Before uploading a bunch of photos online or use in any project you might be working on, chances are you want to spend some time to tweak some visual settings, either to correct any mistakes, or simply enhance with effects. Luckily, this can easily be done with applications like Photo Editor Max, also fitted with drawing options.

At a first look, the application might not inspire much confidence, given the rather simplistic main window design. Don’t get discouraged though, because there’s a bit more than meets the eye. In addition, the main window panels can be manually arranged so you can create a custom work environment.

File support is decent, and you can work with formats like JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, WMF, TIFF, and EMF. These can either be dragged over the main window, or you can rely on the built-in browse dialog. More pictures can be added at the same time, and each one is opened in its own tab.

There’s a compact toolbox fitted with all kinds of drawing utilities. On selection, corresponding parameters and options can be configured, such as line thickness, colors, transparency, drop shadow, and more, depending on the selected item. These also include stamping different built-in icons and clip arts.

However, you need to be sure of all changes you make when placing an object or drawing, because it’s directly applied. In other words, everything is painted on the canvas, and since layers are not supported, you can’t select anything later on, because nothing is saved as an object.

Apart from drawing, Photo Editor Max gives you the possibility to apply different types of effects. These are easily selected from a side panel, with options for edge, border, perspective, shear, caption, or simple color management options and technical adjustments.

Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Photo Editor Max is a practical photo editor that comes in handy for adjusting color, rotation, applying effects, or emphasizing certain areas through drawing utilities. Lack of support makes an impact on practicality, but is worth at least a try overall, especially because of simplicity.