Pro Editing Guide: Using Movavi Photo Editor
Written by  Daisie Team
Published on 8 min read


  1. How to install Movavi Photo Editor
  2. How to access basic editing tools
  3. How to use cropping and rotating tools
  4. How to adjust color and lighting
  5. How to use clone tool
  6. How to remove objects
  7. How to retouch portraits
  8. How to add and edit text
  9. How to use effects and filters
  10. How to save and share your edited photo

If you're looking to edit photos seamlessly with Movavi Photo Editor, you're in the right place. This user-friendly software is a fantastic tool for both beginners and professionals to make their photos look amazing. So, whether you're tweaking a selfie, perfecting a landscape shot, or adding some creative flair to your images, this guide will help you master Movavi Photo Editor's tools and features.

How to Install Movavi Photo Editor

Before you can start editing, you need to install the software on your computer. Here's a simple step-by-step guide to get you started:

  1. First, visit the official Movavi website. Once there, look for the Photo Editor software and click on the 'Download' button. A file named 'MovaviPhotoEditorSetup.exe' will start downloading.
  2. After the download is complete, locate the file in your Downloads folder and double-click on it. This will initiate the installation process.
  3. You'll be prompted with a setup wizard. Choose your preferred language and click 'Next'.
  4. Read and accept the terms and conditions. Then, choose the destination folder where you want the software to be installed and click 'Next'.
  5. Finally, click on 'Install'. The installation process will begin, and in a few moments, Movavi Photo Editor will be installed on your computer.

There you have it – you've successfully installed Movavi Photo Editor on your PC. Now you're ready to dive in and edit photos seamlessly with Movavi Photo Editor. Keep reading to discover how to access and use the various tools and features to enhance your photos.

How to Access Basic Editing Tools

Now that you've installed Movavi Photo Editor, it's time to familiarize yourself with its basic editing tools. These tools are what you'll use most often to edit photos seamlessly with Movavi Photo Editor. So, let's get started:

  1. Open Movavi Photo Editor on your computer. The main menu will appear on your screen.
  2. Click on 'Browse for Images' to select the photo you want to edit. This will open your photo in the editing workspace.
  3. On the right side of the workspace, you'll see a panel with various editing tools. They are grouped into categories such as 'Adjust', 'Retouch', 'Crop', 'Text', and 'Effects'.
  4. By simply clicking on these categories, you can access various editing tools. For instance, under 'Adjust', you'll find tools for adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, and more.

That's it! You now know how to access the basic editing tools in Movavi Photo Editor. But remember, mastering these tools will take some practice. So, don't be afraid to experiment and see what each tool can do. Happy editing!

How to Use Cropping and Rotating Tools

Alright, you've made it this far! Now let's dive into how you can use Movavi's cropping and rotating tools to edit photos seamlessly. These tools are vital to framing your shots just right and giving them that professional touch.

  1. Find the 'Crop' tool in the right panel and click on it. A grid will appear over your photo, allowing you to select the area you want to keep.
  2. Drag the corners of the grid to adjust the size and shape of your crop. You can also move the entire grid by clicking and dragging from the center.
  3. Once you're happy with your selection, click 'Apply' to crop the photo. Easy, right?
  4. Now, let's rotate. Click on the 'Rotate' tool in the panel. You'll see a slider appear below your photo.
  5. Drag the slider left or right to rotate your photo. You can also enter a specific angle in the box next to the slider.
  6. Just like before, click 'Apply' to save your changes.

And there you have it! With Movavi Photo Editor, cropping and rotating your photos is a breeze. Remember, the key to a great photo is all in the framing—so don't hesitate to experiment with different crops and angles!

How to Adjust Color and Lighting

Adjusting color and lighting are fundamental to making your photos pop. And guess what? Movavi Photo Editor makes it a piece of cake. Let's walk through it together:

  1. First, click on 'Adjust' in the right panel. This will open up a world of options for color and lighting adjustments.
  2. Under the 'Lightness' section, you can manipulate the brightness, contrast, and exposure of your photo. Simply move the sliders until you're satisfied with the look.
  3. Next, head to the 'Color' section. Here, you can tweak the temperature, tint, saturation, and vibrance of your photo. Playing with these settings can really bring out the mood in your shots.
  4. Lastly, don't forget to hit 'Apply' to save your changes.

So you see, it's not rocket science. With Movavi Photo Editor, you can edit photos seamlessly and make them truly stand out. Remember, the secret sauce is in the details, so don't be afraid to play around with color and lighting till you hit the sweet spot!

How to Use Clone Tool

Ever wished you could magically duplicate a portion of your image or erase an unwanted element? With Movavi Photo Editor's clone tool, you can do just that! Here's how:

  1. First, you need to select 'Clone Stamp' from the options on the right panel.
  2. Next, hold down the 'Alt' key on your keyboard and click on the area of the photo you'd like to copy. This is now your source area.
  3. Release the 'Alt' key and simply click or drag over the area you want to replace or duplicate. Like magic, your chosen area starts replicating the source.
  4. Remember to hit 'Apply' to save your changes. And voila! You've just mastered the clone tool!

