We review Movavi Photo Editor 5.1.0 – get creative with this fun, smart, and simple image editing program, that offers a stack of great features.
By next year, market forecasts predict there will be about 2.5 billion daily smartphone users on the planet, which means 2.5 billion people carrying a camera everywhere they go. At the same time, the rate of photo and video upload to storage and sharing sites continues to climb, demonstrating just how much visual content means to even the most casual user.
But what do users do with their visual content? Just snapping a picture for posterity is reason enough to be armed with a camera at all times, but a lot of users are in it for the sharing of their images. That’s where photo editing software comes in.
Whether it’s just a quick snapshot for social media of your first try baking a new recipe or a full-fledged photo shoot of a special landmark event, there’s an editing suite to meet your needs. One of the more all-encompassing options is Movavi Photo Editor, one of the company’s key user-friendly titles in its lineup of productivity and enhancement software.
Movavi Photo Editor includes all the typical options you’d expect from any title, from the most basic free app to a pricey professional platform. There are the usual suspects, like red eye removal, resizing, rotation and crop, and color enhancements like brightness and contrast. However, Movavi doesn’t stop there. There’s an entire catalog of filters that would put even the most popular photo-based social media site to shame, along with a full range of effects, color variations, and more.
Fun and easy to use
First, whether it’s used for fun or actual studio results, Movavi offers users a really fun and easy to use menu of enhancements to the image itself. For portraits, this includes the ability to smooth out wrinkles, remove blemishes, and even add foundation, blush, eye shadow, and lash and eyebrow makeup. You can even change the subject’s eye color. There is a very limited Photoshop-style feature resizer, allowing you to manipulate the physical shape of the face as well.
Background editing tool
Another really great feature not often found in free or freemium photo editing titles is the background enhancement or removal tool. You can blur out unsightly objects in the background or remove them altogether, which does run the risk of leaving an awkward-looking gap in the image. Never fear: the stamp tool lets you grab a piece of the image from elsewhere in the frame and clone it into place, effectively correcting the gap. Don’t like the giant billboard in the background of your sister’s surprise wedding proposal? Just remove it, then clone part of the sky or foliage behind the happy couple to insert in the gap.
Undo, revert, erase
More important than all of the features is the ability to undo, revert to original, and erase changes. That means users of every level can comfortably experiment without committing to destroying all of the enhancements they’ve built in.
Like most tools with this level of options, Movavi Photo Editor offers a free trial version as well as a paid version. That lets you kick the tires, so to speak, to see if this software offers enough of what you need or too many functions you’ll never use, all without having to invest in the wrong title. However, with the step-by-step ease of use incorporated in this editing software, it’s ideally suited for users of any skill level and need.
Try it yourself
To test Movavi Photo Editor for yourself, click here to download the free trial version. If you’re happy with the results you can produce from this software, the ability to purchase the registration key is right there in the software.