Latest stable release: DownloadPhotoDemon 7.0.1 (zip file, 12.1 mb)

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


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 HDR.

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.

20+ language translations are currently available. If your language is missing, please let me know.

Recent news

  • Warning - latest Windows 10 update may break nightly builds, but a patch is available

    The latest Windows 10 update ("2019-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1903") breaks a critical system library used by PhotoDemon. Microsoft is currently "working on a fix", but in the meantime, you may find that older nightly builds crash without warning. (Stable builds *should* be okay.) I have uploaded a new nightly build to mitigate the worst of this issue.
  • Help test new Photoshop (PSD) and OpenRaster (ORA) image support

    PhotoDemon 7.2 will ship with full support for layered image formats like Adobe Photoshop (PSD, PSB) and OpenRaster (ORA) files. Help me improve these features by downloading the latest nightly build and trying it with your own PSD and ORA files.
  • Nightly builds have moved - please re-download

    As part of the migration to a new website platform, nightly build auto-updates have been reworked. If auto-updates have stopped working for you, please manually re-download the latest nightly build.
  • The future of PhotoDemon

    Big things are coming to PhotoDemon, and *you* can help me build them!
  • PhotoDemon 7.0.1 release

    PhotoDemon 7.0.1 contains minor security and stability improvements relative to PhotoDemon 7.0. It is recommended for all users.

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