Movavi Photo Editor Review

Are you ready to create your next masterpiece photograph? 

What if I tell you, it is possible to remove anything from your photo. You can also change your background in three simple steps.

But, people think this requires some knowledge about tools and need technical skills.

Here comes, Movavi Photo Editor.

It is easy to understand photo editor, which presents you with simple tools to make beautiful edits to your picture.

Let’s dive deep into its features and working.

Color Correction 7/10

Photo Retouching 5/10

User Interface 9/10

Performance Time 6/10

Overall 8/10

Pros Cons
  • Advanced automatic features
  • Easy to understand UI
  • Tutorials avilable in the app
  • Fairly expensive
  • Not available for smartphones
Rating: ★★★★ Developer: Movavi

Movavi Photo Editor 6 Review 2020

Movavi Photo Editor offers a variety of tools for simple tasks like cropping, adding frames, applying filters and effects, and more. Apart from that, it also has sections to perform complex tasks like image retouching, object removal, and more. But the fun part is nothing is much complicated.

It supports frequently used image formats like JPEG, PNG, BMP, PCX, TIFF, and many more formats. It supports a “.peproject” format where you can save your project and resume editing later. You are also free to publish your final photo on Facebook and other social media directly.

It consists of many easy-to-use tools. You can use the automatic options to edit your picture in a single click, or you can do it manually. Besides, some features like background removal, restoring old photographs, and retouching guides you through every step to help you understand it quicker. Above all, the user interface is straightforward and won’t confuse you with unnecessary tools at a time.

Features of Movavi Photo Editor 6

  • Modify your image by tweaking Brightness, Details, Contrast, Saturation, and similar functions.
  • It provides single-click access to Magic Enhance and HDR Lighting.
  • It helps you enhance a portrait in the Retouching mode.
  • You can remove unnecessary elements quickly with Object Removal.
  • You can change the background of any image in three easy steps.
  • Add and decorate Text in your image.
  • You can Crop an image to predefined ratios or create your dimension.
  • Makes your photo beautiful using Frames.
  • Remove noise from an image using Denoise.
  • You can restore old and damaged photos.
  • Improve your image using multiple Effects.
  • Resize your image according to need.

The trial version lets you edit only ten images. Afterwards, it asks you to activate the full version. The cost of the full version is minimal compared to leading industry products like Adobe Photoshop. Besides that, it is a single time purchase. Unlike Photoshop, you won’t get full control over your image. But once you get hold of the tools, you can use them to create similar effects. Additionally, Movavi Photo Editor requires less time to produce better results due to its straightforward functions.

Working of Movavi Photo Editor 6

Before purchasing the full version, you can try the trial version to see if it meet your needs. Create an account and install the software on your system. Moreover, after successful installation, the software asks you to take a quick tutorial and introduces you to the features. You are free to take the tutorial, or you can learn on the go. 

Movavi Photo Editor uses Neuronetwork Enhancement. It is an advanced function that uses artificial intelligence to enhance your images. It might sound a bit futuristic, but it is not that complicated. Instead of taking hours, you get the benefit of modifying your images in a single click because of this function.

Let us discuss some of its features in detail.

Importing an image

Movavi photo editor welcome screen

The welcome screen of the editor lets you browse for images in the beginning. You can drag and drop the picture in the editor to start working. Another way to import is by going to File>Open. From here, you can either choose a photo or a previously saved project. You also get a shortcut button to open a photo located at the top-left corner. A quick-access scroll tab shows other pictures from the parent folder of your selected image.

Adjust your image

Movavi photo editor adjust

The first feature is to adjust your image. You can find essential controls like Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Tint, and more functions in this section. You get two automatic features, named HDR Lighting and Magic Enhance. It improves your photo in a single click using neural network technology. 

You also get different selection tools like the magic wand, lasso tool, marquee tool, and a brush. As a result, you can work in selective areas. There is a white balance option for color correction. Click on the color picker tool and hover over your image to see what changes it can do in real-time in a small window. Once you are satisfied with the outcome, click on the particular spot to finalize the changes.

To adjust elements manually, drag the slider named with each function. You can also scroll up and down the slider to increase and decrease the quantity, respectively. Similarly, you can scroll over the value indicator box or enter the number manually in the box to obtain the same results.


Movavi-photo-editor retouching

This feature provides you with portrait specific section related to skin, mouth, eyes, and others. Each section consists of multiple tools to change different variables. Although it is not mandatory to use these functions only on portraits. Once you get hold of the tool, you can use it wherever you want to. For example, the skin smoothening tool blurs the image with defined intensity. You can use it according to need by changing the intensity bar. Apart from smoothening the skin, you can also use it to create a bokeh effect by blurring the background. Or generate the blur to show fog in a landscape image.

