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Kizoa is a comprehensive and easy-to-use slideshow creating platform online, enabling people to easily share photos in a dynamic and creative way. Use... Learn More


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FastStone provides the following products:FastStone Image Viewer provides a stable, and user-friendly image browser, editor and converter. It offers y... Learn More


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Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate combines the pro-quality photo-editing tools of PaintShop Pro with powerful image correction technology, portrait beautif... Learn More

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Xara Designer Pro provides one of the world's most flexible software for design by combining web designing, image editing, graphic design and desktop ... Learn More

Pricing Starting From

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Kizoa

Image & Photo Editing

Free Plan

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FastStone

Image & Photo Editing

$ 19.95
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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PaintShop Pro

Photography

$ 79.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing

$ 299
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Available Features

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Kizoa

Image & Photo Editing

UNLIMITED storage

Include 10 min. video clips

Download slideshows in HD

Download collages in UHD (2880x2160)

50% discount on all orders

Redirect slides to many sites with different URLs

24/7 Customer servic

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FastStone

Image & Photo Editing

Image browser and viewer with a familiar Windows Explorer-like user interface

True Full Screen viewer with image zoom support and unique fly-out menu panels

Crystal-clear and customizable one-click image magnifier

Powerful image editing tools: Resize/resample, rotate/flip, crop, sharpen/blur, adjust lighting/colors/curves/levels etc.

Eleven re-sampling algorithms to choose from when resizing images

Image color effects: gray scale, sepia, negative, Red/Green/Blue adjustment

Image special effects: annotation, drop shadow, framing, bump map, sketch, oil painting, lens

Draw texts, lines, highlights, rectangles, ovals and callout objects on images

Clone Stamp and Healing Brush

Superior Red-Eye effect removal/reduction with completely natural looking end result

Multi-level Undo/Redo capability

One-touch best fit/actual size image display support

Image management, including tagging capability, with drag-and-drop and Copy To/Move To Folder support

Histogram display with color counter feature

Compare images side-by-side (up to 4 at a time) to easily cull those forgettable shots

Image EXIF metadata support (plus comment editing for JPEGs)

Configurable batch processing to convert/rename large or small collections of images

Slideshow creation with 150+ transition effects and music support (MP3, WMA, WAV...)

Create efficient image attachment(s) for emailing to family and friends

Print images with full page-layout control

Create fully configurable Contact Sheets

Create memorable artistic image montages from your family photos for personalized desktop wallpapers (WallpaperAnywhere)

Acquire images from scanner. Support batch scanning to PDF, TIFF, JPEG and PNG

Versatile screen capture capability

Powerful Save As interface to compare image quality and control generated file size

Run favorite programs with one keystroke from within Image Viewer

Offer portable version of the program which can be run from a removable storage device

Configurable mouse wheel support

Support multiple program skins

Support dual-monitor configurations

Support touch interface (tap, swipe, pinch)

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PaintShop Pro

Photography

Make it vanish with Magic Fill

IMPROVED 30% faster brushes

Text and Shape cutting tools

ENHANCED Color selection tools

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing

Photo & Graphic Design: Image editing and graphics creation

Page & Layout Design: Create flyers, business cards, brochures etc

Premium web design: Design professional websites

Compatible with PANTONE colors for professional printing quality

Professional color separation for print and web (CMYK/RGB)

PDF/X support

Comprehensive XPS support

Import, editing and output of TIFF,

Live object copying including realtime updating

User-defined keyboard shortcuts

Import, editing and export of Adobe projects

Import of professional JPEG XR format

Lots of additional design templates for graphics, DTP, photos and web design

Comprehensive manual with lots of useful examples, illustrations, workshops and tips & tricks 

Free Trial Availability

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Kizoa

Image & Photo Editing

No Free Trial Available.

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FastStone

Image & Photo Editing

No Free Trial Available.

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PaintShop Pro

Photography
Free Trial Available
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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing

Most Favorable User Review

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Kizoa

Image & Photo Editing
User review from
10
elizabeth.folley
Dec 19, 2014

Very happy with the customer service I received from Kizoa. They answered the phone right away and went through all my questions with me. Very professional and the results were amazing!

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FastStone

Image & Photo Editing
User review from
10
Maryna Bondarenko
Dec 2, 2015

There are built-in Windows tools to manage graphics, but their capabilities are very limited. So if you like to take pictures with a digital camera or just work with graphics files, you should think of an alternative solution. FastStone Image Viewer could be the great alternative. Its main purpose is image viewer, but this program also can handle photos, including batch processing. Using this piece of software one can rename files, change the resolution of the picture, manage color correction, etc. In addition, FastStone Image Viewer supports RAW and displays metadata about the photo EXIF. With the help of this program, you can create slideshows, decorate it with various transition effects and add background music. The full-screen mode is very informative. You can just watch the photos or turn the cursor to the side of the screen and apply some effects, do the edits, explore the EXIF info or choose the other photo in the folder. I often use the batch process feature to convert files to another format. FastStone Image Viewer can quickly convert a JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF and JPEG2000 formats, including the files in the nested folders. Such image settings like color depth, resolution, orientation could be modified on the fly for the whole batch. It is also possible to add watermarks, frames and effects while converting, to set the destination folder. There is also the batch rename feature. FastStone Photo Resizer can rename the files by adding the counter at the end of the name, to find and replace characters in the file names. The selected conversion and renaming settings can be saved for future use.

