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 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.
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.
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.