Effects & Filters
Description of effects
Transforms the original picture so colors contained in the output
picture are only black, white, or any shade of gray.
Creates a color negative of the original picture so all color values in
the output picture are inverted values of colors contained in the
original. For additional effect you can disable one or two RGB
channels. Of course if you disable all three channels there will be no
effect at all in the output picture.
Sepia is a brown pigment originally prepared from the secretion of the
cuttlefish and used in the past for printing photographs. In digital
photography you can get this kind of result by applying so called
duotone effect. For additional effect experiment with different main
colors; you can always get back to default main color by clicking
This is a mirror-like effect where you can choose the flipping axis
between vertical and horizontal.
The preview section gives you impression how
output picture will look like after the effect/filter is applied on the
original. Picture on the left represents the original and picture on
the right represents the output you will get. If you selected more than
one picture you will be able to browse through them using
and ">>" buttons.
Output file options
Full Screen Preview
these buttons to see the full screen preview of either the original or
the output pictures. You
can also double-click on small preview pictures on the dialog for the
same effect. If you selected more
than one picture you will be able to use Page Up/Down to browse through
them while in the full screen mode.
Four output picture qualities are available for JPG files: low (highest
compression), medium, high and best (lowest compression).
For destination folder you can choose a custom folder (by default the
program will use "...\My Documents\My Pictures\Photo Gadget Pro") or
same as source folder (in other words the folder where the
picture's original file is stored).
If you choose new file name option then the program
take the original picture's file name and add a suffix to it depending
on the chosen effect/filter: "_grayscale", "_invert" or "_sepia".
For example, if the original picture's file name was "London panorama
12.jpg" then the program will save
the version transformed to sepia as
"London panorama 12_sepia.jpg". However, if you choose the same as
original option, then there will be no change in the original picture's
file name. In that case if the transformed version is
going to be saved to a folder that also happens to be the one where the
original picture file is stored then the original picture file will be
overwritten and lost.