Pros :

  • Just works fine, speedy and easy to learn.
  • A lot of features for image manipulation.
  • Great hotkeys support.
  • Google Maps and Google Earth compatibility.
  • Free for personal use.

Cons :

  • No auto update.
  • Some bugs relating Windows integration.

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PaintShop Pro

Photography
User review from
8
Luca Campanelli
Mar 14, 2016

It is now many years that Corel develops excellent software and different Suite to allow photographers, designers, and technicians to create and improve at the best their projects. PaintShop Pro is a great product for photo editing that is included in CorlDraw Graphic Suite and can also be purchased individually. With the many features and professional tools made available can be considered one of the competitors of Photoshop.

Pros :

  • The strength of Paintshop Pro is definitely a chance to work on their own in a highly professional photo and at the same time using an interface quite user-friendly, thanks to tabs Manage, Adjust and Edit will allow you to gain confidence day after day with each individual instrument.
  • Like all major photo editing software, you have available the feature multilayers, due to the levels you can apply different types of effects and nuances applying a superposition of levels thus having the only limit of your imagination and creativity.
  • Paintshop Pro provides all types of automatic image correction, a large number of filters and effects applied to your photo, different types of Adjustment (brightness, contrast, shadows, saturation, Color, Clarity, Tones, etc ..), several useful tools how much it used Clone Brush, different kinds of Brushes, Text tool, Pen, erase, red eye tool, etc .. Currently with the latest version (Paintshop Pro X8), you have two types of licenses: PaintShop Pro X8, sold on offer with 10% discount at a cost of € 62.99 (44.99 if you have already purchased the product, and you only need to upgrade to the latest version) PaintShop Pro Ultimate X8, this also sold on offer with 10% discount at a cost of € 79.99 (62.99 if you have already purchased the product, and you only need to upgrade to the latest version) PaintShop Pro is also sold in the money-back formula, then you will have 30 days to claim a refund if the software does not meet your needs.

Cons :

  • Some effects and some tools are a bit too basic and not very attractive, but for the price at which it sold really great value for money.

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing

No favorable user review available yet for Xara Designer Pro.

Most Favorable Critic Review

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Kizoa

Image & Photo Editing
75
Tom , I Love Free Software

Tuesday 20 April 2010

To conclude, Kizoa’s free online image suite is feature heavy and provides a very simple method to do all of the things that a computer user would want to do with their images. Solid integration with social networking sites makes sharing that much easier and connects the tool to some of the most popular aspects of the internet.

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FastStone

Image & Photo Editing
75
Nick Peers , Softwarecrew

Friday 06 May 2011

FastStone Photo Resizer, which is also available as a portable tool for running on USB flash drives, allows you to select a large group of images from multiple folders, then convert them into a different format, rename them and even perform a host of batch image-processing functions, such as resizing, colour correcting or adding a watermark.

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PaintShop Pro

Photography
90
Cliff Roth , Digital Camera Review

Friday 08 February 2013

PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate has two big advantages over Photoshop: a lower price and easier-to-use modes for beginners who might be intimidated by working with layers. PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate is a versatile, pro-quality full-featured photo editing program which even demanding, experienced Photoshop users will find perfectly capable. It crashed once on my underpowered mini-notebook during many hours of testing, but other than that I can find very little here on the down side.

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing
75
Geetesh Bajaj , Indezine

Thursday 24 May 2012

All put together, this new version of Xara Designer Pro X builds upon the earlier release, and adds more features to deliver a compelling release. A very attractive upgrade pricing option makes this a no-brainer for existing Xara users, and for everyone else, this is a product that certainly needs to be explored closely.

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Most Unfavorable Critic Review

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Kizoa

Image & Photo Editing

No critic review available yet for Kizoa .

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FastStone

Image & Photo Editing

No critic review available yet for FastStone .

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PaintShop Pro

Photography
50
Jacqueline Emigh , Technology Guide

Wednesday 13 February 2013

PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate is a versatile, pro-quality full-featured photo editing program which even demanding, experienced Photoshop users will find perfectly capable. PROS Top drawer photo editing at relatively low price Easy for beginners to use Extensive filter effects CONS Availabe for Windows only (not Mac) You must be online to view complete instruction guide It isn't Adobe Photoshop

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing

No critic review available yet for Xara Designer Pro .

Demo Video

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Kizoa Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing
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FastStone Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing

No Demo Video Available.

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PaintShop Pro Demo Video

Photography
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Xara Designer Pro Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing

Screenshots

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Kizoa

Image & Photo Editing
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FastStone

Image & Photo Editing
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PaintShop Pro

Photography
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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing
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Typical Customer

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Kizoa

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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FastStone

Image & Photo Editing
  • Personal Use
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PaintShop Pro

Photography
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business

Supported Devices

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Kizoa

Image & Photo Editing
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FastStone

Image & Photo Editing
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PaintShop Pro

Photography
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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing

Supported Languages

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Kizoa

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
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FastStone

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
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PaintShop Pro

Photography
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Japanese
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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German

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