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Giveaway of the day — Photoupz

Photoupz improves your photos. Sharpen blurry images, remove noise to improve low quality pictures, brighten dark photos.
$19.90 EXPIRED
User rating: 731 (70%) 316 (30%) 134 comments

Photoupz was available as a giveaway on December 1, 2011!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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A full-featured video editor to edit video like a pro!

Photoupz improves your photos. Magically remove objects from photos, erase wrinkles and blemishes and get rid of tourists from your holiday images using powerful guiding line tool.

Sharpen blurry images, remove noise to improve low quality pictures, brighten dark photos. Photoupz will quickly improve and repair your photos.

Note that the best improvement idea for a photo content editing feature will be rewarded with 1 year of updates for Photoupz. Use Idea Informer widget to submit your feedback and do not forget to fill in your name and e-mail – otherwise the Developer will not be able to contact you in case you are the one to win!

What's more guys from Smartopic Ltd. offer 1 year of updates for 3 best picture edits with Photoupz. Send your before/after photos to show@photoupz.com and 3 winners will be rewarded with license updates. Best photos will be featured in the gallery on http://www.photoupz.com.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

EvenPixel

Homepage:

http://www.photoupz.com/

File Size:

2.51 MB

Price:

$19.90

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#134

Today - 10.23.2012 I just launched the program (used it only 2-3 times to see the features when I got it), as today I got InPaint 4.7 as a GAOTD, and wanted to compare the features.

Guess what? The so called 'free' program has expired. I guess any purchase decision leans to Inpaint?!

Reply   |   Comment by Parfumeur.1  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#133

Odd..... crashed my system due to a reconfigure from IDE to AHCI, did a two day old restore, now PhotoUpZ is in demo/trial mode. Off to the bitbucket....

Reply   |   Comment by Snapshot  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#132

Thanks friend for this great site. Seems like there\\\\\\\'s always something new I learn even after being in the field for 10 years.

Reply   |   Comment by where to find  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#131

Like any job that needs to be done, in this case wanting to modify a image, it’s good to have several different tools in the box. Like virus checkers, reg scanners and the like, not one size necessarily fits all including this and similar programs. In the case of Photoupz I had very good results with a couple of sample pics and would recommend it and glad to have it.

Reply   |   Comment by James Brady  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#130

Thanks to GOTD and Smartopic Ltd. for the chance to try Photoupz.
The program worked well using it in Administrator Account but as others
have said in Standard User it's not registered,leaves a watermark and
will not save.It would be helpful in the decision making process to
know this before D/L and installing.I use Administrator Account just to make system changes and ad programs and Standard User for general usage.
GOTD is it possible to let us know this before hand?

Reply   |   Comment by jayr  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#129

I'm still looking for help at # 102. I hate to miss out on this program. It seems to work great but I can't activate it. Vista 32 won't activate as Admin. "Failed to connect. Try later." error.

Reply   |   Comment by Traveler  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#128

#104, vika6, here is my after for your #3 before. People were asking about the steps involved. It's not a deterministic process, so your results will be different, but these are the steps which I used: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#127

Oh dear, here we go again.
For cryin out loud, Photoupz people - what have you got against Users?!?!
Okay, we have to register using an administrator account - but why can't we RUN your program as a user?
I've installed, activated, and run - all as an admin, but when I change to my everyday account, a secure, Standard User - your program ISN'T REGISTERED.
Please - let us activate your giveaway/loan/trial for all users on our machines. Please.

Reply   |   Comment by Phaedron  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#126

Windows XP SP3 - could not get this software to run. I would hear a blip over the speakers - no popup error message. Just nothing. Uninstalled. Reinstalled w/o security package running. Uninstalled and gave up. Most GAOTD offers that I have tried have installed with no problems.

Reply   |   Comment by iberg  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#125

@Bubby, Good one, but I could only find one difference, what were the other four? ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Litemotif  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#124

Very nice proggie - thanks very much - easy install, easy enough to use and very helpful, not only for the divorced! GOTD has been getting better and better the past month or so at bringing some very useful and well done programs, thanks much.

