Most Mac users have and use iPhoto. It’s a good place to store and retrieve photos, and does basic enhancements to improve photos. What if you want more enhancement tools but don’t like spending money?
What if all you want is a point and click tool with presets that improve your photos? Good news. Plenty of photo editing tools are available for Mac users. Try one that’s pure point and click, but loaded with options.
Make Boring Better
I’m the Queen of Saturation in my family. My digital camera (a Canon) does a nice job of capturing images that need only minor adjustments.
Click to remove red eye. Click to soften shadows.
Click to crop. Click to enhance colors. Maybe even a click and slide this or that to add more color, change contrast, adjust brightness. See? iPhoto is good. myPhotoEdit does more.
Sometimes, all you really want is to open a photo and just make it look better than the original. Maybe you’re not all that in to Adobe Photoshop. Maybe you already have six Photo Editing for Dummies books.
What if you’re just plain impatient, or lazy, or a little crazy, but you’re in love with point and click, and, you know, you have a just play around until it’s better attitude. That’s the kind of Mac user who will like myPhotoEdit.
Point And Click Photo Enhancement Heaven
myPhotoEdit is disarmingly simple to use. Open it up, open or drop in a photo, start clicking on the controls. And click, and click, and slide, and slide, and click some more.
What’s not to like with a bunch of controls just like those? Move the sliders left to right to adjust exposure, contrast, saturation (my favorite), brightness, tint and sharpness.
Wait. Doesn’t iPhoto do all that, too? And isn’t iPhoto free? Then, what you want is simple—more, more, more. More things to click, more sliders to slide, more presets.
I know what you’re thinking? Is it that easy? Pretty much. myPhotoEdit uses much of what’s already built-in to Mac OS X to give you dozens of adjustments to improve your photos.
Everything from the basics in iPhoto to blurs, noise reduction, Gamma adjustments, color correction, cropping and much more. Click the tools on the toolbar and the image changes or more tools pop up. Undo is a mere click away.
It’s all live, while you click, while you slide—you see how your image is enhanced. Or, not.
If anything, there are too many choices, but enough presets and options to give you more than iPhoto but without the learning curve of Photoshop Elements or Pixelator. You could play all day on the Presets alone.
myPhotoEdit is a no brainer for the budget conscious, too. Finding another Mac app that does more for less may pose a challenge, as this is nicely done and good for the home photo tinkerer (but not so good on enhancing a mass of images).