A free and powerful image editing software, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop.
PhoXo is a free and powerful image editing software. It's tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop. Its features include layers, undo, over 50 special effects, batch processing, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools for selecting, crop, painting, retouching, measuring and navigation. Especially, you can easily add text effects to image, such as shadow text, ripple text, gradient color text etc. PhoXo web site provides a large number of resources, including step by step tutorials, thousands of free clip-art, frames, patterns, textures and shapes.
the size of installer with many clip art and texture is only 4MB
memory usage is very small
extensive work to make PhoXo speed up, even runs on a netbook, you can expect PhoXo to start up very quickly
provides thousands of clipart, frame, texture, stamp, brush style for free downloads
Easy to Use
every tool including a help tip for quick learning, and home website offers great variety of tutorials and examples
easily create shadow text, gradient text, glass text, scanline text, blur text, water ripple text, and more
more than 50 effects including oil painting, mosaic, pencil sketch, soft edge, splash, emboss, and more
simple and powerful layer management support drag and drop operations
marquee, lasso, magic wand tool help you to select a portion or a subset of an image to work on
pen, brush, eraser, clone with variety of styles for your painting
red-eye removal, glow, sepia and more tools help to retouching, correcting, or improving digital photo
Free, Open source
it is completely free and open source
including english, chinese, spanish, german ... total 11 languages.