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PT Photo Editor 2.1.2 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — PT Photo Editor 2.1.2

Easily rescue problem photos with PT Photo Editor.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 374 (59%) 259 (41%) 68 comments

PT Photo Editor 2.1.2 was available as a giveaway on November 24, 2014!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
free today
Convert images to videos with 2D and 3D slide transition.

PT Photo Editor is an efficient application designed to edit photos like a professional in an easier and faster way. You can easily correct color cast and exposure problem, remove imperfections, do quick selective editing and much more.

Main functions:

  • Easy to use editing tools such as blemish removal, red-eye correction, clone and heal tool;
  • Pro-quality adjustments: white balance, exposure, contrast, clarity, auto-levels, hsl, noise reduction and more;
  • Easy and smart selective editing way;
  • Full-time 16-bit processing and full color managed;
  • Lightweight.

Save 50%! Exclusive discount for GOTD Users: Enjoy PT Photo Editor 2 and lifetime free upgrade for only $14.98. Coupon code: PTPE-KBF6-NOV (Expires Nov 30, 2014)

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

Publisher:

Photo-toolbox.com

Homepage:

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

File Size:

6.20 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#38

Hi,
My girlfriend installed this software and she found it’s amazing…she suggest me to use it though I already have Photoshop I tried it out for her sake. I found it cool too…best for beginners…

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Mckenzie  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Followed install directions in ReadMe file. Unzipped to a directory (didn't run from zip file as mentioned by @Moe's reply to @lofty above). Ran Setup, then opened PTPE, noting Trial version. Closed the program and ran Activate.reg, message saying it had been successfully entered into the registry.

Opened program and every attempt to load a supported file resulted in a popup-window "Unknown Error." Retried activate file several times, with success msg. repeated, failure and popup.

Running Windows XP, SP2. Any ideas Gurus, GAOD, or Photo Toolbox?

Reply   |   Comment by Tony S.  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#36

Installed, selected a pic, it displayed. But everything froze on my Win 7 Ultimate x64 & HAD to 3 fingers salute to get it removed - I tried {TWICE} ---> then I gave up.

Reply   |   Comment by Lok Man Loong  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Installed and Checked it out, looks like decent program, but in 2014, could not find any Batch Edit functions. Wow, so much for really standing out from the crowd of photo editors etc out there.

Reply   |   Comment by coolvibe  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#34

@#6 Giovanni

Web Of Trust has no problems with the company's web site and neither does Kaspersky. I regard Webroot as one of the poorer AVs and so do the AV test sites, but thanks for your usual list of valuable links.

Reply   |   Comment by Godel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

I had trouble activating the software.

For some reason the reg file did not put the key in the right registry folder.
It put it in the
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PT Photo Editor]
folder not where it should have been in the:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PT Photo Editor]
folder.

I exported the key .... edited it to remove Wow6432Node and reapplied.
Works now.
I like it.

My system is Windows 8.1 64 bit.

Harold

Reply   |   Comment by Harold  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#32

Too bad it won't register in Windows 7 Professional.
I've tried on 2 different computers, same sad result.
Still says Trial Version after running the registry file and re-starting the computer.
I even ran regedit to check for the key, and it's there alright.
The software just won't accept/find it.

Reply   |   Comment by Henrik  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Installed and registered without problems on Windows 7, i7, 64 bit.

This is the program I've been looking for for years! I use Photoshop and I've bought and often use Zoner for simple adjustments but there are times when I just need to make the usual adjustments (exposure, black/white points, color adjustments, etc.) along with some simple editing (noise reduction, sharpening, cloning out phone lines, etc.) without having to wrestle with the complications of Photoshop or Zoner.

PT Photo Editor is responsive and the sliders work smoothly. (With Zoner, there's a lag between moving the sliders and seeing the result in the photo which often causes me to over-adjust and have to back up the adjustment.) This program is solid and obviously well-tested. Everything is accessible on the interface. I love being able with one click to instantly see Before and After views side by side. I accidentally clicked to the side of the adjustment tools area and it disappeared but discovered the little triangles along the side which toggle the visibility on and off.

