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Giveaway of the day — SoftOrbits Photo Editor 1.0

Turn your digital snapshot into a perfect postcard!
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 465 (54%) 391 (46%) 66 comments

SoftOrbits Photo Editor 1.0 was available as a giveaway on February 12, 2015!

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Turn your digital snapshot into a perfect postcard! Be it a passer-by, a hanging wire or just an unwanted shadow, you can make your picture free of distracting objects with ease. Remove unwanted objects just in a click!

SoftOrbis Photo Editor will help you to select the whole object and re-create what’s beneath it, producing a clean, perfect postcard free of blemishes and distractions.

Please note: You can purchase an Unlimited personal license (including support and updates) with 50% discount!

System Requirements:

Windows NT/ 2000/ 2003/ SBS 2003/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

SoftOrbits

Homepage:

http://www.softorbits.com/photo-editor/

File Size:

13.7 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#39

I know it may be late for some but might probably help others to fix the crashing issue, rename the PhotoEditor.exe.manifest in the installation folder to something different, as it triggers the crash and is thus invalid!

XP working
http://i.imgur.com/Qkk3NmA.png
http://i.imgur.com/gfCZ2oW.png

Good luck. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by kin0seC  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#38

It's worth noting that Adobe CS2 can be had for free:
http://adobe-creative-suite-2-cs2.en.softonic.com/

The only downside is that it's about a decade old and may not have all the features of other programs. The current package only sells by subscription.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Summerset  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

@GOTD team:
I compared (binary comparison) the file downloaded this morning before I went to work (like 6:30AM)to the "new" build just downloaded and they compare the same. Is this really the updated zip file?

Reply   |   Comment by Avid Gamer  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

I reported to avast it (my previous post) was a false positive as a search proved so. Should've searched first. LOL
https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/547d2dd8410df226657259968243dde1997e03991d81ee837a3a75973d472d97/analysis/
Also, tried installing the trial from the author's page over top of the GOTD installation (the replacement build GOTD posted) and it still crashed as many others have already posted:
http://imgur.com/yYPiGoZ
Guess I give up as others have.

Reply   |   Comment by Avid Gamer  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#35

Tried many times to instal on XP machine, but will not run. Have re-installed Visual C++ 2005 but same result - error as reported by others in these comments

Reply   |   Comment by Derek  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

Installed on a HP win 7 without any problems. The registration was quick. I tried the program on a few sample photos
and am very pleased at the results. Thanks
BC

Reply   |   Comment by Billy Carter  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

After reading the comments I'm wondering if I want to embark on this journey to what looks like a nice program, but has issues. An old xp user like me can't afford to take chances. Guess i'm gettin' old and cranky.
GAOTD is still in my will come what may. Uninstall this comment after reboot.

Reply   |   Comment by charlie  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Your article has educated me. Btw, Binfer is a useful software for sending 100's of pictures with a simple drag and drop. An easy way to deliver photos to clients.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan Miles  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#31

WinXP SP3 - fails to run as reported by others - Unable to execute file C Program Files ....\PhotoEditor.exe. Create Process failed code 14001. “This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect"

Tried with GOTD download at 18:30 (theoretically a repaired build) - no go same issue.
Tried with direct download of exe from their homepage - same problem

Tosh laptop (XP SP3) running a billion other programs perfectly.

Reg code requested twice. Still no email.
Sadly a waste of time - sounded good.
I'll have to continue with the GOTD INPAINT which has been useful

Regards all.

Reply   |   Comment by JB  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#30

Thanks GOTD Team and SoftOrbits. Installed, registered and activated with no problems. Program did not crash once for me.
Remove and Image Correction functions were very slow for images 5000px and up. However, since this is only version 1.0, perhaps some time is needed for it to mature. Unfortunately today's SoftOrbits Photo Editor is not for me.

On a side note, I am not sure why the "Windows 2000" theme, and no Mac theme. Other changeable themes are Photoshop, MS Office 2010 Blue/Silver/Obsidian and Native Windows.

Just my 2 cents

Reply   |   Comment by Just_Pa55ing_Through  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#29

I had no problem with installation or crashes on my Windows 64-bit machine.

