PicEdit is a strong photo editor for all levels of users.
With digital photography being such a large part of our society, there are many photo editing apps available it can be hard to decipher which ones are worth using. We have reviewed several here on MacSources and I can say that each one has its own special features that make them worthwhile. Today, I’m going to highlight PicEdit by SoftEase.
PicEdit is a simple, but powerful photo editing app for Mac. It allows users to add stunning effects to your photos making them unique, creative masterpieces. PicEdit has a very intuitive interface that users of any level can understand. There are a variety of photo, lighting and filter effects that turn ordinary photos into something extraordinary.
Some of the features of PicEdit include:
- Image cropping
- Brightness, contract, saturation, exposure, sharpen, temperature and tint controls and adjustments
- Photo retouching and enhancements like vintage effects, black and white conversion and border addition
- Users can also add mosaics on the photo. You simply use a brush tool and drop mosaics on selected parts. It’s one of the easier ways I’ve seen to add a mosaic effect to a photograph. Text can also be added to photos easily. I found that the text tool could use a shadow or glow tool to make the text more visible on highly detailed photos.
One of the best tools that is available is the image comparison tool. This is something that isn’t available with every photo editing app, but I’ve seen it pop up more and more lately. It’s a great tool to use to compare your original photo with the changes you’ve made. I have noticed that with PicEdit the comparison tool seems to only compare the most recent change with the photo’s progression through its edits. For example, I made an edit that added a frame to it. Then when I went to add a vintage effect I used a comparison look and it only showed me the photo with the frame before I added the vintage effect. It did not look at the original photo.
PicEdit allows the user to save out the newly edited photos in three different formats – TIFF, JPG, or PNG. You have some options for quality when saving the images, but there are no options for social network sharing. That surprised me since most digital photo editing apps I’ve tested have that option.
One other thing I noticed was that as you walk through an edit of a photo, PicEdit saves the edits. And unlike layer-based photo editing apps, you can’t change edits you make once you make them. You can undo edits, but you can’t adjust them.
All in all, PicEdit is a nice app for simple photo edits. If you are looking for an easy-to-use, inexpensive app for touch-up work, PicEdit is a solid choice. PicEdit is available for download in the App Store. It retails for $19.99. For more information visit, softease.biz/picedit.