PT Photo Editor displayed, opened and had no problems with my Panasonic RAW files.

Most importantly, the program comes with an understandable and helpful Users Guide and a bunch of really nice tutorials.
http://www.photo-toolbox.com/product/photo-editor/user-guide/#TAB

Thank you GOTD and Photo-Toolbox for the wonderfully useful and well constructed program! I'll be using this program a lot.

Reply   |   Comment by Mujer  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

"Full-time 16-bit processing and ...."

This is what sold me. My go-to quick editor is now FS but with 16-bit I may now switch to PT. A big difference.

Reply   |   Comment by ML  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#29

I do not comment on programs here very often but felt that today's offering really needs to be 'tried' out by all you photographers out there! A wonderful little program that does a whole lot of 'stuff' very easily. I have Lightroom, Zoner 16, PSP 17 and of course my favourite of all time, Faststone Image Viewer (use it on almost every photo that I edit) but will be using PT Photo Editor a lot in the future. It REALLY does what it sets out to do very well. Go on you Pros and Amateurs alike, try it out. Most of you will keep it in your Editing Box, I know I will. Excellent program may have to buy this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Shadow  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

I have been using photo imaging software before digital was popular. When I download a picture into the software it is really small. When it is enlarged it is very blurry. The are photos i have already edited and they are not blurry in the least. Whats the deal?

Reply   |   Comment by ken  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Before anyone seeks to draw my attention to Zoner, Photoscape, GIMP and Paintnet:

Today's software is an astonishingly good program with far, far more under the hood than seems apparent from a cursory look or quick run-through. Trashing many a rival commercial offering from mid-range producers like Ashampoo and Engelmann Media, PT Photo Editor 2.1.2 has a depth and a competence that out-does Zoner, a range of facilities that out-strips Photoscape, an ease of use that GIMP cannot match and a calibre of image management the equal of Paintnet.

Image editors are a hobby of mine so yes: I am indeed A Sad Geek. However: seeing as this computer is currently home to over $1,000sworth of Adobe CS, I do have a passing familiarity with stuff like Curves and Layers and all the other arcane words in the lexicon of this type of software application.

Today's developer really does seem to know what it's doing: an entry-level program that's perfect for novice users yet deceptively big enough to take 'em out into the far reaches of post-processing like individual RGB spectrum manipulation. Yes, there are some well-implemented friendly gimmicks of the sort found in mid-to-low cost and freeware editors -- 'Red Eye' removal being one -- but equally, there are some very powerful tools here which in performance collectively exceed by some margin the freewares mentioned at the top of this post.

So impressed have I been with PT Photo Editor 2.2 that I've actually just run it back to back with Photoshop CS, one helluva compliment to pay to the developer because comparing the donkey that is most image management software to the thoroughbred that is Photoshop CS is idiotically unfair.

But not here. PT Photo Editor 2.2 is emphatically not Adobe: it doesn't set out to be and it isn't, therefore, targeted at the graphics design section of an advertising agency's art department staffed by folks who actually had to spend at least 2 years learning how to use it. Instead, it's targeted at home users, and targeted so accurately that I'm astonished that even one thumbs down has been given against it, never mind the total of witless 'user votes' that have cropped up so far.

Verdict: this has to be one of the very best offers Giveawayoftheday has facilitated in 2014. A seemingly simple little toolbox, PT Photo Editor 2.2 actually punches far, far above its weight (and its size). A novice user who requires only an intuitive click-and-go (for example, the Image Rotate and auto-crop facility) has it instantly to hand, whilst tools of considerably greater sophistication are there aplenty for users who wish to explore a little further. What's especially commendable about Photo-Toolbox's work here is the tailoring of a succinct yet informative help page:

http://www.photo-toolbox.com/product/photo-editor/user-guide/#TAB

to the software's controls: it's the quickest and easiest journey into Adobe Land anyone will ever make, seeing as how what is under discussion there isn't the cheapo gimmickry of many another image editor but concepts and controls that are fundamental to any understanding of Photoshop and, therefore, digital image post-processing.