Just like that, you're one step closer to becoming a Movavi Photo Editor pro. The clone tool is more than just a fun trick, it's a powerful feature that can dramatically improve your images. So go ahead, get cloning and edit photos seamlessly with Movavi Photo Editor!

How to Remove Objects

Sometimes, a perfect photo gets ruined by an unwanted object or photobomber. But don't worry, Movavi Photo Editor is here to save the day. It's equipped with an easy-to-use 'Object Removal' tool that can make unwanted items disappear as if they were never there. So, let's dive in:

  1. In the right panel, click on the 'Object Removal' option.
  2. Select the brush tool and adjust the size to fit the object you want to remove.
  3. Paint over the object. Be careful to cover the entire object but try to avoid the surrounding areas.
  4. Click on 'Start Erasing' and watch as the unwanted object vanishes into thin air!
  5. Don't forget to press 'Apply' to save the changes.

And there you have it! An unwanted object is now a thing of the past. With a few simple steps, you can edit photos seamlessly with Movavi Photo Editor. But remember, the key to perfect object removal is practice. So, don't be afraid to test, experiment, and perfect your skills!

How to Retouch Portraits

Retouching portraits can sometimes feel like a daunting task. But with Movavi Photo Editor, you can edit photos seamlessly and give them a professional touch. Here's how:

  1. Select 'Retouching' from the right panel. This will open a treasure trove of tools designed to help you enhance your portraits.
  2. Start with the 'Skin Smoothing' tool. Use the brush to apply it on the areas of the skin you wish to smooth. Remember, less is often more when it comes to skin smoothing!
  3. Next, use the 'Blemish Removal' tool to clear up any spots or imperfections. Simply click on the blemish and watch it disappear!
  4. Don't forget the eyes. Use the 'Eye Brightening' tool to make the eyes pop and add life to your portrait.
  5. Finally, use the 'Teeth Whitening' tool to give your subject a dazzling smile.

Voila! You've just learned how to retouch portraits using Movavi Photo Editor. Remember, the goal of retouching is to enhance the natural beauty of your subject, not to create a completely different person. So, be subtle with your edits and keep it real!

How to Add and Edit Text

Adding text to images can be a game-changer. It takes your photo editing to new levels, allowing you to express ideas, share information, or add a dash of humor. Let's see how you can add and edit text with the Movavi Photo Editor.

  1. Click on the 'Text' option in the right panel. This action opens a variety of text editing tools.
  2. Click on 'Add Text'. A text box will appear on your image. Type your desired text here.
  3. Edit your text. You can change the font, size, color, and alignment using the options available on the right panel.
  4. Want to make your text stand out? Use the 'Text Styles' option. There's a buffet of pre-designed text styles to choose from.
  5. When you're satisfied with your text, click 'Apply' to save changes.

And that's it! You've just learned how to add and edit text using Movavi Photo Editor. Whether it's an inspirational quote, a funny caption, or simple instructions, text can give your photos a whole new meaning. So, go ahead and experiment with text in your next editing session!

How to Use Effects and Filters

Effects and filters are the secret ingredients that can turn your photos from good to great! Movavi Photo Editor offers a wide array of these magical enhancers. Here's how to tap into this treasure trove:

  1. Click on the 'Effects' tab in the right panel. You're now in the realm of creative possibilities!
  2. Explore the categories. From 'Classic' to 'Color Filters', each category is a world of unique effects and filters.
  3. Select an effect or filter that catches your eye. It will be instantly applied to your photo.
  4. Adjust the intensity of the effect or filter using the slider. You can make it as subtle or as dramatic as you like.
  5. When you're happy with the look, click 'Apply' to save your changes.

There you have it! Now you know how to edit photos seamlessly with Movavi Photo Editor using effects and filters. Remember, the key is to experiment. Try different combinations, play around with intensity levels, and create a masterpiece that reflects your unique style. Happy editing!

How to Save and Share Your Edited Photo

So you've put in all this work to edit photos seamlessly with Movavi Photo Editor. What's next? Sharing your masterpiece with the world, of course! Here's how to do it:

  1. Once you've finished editing your photo, click 'Save' in the upper right corner.
  2. Choose your preferred format. If you're not sure, go with JPEG. It's a common format that works well for most purposes.
  3. Decide where you want to save your photo on your computer. You can choose a specific folder or create a new one.
  4. Click 'Save' again to confirm your choices.

Now, let's move on to sharing. Movavi Photo Editor doesn't have built-in sharing options, but don't worry—it's super easy to share your photo manually:

  1. Find the photo on your computer.
  2. Right-click on it and select 'Share'. You'll see a list of sharing options based on the apps and accounts you have set up on your computer.
  3. Select the platform where you want to share your photo, like Facebook or Instagram. A new window will open with your photo ready to be posted.
  4. Add a caption if you want, and click 'Post' or 'Share' to make your photo public.

And that's it! You've not only learned to edit photos seamlessly with Movavi Photo Editor—you've also shared your work for everyone to admire. Isn’t that exciting?

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