Latest stable release: DownloadPhotoDemon 8.4 (zip file, 12.5 mb)

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PhotoDemon is a free, portable, open-source photo editor for Microsoft Windows.


Its design is guided by three principles:

Portability Portability

PhotoDemon does not require installation, administrator rights, or Internet access. Its tiny footprint allows it to run directly from USB devices.

Power Power

The current build provides more than 200 professional-grade tools, including digital darkroom essentials like shadow/highlight recovery, multi-channel curves, content-aware resizing, and full support for Adobe Photoshop (PSD) files.

Usability Usability

An elegant interface built by designers - not engineers - gets out of the way and lets you work. Usability testing drives our design decisions.

Other cool stuff

PhotoDemon comes with a built-in macro recorder and batch processor. Its UI is fully themable, with built-in light, dark, and monochrome themes. All tools support real-time previews, custom presets, keyboard navigation, and unlimited Undo/Redo.

All Windows versions (XP through Windows 11) are fully supported.

PhotoDemon is available in many languages. If your language is missing, please get in touch. I would love to support it!

Recent news

  • PhotoDemon Year In Review: 2021

    2021 was an exciting year for PhotoDemon. Here's a list of all the new features and improvements that made their way into nightly builds over the past year...
  • PhotoDemon forum is now live

    PhotoDemon now has a new public forum! The new forum is hosted by GitHub (the same site that hosts PhotoDemon's source code), and anyone can participate. You can reach the new forum by clicking the "Forum" link at the top of this page.
  • PhotoDemon 8.4 is now available

    Building on top of the recent 8.2 release, PhotoDemon 8.4 is another minor update that brings additional stability and usability improvements. I may have also snuck a new tool or two into it...
  • PhotoDemon 8.2 is now available

    PhotoDemon 8.2 is a minor update that brings stability and usability improvements to the recent 8.0 release. It is recommended for all users.
  • PhotoDemon 8.0.1 stability update coming soon

    No matter how much a new stable release gets tested, a few bugs always slip through the cracks. If you're having trouble with PhotoDemon 8.0 (particularly on Windows XP), fear not - an 8.0.1 update is on its way. In the meantime, please try the latest nightly build to see if it improves your experience.

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