At a mere 6.20Mb, PT Photo Editor is as scientifically elegant a rebuttal as any I've yet seen of all the bloatware out there churned out by lazy coders in software companies large and small; at $30, a 'Best Buy' by any criteria. Offered entirely free of charge today, it has to be one of 2014's most unmissable bargains -- as indeed does the half-price offer of a mere $15 which the developer is making available until the end of this month.

Well done, Photo-Toolbox, and well done, Giveawayofheday: Christmas just came early for those quick enough to accept this gift with both hands.

Reply   |   Comment by MIkeR  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+73)

Nice review there, MIkeR. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by starvinmarvin  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I have to agree with you MikeR - this is a much better package than it appears at first! Before downloading it I went to the user-guide page and was very pleased to see just how many pro-type features it has; not only that, the developer also offers one of the best guides I have seen in years for working with the program. I've used quite a few photo apps in over 30 years of playing with computers, from the most basic to very complicated, and I already like this better than any of the others I have.

For amateur users like myself, this is as small and complete a package as I've ever seen - it has a powerful feature set, and a well-designed guide to using it. My only picks are the gray interface (hate it!) and complete lack of setup/customizing/toolbar options (really, developer??? This is 2014!) - but those won't keep me from using and enjoying this for a long time.

Gets my 9 of 10 rating, and that would be higher except for the annoyances. Well done, Photo-Toolbox, and thanks! Nice choice, GOTD! And I agree, this is one of the best of the 2014 giveaways, and I highly recommend it.
John

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

Mike,

This is one of the most elegantly written reviews ever posted on GOTD (I especially liked the boxing reference, as well as the comment about increasing bloatware versus capability). Thanks for both a knowledgeable AND well written review of this software app.

BruceM

Reply   |   Comment by BruceM  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#26

@23 Ioannis "Help! Please"

Maybe this will help:
* Delete the zip from GOTD
* Clean the temp-folders etc from Windows; maybe use cCleaner
* Restart Windows
* Download the GOTD-zip again
* And then try it again.
I did not notice any contact with the Internet.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Hartstikke bedankt, Ootje, het heeft werkt. - Your suggestion performed a miracle!

Being 30+ years busy with PCs, it totally escapes how or why this "trick" worked.

The story's morality: Never be so arrogant as to not try something different.

Thanks, again.

Reply   |   Comment by Ioannis  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

When Activate.reg is not successful applied, it is visible in the title of the program:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PTPhotoEditor212_20141124/NotActivated.png

Also is the activation visible by About:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PTPhotoEditor212_20141124/About.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#24

On trying to activate, I get a registry warning question "Do you really want to enter ... to the registry?" It's the first time I see such a thing.

It nevertheless activates, opens, a photo is loaded, but when I try to do anything to it, the program crashes.

Uninstalled via Revo. Note that its own uninstaller leaves some debris behind in the registry.

Reply   |   Comment by tomcat  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Addendum to my previous message.

My system: XP Pro XP3.

Reply   |   Comment by tomcat  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The warning you get is expected in any version of Windows; on the other hand, this registration method is as transparent as it can get, enabling you to see the sole key that is going to be written to the registry.

Reply   |   Comment by Jacal  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

My Windows 7 machine throws up the "Are you sure...." message whenever a program with an "Unknown Author" is being installed. If I trust the source of the program, I just go ahead with the installation and I've never had any problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Mujer  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Help! Please... — Karl, XP-Man, Giovanni, Photo-Toolbox support, or ANY knowledgeable PC user:

Nothing else happens when I click on the Setup.exe file (unzipped, indeed) – except the hourglass, for a few seconds.

