Perfect B&W Standard Edition is a straightforward application that enables you to view and enhance the looks of your preferred photos without needing complicated and unnecessary functions. It features several image adjustments and effects.
The app offers a modern and well-structured interface, opting for a black theme, which, sadly, can't be changed, making it hard to see the buttons. It's divided into a browser and extras tabs, the working pad, the navigator panel, the preview window and a small toolbar.
You can load the picture either using the file browser on the left or the drag-and-drop method. The app supports only JPG, PSD, TIF and PNG formats. You have the choice to view the photo in single, left/right or top/bottom mode.
You can use the loupe to check small details or zoom in a specific area, crop the image to the desired dimension, and mask unwanted areas. Plus, it's possible to add as many layers as necessary to get the result you want, delete those you don't need and merge the existing ones into a single design.
From the "Extras" tab, you can insert a default border from several distinct categories, such as antique, camera, emulsion, film or sloppy. It would've been nice if the app offered premade symbols, stickers or drawing tools to fully customize the creation.
From the "Layers" panel, you have the option to apply a few filters like darken, multiply, color burn, linear burn, color dodge or vivid light. In addition, you can correct the photo by adjusting the hue, saturation, color and luminosity.
On an ending note, Perfect B&W Standard Edition is an intuitive program that comes in handy for everyone who wants to edit and enhance their images using effects and frames.