No 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 PicversePhoto Editor, with the current version V1.4.0 come to us, it makes photo editing much easier.

Movavi PicversePhoto 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 Picverse Photo Editor review for both Mac and Windows users, you will find out the goods and not-that-goods of this program.


The Good:

  • Very easy to use
  • AI Powered: AI restore old photos, AI enhance
  • Basic editing tools: adjust light, color, detail, crop and rotate, resize
  • Creative tools: insert image, add text, change background, apply effects
  • Retouch: skin, eyes, mouth, hair, face, etc.
  • Smart and accurate eraser, stamp
  • 4 selection tools
  • Manage photos in photo gallery
  • Batch edit photos
  • Low pricing

The Bad:

  • Erase and stamp tool don’t match Photoshop
  • Program freezes if repeated actions are done to the picture
  • Effects are not unique
  • You cannot make the interface smaller, only larger

Free Trial Limits

All users are allowed to download Movavi Picverse 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 save up to 10 images with an added watermark
  • You can use full features for 3 days
  • A watermark is added to the saved photos

The Download

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 78.2MB, which is much smaller than other photo editors.

The Installation

The installation of Movavi Picverse 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.

install 1

The Interface

I like the color and layout of the Movavi Picverse’s interface, it is neat and easy to understand.

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 choose an editing tool intuitively, then go to each panel to customize.

main interface

What’s more, every time a new photo is added into the program for processing, Movavi will detect and manage in the photo gallery, help you select and process fast.

photo gallery

Also, I like the way Movavi helps us to understand each feature better, as you may have noticed, when you place the mouse on some icons, there appear informative texts, explaining what can each tool do for you in detail.


In the case you want a tutorial before editing, you can refer to the in-app user guide or how to instructions, even learn from its YouTube channel.


Full Editing Features

1. Adjust

Adjust feature helps users to enrich colors and improve contrast smartly, there are 3 ways to adjust your photos in Movavi: AI Restore an old photo, AI Adjust, manually adjust light, color or detail.


Though the AI Restore feature won’t fix an old photo with only one click, it builds a good foundation for further polishing. With the erase and stamp tool, also with your patience, Picverse can finally restore your old photos.
ai restore

2. Object Removal (Erase and Stamp)

This is a very useful feature from Movavi Picverse 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.


3. Change Background

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.change background 1
  • Step 2. Then you need to refine the edges.change background 2
  • 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.change background 3

Then you can check the result as following.

change background 4

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.

4. Retouching

Movavi Picverse builds in 5 retouching tools to reinvent your look on the photo. You can retouch the skin, eyes, mouth, hair and face.

5. Effects

There are 9 categories of effects offered in Movavi, all of them are quite common but can basically meet all your needs to apply effects to a photo under different occasions.


6. Insert Image and Add Text

This is useful to add watermark text or image to your photos. You can change properties.


7. Other Features

  • Crop and rotate: rotate 90 degrees, flip 180 degrees, also straighten photos
  • Resize— Change photo size as needed

Is Movavi Picverse Any Good?

Yes, it is good, good enough among photo editors that at the same pricing level.

Personally, I like several of its features: retouch, change background, remove objects. Picverse processes details much better than other image photos for its great selection tools, it allows users to have the best control of the target, then apply changes and make the changes seamless with its surroundings. The looks after any changes in Movavi are professional and natural.

Also, it processes images fast, the adorable orange status bar shows you where you are now in the photo editing.

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?