When you really want to get into serious, powerful image editing, you’re only choice is usually Photoshop. Nothing else really comes close, so you fork out the big bucks for Photoshop.
What if I told you I found a photo editor that was was so much like Photoshop you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference?
What if I told you that it was less than $11? (For a very, VERY limited time)
And what it it worked absolutely GREAT?
Well, you guess it, I found it!
It’s Serif Photo X4 Plus and it’s all that - and MORE!
First off, if you didn’t know better, you’d think it really was Photoshop. All the main tools are there, and 90% of the controls and tools work about the as they do in Photoshop! In fact, I can REPLACE Photoshop with this - it’s that close! (It even opens Photoshop files!)
Sorry if I seem overly excited, but I couldn’t believe my eyes the first time I saw this - for a second I thought I’d hit the wrong button and opened Photoshop on accident!
I’ve seen a LOT of great deals in my day, but this was a shocker even to me!
Check it out, it’s all there - layers, masks, brushes, red eye remover, filters, tools, and more!
Crop, straighten distort, resize, selection (lots of selection tools), brush, pencil, clone, pattern, blemish remover, scratch remover, patch tool, red eye, smudge, blur, sharpen, burn, dodge, sponge, replace color, erasers, gradient, warp, pinch, twirl, test, pen, shapes, and MORE!
Need to make an adjustment to your photo? Oh, you are TOTALLY covered!
We're talking adjustment layers for levels, curves, color balance, hue / saturation, selective color, channel mixer, gradient map, lens filters, black and white, threshold, posterize, and negative image!
Yeah, pretty much everything you'd ever need - and pretty much everything you'd find in Photoshop too!
Things like PhotoFix that gives you instant result with a LOAD of amazing presets. You can spruce up the color, add contrast, make the photo more dramatic, saturate color, or even make some quick adjustment with the handy sliders!
This ALONE is enough to process almost any image! Check it out, I turned the image below into an "old time photo":
Or things like Image Cutout that allow you to quickly remove a person from one photo and stick them in another!
In this one, I took my prom photo of my daughter and stuck her in front of a waterfall!
Or a WHOLE SLEW of amazing filters - many of which can’t be found in even the most current version of Photoshop! We're talking over 60 filers - PLUS the regular "Photo Filters" adjustment that has even MORE!
With this, you have everything you need - and probably WAY MORE - in a program that seems like an ingenious hybrid of Photoshop!
Plus, it has a really FANTASTIC help section that will show you, step by step, how to use each and every feature! Oh, and if you already know Photoshop, the learning curve is even shorter! WOW!
I’d love to list everything you can do with this, but the truth is that, like Photoshop, it's really only limited by your imagination! Pretty incredible.
Let’s face it - we all take digital photos, and sometimes they need a little editing. After all, that's one of the major perks of shooting digital!
This makes it easy to fix the color, or contrast, or maybe clone out a bit of garbage. Maybe we want to stick someone into a photo or take them out. No matter how large or small the editing task, this high-powered software can handle it - for a FRACTION of what you'd pay for Photoshop!
Not only do you get the photo editing software, but you also get an amazing FREE BONUS!
It's PanoramaPlus - a $29.99 value - and it's included FREE!
This amazing software makes it EASY to create AMAZING panoramas from your photos! (It can even do them from VIDEO!)
Now, we all know how expensive Photoshop can be - and now they want you to actually PAY a monthly for a subscription to use the current version! That’s NUTS!
Look, I know this deal seems WAY to good to be true - I was blown away the first time I looked at the software too. But don't worry - it's the real thing!
Again, the price is just crazy good - we’re talking just $10.97!
That's the lowest price EVER - but ONLY for a VERY limited time! How’s that for a deal? Check it out:
PS - You’ll never find THIS much editing horsepower for this cheap ever again! This is THE best Photoshop alternative I’ve ever come across and I hope you don’t miss out. Adobe gets about 90X the price for basically the SAME THING!
With PhotoPlus X4, anyone can turn good photos into great pictures. Advanced tasks like editing RAW files and HDR imaging are made straightforward, while common fixes like red-eye removal, resizing, and removing flaws from portraits are always at your fingertips. Fix old and damaged photos using powerful restoration tools or get creative with filters, effects, and brushes. PhotoPlus X4’s impressive compatibility allows you to open, edit and export Adobe Photoshop documents as well as all the popular image file types. And with an effective picture filing system, PhotoPlus X4 makes editing, enhancing and organizing your digital pictures easy.
- Fix Common Problems
Get the most from your photos, correcting common photo faults and retouching images with an impressive virtual darkroom.
- Create Unique Masterpieces
Turn your photos into works of art with a massive range of professional effects, brushes, and instant artistic styles.
- Enhance Your Photos
Professionally enhance and adjust photos with a range of powerful studio-quality tools and effects, with helpful on-screen automated guides.
- Share Memories and Artwork
Easily view, email, print, or publish your images, sharing them with friends, family, or a much wider audience.
Raw Studio - The Raw Studio makes it easy to process and adjust Raw images in their native format straight from your digital camera. Adjust exposure and make other professional adjustments, before saving the results as a standard image.
- Dedicated studio for high quality Raw editing
- Correct exposure and adjust white & black levels
- Fix chromatic aberration and other image flaws
- Save as high or full-color RGB or Greyscale images
QuickFix Studio - The brilliant QuickFix Studio is a one-stop image fixing shop allowing you to easily make several photo adjustments in a single hit. Straighten horizons, adjust lighting and color saturation, sharpen and crop to print size.
