Image Editors

Adobe Fireworks CS3 is the ideal tool for creating and optimizing images for the web and rapidly prototyping websites and web applications. Fireworks CS3 offers the flexibility to edit both vector and bitmap images, a common library of prebuilt assets, and timesaving integration with Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Illustrator CS3, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, and Adobe Flash CS3 software. Mock up designs quickly in Fireworks, or leverage other assets from Illustrator, Photoshop, and Flash. Then move directly into Dreamweaver CS3 for easy development and deployment. You can use the new Pages panel to create multiple pages in a single document (PNG file), and share layers across multiple pages. Each page can contain its own slices, layers, frames, animations, and canvas settings, making it easy to simulate website flow in a prototype. Adobe Fireworks makes it possible to organize and manage your prototypes with a new hierarchical layer structure — similar to the one in Adobe Photoshop — that enables you to easily organize web layers and pages. It allows to apply lighting effects, shadow effects, styles, and blend modes, including seven new blend modes from Photoshop, to add depth and character to text and symbols.

Ulead PhotoImpact is a complete image-editing suite. Choose powerful yet easy-to-use tools and share in your photos, greeting cards, labels, calendars, prints, email and more. PhotoImpact 12 includes a complete set of powerful tools to satisfy the demands of high-end users. Automatically corrects the colors in your photos. Detailed settings let you make precise adjustments. Its advanced perceptual technology makes colors look natural. It allows to customize the amount of noise reduction you want. You can selectively remove undesired elements from multiple shots of the same scene.

AV Bros. Puzzle Pro is an extremely high quality, powerful and flexible filter plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and compatible hosts. Puzzle Pro 2.2 greatly increases your creativity and productivity and thanks to both the superb engine and the convenient graphic user interface it gives you absolute control over the process of creating the desired effect. And although AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 2.2 is targeted to help you create a jig-saw puzzle effect, it also produces a plethora of various high quality image effects. The program provides seven effects such as Bevel, Gaussian Blur, Motion Blur, Opacity, Color Overlay, Hue/Saturation and Brightness/Contrast. It offers a wide range of knife’s flipping operations, and many more.

Picturesque is an application designed to make images look gorgeous for the web. With an animated “drag and drop” style interface, Picturesque can beautify your images with reflections, soft glows, shadows, delicate curves, strokes and fades in less time than it takes to open Photoshop. Picturesque can also beautify a whole stack of images in batch with a single click, and includes a set of handy Automator actions. It allows to add reflections and other effects to hundreds of images in batch with one click. Picturesque is fully scriptable with Applescript and fully localised into German, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Russian, Czech, Spanish and Chinese.

ImageWell is a small, but powerful, image editing application that lets you quickly resize, crop, watermark, edit your images, take screenshots and then upload them to the web, save to your computer or email them to a friend. ImageWell also lets you annotate your images with text, shapes, arrows and lines, quickly and easily. And it doesn’t stop there – add a drop shadow, a shaped border, flip or rotate your image, plus so much more. You can edit your image, give it a name and file type, and simply drag and drop the image to the desired destination on your computer to save it there. Or drag and drop it into an email message, a document or presentation. Want to send other types of files to the web – you can do that too – just choose the location, and drop the file over the Send button.

DxO Optics Pro is a multi-award winning program running on Windows or Macintosh to automatically improve image quality. It is based on extensive analysis of cameras and lenses, and is unlike any other digital photography software. DxO Optics Pro is a “must have” accessory for supported DSLRs and high-end digicams, it is designed especially for advanced amateur and professional photographers. You can use whether you want to enhance your pictures without having to bother setting up sliders, or you want to manually set up your own correction parameters. DxO Optics Pro offers a whole range of features to automatically correct and enhance your images. You’ll be able to find out more about these as you navigate our site and in particular: elimination of distortion, vignetting, and lens softness through specifically developed camera/lens modules; removal of camera noise and purple fringing; optimization of exposure & dynamic range, color optimization, and more.

