Microsoft Photodraw - does anyone use it any more?

I have Photodraw 2000 on my computer from several years ago - I copied it onto my newer computer and I use it all the time to add text, borders or effects and to correct old photos or erase backgrounds.  I use my photos for various purposes, for teaching and family use, so it's good to be able to do lots of things with the photos in just one simple program

I love Photodraw- it has so many uses and is easy to use. I never got the hang of using layers as in paint.net (which I've tried ) and Photoshop (which seems so expensive and complex).

Does anyone else still use Photodraw or am I hanging on to a dinosaur here?

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Puzzledd (author) 1 year ago

Re-sizing images - here's a quick way to re-size your photos so they will open in PhotoDraw (it's an old program from when photos were smaller, and the maximum JPEG size it can manage is 2500pixels).

If you have Office 2013, it will no longer include MS Office Picture Manager; you can download a free copy of SharePoint
Designer 2007
and install just the MS Office Picture Manager component; it's a good quick program for basic photo editing, including very a useful 'midtone' adjustment as well as the usual contrast, cropping, rotate, red-eye etc.)

1. re-sizing in MS Office Picture Manager.jpg2. re-sizing in PD_labelled_cr.jpg
NissarA17 months ago

I have a developed a portable version of Photodraw v2 with addon disk-2 and all the features which work fine on window8. If anyone need any information it mail to me.


IrisL17 NissarA12 months ago

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MartyD113 months ago

Hi There,

I am a big fan of PhotoDraw - so easy to use! Used it since first release of version 1.

However, as time moves on, less features can be utilised, and version 1 stopped working altogether some time ago.

Still using version 2, but functionality like 3D effect wont work etc.

Good to hear someone else out there uses this!

Puzzledd (author)  MartyD113 months ago
Hi Marty, nice to see another fan. I still use PhotoDraw2 every few days or so. Shame about the 3D, and I find it's a bit messy to get the full range of background etc., but do-able. I wonder if anyone has a work-around for the 3D issue?
I'm hoping I won't have to change to Windows 10 anytime, as I suspect that may be a step too far for PhotoDraw, and my life wouldn't be the same without it ;)
NissarA17 months ago
anselmusm1 year ago

hi everyone...i still have the 2-disc photodraw 2000 v.2.0. if you are interested to get a copy just send me an email.

Hello, I am very interested!! Please send it to my email: carlosgonmir@gmail.com

Hello, I would like to know if you can ship it to Italy and how much does it cost. Please answer with an email at icepress2014@gmail.com

Thank you!

I am very interested! Please send it to sportzjunkie30@aol.com

Thank you

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