I love Softorbits software and even purchashed their Digital Collection at 70% off. A great thank you goes out to Softorbits. According to The Wayback Machine, their first web page was uploaaded on June 19th, 2006. They only had one program called Pictor Doctor. Photo Editor still needs some work as it's onlt a new program at version 1.0. They update their software frequently and expect a much better product in version 2.0 or 3.0. It's similar to some of their other program that erase information from graphic files.

The country of India had the most frequent vists, followed by the USA, then Iran.

Where did people come from before visiting their site:
google.com
giveawayoftheday.com
facebook
google,co.in

Hopeful this information is helpful to some.

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

Here's a new email adress if you get no saisfaction from the email links on the About page:

admin@softorbits.com

After further review, it seems to me that Picture Doctor is a trimmed down version of Softorbits Photo Retoucher.

Reply   |   Comment by Forensic Consultant  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#28

Maybe a note off-topic - Will there a DVD-Ripper on offer soon? I want to try it under Win 10 - because, some of the programs are not liking the update problems with the OS. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)
#27

I am running Windows 10 Technical Preview 64bit and had no trouble installing or activating. The program worked as listed and I had no trouble with the layout either. It does seem to be a simple straight forward program with no "learning curve" needed to make it work. Sometimes simple is all you need.

Thank you GOTD!!

Reply   |   Comment by Nancy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Can those who have issues please also check if the software had corrupted the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 in their PC?

When Visual C++ 2005 is corrupted (damaged by another software) you would only know if some other software suddenly cannot run with a pop up error message.
[The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0150004). Click on OK to terminate the application.]

In such a case, doing a system restore will not help.
You have to uninstall the corrupted Visual C++ 2005
Install a clean copy of Visual C++ 2005.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#25

#8. Over the last few months I've seen that Giovanni is mostly MIA (or retired) from posting freeware alternatives, so apparently Jahid is the new Giovanni. Giovanni was in Italy, I believe. Out of curiosity, where does Jahid live?

Jahid, could you do me 1 favor if you read this?
When you post your nice list of freeware alternatives, could you also put a text version of the URL (like Giovanni used to do) so I can copy & paste your freeware list with a single CTRL-C followed by CTRL-V?

For instance, you posted "PhotoScape" as a hyperlink which can be clicked on. To copy and save the actual URL I have to right click "copy link location" and paste it into another file for every program listed.

Posting your list like this would help me a lot:
"Photoscape" - http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php
(Note: "Photoscape" would still be a hyperlink)

Thanks.

P.S. I remember posting to Giovanni a few times in years past asking him if he could post and link to his large list of freeware utilities on some site. He never once answered that, so I got the impression he posted his list once early and never checked comments again, or he didn't want to share the entire list. There is so much freeware out there, and obviously Giovanni, Jahid, XP-Man, and others have large already-prepared freeware lists which I assume are organized by category (i.e. photo editing, hard drive partitioning, etc). It would be great if one or more of them would be kind enough to post and link to their complete freeware lists online and update them periodically as they change. In my dreams there would be a Wikipedia page called "Giovanni's freeware recommendations" and another Wikipedia page called "Jahid's freeware recommendations" which only they could edit. When I need a freeware for X, I would start with their pages. As it stands, we have to pick up excerpts over time among the daily giveaway comments to build our own lists. Well, daily crumbs are better than nothing, though getting the whole cookie at once would be nice.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Bob......I'll pass on todays offer until it looks a little better...

Reply   |   Comment by justnakenny  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

And if you'll Google " Giovanni best free software " you'll be able to get what your looking for...Peace.

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

I'm taking it that you've never heard of Ian Richards, otherwise you wouldn't be asking the questions raised in your post. If there is such a status as a king-of-freeware, then Ian's the man and has been for more years than GOTD itself has been around. Ian, also known to many only by his monicker, Gizmo, is Senior Editor of Windows Secrets, the essential reference resource for any and all computer users, whether novice or expert. He is also the creator of this long, long, long established website:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/

one of the most highly regarded and most authoritative out there. Its compendium of tested freeware -- of all types, in all categories -- by contributors many of whom are well-known experts in their own right is the biggest anywhere.

I do have to smile, sometimes, at "lists" which occasionally appear on here that have very blatantly been copied and pasted straight from techsupportalert without acknowledgment (though better that than instant Google searches, which last week resulted in a "freeware list" composed entirely of, er, paid-for software.)

