Tanner Helland is creating PhotoDemon
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patrons

$10
per month
Hello!  My name is Tanner, and I give away an open-source photo editor called PhotoDemon.  PhotoDemon is a professional-grade editor that supports layers, digital painting, and more than 200 real-time adjustments and effects.  You can download it here.



As a portable program, PhotoDemon never needs to be installed.  You can even run it from a USB drive.  It runs on any Windows PC (XP through Win 10), in any locale, and it has no special hardware requirements.

Since I first open-sourced it in 2012, PhotoDemon has been downloaded more than 200,000 times.  It is 100% free to download and use.  Its full source code is available on GitHub (under a liberal BSD license).

I am PhotoDemon's sole developer.  Over the past six years, I've made more than 5,000 improvements (commits) to the program, including major features like a real-time brush engine, customizable UI themes, on-canvas text tools, and color-managed workflows.  I'm currently working on healing and clone brushes, an interactive effect browser, and a dedicated shape tool.

PhotoDemon's ongoing development is made possible by users like you!  By contributing just $1 a month, you get access to PhotoDemon's Patreon blog, where I share monthly updates on the program's newest features, including tutorials for new tools and effects.  The comment section of these blog articles are a great place to discuss future improvements - so if there's a feature you want to see, this is how you let me know!

If you bump your contribution to $2 a month, you receive all the benefits listed above, and your name (and URL) will appear on both the contributor list on PhotoDemon's website, and the Help > About page in the program itself.  If you are a photographer or digital artist, this is an awesome way to share your work with hundreds of thousands of people.

To everyone who has donated to the project, whether through this site or other means: THANK YOU!  I am so grateful for your support, and I hope PhotoDemon makes your digital photography experience a little more fun.
Tiers
User
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
$1 patrons get access to PhotoDemon's Patreon blog, where I share monthly updates and tutorials on new PhotoDemon features!
Power user
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
$2 patrons get all the benefits of $1 patrons, and your name (and website) gets added to PhotoDemon's Contributor pages, both inside the program and at photodemon.org.
Super user
$5 or more per month 1 patron
$5 patrons get all the benefits of $1 and $2 patrons, and your name (and website) gets listed in a special tier at the top of PhotoDemon's contributor pages.  If you use PhotoDemon in a professional setting, this is a great way to give back!
Goals
$10 of $1,000 per month
Create a full user manual, including text + image walkthroughs for all tools, adjustments, and effects.
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Hello!  My name is Tanner, and I give away an open-source photo editor called PhotoDemon.  PhotoDemon is a professional-grade editor that supports layers, digital painting, and more than 200 real-time adjustments and effects.  You can download it here.



As a portable program, PhotoDemon never needs to be installed.  You can even run it from a USB drive.  It runs on any Windows PC (XP through Win 10), in any locale, and it has no special hardware requirements.

Since I first open-sourced it in 2012, PhotoDemon has been downloaded more than 200,000 times.  It is 100% free to download and use.  Its full source code is available on GitHub (under a liberal BSD license).

I am PhotoDemon's sole developer.  Over the past six years, I've made more than 5,000 improvements (commits) to the program, including major features like a real-time brush engine, customizable UI themes, on-canvas text tools, and color-managed workflows.  I'm currently working on healing and clone brushes, an interactive effect browser, and a dedicated shape tool.

PhotoDemon's ongoing development is made possible by users like you!  By contributing just $1 a month, you get access to PhotoDemon's Patreon blog, where I share monthly updates on the program's newest features, including tutorials for new tools and effects.  The comment section of these blog articles are a great place to discuss future improvements - so if there's a feature you want to see, this is how you let me know!

If you bump your contribution to $2 a month, you receive all the benefits listed above, and your name (and URL) will appear on both the contributor list on PhotoDemon's website, and the Help > About page in the program itself.  If you are a photographer or digital artist, this is an awesome way to share your work with hundreds of thousands of people.

To everyone who has donated to the project, whether through this site or other means: THANK YOU!  I am so grateful for your support, and I hope PhotoDemon makes your digital photography experience a little more fun.

Recent posts by Tanner Helland

Tiers
User
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
$1 patrons get access to PhotoDemon's Patreon blog, where I share monthly updates and tutorials on new PhotoDemon features!
Power user
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
$2 patrons get all the benefits of $1 patrons, and your name (and website) gets added to PhotoDemon's Contributor pages, both inside the program and at photodemon.org.
Super user
$5 or more per month 1 patron
$5 patrons get all the benefits of $1 and $2 patrons, and your name (and website) gets listed in a special tier at the top of PhotoDemon's contributor pages.  If you use PhotoDemon in a professional setting, this is a great way to give back!