Reply   |   Comment by BuddahBoy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#123

Cannot activate in Vista 32bit. Installed and activated twice as Admin, then tried Sue's (114)suggestion to activate before installing. Still no luck. Any suggestions? Hate passing up on such a useful program.

Reply   |   Comment by gidoro  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#122

This program works very well. I will keep it and am sure it will get lots of use.

What the heck is up with the comments + and -

Some are +200's where others are -100's.

Never seen that kind of quantity. Something must be messed up.

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#121

I too get “PhotoUpz.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.” 2 ghz intel 2 gb XP pro sp3.

trying again isn't helping.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#120

Very nice software. Does what it says and does it quick.
Denoise does take some time depending on the size of the photograph. But if the size of the photo is less then 1 mb it doesnt take more than a minute.

Reply   |   Comment by Monty  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#119

I also had the same problems as #53, 93, 95, etc. Tried fixes provided by #108 and #114 (Thank You!) to no avail. Program still crashed. Usually have no problems. Really wanted to try this after seeing the impressive results of the other friends here. Vista64. :(

Reply   |   Comment by John C.  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#118

This is not up with InPaint and is lacking in some quite basic functionality. Although the ability to add lines not to be interrupted by the removal, the core fill algorithm isn't quite as good as InPaint so even the addition of these lines don't make up for it. Functionality wise there are some issues/irritations. When zoomed in on a pic it seemed you couldn't move or scroll the pic, which is strange. Having to click a zoom in button to select the zoom in function, then click the zoom out button to zoom out is unnecessarily complicated. Far better would be zoom in with left button, zoom out with right. Finally having the painted area opaque does not help with selecting areas, would be easier to use if this was slightly translucent.

Reply   |   Comment by JDP  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#117

Wow. I am impressed. Easy to install, easy to use, works very well for the average user. I suppose if I was a professional photo editor I might want something closer to perfection; but for the average person wanting to remove a blemish, it's exceptionally good.

Reply   |   Comment by Norman  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#116

#7, #95 and Win7 people with the "stopped working" problem. Try running from the program directory. For some reason it doesn't want to run from the shortcuts.

Reply   |   Comment by Kandd9  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

Installed on Win 7 64 bit with no problem. I wasn't impressed with the results on the JPG I tried. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Ed  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#114

No matter what I do, it won't register!

Reply   |   Comment by TJ  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#113

Installed fine on Windows 7 x64 Home premium.

After seeing the amazing results @13 I just had to give it a try. ;-)

Anyone having trouble with Windows 7, use the downloaded programs differently this time, and any time the file has these three options.

"Activate"
"readme"
"setup"

I have no problems if instead of setup/activate, I run the activation first, let it extract, giving the same three options. Then I setup/activate. Never have a problem that way. If I ignore that first activation file and go right to setup -- that is when I will have installation problems.

Program is OK. It works best with smaller areas, but then most of these programs do. I will keep it and play with it. Thanks Smartopic.

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#112

It's the first time I have used such a program and I found it awesome! However, I'd like to know how can I undo a particular editing I did in an image without affecting the modifications done after that. There seems to be only an undo button which goes through the process step by step. How can I jump to a particular modification and alter that without undoing the subsequent ones?

Reply   |   Comment by Oindreela  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#111

To comment #s 31, 41, 45, 73 - could any of you please explain the steps to how you got such beautiful results? I tried a couple of different pics (a sample PC pic & one of my daughter) but did not get anywhere near the results that you did. Obviously there's potential for this to be one of the greatest pieces of software given away here IMPO, if only I knew the proper way to use it. Thanks in advance for any help!

Reply   |   Comment by Melissa  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

#45 - Rob,
Ignore the nay-sayers'. They usually are negative to everyone and are just have unhappy lives. Or, they are just plain computer-illiterate. Who knows & who cares.
Most of us appreciate the reviews you put in on each day's GAOTD.
So, Thank you. ric-nw from the great pacific nw.

