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Buried in the Picture2Life beta we tried are occasional, tantalising hints of a pleasing online photo-editing app.

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  • Expert Rating

    3.00 / 5

Pros

  • Ability to apply editing steps to other photos

Cons

  • Annoying interface, no preview of image effects, resolution limitations

Bottom Line

Other services match most of Picture2Life's capabilities without the hassles.

Would you buy this?

Buried in the Picture2Life beta we tried are occasional, tantalising hints of a pleasing online photo-editing app.

Sadly, Picture2Life's good points are overwhelmed by an annoying, baffling user interface.

The good news: Picture2Life is full of stuff, including one of the longest special effects lists among the editors in our chart. A unique collage creator lets you insert several photos into a canned or custom-built template.

Like Photoshop Express, Picture2Life has built-in tools for storing, organising, and sharing photos.

We loved Picture2Life's ability to save a sequence of effects you've applied to one photo — say, cropping it, giving it a sepia look, and adding a border — and then transfer it to others with one click.

But Picture2Life's Flickr-import interface is so confusing that we thought we'd failed to do the job when we'd actually succeeded.

And Picture2Life doesn't show what an effect will look like on your photo until after you've applied it (at least undoing is easy).

A prominent button lets you see pictures at full size, but you get no on-screen controls for shrinking or magnifying them. The link to online help vanished when we were in editing mode, and the useful-looking Learn More buttons didn't do anything when we clicked them.

Picture2Life's makers tell us they're working on a version that fixes these issues and improves the interface.

Like FotoFlexer, Picture2Life automatically downsamples your high-res photographs, a step that speeds up image processing; you can override it, but only up to 1600 by 1200 pixels.

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