o matter which online/society community we come from, or what kind of workspace we are in, we deal with photos everyday. And it is much likely we need to edit a photo. Though Adobe photo tools are perfect, it is still “too much” for us, and that’s how Movavi Photo Editor, with the current version V6.0.0 come to us, it makes photo editing much easier.
Movavi Photo Editor is a simple-to-use tool to make photo memories, to help you get to know its full feature without installation or trial, we here give a Movavi Photo Editor V6.0.0 review for both Mac and Windows users, you will find out the goods and not-that-goods of this program.
- Very easy to use;
- All needed editing features included: adjust, retouch, remove object, crop, change background, add text/frames/effect, restore, insert image, resize, rotate, denoise;
- Accurate auto select and photo processing;
- Before/After comparation responds very fast;
- Load and process photos fast;
- Top user experience;
- Affordable price;
- Limited background/frame templates, and denoising presets;
- Need repeat erasing to remove unwanted objects with good result;
- Not that accurate when auto selecting non-people objects;
Free Trial Limits
All users are allowed to download Movavi Photo Editor 6 for free, but there are limits for this free trial version.
In the installation guidance, you will be informed about the free trial limits as following:
- You can use the program for free for 30 days;
- There is a watermark on the processed photos;
- Only 10 photos to save after processing;
Movavi Photo Editor offers both Mac and Windows versions, you can directly click “Try Free” to download the installer to your computer for free.
I downloaded and installed the Windows version, the installer is 59.2MB, which is much smaller than other photo editors.
The installation of Movavi Photo Editor is quite easy, also it supports a lot of languages, you can select the interface language and installation folder before the installation.
The installation processes fast, but you may run into a failure caused by the stop from your installed anti-virus software, just as I did. In this case, allow your anti-virus program to continue with the installation. Movavi Photo Editor is safe and clean to use, it won’t do harm to your computer as long as you download the program from its official website.
I like the color and layout of the Movavi Photo Editor’s interface, it is neat and easy to understand.
On the top panel, you can find all the Photo Editor tools, while the panel on the right hand for each tab locates all the editing tools and settings. On the right top, you can use the “Before/After” tool to compare the original photo and the processed photo. Quite simple but practical, right? You just need to choose an editing tool intuitively, then go to each panel to customize.
What’s more, every time a new photo is added into the current folder you are working on, Movavi will detect and display in thumbnail for you to select and process fast.
Also, I like the way Movavi helps us to understand each feature better, as you may have noticed, there are question marks on the interface, explaining what can each tool do for you in detail.
In the case you want a tutorial before editing, you can refer to instructions on Movavi Photo Editor’s product page or just take a tour of Tutorial after first launching the program.
Full Editing Features
“Adjust” feature helps users to enrich colors and improve contrast smartly, there are 2 ways to adjust your photos in Movavi.
One is Magic Enhance, you need to set the value for each color correction, while the other one is HDR Lightening, it helps to AI adjust your photos in one click. You can check following Before/After of HDR adjustment result.
Movavi Photo Editor builds in 17 retouching tools to reinvent your look and reshape your body for a desired appearance. You can retouch the skin, eyes, mouth, hair or others for the people in the photo using Movavi.
This is a very useful feature from Movavi Photo Editor, you are allowed to remove unwanted objects from the original photo but still keep the photo looks natural and complete.
Also, it is easy to use, choose a selection tool, then repeat the erasing process until you get what you want.
But here is disadvantage of using this tool, you need to keep erasing again and again before a satisfying work comes out.
Cropping photos is an easy task and we may need to do very often. One thing that makes the cropping feature in Movavi great is, it helps you decide the cropping ratio fast by showing the best cropping solution under different situations: for iPhone, DVD, Photo, Widescreen, etc.
There are 3 steps to change background in Movavi:
- Step 1. Select foreground first, the “Auto Select” helps to automatically find people in the photo, for other objects, you can choose the Brush or Lasso to select foreground;
- Step 2. Then you need to refine the edges;
- Step 3. Last, you need to add a new image as the background, you can add from your local folder, or you can use the ones offered by Movavi.
Then you can check the result as following.
Actually, I tried to change background for both photos with people and dog, apparently, Movavi does better on finding and auto selecting people in the photo, it makes the background-changing smoother and more natural in a photo with people.
In fact, not only allowed to add text, you can also add decorations to your photos in Movavi Photo Editor.
The patterns of text or the types of decorations are not that rich, but enough for personal or basic-editing needs.
There are 9 frames offered in Movavi, all of them are quite common but can basically meet all your needs to add frame to a photo under different occasions.
Sometimes, we need to remove the noise from a photo and restore its true quality and makes it appealing. Luckily, Movavi Photo Editor adds this feature. You can denoise the photos with 9 different presets, and each preset allows you to configure the settings accordingly.
You may need to try different preset and decide which one fits your photos the best.
- Restore—Fix faded, torn or damaged old photos automatically
- Insert Image—Insert images to a photo and allows image settings
- Rotate—Rotate and flip photos
- Resize— Change photo size as needed
- Add Effects—More than 100 effects can be added to a photo
Movavi Photo Editor VS Adobe Photoshop
No doubt, Adobe Photoshop is great and keeps evolving to be perfect, it is indeed the best tool to work on photos, but not for every one. For users who want to edit photos in an advanced way, to reach an industry level, Adobe Photoshop is the best pick.
However, for users who want to edit photos easily, but still want to add creativity to your photos, Movavi can do this for you, no matter you are editing a photo for social sharing, family activities, YouTube or other online business, even for your office work, it offers the easiest way to fast edit your photos.
So, Movavi Photo Editor VS Adobe Photoshop, it is not about which one is the best, but about which one fits your needs the most.
What’s your choice?