PhotoInstrument 7.4

Graphics editor with a wide range of tools to correct and enhance your photos
4.2  (220 votes)
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PhotoInstrument is a photo viewer and editor that lets you turn your portraits into pro-looking shots. Designed to help you retouch and enhance your favorite shots, it comes with all the tools you need to perform all basic corrections, remove blemishes and wrinkles, improve the skin’s appearance, and to apply makeup in an accurate and easy way.

That’s probably what makes PhotoInstrument a tool worth trying – the fact that it is easy to use, so that anyone can enjoy retouching their favorite portraits. More descriptive icons than those used for the various tools provided would certainly help novice users to get the hang of the app a bit faster. Other than that, the program’s interface is simple enough to be enjoyed by all potential users. It is clean and well structured, with a big panel for the picture at hand, and a series of smaller panels (on the left-hand side) for the various “Instruments” that the tool offers and the specific settings that go with each of them. The picture you are working on can be zoomed in and out easily, which will help you perform accurate corrections even in the tiniest areas.

The program comes with an interesting set of brushes whose size and shape can be easily customized to fit your requirements. They will allow you to remove that annoying red-eye effect, to denoise specific areas, to make the skin glow or add some “glamour” to it, to sharpen or blur a specific area, to smudge a wrinkle or a spot to make them disappear, to clone a fragment of the picture to cover some blemish next to it, to adjust color levels, to remove any unwanted object, and so on and so forth. The possibilities are endless, and the tools provided are powerful enough to make your pictures look great or to distort them to the point of making the person in the portrait unrecognizable. Use the various brushes and layers provided wisely and you will be gladly surprised by the results.

As they say, practice makes perfect, and PhotoInstrument offers you all the tools you need to keep on practicing until the results correspond to the ones you expected.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary


  • Well-structured interface.
  • Customizable precise brushes for accurate editing.
  • Wide range of effects.
  • Comes with interesting plug-ins


  • The icons provided are not always easy to decipher
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