exPhoto is a new image editing program that is geared towards retouching the pictures that you have snapped with your digital camera or scanned using a TWAIN supporting device such as your scanner. It is designed by the same experienced Japanese developer Isao Maruoka who has created another popular software called Pixia. According to him, Pixia is designed to be a paint program while exPhoto is a program for photo editing, photo retouching and creating graphics for high resolution print jobs such as large posters or banners.
The program is well suited for you if you are trying to digitize your old film camera photos. It supports TWAIN interface so that you can scan the photos directly from your scanner or multi-function printer. The benefit is that you can scan and thereafter retouch these photos right away to make them look better or remove any parts that are looking bad in the original photos such as scratches or other damaged spots.
It supports all the popular image formats like PNG, JPG, BMP, TIFF and PSD. You can both open these file types and save your projects into these file formats. If you save your work as PSD file type, then you can open it later in other popular image editors like Adobe Photoshop or GIMP. This file format was original introduced in Adobe Photoshop and can save image elements in various layers.
exPhoto comes with all the goodies expected from a good image editor like the image editing tools, effects, color palettes, ability to pick resolution and the paper size, a big texture library for your print projects, brushes of different size and shapes etc. And there are more features that could be added by the developer as the program is further developed in the future.
You can download exPhoto from http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mighty/knight/exphoto.html.