AliveColors is all-in-one graphics software for detailed image editing and retouching, high-quality photo enhancement, creating stylization effects as well as professional painting and drawing.

Watch our video tutorial to learn more about the workspace of AliveColors image editor.


Run AliveColors. Right after the launch of the image editor, its workspace looks like this:

Start Screen of AliveColors Image Editor Start Screen of AliveColors Image Editor

In the central area of the software window, the Start Screen is shown.

At the top of the screen there are the following controls:

The central area of the start screen is the list of recently opened documents. You can view documents as thumbnails or a text list .

The size of the thumbnails of the recently opened images can be adjusted using the slider at the top of the start screen.

When you click the button next to an image, it will turn into , and the image will be pinned in the list and will not be lost when opening other images. Press the button again to unpin the image.

When you click the button next to an image, it will be deleted from the list.

At the bottom of the start screen there is the Learn Panel where you can find links to video tutorials for working with the editor.


After opening an image, the editor's workspace will look as follows:

Workspace of AliveColors Workspace of AliveColors

Elements of the Program Window:

The main part of the program's window is taken by the Image Window.

It's possible to open multiple images at the same time. Each image appears in a separate tab at the top of the Image Window. You can switch between the images by clicking on the tab name.

Image Tabs Image Tabs

To the right of the image tabs, the following buttons are found:

Right-click the tab bar to open the context menu with available commands.


In the upper part of the program's window, you can see the Control Panel with the following menu options:


Under the Control Panel there is the Tool Options panel with the parameters of an active tool.

Options Panel of the Move Tool Options Panel of the Move Tool

The Tool Options panel shows the basic parameters of the tool. To display all parameters, click on the tool icon on the left side of the Tool Options or right-click within the Image Window.


In the right part of the Tool Options panel you can see the following icons:


The program contains some panels with specific functions: Navigator, Toolbar, Color, Swatches, Color Wheel, History, Actions, Layers, Channels, Selections, and File Info.

The parameters of the selected effect or adjustment layer are shown in the Settings Panel.

The Hints panel displays a short description of the panels, tools, and options when the mouse cursor is hovering over them.

The panels can be easily moved, combined, scaled, aligned, and hidden.