I do have some understanding of the Windows OS, and I've tried any trick on the book to get it going:
Run it as Administrator (even with elevated rights) / Turning off both (Oh, no!) Bitdefender anti-virus and firewall.

Still, no happy results. :-(
This has occurred only 2 or 3 times before in my long GOTD profitable visits, but cared less than for today's offer.

Note: Installing the Trial version it's no way to go. GOTD's "Activate.reg" hasn't had any positive influence on that one.

Please, any advanced ideas? Thanks for any deviate suggestion.

Reply   |   Comment by Ioannis  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sorry, I forgot to mention my system: Windows 8.1

Reply   |   Comment by Ioannis  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ioannis: can you do a clean re-install -- in other words, start over? First off, run CCleaner to delete the existing folder / files. Make sure CCleaner is set up to deal with your specific browser. Run CCleaner once and then again. Next: open CCleaner 'Registry' and click 'Scan for issues' but do NOT hit the button 'fix selected issues' unless you see something in those results which references Photo Toolbox and/or PT Photo Editor. If you do, then UNCHECK the "Problem" box at the top of the screen and then check ONLY those entries (assuming there are any) to the developer and/or its software. Next: run CCleaner -- the cleaner itself -- again, and then shut down or re-start your PC, whichever you prefer (me, I tend to shut down but that's more to do with superstition than anything else.) Next: return to giveawayoftheday and download the zipped folder to wherever you wish it to be on your drive and then right-click to 'extract all'. Sorry that this seems so long-winded a procedure but it's necessary to achieve a fresh download and be absolutely certain that nothing happened while that hour-glass was spinning.

Reply   |   Comment by MIkeR  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

When all else fails, download the zip file again from the "Download _____ Now!" button at the top. I've never "double downloaded" from GOTD so, if necessary, you might have to send the original Zip file and the extracted files to the recycle bin first ...which is good to do anyway so you don't confuse the old files from the new ones.

Reply   |   Comment by Mujer  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Problem solved, having followed Ootje's suggested route at Comment #26.

Reply   |   Comment by Ioannis  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@ MIkeR: Thanks for your sound advice. – @ Mujer: For yours, too.
Both of your comments must have awaited moderator's approval. They were published *after* my reply to Ootje, and only saw them this morning.

Out of a good habit I take major precautions before doing any www "shopping": Firefox Private Browsing, Steganos Online Shield, and Revo Uninstaller.

Reply   |   Comment by ioannis  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

Fabulous tool, very light weight and tons of features. Supports layers ("regions"), geometric lens distortion, individually targeted color hue/saturation/luminance controls a la Lightroom, (multiple simultaneous) gradient adjustments, has an excellent noise reduction algorithm, and on and on. Its effects are subtle and extremely "fine". The development team doesn't respond directly, but your suggestions likely appear in future versions (mine did!).

Don't be deceived, as many commenters above have been. This is a very powerful, subtle tool with a very direct (=simple to use) UI that reveals more functionality the more you pay attention.

Very highly recommended, very fairly priced. I paid immediately the last time this tool was offered.

Reply   |   Comment by JFC  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#21

Is the discount applicable to all versions?

Reply   |   Comment by Justine  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#20

An incredibly effective tool for something so small.

It's basically lightroom, but it has a couple of added benefits. When I use lightroom I have to export to Photoshop to use things like liquify but this program has it built in... it's not as fluid and Photoshops liquify but still does the job well. It also has a selection lasso which Lightroom doesn't have.

If the developers work on this program it could be a viable contender to the Adobe standard.

Importantly for photographers, it can accept camera RAW files. I'm a professional photographer and programs like this are interesting to me... but I expect it won't change the way I work as yet.

There's not a great deal to add that hasn't been said... of you have lightroom you'll probably stick with it, if you don't, this is a very worthwhile alternative.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#19

Hmm... nice... kinda.... However!

