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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Nov 11, 2014
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PhoXo Review

Fernando Ortega
A free and powerful image editing software, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop
A review of PhoXo by Fernando Ortega

PhoXo is a very lightweight, yet capable image editing application which is small enough to fit on a small disk and yet also able to run fine of lower-end systems like netbooks.

The main interface of PhoXo is rather reminiscent of other image editors with a main canvas and other panes reserved for other functions like layers and tool on the left-hand side. Like Adobe Photoshop or other high end graphics editing applications, PhoXo thankfully supports layers, masks and exemption features.

With PhoXo, you can perfect simple photograph touch-ups, add text to images, add some included clip-art and more. On top of that, it also includes several tools for optimizing the entire image like light levels, color saturation, color tone and much more. The filters are all available under the Image menu item.

In the tool panel, you'll find things like selection tools, paint bucket, access to brushes/pencils/eraser and other things you would expect in a full image editing suite. They are all accessible via the representative icons.

While PhoXo is not Photoshop, it certainly does offer some basic tools (and some surprisingly powerful ones) which help get the job done for free.

PhoXo can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create PNG graphics and create web graphics.

PhoXo features and highlights:
  • Memory usage is very small
  • Thousands of clipart, frame, texture, stamp, brush style for free
  • Runs on a netbook, you can expect PhoXo to start up very quickly
  • Easily create shadow text, gradient text, glass text, scanline text, blur text, water ripple text, and more
  • More than 50 effects including oil painting, mosaic, pencil sketch, soft edge, splash, emboss, etc.
  • Every tool includes a helpful tip for quick learning
  • Full support for layers
  • Brush pen tool with pen, brush, eraser, clone and more
  • Some photo enhancement tools such as red eye removal, correcting, retouching

PhoXo is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from graphics editors without restrictions. PhoXo 8.3.0 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This image editor software is filed under:
  • PhoXo Download
  • Freeware Graphics Editors
  • Software Reviews
  • Major release: PhoXo 8.3

Compatibility with this image editor software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of PhoXo may be available from PhoXo.

PhoXo has been picked by our editors as very good.
PhoXo has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested PhoXo 8.3.0 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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