Want to Add Effects and Filters to Your Photos?

Use Movavi Photo Editor!

  • Image restoration with neural networks
  • Effective object and background removal
  • Automatic photo enhancement in one click
  • User-friendly interface with tips

Download the program and follow the instructions below

By clicking the download button, you're downloading a trial version of the program.*

How to add photo effects and photo filters

Edited by Ben Jacklin

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 swipe to see how the various effects in Movavi Photo Editor can change an image

The program includes more than 120 different photo effects in 11 categories:

  • Image quality enhancement (Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Blur, etc.)

  • Classic (Sepia, Dramatic, Nostalgic, Lomo, Grayscale, Black & White)

  • Disco

  • Retro

  • Color fantasy

  • Vignettes

  • Pop art

  • And more

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

Step 1. Install the software

Open the downloaded file and follow the instructions.

Step 2. 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

In the Adjust tab, 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 effect, go to the Effects tab and look around the different categories. For example, to create the popular vintage effect, open the Classic category and choose Sepia or Lomo. If you want to apply a pencil drawing effect, Charcoal from the Artistic category is your best choice. Click any effect to see how it will look. You can adjust the intensity of most effects and filters; the slider will appear under the icon if this option is available. Drag the slider bar to adjust the intensity of that effect. You can also click the Surprise me button to pick a random effect. Once you're satisfied with the result, click the Apply button. Check out the entire collection, then have fun adding different moods to your photos.

To compare your edited photo with the original, hold down the View Original button on the panel above the image. If you want to cancel the changes, hit Revert Changes in the upper left of the program window.

Step 4. Save edited photo

Click Save 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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*The trial version of Movavi Photo Editor has the following restrictions: you can save up to 10 images with added watermark, screenshots are disabled.

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