Photo Effects Software

80 PC 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.

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  • Alternate Pic View 3.010


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    Image slideshow viewer and image manipulation application
    Alternate Pic View can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create PNG graphics and batch process images.
  • FreeVimager 9.9.17


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    FreeVimager is a free image viewer and editor. It can play AVI and audio files
    FreeVimager can apply special effects to a picture, view EXIF data, create PNG graphics, create slideshows and optimize graphics.
  • StudioLine Photo Classic 4.2.63


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    A fully-packed image editor and organization utility with several useful features
    StudioLine Photo Classic Plus can apply special effects to a picture, view EXIF data, create slideshows, optimize graphics and convert RAW to JPG.
  • ImageMagick 7.0.11-8


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    Display, convert and edit raster image and vector image files
    ImageMagick can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create PNG graphics, create web graphics, create and edit layers and batch process images.
  • Adobe Photoshop CC CC 2021 22.3.1


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    Photo editing suite to enhance your photos and designs with Photoshop with a complete set of tools including RAW processing and photo manipulation
    Adobe Photoshop can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create web graphics, optimize graphics and convert RAW to JPG.
  • GIMP 2.10.24 Revision 3


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    GIMP is an open-source and free Photoshop alternative (for Windows)
    GIMP for Windows can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, view EXIF data, create animated GIFs, create PNG graphics, create web graphics and create and edit layers.
  • PhotoPad 7.29


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    Free image and photo editor for Windows
    PhotoPad can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create slideshows and optimize graphics.
  • PhotoPad Free 7.29


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    Image editing suite with core graphics adjustments, automated effects and pre-defined filters for image beautification
    PhotoPad Free can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture and optimize graphics.
  • GIMP Portable 2.10.24 Rev 2


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    Portable Windows version of the popular free image editor GIMP
    Portable GIMP can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create web graphics, optimize graphics, create and edit layers and convert RAW to JPG.
  • Image Tuner 8.3


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    Batch image renamer/resizer
    Image Tuner Batch Photo Resizer can apply special effects to a picture, view EXIF data, optimize graphics, convert RAW to JPG and batch process images.
  • Fotor 3.8.1 (189.1)


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    Modern image editing and graphics processing application with a lot of useful tools and support for photo collages
    Fotor can apply special effects to a picture and convert RAW to JPG.
  • Krita 4.4.3


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    Free paint software for creative artists and amateurs with a number of drawing tools, image enhancements and effects for creating digital art
    Krita can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create web graphics and create and edit layers.
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC 2021 10.2


    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Icon
    Excellent image enhancement and processing software that has image editing features, photo process workflow, presets and profiles for major makes and...
    Lightroom Classic can apply special effects to a picture, optimize graphics, convert RAW to JPG and batch process images.
  • CorelDRAW 2021.23.0.0.363


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    Legacy version of a popular graphics editing program with support for photos, web graphics, drawing and various other tools by Corel
    CorelDRAW can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create animated GIFs, create PNG graphics, create web graphics and create and edit layers.
  • Capture NX-D 1.6.5


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    Nikon software will speed up your post-processing workflow
    Capture NX D can apply special effects to a picture, view EXIF data, optimize graphics and convert RAW to JPG.
  • ACDSee Photo Studio Home 2021 24.0.1.1671


    ACDSee Photo Studio Home Icon
    Photograph organization software the can apply effects, filters and editing tools along with EXIF tags and built-in photo viewer
    ACDSee 9 Photo Manager can apply special effects to a picture and convert RAW to JPG.