How to Edit Photos in Photoscape

June 29, 2011 |  by  |  Share

PhotoScape Photo Editing SoftwareNowadays almost each hand-held gadget has a camera to make photos. The photo files usually need some photo editing. Let’s learn how to edit photos. There are plenty of photo editing tools for all skill levels:  simple online photo editors, middle-level desktop picture editors, or advanced Adobe PhotoShop. This article is devoted to PhotoScape, free easy-to-use photo software, which helps view, edit photos, make photo slides, and create animated gifs of good quality. Photo editing turns out to be fun and amusing journey into photography world with PhotoScape.
PhotoScape Photo Editing Deeper Look

You don’t need to be pro-photographer to edit your photos. Download and install PhotoScape from here onto your PC (Windows 7, Vista, XP), select photos that are to be edited and launch this photo editing software. Look at few simple things you can start with.

PhotoScape Toolbox

View your photo collection. Click Viewer tab and browse all photos stored on your computer. Switch to Editor tab and select photos for your first photo editing project. Make sure you have a copy of your photo just in case something goes wrong. Drag and drop an image you want to edit. Use zoom in/out feature for precise photo editing. Rotate or flip photo if it’s necessary.

PhotoScape Photo Editing FiltersTry PhotoScape tools for amazing photo editing experience:

  • Test a different photo style: serpia, gray, or convert your photo into a black and white image. You can always return to the original colorful photo palette by clicking Undo button on the right side.
  • Resize your photo. Set pixel width and height or pick up a suitable size among PhotoScape templates.
  • Modify the share of your photo. Make it rounded, or keep it rectangular.
  • Adjust color, brightness, contrast manually or click Auto Level to do all work automatically.
  • Add a photo frame. Chose the best frame out of dozens templates.
  • Enhance photo background. Click Backlight to illuminate picture background from beneath.
  • Play with tons of photo effects hidden under Filter button to transform your picture in a real masterpiece.

PhotoScape Photo Edit Tools

PhotoScape Photo Editing Outcome

After uploading photos, editing and satisfying your artist nature, it’s a good time to save your first photo editing project made with PhotoScape. Click Save button and decide whether you want to replace the original photo or preserve it. Go to Print tab if you want to print your image.

Now you know how to edit photos with PhotoScape. Try batch mode, if you need to edit multiple photos at a time and enjoy your photography talent.

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43 Comments


  1. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW I CAN CHANGE PICTURE BACKGROUND IN PHOTO SCAPE 3.5

  2. Hi Annor,

    Thanks for a good question! I think we will make a how-to guide on this topic.

    As for PhotoScape v 3.5, there are several ways to change image background depending on what type of image background improvement you need:
    1) Select an image. Use toolset below image, open Tools tab and use brush to paint unwanted background.
    2) Select an image. Use toolset below image, open Tools tab and use clone stamp tool to copy and replace unwanted background with new correct background.

    Besides, you can try to add Backlight or some PhotoScape v 3.5 effects hidden under Filter button on Home tab to improve your image.

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  5. Several thanks for making it!

  6. Thanks for your write-up on this site. From my own experience, occasionally softening right up a photograph may possibly provide the digital photographer with an amount of an artsy flare. Often however, this soft cloud isn’t just what you had in your mind and can frequently spoil a normally good image, especially if you anticipate enlarging the item.

  7. Look I must say I like this program … but I do not love it. Why does it make save such a difficult and uncertain process? I never know whether an image has saved or not, nor do I understand why if you are editing a jpg image should you then have to specify which format to save in. I also dislike the interface used for editing. I do macro photography, I am editing to enhance detail so when I can’t edit in full screen mode I find it irritating. I had ACDsee on my old computer but it won’t transfer to the new one and I have long lost the disc for it. Perhaps I am spoilt?

  8. Dear Friends! I’ve prepared a guide “How to Edit Image Background in PhotoScape” as promised :) Follow the link in the post to learn it. Thanks!

  9. can i know– why my images are unreadable ??
    i’ve just downloaded this software in windows 7 but the images are not opening ,why so?

  10. Hi VK,

    Probably, you try to open some file format that PhotoScape cannot read. Try to open a regular .jpeg or .png image to see if PhotoScape works right.

    Thank you,
    Anna
    Editor, Photo Software & Design Blog

  11. Hi i used a PNG photo and edited it, then when i put it over a photo the background turned black, how can i make that black into a color i want?

    • everytime i try downlaoding it takes me to anthoer website and when i tired it your way it took me to a website and is said norton Malicious Web Site Blocked i got mad so i gave up can you help me please porfavor? with a cheery on top?

  12. Hi Brea,

    PhotoScape offers several ways to change background color. Here’s a short video tutorial that teaches to change colors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vIXU_a_pb8

    Here are the steps:
    1. Open the “Editor” tab in PhotoScape;
    2. in the lower toolbar menu find the “Bright, Color” button;
    3. select the change you want to do, click on the arrow sign on the “Bright, Color” button;
    4. a list of options will pop up and you can try to alter color balance, saturation or colorize your image.

    If it does not help, probably, the black color happened due to problems with PhotoScape functioning, so try to contact PhotoScape developers at mooiitech@gmail.com. This email address is provided at PhotoScape website http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

    Thank you,
    Anna

    Editor at Photo Software & Design Blog

  13. Hi!
    I’ve been using Photoscape for about a year and I never had any problems until now. I use Nikon D3100 camera to take photos. When I tried to edit photos that came from this camera, Photoscape gives me message “Files doesn’t exist or is unreadable”. When I try to open any other Nikon image that I’ve already edited in Lightroom 3, Photoscape opens it without problems. The same is with pictures from internet or any other source – no problem opening them. I know that my memory card is ok and files are not broken. What could be the problem?
    Thank you already!

