Photoscape

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Photoscape

The GIF editor included in the suite impressed me with its clear interface, ease of use, intuition and good features

5

Our rating: 

5

Pros & Cons:

Better interface, ease of use, adjustable canvass size, background colour, photo alignment, auto transition effects, supports for importing various formats.
Bundled with OpenCandy (see information link in review text). Might be an overkill to download a large program if you just need a standalone GIF animator.

Our Review:

Photoscape is an image suite which is comprised of a photo editor, GIF animator, image converter, splitter, photo layout, screen capture, color picker and other tools. Although Photoscape accepted the business model of OpenCandy and now comes bundled with it, the GIF editor included in the suite impressed me with its clear interface, ease of use, intuition and good features for which I am not removing it from the number one position.

On the Animated GIF tab, you can select a few photos or images in various formats and drag them to the center panel, your animated GIF is then live and instantly displayed for you. Click the save button, give a file name and the animated GIF file is done.

On the frame strip, you can re-order the frames by drag and drop, or right-click a frame to change its display time. On the right panel, you can also adjust the canvas size, background color and photo alignment.

You can even change the transition effect to sliding a frame and the program will automatically add necessary frames to that effect for you, but of course this will increase the GIF file size.

Warning! Photoscape is bundled with OpenCandy. See our information page here for more information.


Photoscape was reviewed by on based on version 3.7.