PhoXo 8.2.0

This free yet powerful photo editor has over 50 special effects and supports masks and layers

  • Category:

    Graphics Editors

  • Version:


  • Works under:

    Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8.1

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.5 (72)

Phoxo is a simple photo editor packed with features to enhance photos that you have.

When you are looking to edit and optimize your images, Phoxo is a powerful image editor that you need to have. It’s free and provides more punch than what you would get from Microsoft Paint.

You get all of the layer support and special effects similar to what you would expect from Photoshop – but without the expense. It is not as powerful as Photoshop, but if you are looking for a fast and efficient tool for cleaning up your photos, Phoxo is going to work out great for you.

Once you begin using Phoxo, you will find that it is very powerful. Once you download the program, you can open your images inside and begin applying all of the features. It provides all of the simple functions like rotating, resizing and cropping. It will also provide you with 50+ effects including black and white, oil painting, blur, mosaic and more.

You can have an instant preview of your changes without officially applying them. This way you can see if you like what you did before making anything permanent. There is also a ‘Save as’ feature so that you can save the original image as well as the new one.

The interface is surprisingly easy to use. It allows you to figure out how to use everything within minutes of investigating your way through the program. This is a good thing because a help file is not included with the download.

Clipart comes with the program, which means you can add these into your images for some scrapbooking style photos. There are flags, emoticons, cars, and other icons within tabs that you can resize and reposition before placing them onto your photos. There are also text tools so that you can write messages across the images before saving them.

Multiple formats are supported inside of Phoxo, which makes it even easier to use with any of the images that you have on your computer. Such formats as JPG, BMP, TIF and others are supported. You can even open in one format and save it as another to provide you with even more flexibility.

The program is a very small download, so it is light on system resources. English is the supported language, and it is easy to set up. It can help you with drawing, editing, retouching, and even with framing so that you can share your images. You can save the file or print them based on what you want to do with them. The tools are self-explanatory, so you can create amazing masterpieces even if your images only look so-so when you first open them inside the program. Phoxo can become your new favorite tool in no time at all. It works with all versions of Windows, too.


  • Supports layers
  • Free download
  • More than 50 effects


  • Features are limited
  • No documentation included

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