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Photo Effects Software

(75 software downloads)

Sven Sorensen

“A list of software titles which can apply special effects to a picture”


A listing of downloads compiled by Sven Sørensen

When you have a large collection of digital photographs, there likely comes a time when you want to add cool effects to images. These can range from wacky and fun to serious retouching. With these freeware and shareware downloads, you can apply a myriad of different effects to your images.

While many of these programs can apply effects to a single image, others can also perform batch photo editing and apply effects to many different types of images like JPG, PNG, GIF and even PSD Photoshop images.

If there is a tool here you find that isn't freeware, there is always the chance to take advantage of the free trial period.

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 13.0.1.1 Extended

    Adobe Photoshop CS6 Icon
    Award-winning image editing suite
    Photoshop CS5 can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create web graphics, optimize graphics and create and edit layers.

    License:
    Trial
    Size:
    1156.43 MB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.4 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Nov 27, 2012
  • Adobe Photoshop Free 6.0

    Adobe Photoshop Free Icon
    Adobe Photoshop is a powerful photo editing suite
    Adobe Photoshop Free can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create web graphics and create and edit layers.

    License:
    Full version Free Trial
    Size:
    41.58 MB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.0 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Jun 21, 2011
  • Adobe Photoshop 8 CS 8.0

    Adobe Photoshop 8 CS Icon
    A free trial download of Adobe Photoshop CS
    Adobe Photoshop 8 CS can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, view EXIF data, create web graphics, optimize graphics and create and edit layers.

    License:
    Full version Free Trial
    Size:
    151.52 MB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.2 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Jun 21, 2011
  • PC Image Editor 5.9

    PC Image Editor Icon
    Freeware image editing software with many different filters and tools
    PC Image Editor can add text to an image and apply special effects to a picture.

    License:
    Free Freeware
    Size:
    8.94 MB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Good (3.7 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Aug 30, 2016
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 9.0

    Adobe Photoshop CS2 Icon
    The ninth edition of the popular photo editing suite by Adobe
    Adobe Photoshop 9 CS2 can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, view EXIF data, create PNG graphics, create web graphics, optimize graphics and create and edit layers.

    License:
    Free Freeware
    Size:
    340.06 MB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.0 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Jan 20, 2013
  • PaintTool SAI 1.2.0

    PaintTool SAI Icon
    A fun drawing application which supports layers and digitizers
    PaintTool SAI can add text to an image and apply special effects to a picture.

    License:
    Full version Free Trial
    Size:
    2.35 MB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.3 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Mar 23, 2014
  • Picasa 3.9.141.259

    Picasa Icon
    Photo management and editing software which can upload, share, backup and synchronize images as well as create photo albums …
    Picasa is software which can apply special effects to a picture.

    License:
    Free Freeware
    Size:
    13.04 MB
    OS:
    Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.2 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Oct 23, 2015
  • Amazing Photo Editor 7.9.2

    Amazing Photo Editor Icon
    An editing application functions as a web picture editor and optimizer
    Amazing Photo Editor can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create animated GIFs, create web graphics and optimize graphics.

    License:
    Full version Free Trial
    Size:
    2.67 MB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.2 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Nov 17, 2010
  • Photo Frames and Effects (Free) 1.12

    Photo Frames and Effects (Free) Icon
    A digital photo tool that allows you to add frames, borders & filter effects
    Photo Frames and Effects (Free) can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture and convert RAW to JPG.

    License:
    Free Freeware
    Size:
    11.63 MB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Good (3.1 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Jan 30, 2012
  • Microsoft Photo Story 3

    Microsoft Photo Story Icon
    Free XP-compatible slideshow movie maker
    Microsoft Photo Story can apply special effects to a picture and create slideshows.

    License:
    Free Freeware
    Size:
    5.03 MB
    OS:
    Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.3 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Feb 8, 2013
  • ImageForge Standard 3.41

    ImageForge Standard Icon
    An image editor with a variety of mish-mash of different features and filters
    ImageForge Standard is software which can apply special effects to a picture.

    License:
    Free Freeware
    Size:
    5.37 MB
    OS:
    Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / ME
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.6 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    May 27, 2011
  • ACDSee 9 Photo Manager 9.0.108-en

    ACDSee 9 Photo Manager Icon
    View, organize, and enhance your photos more quickly and easily than ever before
    ACDSee 9 Photo Manager can apply special effects to a picture and convert RAW to JPG.

    License:
    Full version Free Trial
    Size:
    62.74 MB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.4 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Nov 19, 2008
  • PhotoScape 3.7

    PhotoScape Icon
    Fun photo editing software with tools for photo enhancements and repairs
    PhotoScape can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create animated GIFs, create PNG graphics, create web graphics, create slideshows, create and edit layers, convert RAW to JPG and batch process images.

    License:
    Free Ad-supported
    Size:
    20.37 MB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.0 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Sep 16, 2014
  • Adobe Photoshop Beta CS6

    Adobe Photoshop Beta Icon
    Beta of a powerful image editing suite
    Adobe Photoshop Beta can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create animated GIFs, create PNG graphics and create web graphics.

    License:
    Full version Free Trial
    Size:
    16.98 KB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.6 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Apr 10, 2012
  • Paint.NET 4.0.16

    Paint.NET Icon
    A highly successful and popular freeware image editor with tons of different applicable uses
    Paint.NET can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create PNG graphics and create web graphics.

    License:
    Free Freeware
    Size:
    6.74 MB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.0 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Apr 18, 2017
  • CorelDRAW Suite X6

    CorelDRAW Suite Icon
    A suite of graphics and web design applications and clipart
    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create animated GIFs, create web graphics and optimize graphics.

    License:
    Full version Free Trial
    Size:
    540.1 MB
    OS:
    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Rating:
    Very Good (4.3 / 5.0)
    Updated:
    Jan 8, 2013