When you start the program the first thing it does is trying to make contact with the internet, which I thoroughly detest as being extremely unwell-behaved of any software and which I ALWAYS disallow making it necessary to unblock it later when I decide to allow such connections.

So after that the first thing I do is look for the "Settings" or "Options" menu where I expect to uncheck some 'Automatically check for updates' setting. But there do not seem to be ANY user modifiable settings in this piece of software that I can find. Really? Not even a default folder to open? Look at all the options there are in for instance Irfanview. None of those would be of use here? And it also always seems to open full-screen, which I also don't like. It can't even remember its window size and position?

Frankly with such omissions I hardly care about the other qualities this software might or might not have.

- Ben -

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

I think the reason it is contacting the internet is that it wants to open the help file information. That can be helpful, but I, too, would want to turn that off, not out of security concerns, but more out of not wanting to have to close the webpage each time I open the program. I would prefer the help file to be integrated with the software.

I agree about not being able to find a "Setting" or "options" menu. I do a lot of image editing, and have many image editing programs. It reminds me of Lightroom, and also Portrait, which I think is from the same developer. I don't dislike either of those, but they don't seem intuitive to me, after having used many others. I will keep this, and I'm sure I will use it, but I doubt it will end up being one of my "go to" image editors. (In all fairness to this software, I also have Photoshop, and don't consider it as one of my "go to" image editors.)

Reply   |   Comment by Sparky  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

Hi, It's rather difficult to define this Program.. It's different. My first impression when entering into it could easily be described as that of feeling slightly.. claustrophobic, getting into something too 'boothy' for my liking (like darkroom where one has restricted movements, or.. cannot swing a proverbial cat!:), but only because it's dark and crammed with features that all require manual adjustments..So we have - slides and bars on the right, history and other things - on the left, and 'before and after' - in the middle. Traffic jam, or what!? Yes, it all has to be operated within ONE window - hence the result! That explains why it's so light in size? Perhaps.

So it might be a good little (and quite ambitious for that matter) Tool, that has not only basic photo adjustment features, but other useful (if not random) 'items' added to improve/manipulate images. I don't dispute that, BUT - it's better imho to use it for fine tuning that require time, effort, and learning curve! (in shape of help tutorials online) - rather than to expect quick, 'dramatic' results in a hurry. It has only one modest effect - vignette. In these circumstances - just as well!:)

Thanks GOTD and PT Photo Editor for this Giveaway. My only reservation regarding this Software is it's unfortunate design, sorry.

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

It's hard to beat Zoner Photo Studio, particularly since they have been giving away v16 Pro now that v17 has been released. And that comes with a bevy of tutorial support and a great user community.

It took me some time to embrace Zoner, and now that I have, I can't imagine using anything else apart from some of the Teorx editing tools.

Reply   |   Comment by Manic Monde  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

You really should try PT and use it with Zoner. I'm a big Zoner fan, but PT has much more capable image adjustment tools than Zoner.

Reply   |   Comment by JFC  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

This is a really fine advice, and it is very easy to find a working Zoner 16 Pro giveaway. It offers a lot and can be easily used in conjunction with other programs, like today's PT.

Reply   |   Comment by Jacal  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

Installed, a little thrown by the way this program "registered" itself & just a curiousity, are we done with the "unwrapping GCD" files or what?; anyway, This program has a very nice "drop down" from the top of the window menu, & if you can do that, why couldn't you go just ONE STEP further & include "WORDS" (or at least an OPTIONS place for us - the ones who have weak eyes & have worked with computers for 3 or more decades & would really to see something FAMILIAR, as well as, NEW. Grey-out pics, I almost didn't see them! Where is the Options Button anyways, can someone tell me please? Thanks, as before I have done a couple of pictures with the last offering & it is just coming into that time of years (colder than you what outside & you just want to sit by the fire and do things for mem'ries' sake. Anyways, Thank you for today's offering GOTD & Photo Toolbox.com B|

