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Want to add
effects and filters
to your photos?

Use Movavi
Photo Editor!

Windows version
Mac version

How to Add Photo Effects and Photo Filters

Is there a way to turn an ordinary snapshot into an incredibly beautiful and atmospheric picture? Yes, there is! Just add photo effects and filters using Movavi Photo Editor – a simple, yet powerful, program for photo montage that will make your photos look fantastic in a heartbeat!

Just click the buttons below to see how the various effects in Movavi Photo Editor
can change an image

The program includes more than 50 different photo effects in 5 categories:

  • Image quality enhancement (Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Blur, etc.)
  • Classic (Sepia, Dramatic, Nostalgic, Lomo, Grayscale, Black & White, Vignette)
  • Artistic (Oil painting, Charcoal, Acid, Tilt-shift, Pixelate, etc.)
  • Textures (Bokeh, Stars, Hearts, Water, Sunshine, Steel, Night lights)
  • Color Filters

To learn how to apply effects and photofilters, download Movavi Photo Editor for PC or Mac and follow our step-by-step guide.

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Step 1: Install the Software

Open the downloaded file and follow the instructions.

Step 2: Add Photo to the Program

Add Photo to the Program

Click Browse for Images and choose the image you want to edit. You can also drag and drop your file onto the program window.

Step 3: Apply Photo Effects and Filters

Apply Photo Effects and Filters

In the Adjust tab on the right, you can change various image settings like contrast, saturation, blur, and more. Click Magic Enhance to improve the brightness and contrast automatically. If you want to adjust individual parameters manually, drag the respective sliders to get the effect you want - for example, dragging the Saturation slider to the right will make the colors more vivid. Use Blur to make the image fuzzier and create a dreamy effect.

To view other types of effects, go to the Effects tab on the right and open the different categories. Click an effect to apply it, click again to cancel. For example, to create the popular vintage effect, open the Classic category and choose Sepia or Lomo. If you want to add a pencil drawing effect, then Charcoal from the Artistic category is your best choice. You can adjust the intensity of most effects and filters; the slider will appear under its name if this is available. Drag it to adjust the intensity. Check out the entire collection, then add the desired mood to your photo.

To compare your edited photo with the original, hold down the Eye button on the panel below the image. If you want to cancel the changes, hit Revert to Original in the lower right of the program window.

Step 4: Save Edited Photo

Save Edited Photo

Click Export in the lower right corner of the interface, choose a folder, and save your image in any format you like.

Movavi Photo Editor is more than just photo effect and photo filter software. It also lets you add text to a photo, change a background, remove skin blemishes, and improve your photo in many other ways!

Movavi Photo Editor

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