LightZone provides a unique visual approach to digital photo editing, allowing you to focus on what you want to do with your photos, not how you do it. All operations are live and have an immediate effect upon which you can make new editing decisions. No more guess work. The software allows you to enhance photos in a simple and natural way, without the steep learning-curve found in many other software programs. From editing RAW photographs or JPEG, TIFF or DNG photos, LightZone is a complete digital image editing application in a single software package. LightZone’s intelligent editing features help adjust exposures, boost overall color, correct color shifts and white balance errors, selectively sharpen or blur images or parts of images, remove dust spots and reduce the noise often found in high-ISO digital images. LightZone is the only photo-editor where every operation is a smart operation. No more tweaking of confusing histograms, no more guess-work; a single slider in LightZone can adjust any of the 16 exposure values in an image: individually, grouped or selectively. An unlimited tool stack allows for unlimited edits to the photograph, in which the hierarchy determines in what order these edits are performed. Edit instructions are stored as non destructive operational layers (rather than pixel layers). Individual edit operations can be sequenced differently and turned on or off.

Seashore is an open source image editor for Cocoa. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMP’s technology and uses the same native file format. However, unlike the GIMP, Seashore only aims to serve the basic image editing needs of most computer users, not to provide a replacement for professional image editing products. Seashore was created by Mark Pazolli who, together with a handful of other developers and helpful users, still develops it to this day. Seashore’s features include: full support for the GIMP’s native XCF file format, Read and write support for the TIFF, PNG, JPEG, JP2000 and GIF file formats, layers with over 20 merging effects, ability to edit just the primary or alpha channels, thorough transparency effects including semi-transparent gradients , and many more.

Sizerox is an application that resizes your “JPEG”, “TIFF”, “PNG” or “PSD” images and saves them as “JPEG”. You can easily resize, rename, crop, rotate and watermark your images from your digital camera or scanner to send them with e-mails, to use them on the web or to upload them to your iPod. Sizerox uses Apple Quicktime to save the resized images, so the quality of the resized images is always high. Sizerox supports Drag-and-Drop. Drop as many image files as you want or a folder that contains hundreds or thousands of images to the main window as well as to the application icon to resize the images. You don’t need anymore to alter each image by hand. Requirement: Mac OS X 10.3 or later.

Adobe Photoshop Elements software combines two powerful yet easy-to-use products to deliver the most complete photo and video editing solution. Entertain friends with unique cinematic slide shows and dramatic freeze-frame effects, create personalized DVDs, and easily share on the web. Adobe Photoshop Elements allows to perform a full range of common photo adjustments — including color, contrast, and lighting — in the convenient Quick Fix mode. You can easily adjust skin tones for a more natural look, even in poorly lit photos. Photoshop Elements eliminates red eye automatically as you download photos from your camera. Or you can remove red eye from individual shots without even clicking on the photo. It easily corrects camera lens distortion at photo edges and keystone effects that exaggerate perspective. You can transform your photos with realistic paintbrush effects to simulate oils, watercolors, charcoals, pastels, and different canvas textures, and many more.

StudioLine Photo Classic is a user friendly, powerful and versatile solution for any photo enthusiast who wants to efficiently organize, professionally edit, flexibly design and easily backup their extensive collection of images. Panes for image tools, descriptors, hints and folder/image information are clearly organized. Size, move, dock or hide panes to perfectly adapt StudioLine to your work flow. The highly reliable image archive of StudioLine Photo Classic lets you take control of your rapidly growing photo collections. StudioLine provides numerous options to share your images, including email, prints, web galleries, export and interfacing with online services. The program is available in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite will help you transform your ideas into professional results. With this comprehensive graphics suite, you can confidently tackle a wide variety of projects – from logo creation and Web graphics, to multi-page marketing brochures, or eye-catching signs. From new bitmap-to-vector tracing in Corel PowerTRACE, new photo-editing features in PHOTO-PAINT, new suite-wide learning tools, and enhancements in illustration and page layout, this suite combines design capabilities, ease-of-use, and affordability that cannot be matched by any other graphics software. PHOTO-PAINT Image Adjustment Lab is a ‘one stop shop’ for adjusting photo colors and tones while the ability to create snapshots of your adjusted photos with one single click makes photo comparison simple and easy. With Interactive Fit Text to Path tool it easier than ever to attach text to a path with precision. A common effect for creating logos and signs, this new tool lets you interactively control text placement in order to get your desired results – fast. CorelDRAW has a great collection of about 10,000 hand-selected, professional clipart images, 35 new WGL4 fonts, 1,000 royalty free photos.