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#15

PhotoFiltre 7 is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced
adjustments to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it.
Free, portable, small. Decription & download here : http://www.photofiltre-studio.com/pf7-en.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Roland  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Roland,

This is the "Paid" version! (29 Euros)

For the free one, it is here: http://photofiltre.free.fr/frames_en.htm


The free one is still good but the program offered today is also worth looking at (and newer)

Reply   |   Comment by Paul G  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#14

Danke für Ihre Bemühungen,Karl! I always learn with you and upvote. You are a precious guide to all softwares and appreciated by many of us here!

Reply   |   Comment by Ferdinand  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#13

What can this SW do better than IrfanView or Picassa, may I ask? Thanks for replies!

Reply   |   Comment by Karel D.  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-37)
#12

Not to repeat what has already been said, this is a decent lightweight Lightroom clone. "Developing" some CR2 photos I was mostly able to do, what I wanted. Colour controls, sharpening, manual lens correction, gradient tool etc. work well. Noise reduction is quite OK even with high ISO photos. What I was missing most, was a tool to reduce chromatic aberration. Perhaps I didn't find it.

Editors and viewers like Photoscape, IrfanView, Faststone, Hornil, Paint.net and Gimp have been mentioned here. None of them offers 16-bit support, and, for example, the free version of Zoner also doesn't. (Beta Gimp 2.9 does, but it is still quite slow and clumsy, and Gimp is a different kind of program anyway. 16-bit capable open source photo editors are, for instance, LightZone, Raw Therapee and Photivo). So this is quite an important feature of this PT Editor, that wants to work "like professional", whatever that means.

This is not a photo organizer, but it should still be able to show, if not edit, the metadata, and the browser has a lot of space for improvements.

Reply   |   Comment by Jacal  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)
#11

PT Photo Editor by photo-toolbox offered today and, in a previous version, on March 14th, seems to be an upgrade of Photo Toolbox by LifeSniffer offered on January 23rd, 2013 (the link there takes us now on PT Photo Editor page). Once again the mysteries of how software companies work…

It is not a basic as it might seem at first glance. With its very comprehensive set of tools, it is actually pretty good for such a light program. I especially like the well designed “regional edit “part, with which anyone with very little knowledge can process an image selectively.

I too will make this one part of my portfolio of graphics programs.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)
#10

there is only one i use faststone image viewer

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-49)
#9

Unusual installation and registration in that it came with a REG file, so ran setup without letting it launch and then ran the Activate.reg, now I let it launch which it did as a registered program.

Opened up to one of these dreadful mud coloured interfaces so unsuitable for old eyes, but thankfully this was the only aspect of the program that I didn't like.

A pretty unique interface that takes a minute or two to get used to, but once you do it is very easy and effective in helping you manipulate your images, also any changes you make appear immediately.

The lens correction tool is really effective and allows for manipulation in a way I have not seen before, full of possibilities.

The range of changes each of the controls allows has been well thought out, for instance I could not get the sharpness tool to overdo it, little things like that that show the care taken in the programs design.

A very good piece of software for any aspiring photographers, one they should have in their toolkit, certainly going to stay in mine, but please developers create an alternative to the mud coloured interface.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+73)
#8

This is much better than the previous version uninstalled because it didn"t support .png files. Now, it does.

This is the first GOTD I'll keep in several weeks, if not months. Kudos (and thanks) to the publisher.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)
#7

Hi,
I think MOST of us on here are aware of the other well known software available but I guess for the newbies it might be useful but it would also be useful to study this software a bit more before assuming that just ANY photo software will replace it because they dont!

That is why I, and several others on here, have such offerings as Gimp, Photoscape, Faststone VIEWER, and irfanview and perhaps a few more that suit their differing needs.

