I love tak­ing pic­tures very much. I always post the best pic­tures on social net­works, and some­times I even turn them into short videos to make it more inter­est­ing for sub­scribers. How­ev­er, it is not always pos­si­ble to cre­ate per­fect shots with the help of a smart­phone. For­tu­nate­ly, many prob­lems can be elim­i­nat­ed using the effects that are built into most video and pho­to edi­tors. In this review, I will talk about the Pho­to­SHOW PRO pro­gram, in which you can bring pic­tures to life with the help of effects.

How to get started with PhotoSHOW PRO

Take a few sim­ple steps:

  • Install the pro­gram on your com­put­er by down­load­ing it from the offi­cial web­site.
  • Launch Pho­to­SHOW PRO and cre­ate a new emp­ty project.
  • Add pho­tos to the project. To do this, in the menu on the left, find and select the fold­er with the nec­es­sary files and drag them from the view­port to the time­line.
  • To apply ani­ma­tion, open the “Effects” tab.
  • To apply styling pho­to effects and fil­ters, click Edit Slide. Select the pho­to and in the “Lay­er” tab, click “Pho­to Edi­tor”.

Stylize and enhance photos with effects

Next, con­sid­er what result can be obtained using the effects built into the pro­gram.

film effect

Film frame sim­u­la­tion is very pop­u­lar among Insta­gram and Tik­Tok users. In Pho­to­SHOW PRO you can use Kodak and Fuji pre­sets. Such effects add “authen­tic­i­ty” by giv­ing the impres­sion that the image was tak­en with an instant cam­era and then scanned and dig­i­tized.

atmospheric shots

Per­son­al­ly, I real­ly like ton­ing pic­tures. My absolute favorite is the gold­en tone, which gives the impres­sion that the pho­to was tak­en at dawn or dusk. Such effects change the atmos­phere of the pic­ture and give scope for imag­i­na­tion. Take a look at the result below: warm tones give the pho­to a roman­tic touch, while sun­set tones give the mod­el a run­away bride look.

Ton­ing effects are also in the inter­nal edi­tor. Many dif­fer­ent pre­sets are avail­able to give the right atmos­phere: Lon­don, Evening Paris, Gold­en Age, Sun­set, Warm Tones, Before the Thun­der­storm and oth­ers.

Quality improvement

The most com­mon draw­back of ama­teur pho­tos is fad­ed tones, too dark or over­ex­posed frag­ments. The qual­i­ty of such images can be eas­i­ly improved in auto­mat­ic mode. The appli­ca­tion has a set of effects that instant­ly improve the tonal­i­ty, bright­ness, and cor­rect the light.

Photo filters: mosaic, vignettes, glow

Pho­to fil­ters are not relat­ed to effects, but they are also a great way to make a pic­ture more attrac­tive. You can find fil­ters in the inter­nal pho­to edi­tor. The image can be styl­ized antique, cre­ate a glow effect, apply a vignette or turn the pic­ture into a mosa­ic.

Animated photo effects

In Pho­to­SHOW PRO, you can make a frame more dynam­ic by apply­ing ani­mat­ed effects. I espe­cial­ly note the effects from the cat­e­go­ry “Lights”. When adding this ani­ma­tion, high­lights are super­im­posed on the pho­to: flash­es from the sun’s rays, the solar cir­cle “halo”, rays diverg­ing to the sides, etc. It looks very impres­sive with pho­tographs tak­en in nature.

Among the ani­ma­tion effects, there is anoth­er inter­est­ing option: styl­iza­tion for retro shots with a before / after tran­si­tion. You can also over­lay a Polaroid-style video frame and age the frame.


Of course, you can’t turn a low-qual­i­ty shot into a com­plete­ly per­fect shot. But pho­to effects will help to hide the main flaws or styl­ize the pic­tures. Espe­cial­ly such solu­tions look advan­ta­geous in slide shows and clips for social net­works, since every­thing orig­i­nal and unusu­al is high­ly val­ued on the Inter­net. Pho­to­SHOW PRO is great for this and, in addi­tion to pho­tos, it also allows you to process video. There­fore, if you like to cre­ate videos for the Inter­net, I advise you to try this pro­gram.