Reply   |   Comment by Ric Buckmiller  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

#13 Bubby... Awesome! I LOVE it!

Reply   |   Comment by Cart Williams  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#108

In the example above, the car roof was added and named as "before" photo... pathetic

Reply   |   Comment by tyb tiberius  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#107

To #53 & #93: I also have XP SP3, and an AMD processor, and didn't encounter any problems. At the end of 'Setup,' the program asked to be started, and had a box checked (I don't remember the exact wording). I unchecked, exited the program at that point, and then ran 'Activate.'

I, too, got the same message – “PhotoUpz.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.” So I decided to check my desktop, and there was the shortcut for Photoupz. I double-clicked on it, the program opened, I checked 'About' (the right-most icon) and the program showed that it was registered to 'Giveawayoftheday!'

Try it again, and good luck!

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#106

Downloaded, installed and registered perfectly in W7 64 bit. Works easier than Impaint from last week and seems to work quicker and with less blurriness.

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by arturo fuentes  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

@#56-vince m johnston As a regular DLer of gotd freebies I can say that Bubby has given many tech tips and viewpoints that normally are both concise and extremely helpful. Try an occasional smile! It'll help your day go easier.(Doesn't even hurt after the first few laughs). MY TWO CENTS WORTH

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby Baker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#104

Arghhh! Yet another program that needs stupid .Net! Going by another of my computers that has v2.0, v3.0, v3.5, and v4.0 installed - each version for one two bit program that is a handful of megabytes including this one, then .Net frameworks run out at 180 - 210 mb each! So, I have 800 megabytes of .Net running 20 megabytes of programs! No wonder Windows is called bloatware! Developers take note - stop using this crap!

Reply   |   Comment by jules  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#103

Two thumbs up - the program isn`t extremely accurate but still excelent for very quick and basic changes. If you like them , you can always work a bit harder with more sophisticated software.
Here are my 3 first works :
1.Before : http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/8163/p1020351z.jpg
After : http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/2083/p10203512.jpg
2.Before : http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/9622/pic04476.jpg
After : http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/2826/pic044762.jpg
3.Before : http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8116/pic04480.jpg
After : http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5551/pic044802.jpg

Reply   |   Comment by vika6  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#102

Installed on XP SP3. Install and registration went through just fine.
Tried it on a few photos but did not seem to get good results. Maybe it's me or the backgrounds were too complex.

Did not work on shadows very well either.

Certainly did not perform the magic shown in the demos. I am intrigued enough by the easy 3 step process to want to keep the software but I will need to play with it some more before using it as a replacement for my Paintshop Pro Photo even for quick fixes.

My suggestion is to add a tool that will automatically remove shadows.

Reply   |   Comment by tube2ic  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#101

With Vista 32 on my laptop, when I try to activate as administrator,I get the message,"Failed to connect. Please try again later." I have tried uninstall and reinstall twice and it still won't work. Help!

Reply   |   Comment by Traveler  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#100

I can not open PhotoUpz. I get this message "Photoupz has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. I reinstalled the program and still get that message. I am using windows XP. Does anyone know how to fix this.

Reply   |   Comment by Eva Mae  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#99

I have tried to get this program to work for me. 3x I have downloaded it, and 3x I have deleted it. When I click on the program icon to start the program, my computer freezes to the point that I have to do a hard restart.

I'm disappointed, as I really would have liked to give this program a try. Guess I'll just stay with GIMP.

Reply   |   Comment by SosPicture  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

This is really a very versatile photo editing software, I tried and sucessfully removed most of the unwanted items from the picture. Great result! thanks Smarttopic and thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Johnv4  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#97

#24:
TEST, ASSESS and REPORT.That's how I figure out if I want this or not. Don’t defend those that wont test this software or any other. After all is that not why we are here for? To the developer Smartopic Ltd. NET Framework dependency should be listed for System Requirements:. For those that are dial up more software downloads before you can use this would be nice to now first. Another 2.7 MB dotNetFx35setup.exe is no big deal but to be informed is what this is all about for you and me.Then I can TEST, ASSESS and REPORT.

