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Latest stable release: DownloadPhotoDemon 8.2 (zip file, 12.5 mb)

For additional downloads, including nightly builds and checksums, visit the download page.

Overview

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

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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 nav, and unlimited Undo/Redo.

All Windows versions (XP through Windows 10) are fully supported.

PhotoDemon is available in 10+ langauges. If your language is missing, please get in touch. I’d love to add support for it!

Recent news

  • 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.
  • PhotoDemon 8.0 is here

    After 2.5 years of work, PhotoDemon 8.0 is available to download. New features include clone and pattern brush tools, support for Adobe Photoshop (PSD) images, massive performance improvements, new filters and effects, and much more.
  • PhotoDemon 8.0 beta is now available

    After 2.5 years of work, a new PhotoDemon release is almost ready. New features include clone and pattern brush tools, a new gradient tool, support for Adobe Photoshop (PSD) images, massive performance improvements, new filters and effects, and much more.
  • Clone and Pattern Brush tools now available in nightly builds

    I'm excited to announce that the latest PhotoDemon nightly builds have (finally) received a long-requested feature - clone and pattern brush tools. I'd love your help testing them.

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