Photo editing is a very common task that many users need to do on their computers, but unfortunately, neither Mac OS or Windows include photo editing software that’s anything close to full-featured. The good news is that there are many options, including free and affordable ones, if you’re looking for a photo editor that’s capable of giving professional results. In this article, we’ll go over some of the best options.
Snapseed of the easiest to use and most comprehensive tools we’ve seen in a long time. Snapseed is our number one pick for free photo editors and it’s easy to see why. The program is available for Mac OS, Windows and even Android. In the free version, you get a huge amount of power that can be expanded through the paid versions.
Adobe Photoshop is a full-featured photo editing tool, offering the most features of any photo editing software. Users can even merge multiple images together using its unique Lightbox feature, making it easy to display finished photographs in a single web page. Photoshop is most popular photo editor out there, to the point where “Photoshopping” has become a generic term for editing photos.
Adobe Photoshop Elements is a free photo editor that offers a similar suite of tools for people who prefer a basic, more basic photo editor that doesn’t cost any money. If you’re just looking to touch up some photos before you post them to social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, or dating apps like Thots and Tinder, then this photo editor probably has more functionality than you’ll ever use.
PhotoScape offers the ability to do a variety of things, including enlarging, refining, sharpening, removing red eye, and more. It can also do some things that aren’t even shown in most photo editors, such as changing color effects and enhancing individual colors.
Photos can be edited directly in the app itself, or they can be edited in a browser window, which makes it easy to apply edits to multiple photos. It’s important to note that, unlike many free photo editing tools, PhotoScape isn’t actually free. Once you’ve used it for free for a certain amount of time, the free version is going to be converted into a premium version, which will cost $9.99.
GIMP is very popular among Windows users, since this a free option that has tons of features even when compared to paid apps. It’s been developed by a small and talented team that wants to create something that’s fast and easy to use, but can still give quality results, even in professional fashion.
The main difference between GIMP and Photoshop is the lack of a set of built-in filters, although many more can be downloaded from GIMP’s website. If you’re happy using these filters, then GIMP will still make a fine photo editor. It also features brushes, text, cropping and straightening tools, filters, shape tools, a sharing system, HDR (high dynamic range) modes, and other tools.
You should always remember that to make the best choices, it’s very important to do some research, find out which photo editing software you prefer, and make sure that you find the one that works for you. Most of the tools included in this guide are free, but to get a sense of their capabilities, you may want to consider upgrading to one of the paid apps.