Graphic designers also need to know how to tweak pictures into blending in with larger varieties of projects. It’s the type of task for which applications like Graphic Styler were designed, in order to combine an efficient workspace, with intuitive controls to add finishing touches to pictures, or alter them completely.

On the visual side of things, the application comes with a custom-made interface, presenting its functions and features through stylized menus and buttons, yet in an intuitive manner, letting you quickly accommodate. You get to work with one picture at a time, which takes up most of the space, with options to zoom, or fit to screen.

You need to rely on the browse dialog to load pictures, which can be anything under formats like JPG, JPEG, PSD, PNG, GIF, BMP, DIB, RLE, PCX, TIFF, and TGA. On the other hand, the application comes with its own set of masks you can apply, with a decent collection to browse through for frames, and other objects.

Out of the three available steps, you get control only over two, mostly because one of them is the processing itself. An option is to have the picture quickly enhanced, by enabling the automatic white balance function. If not, several sliders let you adjust outline width, line simplify, stylize, black shading, smooth black, toon colors, and toon smooth.

The other part you get to control is where masks can also be applied. It represents the background layer option menu, with controls for outline, shading, colors, and background. It’s also possible to choose a custom mask from your own collection of pictures.

As mentioned above, one step is reserved for image processing, which is triggered at the press of a button. However, even with the quick auto fix option enabled, it can take a considerable amount of time, and considering you need to do this for one picture at a time, it quickly becomes frustrating.

Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Graphic Styler provides a decent variety of color and tone effects to enhance, or transform your photos, and even add frames. However, practicality is considerably affected by lack of support for batch processing, and especially no real-time updating preview, and a lengthy processing time.