You’ll enjoy the high-end image editing features in this Cloudeight Freeware Pick

By | October 13, 2012
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Photoscape 3.62
An awesome image viewer, editor and more
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
32bit and 64bit
17.53MB download

So many times we feature programs in this section which are useful but not fun or fun but not useful. Seldom do we feature one that is fun and useful. Today, is one of those rare times when something fun is actually useful and something useful is actually fun.

Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Oh my! Here he goes again, off on another tangential rambling!”. But, you’re wrong today, I swear. I’m going to brief and to the point. Eightball made me promise under threat of stoning. I don’t want to be stoned on the streets of my little town and be the new, community laughingstock. I’m close already, no need to press the issue.

We think this week’s Freeware Pick is peachy! It’s amazing what you can still get free on today’s increasingly commercialized Internet. But, there’s still some darn good stuff out there, even though it takes us about four times longer than it did a few years ago to find stuff for you.

Let me be candid. This program isn’t going to replace Adobe Photoshop or even Corel’s PaintShop Pro, but it’s really a great and feature-filled program that can do almost any normal image editing task you’ll ever need. You can crop, resize, add text, filter, and otherwise improve or enhance your images or digital photos easily and without having to read a 500-page manual. The interface is simple and clean – and best of all logical, so you don’t have read page after page of help files to figure out how to write Eightball on that wicked witch picture you downloaded. (Now, I am really in deep hot water!).

You can also create HTML pages with nicely formatted tables – and all you have to do is drag you images into the table cells – so you end up with something like this:
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Or how about editing one of your digital photos so it appears round – and add some text, like this?

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See? We really do honestly, actually, really, for sure, test these programs that we recommend. I know some of you think we just pick something that sounds cool and toss it on here and then go out and drink beer, but no! We really do spend time testing the stuff we recommend. Surprised aren’t you?

If photo and image editing is something you like to do, or need to do, or want to learn to do, you can’t go wrong with this week’s Freeware Pick Of The Week – Photoscape. It’s free, it’s easy-to-use, and it has many of the features you’ll find on programs costing $50.00 or more. But, you, my friend, don’t have to cough up a single dime for Photoscape.

We’re so sorry that the developer of this program has chosen to clutter up his pages with all sorts of download buttons that download all sorts of worthless, even harmful things. We’re sorry but we’re not even going to send you to the developer’s site to get Photoscape. We’re going to send you to FileHippo to download it. http://www.filehippo.com/download_photoscape/ 

One thing we’ll say in the developer’s defense — he didn’t load up the installer with a bunch of bundled useless software. The installer is still clean and only installs Photoscape. We tested this file (on Windows 7 and Windows 8) on 10/12/2012. So if you’re reading this in 2015 and you’re running Windows 10, be careful 🙂

Have a freeware program you like and want us to feature? Let us know!

5 thoughts on “You’ll enjoy the high-end image editing features in this Cloudeight Freeware Pick

  1. Donald

    Thanks so much for seaching out and testing
    this photo editor……Photoscape. Another thank you for recommending download sites that don’t bundle and are safe.
    I have been using Photoshop Elements, but Photoscape is SOoooo easy to use, and has most everything I need to do with my graphics. THANKS AGAIN !!!

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  2. Ken Roberts

    The best alternative I have ever found, thank you I love this program , this program could easily sell for 89 bucks . The clone feature works better than Adobe 11 and it sells for a $100 ,

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  3. Sandra Balla

    I love reading your Newsletters. You have such a way of putting things. I sit here giggling away. Sometimes I get it and often times not..But I am learning new things each day, which is marvellous. Hugs to you!!

    I’m a Senior who is trying to learn as much as I can. I have Windows XP Professional here on my PC Desktop. And have just acquired a little laptop. Plus was just given an IPod. None of them are current, but I’m a happy camper.

    I have been using or let’s say, trying to figure out how Picasa works. I give up! Do you think I could use this Photoscape program instead? As you mentioned, it’s easy and fun. Sounds perfect for me! Not with all the ‘techie jargon’ to confuse and frustrate an old gal like me. lol

    Thanks so much and wishing continued success.

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  4. Sandra

    Re: PHOTOSCAPE…

    Just been reading on CNET downloads and the Reviews from several people are that Photoscape comes with a lot of Malware…

    Have you or anyone encounter malware?

    At present I have Picasa 3 and not overly enthusiastic about it..

    I am a real novice when it comes to photo editing and such.

    Thanks so much for all your newsletters..There is always something new to learn or hear about in this day and age of constant changing technology..

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  5. caroline

    love Photoscape – photoshop was a nightmare for me …Photoscape is what i call ‘user friendly’ & you can do so much with it. i have run everything known to mankind Sandra & no nasties have appeared in over 6 mths. Have fun ~enjoy~

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