LiveQuartz Photo Edit 2.9

An image editor for previewing, modifying, repairing and enhancing photos.
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LiveQuartz Photo Edit is an image editor for previewing, modifying, repairing and enhancing photos. The application is characterized by the availability of multiple filters and editing tools. In addition, the use of layers makes it possible to edit the photo and apply filters in a non-destructive way, i.e. preserving the original image.

The application interface responds perfectly to the desired workflow, which consists of importing files, creating layers, applying filters, editing and saving to disk. Most of the window space is intended for viewing the image being edited. Unfortunately, it does not allow side-by-side comparison of the changes made. The left sidebar shows the different layers and allows you to enable or disable the corresponding filters. The top toolbar, in turn, allows access to a wide collection of tools, including brushes, pencils, erasers and shapes. Finally, you can use the right panel to add and customize filters. Good news is that the application comes with a large number of these filters, which add up to more than 100.

To import a photo, you can either use the menu or drag the file onto the tool window. If the idea is to create a new layer, then you should drag and drop it onto the sidebar. Fortunately, the application supports not only the most popular image formats (JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF) but also less common ones (OpenEXR, TGA, HEIF). What's more, it can open RHIF files, a native non-destructive format. more

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Pros

  • Layer support
  • Vast collection of filters
  • Multiple editing tools
  • Non-destructive editing
  • Wide array of picture formats

Cons

  • Side-by-side comparison not allowed

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