Reply   |   Comment by ab·nor·mal  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

App leaves a Photoupz watermark on photos. Pffffft.

Reply   |   Comment by seagrape  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#95

@Bubby, that was a good one!

Reply   |   Comment by watcher1924  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#94

download the zip file, run the setup as admin, run the activation as admin, still it doesn't work. "THE PROGRAM HAS STOPPED WORKING" it says... :(
does anyone know why? I am running win 7 (32)

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

# 13 - I can only find four differences man. I love your sense of humour the rest of you guys should lighten up if you can't see the funny side of this and to those that are very opionated, why don't you look at stating the facts and stop whinging.

I think that the whole idea of GAOTD is to give something and get feedback wether be it positive or negative. I have personally dowloaded many programs and not every program will suit everybody. I also thank those that recommend other programs to compare with.

Anyway - I wish you all a very merry Christmas and thank GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Brad Smith  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#92

I'm having the exact same problem as #53 and I got the same message - "PhotoUpz.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." Happens repeatedly. Any way to get around this? I really would like to try this program. I also have Win XP SP3. Somebody, anybody??

Reply   |   Comment by Gabby  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

Appeared to install and activate correctly on my xp sp3 os however when I go to load the program I get a message saying it encountered a problem and do I want to send a report to microsoft??? Have no idea why,

Reply   |   Comment by aswegohomestead  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#90

This app is like a combo of my two fav apps - iResizer & inpaint.
No fuss - Installed easily - Win XP sp3. I tested a few images and compared quality & speed vs Inpaint and it matches it very well. I Like the denoise filter built in -decent results. Nice simple GUI and a few other filters. I recommend you download & install for the toolbox - file is portable and should work out of the box for everybody. Thanks Smartopic & GAOTD, really appreciative for this one today. Cheers everyone.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#89

This software is very similar to Inpaint and PhotoStampRemover. Its no better or worse than either of them. All three are similar and all do a bad job on anything other than removal of a simple object such as the boat in the Azure wallpaper. I will keep all three, but I dont know if I will ever use them. I do however use the Retouch tool in Picasa3 often as it does a brilliant job removing spots and blemishes off faces.

Reply   |   Comment by simon  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#88

For an example of what this program is capable of go to
<a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.225089870895180.49843.100001825075177&type=3"

If this doesn't impress you, well you must be very hard to impress.
Get this program while you can, it's awesome! Just be patient &
don't try to fill too big an area at once.

Reply   |   Comment by FredLL1950  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#87

Registration was a little tricky but I got it done. This seems to be a fabulous little program, easy to use, with a good interface. I'm sure I will use this a lot. Many thanks to GAOTD and Smartopic Ltd.!

Reply   |   Comment by moosish  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#86

I am a text oriented person. I HATE hieroglyphic (icon)only user interfaces. Spreading icons on BOTH left and right vertical margins is just a waste of space

Playing with it I've found that I often had to take 2 or 3 passes to get the right fill.

I REALLY would like to be able to control where it is picking the fill color from. I've been working on one spot where it insists on using inappropriate fill (dark in light location). It seems to always be working on a horizontal displacement. I would like to be able to specific vertical selection, since many of the fixes I want to do are vertically oriented. I tried to rotate the image in the hope that would affect the copy from point, but it continued to use the same inappropriate selection point.

I place it on par with the other similar tools that have been offered here. It has stregths and weakness

Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it is based on the same open source starting point as many of the other tools.

Reply   |   Comment by ron  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#85

Wow! This little program just saved me about 6 hours work since I had been using the clone tool in photoshop to do the same thing. There's a lot to be said for doing some things "old school"... but, then again sometimes making a change can save you a lot of time and effort. I love this program! It installed fast on XP. The user interface is easy. It does EXACTLY what it claims to do and it does it beautifully. I will purchase this program when the free trial runs out for sure.

Reply   |   Comment by badgirl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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