Photo-Brush is a photo editor, picture enhancer and painting program for Windows. It has many rich tools and effects for photo adjusting and photo retouching found in much more expensive professional tools, And there are also some effects and tools you can hardly find elsewhere. With Photo-Brush you can easily correct all unwanted problems in your digital images, you can create a new painting or combine and create different photographs.
Besides standard paint brushes, you will find a strong set of tools for photo retouch, where you can remove or add part of the images with rubber stamp, use brushes to directly paint various effects like contrast, sharpen, boost, or use red-eye or scratch removing tool. With the Texture Pick tool you can even pick-up a part of the image and use it for texture painting or save it as a seamless background texture for web page use.
Another set of brushes are for special effects where you can brush-in emboss effect, age the photo, shift color or paint a glass effect. You can then add sparkles, beautiful lens flare or try the Warp tool to make fun of the faces of your friends.
Photo-Brush has not only many built-in effects and filters, but it also supports Adobe compatible plug-ins. There are hundreds of commercial or free filters available on the internet. Photo-Brush can use the plug-ins from any directory of your computer (or even network), so it could share and use the filters installed in other graphics programs.
There is also added support for special plug-ins called Extras. Extras can be anything - from image manipulation to export to different formats. There are already a few PB Extras available on the home site.
Photo-Brush supports most of the scanners using the TWAIN interface. It also supports 32 bit film scanners.
Photo-Brush is also an excellent painting program that competes with many professional tools. It has more than a hundred unique brushes, from standard brushes, pen and airbrush to artistic brushes simulating oil colors, painting ropes, pipes or sparkles. You can paint not only with color, but also with texture or clone existing image by using the artistic brush.
As with all the best painting programs, Photo-Brush also supports pressure sensitive graphics tablets. With a pressure sensitive tablet you can control the intensity of the brush. This control is especially effective for artistic brushes.
Photo-Brush also has the image hose function, which can spray flowers, trees, lego blocks, coins, foot-steps and many more nice effects onto your image. You can even set up the nozzle to colorize the spray images. You can even fabricate your own nozzles, or convert them from other supported formats.
For adjusting images you have all the necessary tools to Auto Enhance an image, change Contrast or Brightness, change the Levels, adjust Curves, Gamma, color balance, saturation, hue, sharpen image and more...
You can add text with very cool effects like 3D or drop shadow. The text is rendered perfectly antialiased, with smooth edges. The result is very stunning.
The best news is that Photo-Brush comes as shareware, so you can try this fine tool yourself for free, and if you like it, you will like the price even more.