As to today's SoftOrbits offering . . . how any developer can release a "product" that it doesn't even understand itself -- the SoftOrbits response at post #11 is a classic: This is not a clone stamp tool, it is a Majic Wand -- entirely escapes me. As Karl rightly pointed out, it is a Clone Stamp tool because SoftOrbits says it is a Clone Stamp tool.

When a developer doesn't even know what it's doing with its own software I'm certainly not going to waste my time, trying to find out. If SoftOrbits needs beta testers -- and oh my, it clearly does here -- then it should recruit them in the usual way, not come here on GOTD in hope that others will do its work for it.

As a gesture of goodwill though, here's a tip, SoftOrbits: although there was once upon a time A Fish Called Wanda, I can assure you that there isn't anywhere in any image processing software, nor has there ever been, A Wand Called Majik.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

Hi, Excellent Summary MikeR! :))

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#24

Got the key OK............downloaded and installed OK..............tested the program OK ---Nice little program - I was impressed on its ability to remove an item from the picture and leave the picture looking very good.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Davidson  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#23

I'm wondering if anyone is having the same problem that I'm having? Actually there are 5
problems (so far).

(1)I selected an image, resized it to work with it. Removed items I didn't want in the photograph. It did a so-so job. I had to keep removing the errors the editor made the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th time I tried to fix the problems.

(2) I could have lived with that because eventually I got something close to what I wanted but when I tried to use the "Clone Stamp" (by the way softorbit people - the symbol is universally used for a clone stamp - the magic wand looks different, it looks like a wand) it just colored the target area PINK.

(3) When I used the "reverse the mistake you've made" button it brought up one of the removed items I had removed before and cancelled that removal - the pink was still there and now what I had removed before was back. At this point I was getting tired of playing with this thing.

(4) This brings us to problem number 4. When I tried to return the photo to it's original size - No go. It just wouldn't work. Nothing I did would work. I gave up and decided to exit the program.

OK folks were almost at the end. We're finally at the last problem - so far. Problem number:

(5) I didn't want to save what I had done so I clicked all the correct buttons to make sure the work wasn't saved. After we were all told that version 1 was out and that everything was hunky-dory I downloaded version 1, installed it, and registered it (no problems doing that with either version). OK, SoftOrbits had corrected the problems of the previous version so I decided to give it another try. I wanted to use the same photo as before to see if it would make the same mistakes. This is when I discovered problem 5. THE PHOTO IS MISSING. It's no where to be found. I've checked the recycle bin (by the way Domi, I'm probably as knowledgeable as you are so please don't you try to give me any advise. OK?) it wasn't there either. I checked everywhere. It's gone.

OK there is one more mistake. I guess this is Mistake number 6 but it's my mistake. I take full responsibility for this one. I used an original photo. Now Domi I know that was stupid - 99% of the time I use a copy - not this time. I'll try using one of the photo recovery programs that GOTD has given us in the past. It's gone and that's all there is to that.

Anyway that's my comment for today. If any of you are experiencing the same kind of stuff please let me know. I hate to feel that I'm alone. Misery loves company. I hope the rest of my day is better and I hope all of you (even Domi) have a great day.

Reply   |   Comment by Madmaler  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Hi, I would go ballistic Madmaler if I discovered my picture GOT MISSING!! I usually suggest to Folks to work with COPIES rather than ORIGINALS in case the pics become marred by 'sample' stamp across it, or any such thing ruining it - but MISSING?? Why, that's criminal to say the least! Ask the Vendor how to get it back, I would. Doesn't matter if it's something You won't miss much, it could had been one and only precious picture (old family snap), so NO, that's NOT OK! Thanks for sharing Your testing results with us. Althou I'm on Win 7 x64, so this version could install and work - Your experience is a most valuable point! People DO make mistakes when SAVING, at worst one cannot reverse changes made to original photo, that's all. To 'delete' image still remaining in any console of any reputable Photo Program, you would have to do 'select all' and 'cut', but even then I cannot imagine that photo going missing without any trace.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

