New, highly optimized dynamic Image editor for 21st century with absolutely unlimited possibilities.
You can create thousands of fantastic effects that may be impossible to achieve in a standard image editor.
Every single operation you make is infinitely dynamic and it can be changed, removed or tweaked even if you applied it many hundreds steps ago.
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A standard "static" image editing software is hopelessly
stuck in the last century. You apply one step after another.
One effect or adjustment after another with one
layer on top of another one.
The problem starts as soon as you want to go back and change or re-order the many steps. It is time to move into 21st century.
Photo-Reactor is all this and much more. It is build as a truly 21st century image editing, discovery, workbench, effect sharing and new process creation tool where anything is possible using the modern nodal principle.
Photo-reactor can easily create brand new types of effects"
Create effects that were till now
impossible without a special software
You have now in your hands a very powerful tool to create effects that are nearly impossible to make in any normal editors.
From vivid powerful photos to haunting graphics or painting effects, everything is now possible.
The modular nature of Photo-Reactor allows
to easily add many processes that
normally require a special software.
You can use from more than 100 supplied factory effects: image segmentations, paint effects, diffusion, anisotropic morphing, Light Studio, QR Code and more, then chain them all together with all other effects and create new reusable workflows.
it's done it is reusable forever
As you work on your image, you don't just edit that single image. You are automatically creating the editing "flow" that can be easily applied to any other images with just a single click.
The Image is the effect
A processed JPG image will also carry the whole editing flow. To repeat the effect, all you need to do is to drag and drop the previously processed image back to the Photo-Reactor and choose different input file. You can set it up for other users too, both as a fully editable effect or just a locked "black box" with your secret processing inside. That means you can upload your image to the web and other users can use the very image file to repeat the same effect on their own pictures!
Wrap up and Share
Once you create your effect or favorite processing, you can fully encapsulate the whole idea into a single object where you easily set up what parameters can be edited. From that time on you can use it simply as a single effect. You can also share the created effects with others.
Developers can easily use the very straight forward plug-in SDK with the build-in source code generator. There is no guess work or reading pages of SDK documents. A full source is generated for you where you just fill in your image processing function. No need to even create any user interface.
Power of Nodal Editing
The heart of Photo-Reactor lies in a well designed, easy to understand nodal editing. You chain the effect and filters as if you work in a standard editor with the benefit of full-time access to all parameters and the immediate feedback at every step.
It is both powerful and friendly. Unlike other nodal editing software where objects can have many inputs and outputs that require thick manual we made it very straightforward. Simple input and output, no multitude of different signals - everything can be connected together like blocks.
The design is based on a hands-on approach. The left monitor shows the image at the currently selected block and the right monitor shows the final result. If you change any of the parameters on any of the objects you get an immediate visual feedback. Everything is fully dynamic, everything can be rearranged, connected, grouped, assembled or moved around at any time. No need for any special rules or knowledge.
Encapsulate the effects
One of the many great features is the process of encapsulation. If you create an effect that you like, you can just simply wrap it to a brand new effect.
Share with Others
Photo-Reactor is all about sharing ideas and so it is build around the ability to share effects with other people. It is as simple as posting a result image to a forum. The very same image can be used to re-create the effect by other people.
In a Nutshell:
Once you start working with the software you
will discover its huge power that lies in the
logic of nodal editing and the simplification of
It does look different at first sight, but in a short time things become very logical and you will realize how the old way of image editing is incredibly limited.
Grows with you but doesn't get old
You can use what you need and then slowly keep discovering new things as you progress. The software doesn't require you to learn everything right away. You can walk before you run.
Share and learn
You probably tried to repeat some
effects from books or online tutorials where you
had to follow many pages of step-by-steps.
That is all in the past. With Photo-Reactor the effect flow is self explanatory, it is not obfuscated in a pile of layers with multitude of mystery effects applied in completely unknown sequence.
Easy to Follow
It is very easy to follow how some advanced effects work. A simple click on any effect will show how the image processing at that stage and you can easily trace the idea of the effect object by object.
Import Adobe Photoshop projects
Another unexpected feature is that you can actually re-create project from Adobe Photoshop PSD layered files. That is right, just import PSD file and the layers will turn into a Photo-Reactor flow.
Scripting for the adventurous types
The training wheels are off! A full high level c++ syntax language is build directly in the software. The fast language supports polymorphism, inheritance or multidimensional arrays among other things. You have no idea what this all means? No problem, the scripting is completely optional.
Extendable by third parties
We created a very easy to use SDK, but even more importantly the software itself can generate the source code project for its plug-in where you set up everything visually and then fill-up the blanks with your image processing. The interface, the sliders and data serialization is all done for you.
Add a new dimension to your creative tool-box
Designer professionals, home users or educational institution can appreciate the new creative dimension that Photo-Reactor opens.
Plays nice with others
Photo-Reactor can call other software such as Adobe Photoshop to do part of the work and automatically update the process when needed.
Minimum System Requirements
Microsoft Windows Version
Effect made in Photo-Reactor
Whats new in this version:
Effect made in Photo-Reactor
Resources for Photo-Reactor
The manual is already included in the installation, but can be also downloaded separately:
Beginners Corner - basic and gentle introduction by Bil Abington
Photo Reactor Cafe, more tutorials (so far for beginners)
Users Forum - the best way to get new ideas or answers
Plugins, add-ons, SDK
Photo-Reactor is a highly extendable and modular software which can load user created effects, recipes and plug-ins. There is also a free SDK available.