This list consists of free softwares, plugins and browser-based tools for photo editing. These tools can be useful for beginners and advanced users. Rank them to vote for your favorites! Also, feel free to submit any free photo editing tools that we missed out.
GIMP is a great alternative to premium software like Photoshop. It has features that allow users to create layers and masks. It also allows users to adjust curves and levels. Photoshop plugins can also be used with GIMP.
Available for: Windows, Mac and Linux
Pixlr is a browser-based free tool. Pixlr consists of Pixlr Editor and Pixlr Express. Pixlr Editor is a good browser-based alternative for photo editing software. It has wide variety of features like layering, adjusting curves, replacing colors and many more. Pixlr Express is a simple tool that has many filters, overlays, collage templates, frames and text that can be added to enhance pictures. Pixlr is available as a web app, chrome extension, and mobile app.
Users: Beginners and Advanced
Google Nik Collection consists of seven free plugins. It allows users to adjust colors, add filters, reduce noise, sharpen images and much more. These seven plugins can be downloaded individually or as a full collection. These plugins can work with Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture.
Available for: Windows and Mac
Photoscape provides basic editing tools for pictures. It also allows users to split and merge images and create GIFs.
Available for: Mac and Windows
Paint.net allows users to add filters, layer and plugins. It has painting, drawing, and adjustment tools. Paint.net also has unlimited undo feature to remove any mistakes. Paint.net is a great tool but it is not powerful enough to replace GIMP or Photoshop.
Available for: Windows
Fotor is an online photo editor that provides basic editing features. It also provides users the ability to create their own collages and designs. Users can create their own Facebook covers, posters, YouTube thumbnails, and cards.
BeFunky is a good online editor. It has basic editing features such as adjustments, filters and adding text. BeFunky also allows users to create collages and design their own cards and cover pictures.
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