Good Morning everyone.
I installed (without incident) on a physical dual-boot system (Win 8.1 & Win 10 TP) and for the most part I am very happy with the program (my wife says I have an eye like a tin can, when it comes to pictures - but I try lol). I want to applaud SoftOrbits for maintaining the pull-down word menus & I only have a couple of small suggestions for the GUI. The colors seem very drab & not too neutral - They sort of wash the icons into the background. I know the purpose is to make the photo front & center, but a flip-flop of your color design might work - make the area around the work area lighter & the icons darker and they may stand out like the words. (IMHO) I believe I have a keeper here - thks for trying the software twice today Karl. By the way Karl, I am trying something knew with the installations from now on - I am going to install from each of the partitions as always - but install BOTH into the same subdirectory on a 3rd partition - it has been working well so far & both programs behave & both find their work material in directories I setup for both to read & the work done by one (on the pics I just did) was finished by the other - no residual memory & I save disk space (Yea) just a little shop talk, hope you don't mind. HAGD.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#21

Anyone still using XP is a fail. Download and test their released version, they posted that they replaced the build with a new build.

Reply   |   Comment by Fre  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-35)
#20

For the benefit of those complaining the program didn't work, I give the following relevant definition:

Debugging: The process of uncovering flaws by packaging prerelease software as finished product, then waiting for irate customers to report problems.

And for those who also couldn't get the revised version to work, I cite my own supplementary definition:

Debugging is the replacement of old bugs by new ones. (tomcat)

;)

Reply   |   Comment by tomcat  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#19

I suppose this product is meant to be used with win7...Win8xx doesn't seem to like this Software!

Reply   |   Comment by aba  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

That's exactly what I was going to say!

Reply   |   Comment by mandrakeman  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#18

Running Windows 8.1.6.2.314.56.1.88.3 ISO 9650. Installed perfectly. A postcard with atamp on it shot out my printer.

Reply   |   Comment by David Roper  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)
#17

The second version still fails in XP SP3.

A pop up message reads:

This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

If you go into the Program Files folder and click on PhotoEditor.exe
a pop up message will read:

Access denied!

This is the umpteenth time I have stated that we users in GOTD are in fact the Quality Control Department of many software developers. It is cheaper this way, than to set up their own QC department and pay the full time staff. One day we will win the Deming Prize.

Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
#16

Not another one you have to chase up the registration , E-mails etc , these are the ones that seem troublesome & timewasting ,

Reply   |   Comment by Leftey  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#15

Downloaded the "revised" program to see if it would start correctly now that it has been updated.

Same error code #14001 and message: Fail process #14001. “This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.”

Since this is Version 1.0, I'm guessing that we, the Giveawayoftheday fans, are the quality control test dummies to iron out all the bugs in the real world.

Maybe someday Version 2.0 will be more successful.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#14

The title of this is deceiving: "Turn your digital snapshot into a perfect postcard!" This gives the impression I can literally print out postcards with my photo on front and your address lines and place for a postage stamp on the back, and have it done easy for me.

What this software is truly about, is editing out unwanted objects, which that should clearly be stated in the title, such as: "Remove unwanted objects in your photos." That's clear and not deceiving now as to what this software truly is.

Reply   |   Comment by Ruth  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)
#13

The second version still does not install properly on XP.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim-1  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#12

Don't know if I installed the "first" or "second" release on Windows 7x64. Registered OK. Tried some things on a test image but nothing seemed to happen.
Nothing I tried worked as expected.
Uninstalling it was a bit of a pain, too (using Revo). The program's uninstaller wanted access to MS Outlook (which I don't and never use).
Thanks, but no thanks for this one.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnnyCool  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
#11

The second release of the installer worked. It installed and started correctly.

A greyish interface opens, this is a combination of several tools, from red-eye removing over the remove of "unwanted" objects and a clone stamp, which I tested.

The clone stamp did not work as expected, the stamp color (see arrow) could not be changed, the size not selected and the release of the key gave unpredictable results. Maybe the developer looks again in the code, before giving this as a unfinished version 1.0.0.0

Uninstalled. Could become a nice little tool some versions later.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+56)

Oops, missing the image:
http://i.imgur.com/4s0j7WY.png

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

This is not a clone stamp tool, it is a Majic Wand (selection by color).