Each function consists of a brush and an eraser to add and remove the effect from selective areas. Hit apply when you are satisfied and move on to the next feature.

Object Removal


Object removal is one of the best functions you get in Movavi Photo Editor. It is effortless to use and works like magic. It allows you to remove unnecessary objects like power lines, unwanted people, spots, and many more with a single click. Select the object you want to remove using the brush, magic wand, or lasso tool. Then click Start erasing option too proceed. It removes the object and fills in space from nearby area. You can choose the variation bar to select the variance in the fill. Besides that, if you are not satisfied with the results, you can always use the clone stamp tool to do it manually by pressing the alt key in windows to select the source area. 

The advantage of this function is instead of removing an object, you can choose to replicate it manually.

For the downside, the eraser tool can only erase brush selection from the image. For removing extra edits, you either have to start again or use the clone stamp tool for detailing.

Change Background

Change background

Using Movavi Photo Editor, you can change your image background in three easy steps.

Step 1: Select the area you want to keep and remove from the image. You can either use the brush tool or lasso tool to make the selection. Use the green color or “+” sign button to select the area you want to keep. For removing the area from the range, use red color or “-” sign button. You can choose the portion by making a few clicks if you are using the brush tool. The editor also provides an auto-selection tool to make your work easier. 

Step 2: Next, you have to refine the edges of your selection. You can add and remove portions by using the mask brushes. Also, it helps your image look natural on a different background. The editor provides an essential hair selection tool to refine hair quickly.

Step 3: The last step is to add new background. You can add an image, change color, or keep it transparent according to your needs. Similarly, to make your picture look natural on the other background, you can shift and blur edges or adjust colors to the background.


This feature lets you remove noise or grains from your image. You can choose from available presets and adjust the intensity. However, it doesn’t provide many custom options. Still, the tool does an excellent job of removing the noise.


It is a unique feature that you can find in Movavi Photo Editor 6. To clarify, it enhances old scan copies of a physical photograph. You can use this tool to restore old images like your grandparent’s wedding or your childhood photo that has seen damage due to time.

With the help of other features like object removal and adjust, you can complete the final touch and recover the image to its original form. In addition, you can also colorize a black and white image using this feature.


Movavi-photo-editor text

You get a variety of text-related options to add meaning to your pictures. Likewise, there is a plethora of decorative tools that you can use to enhance your words.

We have included some of the best features from this software in this section. But, it does have much more to offer. In short, Movavi Photo Editor 6 provides all essential tools to modify your picture as you desire.

System Requirements

For Windows

Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 with up-to-date patches and service packs installed

Processor: Intel®, AMD®, or compatible dual-core processor, 1.5 GHz

Graphics card: Intel® HD Graphics 2000, NVIDIA® GeForce® series 8 and 8M, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX 5600, AMD Radeon™ R600, Mobility Radeon™ HD 4330, Mobility FirePro™ series, Radeon™ R5 M230 or higher graphics card with up-to-date drivers

Display: 1280 × 768 screen resolution, 32-bit color

RAM: 2 GB for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

Hard drive space: 500 MB available hard disk space for installation, 1 GB for ongoing operations

For mac

Operating system: Mac OS X® 10.10 or higher

Processor: 64-bit Intel® processor

Display: 1280 × 768 screen resolution, 32-bit color


Hard drive space: 500 MB available hard disk space for installation, 1 GB for ongoing operations

System permissions: Administrator permissions are required for installation

Unfortunately, the correct processing of large image files with dimensions greater than 6000×8000 pixels cannot be guaranteed.


You can get three modules in Movavi Photo Editor.

  • Free version: The free version lets you do some necessary edits like cropping and adding a different image. But it keeps most of its valuable features in the full version.
  • Free Trial: This version comes with a lot of limitations like a watermark on pictures, and you can edit only ten photos using the trial version.
  • 1-year subscription: The one-year subscription costs you $44.95. You can use our coupon to get an instant discount.
  • Lifetime license: The lifetime license cost you $79.95. You can upgrade your subscription once you install the software.

Final Verdict

Movavi Photo Editor is a feature-packed utility software. Its neuro network technology does most of the job, and you don’t have to bother much. Easy-to-use functions and simple user interface helps even a beginner to understand the tools in no time. A reasonably high price does invite second thoughts. But in exchange for the service, we would say it’s worth it. You won’t find other photo editors providing such unique yet natural features. 

If you want to perform professional photo editing quickly, then use Movavi Photo Editor 6.

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