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Design with a Difference: Free Advanced Photobie Design Studio Editing Tool

written by: •edited by: Laura Jean Karr•updated: 6/27/2011
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Photobie Design Studio is a free photo editing tool. Perform a screen capture through to GIF animations and digital scrapbooks. Learn more about how to use this powerful editing tool here.

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    Photobie Overview

    Photobie Design Studio combines all the necessary image creation and editing tools into one package and it's all for free. The user interface is clean and structured, enabling a faster learning curve.. It has multiple layers of user functionality that include: photo editing, graphics design, GIF animation, screen capture utilities, digital scrapbooking and the ability to create photo design templates.

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    Installation & Setup

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    The installation is easy and quick. It occupies very little hard disk space but it will require you to install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0 if it is not already installed on your system.

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    Advanced Features

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    Some of the advanced features are the color adjustment, color balancing and replacement. You can create designs using the pen tool or other drawing tools available and then fill with different colors. Also, some region management tools are added in with the managment toolbar. Everything that you design in Photobie is done in layers, so all of the effects are customizable using the layer tools. For instance you can choose to replace certain portions of a templates and then personalize it.

    Another key feature of the application is that allows you to capture the current screen or any active window. You can also configure up to eight different hotkeys with specifications you set yourself. One of the applications most prominent features, is that it allows you to capture the color at a particular point in the screen inorder to resolve any color matching problems.

    You can also creat personalized GIF animations from photos or standard images with this application. Photobie organizes all of the photos into serial frames, after which you can customize the animation details. Items such as, time delay and frame speed are simple ways to work within the application while creating an animation. There is also a preview feature that will allow you to view the animation in squence before saving.

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    Price to Value

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    Photobie with all of its advanced features is a free application and there are no upgrades to purchase, as all features for the program are included in the original download.

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    Performance

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    Photobie software incorporates both speed and functionality, making this free software more reliable at times than that of mainstream paid photo editing software. The application does deliver based on the use of tools within the program.

    For more information and to obtain the free download of Photobie Design Studio software, visit www.photobie.com.