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

In my program, it is called a "clone stamp" ...
http://i.imgur.com/0Th7rsU.png

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

Karl thanks for the review. I also was unable to get the second attempt at the program to install and run might be because of Windows 10 but Thanks for the review. Hopefully this will be a good program once i has some testing done to it.

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

@softorbits: "This is not a clone stamp tool, it is a Majic Wand (selection by color)."
One cannot make dogs out of cats. Different meanings ==> different words.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#10

Dear GOTD users,

the program build was replaced to eliminate the fail.

Those who had experienced problems, please try to download the renewed build.


Sorry for the inconvenience
GOTD project team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day team  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+68)

# 7 mentioned the other soft orbit programs stopped o n install of this program - is that problem now resolved???

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Registered without problems and everything working fine.

It reminds me a little of programs like Inpaint and Photupz, perhaps a tick faster removing stuff from a photo.

The interface is clean and dark consistent with the trend going dark-gray. Pretty much nothing great to learn about using SoftOrbits, because it's easy to use for everyone.

I now have InPaint, PhotoUpz and SoftOrbits to choose from with past Giveaways, but think they are all equally good.

cheers GOTD & SoftOrbits

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

To remove unwanted objects I generally like to use 'Inpaint' from TeoreX. But to make the output more perfect I also take the assistance of 'Clone Stamp' tool.

1) Remove objects from photo - Tutorial using clone stamp tool of RealWorld Designer.

2) Irfanview Clone Stamp Tutorial.

3) Also we can use the freeware GIMP . See How to Remove an object on a photo with GIMP

4) Another method using Paint.NET , just follow the instructions given in Paint.NET Clone Stamp Tutorial .

At the same time I would like to name some free and powerful image editing softwares -

*PhotoScape

*Hornil StylePix

*PhoXo

* Chasys Draw IES

*Image Composite Editor (ICE) by Microsoft Research

*PhotoDemon - A really cool editor.

*PhotoFiltre Studio

*XnView

*FastStone Image Viewer

and

ToolWiz Pretty Photo

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Jahid  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+152)

Thanks Jahid -- for taking the time to explain, link and give so many useful alternatives.

It made me think of Giovanni . . . BTW, what ever happened to him?

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

I had problem activating this too, on my newly installed version of XP.

Sometimes, we find a gem here, but they're getting fewer & farther in between. EaseUS Todo Workstation was a favorite, was able to get several versions here, with Full WinPE support.

Like Jahid stated, I too miss Giovanni & have wondered what happened to him, he was a regular here, day in & out, and always had a list of truly free alternatives.

Cat

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

Thanks for tutorials on different programs, would download tis photo editor, but possible lost of other softorbit giveaways???

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

Well, the Photo Editor program installs and registers fine. But after I installed it, three other SoftOrbits programs (Photo Retoucher, Photo Stamp Remover, and Photo to Sketch Converter) that I had previously obtained and registered via Giveawayoftheday have now stopped operating as licensed programs.

Apparently, this company does some kind of an online check of the registration codes upon starting any of its programs, and the other three programs all report that "the license key has already been activated." Not sure why it would say that, as all three Softorbits programs had registered cleanly and I have not tampered with them in any way.

I like the software that this company makes. But I don't like it that they have taken away three licensed programs from me. A licensed program should stay licensed and not phone home to negate the free license code. That is very disingenuous.

Reply   |   Comment by mjfoxtrot  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+140)

I had the same problem with Softorbis before, turning previously registered programs of the same name and other names (all by Softorbis though) into unregistered versions and was very annoyed as I know you must also be. How I found a way around this was by renaming every exe file of any Softorbis program I have in my PC, before I installed another one of their products and then renaming them back to their original names, after the new installation is complete. Just adding something like xxxxx_OFFFFF.exe to the name xxxxx.exe does the trick. Cumbersome but worth it, if you care to keep your registered programs. Any other suggestion welcome. Of course, the programmer could simply stop this practically illegal practice (as in a way, they are actually stealing your licences, irrespective if paid for or GOTD), but I am sure they wont, whatever little profit they are hoping to gain by it.

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

glad you mentioned the other soft orbit programs stopped. I like Sketch Drawer by soft orbits and wouldn't want to lose it - I already have photo editors - thanks

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

Well i see SoftOrbits still has the same problem when registering there software that i posted a few months ago, That if you have other Software installed by the same company (There own Software) when installing a newer program or just updating to a newer Version, all of a sudden any (or most) other software from SoftOrbits shows Unregistered Version!!! Licence key has already been activated.

