiotic registration sequence: click on this page's download invite and opt for 'send email'; receive email within one minute; click on email link; click on linked page download and receive GOTD zipped package within one minute. Job done.

Next: create a new sub-folder PhotoScissors 2017 in your main Received Files folder -- I'm assuming, every sensible computer user arranges their material in an orderly fashion -- move the GOTD package into it, unzip into this sub folder . . . and then read the readme.txt (It never ceases to amaze me, the number of posts that land in these columns from people who clearly never look at this particular file and then complain about the consequences.)

Having read it, it will be immediately obvious that the executable should be run to install PhotoScissors and that after it's up and running and seems OK, close it. Now, and only now, go back into the folder or subfolder where the unzipped GOTD package is located and click on 'Activate'. A GOTD activation confirm screen will appear in the browser.

All very simple and straightforward, and the only reason I seem to labouring the flippin' obvious is because time and time again people come on here with complaints about 'activation failures' when (a) they never read the readme file first and so they (b) activated an app while it was actually running. Hopefully, there'll be no such clutter on this thread today. . .

But reading the readme file isn't all that's basic commonsense today. Reading the developer's Help tutorials is likewise an essential preliminary to actual usage, accessible directly from the query icon in the app itself or here:


To its great credit, Teorex hasn't put together a slew of verbiage for new users to wade through. Instead, it has taken good care to focus in on specific topics, and to then talk the new user through them in plain English, together with step-by-step illustrations. It has also popped in some short videos for good measure, too.

Best way of actually using these tutorials is to download them as pdfs rather than staying online. Everyone will have her / his own choice of pdf creator; in my case, I used the freeware Bullzip to preview and decide which pages to save -- their overall extent of 5 or 6 pages can be reduced to 3 or 4 by not saving the standard concluding pagination -- and then stacked 'em in a new PhotoScissors folder created in my existing, main, Photography folder.

Total time expended for all the above: 11 minutes. And it's that duration which really does say it all about the quality of this offering: clean fast straightforward download and activation (no user registration necessary, no keys to await), excellent topic-specific user guides that can be quickly found and downloaded as flawless pdfs (not something that can be said about all online guides) and quickly read, and absorbed.

After which . . . the product itself. Teorex is using algorithmic techniques it first set out with several years ago and which it has subsequently refined and adopted. Do they work in PhotoScissors? On balance, the answer is: yes. They do. Three caveats are worth bearing in mind, however:

1) If you can't be bothered to read the exceptionally useful Teorex tutorial entitled 'Pro-level Image Background Removal', then don't be surprised if what you get at the end of processing isn't what you were hoping for. This is a very fairly priced retail $20 app. Not a $200 graphic arts specialist program. It's intended to work automatically, but Teorex is quite open about saying that in some (and in my personal view, many) circumstances, user input is essential;

2) Rubbish in gets rubbish out. Put this app to work on a low-res, small file- size image and no. It's not going to work. Software of this type needs, as source material, the best quality originals it can get;

3) Having dragged 'n dropped an image into PhotoScissors' resizable browser, use the plus button to magnify that section of the original image to the point that you can see -- exactly -- what it is you're working on: I've lost track of the number of times I've had to help people struggling with pixel manipulation software who for unfathomable reasons never, ever, enlarge the picture they're working on.

In conclusion then, and with a further apology for going into detail here about stuff which to many other GOTDers needs no such elaboration, many thanks to GOTD, and many thanks to Teorex, for today's giveaway. From every aspect, it's up there with the best of GOTD's offers and I'd recommend 100%. . . always providing, that is, that the readme text file is actually read, and the product's superb little tutorials are taken to heart. . .

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+61)

PhotoScissors is well-known to us regular GOTD fans and is a must-have addition to my graphics toolkit. It's a specialized tool (doesn't try to be a "Jack of all trades") and does what it says on the tin (meaning it's title and description are accurate and true). Not to mention the relief of GOTD days with an easy, clear and working registration process. I appreciate the simplicity and the quality offering of today's software. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Whisperly  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

This was offered last November. I got it then and have used it quite a bit. I think it's very good for what it is. I'm sure some will prefer Photoshop or another massive piece of software, and for somethings they'll be better, but for what I do, this does the job well.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)

This is good, I downloaded it last time it was on here

Reply   |   Comment by Graham Scott  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Nice program. Installed easily on windows 7 pro. Useful feature : you see at once the result and you can improve or modify the area to keep/remove

Reply   |   Comment by Mone Meno  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
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