This is a very nice bit of software and has many abilities (Though the latest Photoscape has included SOME of them now). Well worth downloading and trying out to see if any part of it suits you.

Mention:- If you try to upgrade your existing version you will still need to download this version from GAOTD, for the key or the new download will not be registered.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)
#6

Lightweight and easy-to-use photo editor today: it has any option a good photo editor shoud have.
So you can crop and/or straighten pictures quickly, enhance their colors, modify the saturation, contrast and brightness etc...
It's even able to create a GRADIENT AREA in the pic, to apply effects gradually across the region.
Supports all popular image formats out there plus Camera RAW and Adobe DNG photos!!

The only CONS is that my terrific and almost infallible AV (Weebroot) blocked their homepage warning me that there is a high risk to be infected by a virus.

Anyway installed upon reboot (guess that the THUMBS UP will now go UP immediately....LOL!)!! ^_^


BEST FREE ALTERNATIVES

http://micranes.weebly.com/photosun-14.html
http://www.photopos.com/Photo-Pos-Pro_Photo-Editor-Key-Features.asp (AD Supported app)
http://www.pomelo.com/windows (Windows, IOS, Android)
http://hornil.com/en/products/stylepix
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pixelitor
http://www.getpaint.net
http://www.highmotionsoftware.com/products/imbatch


Merry Christmas!! ^_^

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+158)
#5

Fails to activate. Win 7, installed program, ran activate, get confirmation values were added to registry, opened program, still trial version asking for activate key. Tried restart,still trial.

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

Did you close the program before running Activate.reg ?
To be sure, you can restart Windows and directly run activate.reg.
Maybe you need Administrator rights; right mouse and choose "Run as administrator"
After that it should have been registered,

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I am having the same problem. I installed the program, opened it and ran the 'activation' with no effect. I tried closing the program and then activating it, while closed, no registration either way. What do I need to do? Win7 Ultimate 64bit

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Maybe it IS registered. How can I tell?

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Don't run the reg file from the zip, unzip first or extract the reg file & then run it.

Reply   |   Comment by Moe  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Moe's suggestion worked for me ... extract the ref file to a folder and then run it.

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

I tried all the above. STILL won't activate. It says " ...Activate.reg: Error accessing the registry". How come the programs that I want the most are always the ones that give me the most problems trying to install or registry?! Other times, using the exact same procedures, I have no problems at all! It gets so frustrating. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Sheila  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I did everything suggested, after I ran the extracted "activate.reg" I was told the registry had been suitably modified, but the program still says it's a "trial version". Does that mean the registration didn't work? Running W8Pro.

Reply   |   Comment by George Gutman  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

In case anyone thinks I was being unfair, in my previous comment, I did download PT photo editor 2.1.2 and found it to be a very basic editor. Uninstalled it.

Reply   |   Comment by Shane Potter  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
#3

Considering the size and mentioned features of this program I can imagine it as a basic level photo editing tool.
All those features and much more can be obtained from a number of popular freeware photo-editing tools.

1) PHOTOSCAPE

2) FastStone Image Viewer

3) Irfanview

4) Hornil - StylePix - Free Image Editor

5) GIMP - TheGNU Image Manipulation Program ( An alternative to Adobe Photoshop claimed by some users )
and many others.

All these programs are also available as Portable version.

Reply   |   Comment by Jahid  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)
#2

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system.

In my case it installs a 64bit version in the program folder.

A company without name and address, we had had version 1.0.1 on March 14th of this year. Here are the old reviews:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/pt-photo-editor-1-0-1/

A really lightweight photo tool, occupies 39 MB of memory.

A dark lightroom style interface opens. A lot of options and some very good ones, not found in many other photo tools.

Have a look at the save options! You can remove some or all of your metadata (exif) including GPS info, you can change the color space and the saved picture gets automatically a new name. The program is worth only the save dialog. No external exif remover any more. But, what a pity, it does not SHOW metadata. The removal works, as I could test.