Even when looking under Help then about it shows Unregistered Version. It's a pity they don't fix this problem, as if you got the Software from GOTD then basically you have lost a working version (or versions) of the software as you can't reinstall it.

They really need to FIX this Activation Problem when installing SoftOrbits Software, that it does not effect other SoftOrbits Software from working...
Mark (Australia).

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

Windows 8.1.6.3 9600. I had much the same result as Karl - Setup completed, but the actual program crashed immediately, so I didn't even get to try for the registration key.

Reply   |   Comment by David J Wilson  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#5

Installed but unable to run in XP, same as Susan #4, but successfully registered and opened in Win Seven.
A modern mud coloured interface but thankfully easily readable, similar to their retouch program with the addition of some simple editing functions, this includes an automatic correction function and the ability to sharpen the image.
A quick test on the removal aspect worked well in a simple situation; an easy-to-use limited functionality program, a handy little program to have around but most definitely will not replace my main editor.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+48)
#4

Program FAILS. Running XP-PRO w/SP3. (AMD Processor)

Fail process #14001. "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

Of course, reinstalling the application gives me the same result, program failure. Apparently, this program (Version 1.0 !!!) is obviously not ready for prime-time considering that the system requirements above list just about every operating system except Windows 95 & 98!

Please fix the program, it sounds great!

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+48)
#3

i get key from adress(they send it to my mail) i download this program from web...its working without problems.Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by cumhur  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#2

Download and installed this software successfully on my windows & based system. After using it I just want to say that it’s a cool photo editing software in less value...

Reply   |   Comment by Tracy Steven  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#1

Installed (and not registered) on a WIn 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system. A clean install.

A Russian company from Smolensk with address, phone&fax.

The registration page didn't like my email address, so I did not receive a key. Even if I would get a key, i could not enter it...

The program crashes immediately after start:
http://i.imgur.com/rnU2Cyu.png

What a pity, I would have liked to test it. No way. Not working, a real version 1.0.0.0, no better a version 0.9.0.0

Uninstalled via reboot.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+100)

Your comments getting ridiculous.

I registered without problems on a Win 8.1 Pro System 64bit. No crash, everything working perfectly fine. Perhaps you need to scan your WIn 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system for viruses.

Reply   |   Comment by Domi  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-159)

@Domi "Perhaps you need to learn how to use Windows, Karl, or scan your WIn 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system for viruses" that is a comment from someone who knows little about windows, just because a program crashes doesn't mean there is a virus or someone does not know how to use windows. Please refrain from inputting useless Crap like this. I have a fresh install of Windows 10 TP 64 bit and it also crashed on my system. after uninstalling and reinstalling 4 times same issue. It didn't like my disposable email address but it did send me one through a pop3 email. Still unable to get it to work. Will continue this discussion on the Forum.

Reply   |   Comment by Keymaster  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+80)

A "WIn 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit" is not existing.

Reply   |   Comment by Fishbone  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-53)

The program installed without a problem on WinXP, but didn't start:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/SoftOrbitsPhotoEditor10_20150212/FoutmeldingWinXP.png
On Win7-64: all went fine.
Sometimes the colors of a picture were red. And zoom-in/out didn't work well

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Program seems to be really unstable. Crashes, starts fine, crashes, starts fine, on the same system of course, nothing changed in between.

W8 crashing
http://i.imgur.com/uSp8jET.png

W8 working
http://i.imgur.com/MjSjl7z.png

XP not working at all (like the only program out of 1000 others successfully installed and used on that machine)
http://i.imgur.com/To6Abgo.png

If you are lucky, it might run, if not, then it won't. I might give this program another go at some point but this version 1.0 is mediocre at best.

Reply   |   Comment by kin0seC  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

Works fine for me on Windows 10 TP 64bit. Running ToolWiz Time Freeze. No crashes.
http://i.imgur.com/NgPtJOt.png

Reply   |   Comment by Byron  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

it is German ,see translation
http://i.imgur.com/ipAKRFw.jpg

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff43  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Try right clicking and run as administrator. See if that works.

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