- Combine multiple fixes in one flowing operation
- Before-and-after views for previewing corrections
- Fix red-eye, crop, straighten and adjust
- Improve balance, adjust brightness, contrast and more
- Create stylized greyscale or black and white shots
PanoramaPlus X4 - Added Bonus! With Serif PhotoPlus X4 Digital Studio, PanoramaPlus X4 is included for free! In addition to all the amazing tools and features in PhotoPlus X4, you'll also be able to create panoramic images using the bonus PanoramaPlus X4 software that comes free with PhotoPlus X4.
High Dynamic Range Imaging - Capture the true beauty of the moment by automatically combining a spread of images with different exposure settings to achieve one glorious HDR image. You’ll see detail in areas that are normally too dark or too bright in one single shot – photos have never looked this good!
Editable Effect Layers - Choose from over 70 effects that can be applied as editable layers for complete flexibility, plus you can combine different effects and preview them live. There are no limits to the unique effects you can achieve.
Instant Artist - Create artistic masterpieces with just a couple of clicks in styles ranging from Oil Painting to Watercolor, or create your own art using a wide range of brushes with built-in support for pressure-sensitive graphics tablets.
Cut Out Images - Perfectly cut out just the parts of an image you want, simply and easily, with the Extract Tool. Your cut outs can be layered over new backgrounds for exciting and inspiring end results.
Photoshop Import and Export - A real asset for anyone looking to collaborate with other professional digital artists, PhotoPlus X4 supports import, editing and even export of Adobe Photoshop PSD files with layers.
Macros and Batch Processing - Save time and effort by using macros – recorded editing actions you can replay again and again – then save even more time by batch processing – editing whole folders of images in one hit.
High Color Support - Open and edit 64-bit images (16-bits per channel) with up to 281 trillion colors, and ensure your on-screen representations of color are accurate with ICC support.
Photo Information - PhotoPlus X4 can read, store, display and export EXIF, XMP and IPTC data that is often captured when you take your photos – refer to it while editing to help you get the best results.
Filter and Adjustment Layers - Make adjustments and apply effects using non-destructive, editable layers. Adjustment Layers and Filter Layers are professional tools not normally found in affordable photo editors!
Layers and Masks - For pro-editors, PhotoPlus X4 supports full and flexible layer management for creating composite images, with masks for full control over layer transparency.
Edit and Enhance
Smart Photo Adjustments - Fixing photos to a professional standard has never been so flexible – automated and manual adjustments to contrast, levels, curves, blur, sharpen, dodge and burn and more, make PhotoPlus X4 a digital darkroom dream.
- Manually/automatically tweak images or selected areas
- One-click fixes with AutoContrast and AutoLevels
- Advanced adjustments include levels and curves controls
- Paint with sharpen, blur, dodge and burn brushes
Enhance Shadows and Highlights - Too much shade or a glaring hotspot detracting from your image? Fix under and over exposed sections of your photos in one single operation, without having to learn complex filters, graphs and photographic jargon.
Repair and Restore - Bring your photos back to life! Simply paint away damage and recover original texture without harming original tones, then adjust contrast, black and white levels, color and more to undo years of fading.
High Quality Resizing - Enlarge or shrink your images and get the best results every time, with PhotoPlus X4’s smart resizing methods. Choose pixel or physical dimensions so your images are perfect in print or online.
Easy to Use
Easy Imaging - Quickly fix and enhance your images with a new and improved range of special imaging Studios, – no expertise required.
Automatic How To Tab - Help is always on-hand with an interactive How To guide, offering on-screen advice and even carrying out editing steps for you.
Great Tutorials - 25 printable tutorials offer step-by-step guidance for all the editing basics and photo retouching techniques you’ll need.
Customizable Interface - Quickly access all the tools and controls you need, or hide them to give your photos full screen space – it’s up to you.
Speed Enhanced - Optimized for multi-core processors, PhotoPlus speeds through complex mathematics to give you high quality results fast.
Windows 7 and Vista Certified - PhotoPlus X4 is fully compatible with the latest operating systems releases, plus it still works great with Windows XP, too.
Organize and Share
Sort and Search - Get help staying organized. Find images quickly with powerful search tools, tag images using keywords, view your photo collection on a calendar and much more.
Print and Share - Enjoy your images by printing and sharing them with friends, family, colleagues and more. Print individual or multiple images per sheet, make attractive print designs, or burn to disc.
Make Movie Slideshows - Create compelling slideshows from your collections, choosing from a range of transitions, your own background music and even movie clips. View slideshows on your PC or save for sharing!
Highly Compatible - Open 24 different image types spanning 33 file extensions, including popular JPG, PNG and TIFF, modern Microsoft HD Photo, and professional Adobe Photoshop files with layers!
Back Up Your Photos - Ensure that your photos will remain safe and secure, using full or incremental backups to CD or DVD. If you’ve categorized your images you’ll also have all your keyword data backed up too
- Windows XP SP2 (32-bit), Vista, Windows 7 or 8
- 512 MB of RAM
- 420 MB of available hard disk space
- 1024 x 600 monitor resolution
- DVD/CD-ROM drive
- Internet accounting and connection required for publishing to Web and accessing online resources