Positive to mention the lens correction tool, you have to do it manually, it does not take the lens info from the metadata (this really would be professional... think of DXO Optics), a good solution the straighten tool with autocrop on/off. Simple undo/redo. A simple to use clone tool.

It does not automatically load the last picture locations.

This is a software worth downloading and keeping. Makes a very good impression. I'll replace my former version and repeat my first impression:

If you’ll have already a dozen programs to boost your photos to “professional”, this would be number thirteen with the advantage to be a small and fast program.

No uninstall...

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+228)

Guten Morgen Karl, always thank you for your early comments :)

Reply   |   Comment by bono  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Their server is located in the US. But their text "This tutorial will show you how to make a person on the picture look more thinner by using Liquify tools in PT Photo Editor" gives me the impression their mother language is not Logic. "More thinner"?? Why not just "thinner"? Or even "slimmer"? In Dutch "slimmer" means "smarter".

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

The english language is often brutalized by many, myself included. It is not uncommon to come across 'more' being used to describe in this manner.

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

I agree with "gergn". 'More' being used to describe in this manner screams of either not caring how one comes across in her/his communications or not knowing any better. If a review is worth posting one should take pride in verbiage (grammar rules) used in that review. The English language is one of which to be proud, and brutalizing it is not something I would be proud to do.

Reply   |   Comment by Purplebutterflylady  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Purplebutterflylady, I really don’t want to offend you or anyone else but I am afraid your comment contains two serious mistakes. The first one is that you do not take into account that the person you criticize is not a native speaker of English. He writes very well in English with few grammatical mistakes and manages to communicate his ideas clearly but he made one mistake that was jumped on by you and “Gergn”. This mistake is common for non-native speakers and arises from one of the many rules in English that are imprecisely defined and difficult to put into operation unless the person has automatized the language since early childhood. The rule refers to the method of constructing comparative adjectives from the basic adjective and says that when the adjective is short the ending “er” is to be used. However, when the adjective is long and therefore has more than one syllable the adverb “more” should be used, as in the case of, for example, “intelligent”, which has three syllables. The problem, even for native speakers, begins when the word has two syllables. Take the two adjectives “happy” and “constant”, each with two syllables and try to justify why the first should have the ending “er” and the second not!
Your second mistake is interesting in a different way. I doubt if anyone would accept that “one should take pride in verbiage” when they find out that “verbiage” has the principal meaning of “Wording of a superabundant or superfluous character, abundance of words without necessity or without much meaning; excessive wordiness.” (Oxford English Dictionary). Even its secondary meaning, “Diction, wording, verbal expression.” does not correspond to the definition of “grammatical rules. So someone might level the accusation of brutalization at you”
Gergn’s comment contains an equally interesting vocabulary mistake because the error he points out has nothing to do with logic. It is a grammatical mistake.
The alternative is to adopt a more understanding attitude in both senses – comprehension of what is involved in language communication and sensitivity to the difficulties some people may have for a variety of reasons. A good example of the latter is the way some contributors have used a little German when talking to Karl. This is really nice and shows appreciation for all his efforts. His English is very good and any mistakes he makes are absolutely insignificant for the help he provides for everyone. The same would apply to Giovanni and the site would be a lot less useful without their participation so comments that sound ungrateful do not help to build the sense of community that we are looking for.

Reply   |   Comment by Craig  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#1

I suggest you get Photoscape instead. Photoscape is robust, the interface is extremely well thought out. here is a link to a playlist of tutorials on youtube. http://youtu.be/TqSNkPgGjv4?list=PL1A3459C0FF6F5763

And here is a list to a sight where you can download the program.

http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

Reply   |   Comment by Shane Potter  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-107)

But PhotoScape appears to be only for Mac?

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Stone  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

So, I went to the photoscape site and downloaded and installed the software. Then I spent about an hour and a half trying to delete it and everything that came along with it. Thanks, no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Geazer  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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