PixBuilder Studio 2.0 was developed as a free image editor that would offer not only basic features, but also professional-level ones. The wide range of instruments will satisfy even the most demanding users, because it is surprisingly rich for a free program.
To begin with, there are a lot of standard image processing features that are essential in any graphic software. They include rotating, resizing, cropping, stamp tool, clone tool, etc. Besides, the program features tools for adjustment of color, lightness and contrast of an image (Brightness/Contrast, Hue/Saturation, Color Balance, Levels, Auto Levels, Curves, Auto Contrast, Invert, etc.). Of course, it is possible to use various shape drawing tools and to apply various effects such as Blur, Sharpen, Dithering, Emboss and many others.
Moreover, there is also a good choice of selection tools, comparable to that of expensive image editing software. It is so easy to make a required selection with the help of Magic Wand, Lasso, Polygonal Lasso, Magnetic Lasso, Rectangular marquee, Elliptical marquee or Color Range function. In addition to this, PixBuilder Studio supports such advanced features as layers, transparency masks and gradients, thus enabling the user to get professional-looking images and illustrations.
Among the functions of PixBuilder Studio there are also multi-step Undo, Save with preview and Print with preview, which definitely contribute to the users' convenience. The default palette of PixBuilder Studio is a full-color RGBA one, but a number of other palettes are available. The user may adjust the settings and choose any of them - for example, a web safe palette.
PixBuilder Studio can read and write such formats as JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PCX, TGA, ICO and PBS. It can also read PSD files. As regards the interface of PixBuilder Studio, it is designed with maximum convenience in mind. It consists of dockable toolbars and can therefore be organized according to the user's preferences and tasks.
In conclusion it should be mentioned that all the aforementioned tools and functions of PixBuilder Studio make it a perfect solution for image editing, especially given that it is absolutely free (and ad-free, too!).
- Supported formats
for read : BMP, PNG, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PCX, TGA, PSD, ICO
for write : BMP, PNG, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PCX, TGA, ICO
- Image resizing, rotating, and cropping.
- Levels, curves, color balance, brightness/contrast, etc;
- A lot of effects;
- Support for layers and transparency masks;
- Various selection tools;
- Multi-step Undo;
- Save with preview and Print with preview features;
- Runs under Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista, XP;
- No-charge and ad-free.
WnSoft Ltd is an independent software developer proud of its professional-level tools that make photography and digital media accessible to everyone. Its flagship product is PicturesToExe Deluxe, a slideshow-making solution for wedding photographers and AV enthusiasts. PixBuilder Studio, the company's other product, offers both basic and advanced tools for effective image editing.