    Elza

  14. Hi Elza,

    Let’s see what’s wrong with your PhotoScape. I have an idea that may explain your case.

    Your Nikon D3100 camera may produce images in RAW format that PhotoScape cannot read. Adobe Lightroom usually reads RAW files without any problems. Since other images from the Internet are normally jpegs, pngs, bmp or gifs – so to say well-known formats, PhotoScape can read them. That’s why you can easily edit pics from the Internet but cannot open your Nikon images.

    If it’s true, then you should save your images in JPEG format for editing in PhotoScape.

    Here’s a short post on the difference between Nikon RAW images and Jpeg. Besides, it teaches how to switch to standard jpeg images for your Nikon camera http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/choosing-the-jpeg-image-format-for-a-nikon-dslr.navId-810616.html

    I this will help.

    Thank you,
    Anna

    Editor, Photo Software & Design Blog

    • I’m very thankful for your answer!
      Unfortunately, I checked the formats and it’s still .jpg for images taken with Nikon. Maybe there’s a problem with my settings, and miracle will happen :)

      But great blog, keep up the good work!

      • And miracle happened!
        For those who has the same problem – the solution is really simple. Just locate the pictures to another folder and whoalaa – everything works :)
        Don’t know why photoscape has started to do tricks like these not knowing where the picture is, but who knew it would be this simple?

  15. Hi Elza,

    Thanks a lot for the update! I’m sure it will be useful to know for all Nikon and PhotoScape owners.

    Anna,
    Editor, Photo Software & Design Blog

  16. i can’t do it am getting a lot difficulty

  17. How do I create a template? I want to create an image file…but also save it in a format so I can bring it back up and change the font or colors…like a .psd format or something.

  18. Hi Rob,

    PhotoScape is much simpler than Photoshop. So you can’t make a kind of .psd. file via PhotoScape. You should check GIMP. It’s a Photoshop alternative http://photosoftwareblog.com/gimp-adobe-photoshop-for-open-source/

    Thank you,
    Anna

    Editor, Photo Software & Design Blog

  19. como se ace un cubo

  20. Hey . I want To ask You something . I want to edit a “girl” into a photo of a “boy” like add something at the girl nose like a mustache . but how ?

  21. Hi Andy,

    Thanks a lot for your question. I think we’ll make a separate post on this topic, because it’s hard to answer it quickly.

    So please follow our blog and stay tuned.

    Thank you,
    Anna

    Editor, Photo Software & Design Blog

  22. I would like to ask why when i try to open Photoscape all i get is “file does not exist or is unreadable”. I’ve recently installed windows 8. Is that why it doesnt work? All my files are jpeg. Could you help me?
    Thank you!

    • Hi Maria,

      Probably, PhotoScape isn’t optimized for Windows 8 yet.

      Anyway, make sure you have the newest version of PhotoScape. If not, update it from the official website mentioned above.

      After the update try to open a regular .jpeg or .png image to see if PhotoScape works right.

      Thank you,
      Anna
      Editor, Photo Software & Design Blog

  23. Hi there,

    My files became unreadable after I transferred the photos using MacBook Air. Is there any problem? Please help because it is urgent. Thanks!

  24. Hi! I have a problem, i have photos that cannot be opened even in .jpg form. :’( i’m trying to do an animated .gif, so i converted a video and extracted it. it shows an error message “file does not exist or unreadable” i dunno what to do. i tried re-installing and updating photoscape. this has never happened before. Help meee :”( thank you so much! :)

    • Hi Pau,

      As far as I know PhotoScape processes JPEG pictures taken by camera perfectly. But since you say that you extracted your photos from video, the file might look like JPEG (or even have .jpg extension), but notb be a real JPEG.

      I advise you to try open regular JPEG photos taken by your camera in PhotoScape. If PhotoScape opens such pictures without any problems, then the nature of the “file does not exist or unreadable” error is in the photo extraction.

      I hope it helps.

      Thank you,
      Anna

      Editor, Photo Software & Design Blog

      • I have a same problem.. all my photos are in regular jpg or jpeg but still shows the same message “file does not exist or unreadable”… any idea??

        • Hello,

          I recommend to remove Photoscape completely via Add/Remove Programs and delete it from C drive. Restart PC and then install the latest version of Photoscape from official website listed in the post. It may help to resolve the problem.

          Thank you,
          Anna

  25. I use photoscape to add annotations (lines, numbers, etc.) to my photos. Is there a way to edit the annotations once the photo is saved? I can’t seem to find a way to do that.

    • Hi Jordan,

      There is no way to change an annotation if the photo is saved. You can do changes only before saving.

      Thank you,
      Anna

      Editor, Photo Software & Design Blog

  26. Hello,

    I’ve just installed photoscape to my pc , I edit one picture however later on I tried to edit again but the program could not see my pictures on my Pc, I have hunderds of pictures with different formats Jpeg and so on but It does’nt see them it says File does not exist or is unreadable. I unistalled the programme and re install but problem still happens, could you please help me ?
    Thnaks Mustafa

    • Hello,

      Can you open your files with another photo editor, for example Microsoft Paint?

      Thanks,
      Anna

      Editor, Photo Software & Design Blog

      • Hey Anna I Am Having the same problem It does’nt see them it says File does not exist or is unreadable and yes i can open it with others like photoshop, paint

        • Hello,

          It seems quite strange. I recommend to remove Photoscape completely via Add/Remove Programs and delete it from C drive. Restart PC and then install the latest version of Photoscape from official website listed in the post. It may help to resolve the problem.

          Thank you,
          Anna

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