You won’t find a shortage of photo editors in the Windows 10 Store, with KVADPhoto + Pro as one of the more recent (or at least new to us) offerings. This editor hopes to grab your attention with over 150 creative filters, an easy-to-use interface, and support for multiple image file formats.
The photography app also includes a feature-rich collage maker which has over 50 adjustable templates with which to combine your photos. The editor isn’t available for Windows 10 Mobile, but if you’re still looking for a photo editing app for your PC or tablet, KVADPhoto + Pro is worth checking out.
Your opening menu for KVADPhoto + Pro will open with options to open an image to edit, launch your device’s camera to capture a new image to edit, and launch the collage maker. You will also find sample photos displayed in the main menu of KVADPhoto and when you start editing photos, a newly edited panel will appear to highlight those images.
There is a menu button in the upper left corner of the screen where you can share the app, tap and send, or access the app settings. The settings cover options to turn on / off animations from the main menu and Sample panel, set the output folder, and choose the default file format and quality options.
The collage editor has over fifty adjustable templates to fill in with your photos. You can adjust the borders, frames, corners and backgrounds of the collage. Models range from two images to sixteen images.
While the collage maker is a cool feature, the heart and soul of KVADPhoto + Pro is with the editor. Once you have selected an image to edit, the app will switch to the editor where you will find editing tools at the bottom of the screen, file management options at the top, and your image occupying the center of the screen. ‘screen.
File management options include browsing your saved images for another photo to edit, saving / saving as options for your edited image, and an option to share your image.
Editing tools that line the bottom of the screen include:
- Set of actions: KVADPhoto + Pro will allow you to create sets of actions based on your edits to enable one-touch editing.
- Filters: KVADPhoto + Pro includes over 150 filters that can be applied to your images. These filters include grayscale filter sets, high contrast filters, warm tones, cool tones and more. Each filter application can be adjusted in intensity.
- Frames: KVADPhoto + Pro includes seventeen frames for wrapping your images. The app also includes themed frames packs (romantic, vacation, woods, etc.) available through in-app purchase.
- Effects: This is an attractive set of special effects filters to apply to your images. The base effects group includes twenty filters with several effect filter extension packs available through in-app purchase.
- Sketches: eleven effects filters that transform your photographic images into sketches.
- Decorations: This is a group of four tools for decorating your images, including text, stickers, paint, and color splashes. Color splash converts your image to grayscale, and you can selectively return parts of the image to the original color.
- Magic Tools: This set of editing tools includes automatic adjustments for levels, a lens enhancement tool, and a tilt / shift tool. The lens increase tool is basically a circular tilt shift option while the tilt shift tool deals with things linearly.
- Transform: This is where you’ll find tools to rotate, change your image orientation, crop, and resize your image.
- Adjustments: This is where you’ll find the most basic editing tools that include adjustments for brightness, contrast, saturation, color, temperature, hue, blur, and sharpness.
Modifications are easily done with a thumbnail of your image appearing on the screen with an adjustment bar to regulate the edit change. As you make the adjustment, the thumbnail will reflect this change. I would have liked to see a larger live preview of the adjustments on the full-size image than using the smaller thumbnail window. It works, but sometimes I had trouble seeing the full effect of the changes in the smaller image.
Applying filters and effects is done in a slightly better way. Your image is reduced in size, the effect or filter applied and adjustment tools will appear below the image to allow you to fine-tune the application of the filter or effect. Even though the image is scaled down to make room for the filter selection, it is large enough to get a feel for the impact of the filter.
You can undo a change without applying the changes, and your edit history is accessible from the lower right corner of the edit screen. You can save at any point in your edit history or press the Original button at the bottom of the editor to remove all edits from your image.
I have to commend the developers for coming up with a photo editor that keeps the image as the centerpiece and avoids cluttering the screen with editing tools and menus. The design offers a clean look and professional styled feel that you will find with professional grade photo editors (and pro priced photo editors). It’s not the full version of Adobe Photoshop, but most people don’t even need 99% of what Photoshop can do.
KVADPhoto + Pro supports JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and BMP image files for opening and saving images. You also have the possibility to choose the destination folder of your saved images and in the settings to define the quality of your saved image (low, normal, high) and the DPI of your image (72, 300 or original).
A quality photo editor in a user-friendly package
KVADPhoto + Pro is a great photo editing option for your Windows 10 PC. Coming in around 18MB. It’s a great option for tablets where storage space is often less than with a desktop or laptop. laptop.
The editing tools are simple and straightforward with plenty of editing options to refine or transform your images. The user interface has a professional-style feel and a set of editing tools that will appeal to a wide range of photographers, from casual photographers to the “never leave your camera at home” crowd.
The only two things that jump off the screen as missing with KVADPhoto + Pro are the lack of support for RAW images and an HDR converter tool. Neither of the two omissions breaks the chords, and not everyone will miss these features.
Compared to other Windows 10 photo editors, KVADPhoto + Pro is not as feature rich as Fhotoroom, but is a few steps ahead of Fotor and several steps ahead of Adobe Photoshop Express. All in all, this is a quality photo editor that makes it all the more difficult to choose one. Fortunately, we are not limited to just one.
KVADPhoto + Pro currently costs $ 3.99. If you need to try things out, there is a free, non-professional version of KVADPhoto + which is a bit scaled-down, but will try things out before you make the investment. We think KVADPhoto + Pro is worth the cost and believe you, too.
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