SoftOrbits photo to portrait converter software offers a similar range of tools but without a $50 per month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. Feature-rich programs like Photoshop absolutely get the job done, but the learning curve and the price may not be worth it for people who just want to convert a few photos without having to learn a lot of abstract theory about image composition. Plus, the hardware requirements to run Photoshop on your computer are much larger than picture to portrait converter software.
Alternative Ways to Convert Photo to Portrait
How to convert photo to portrait in Photoshop
To convert image to portrait using Photoshop, follow this steps:
- Open the image.
- From the Filter menu, find a relevant photo (e.g., Oil Paint)
- Adjust six different settings (style, cleanliness, scale, bristle detail, lighting angle, lighting shine).
- Adjust or apply additional layers, as needed.
- Repeat for every image you need to convert (no batching!).
In GIMP — the free, open-source competitor to Photoshop — the process is even more complicated, because you must first locate a third-party plugin that performs the desired customizations. The process is similar to Photoshop, but with the added complexity of picking the right extra plugin that's not native to the program.
The power of dedicated photo to portrait converter software lies in its simplicity. Use the right tool for the job, without paying extra for extra, and unnecessary, complexity.