What are the best photo editors for Windows?

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    #1Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop is a photo editing software that became the industry standard today used by professionals and hobbyists alike. It has plenty of features allowing amounts of photo editing jobs to be done.


    Windows, Mac

    $9.99- Free trial available

    Danielle Gonzalez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Photoshop is amazing. There simply isn't anything better out there for editing. The only downfalls are the learning curve (there are so many possibilities you need to do some learning) and the price. It's very expensive."
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    GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is an illustrative digital freeware which serves as a photo-retouching program, image compositor, and image authoring. This program was created in 1996.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Eric Gonzales
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Gimp claims to be a rival of Photoshop and to some extent it can be the truth but the reality is, the Photoshop is the sole representative of the league of its own. There is no argument to be made against the fact that if you are looking for the best of the best, then Photoshop is the way to go and not Gimp."
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    #3Photoscape X

    Photoscape X

    Photoscape X is a free and easy-to-use photo editing software which allows you to enhance and fix your photos with its features from filters, tools, and special effects. This is available in 10 languages. 


    Windows, Mac


    Linda Robinson
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "If you need to edit photos and don't want to spend a mint I definitely recommend Photoscape. It does everything you need and is simple to use. "
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    Fotor is a photo editing app that features over 300 photo effects. This professional editing tool is also ideal for creating collages, doing touch-ups, adding filters and stylish frames to images, photo stitching, and so on.


    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac


    Kimberly Dunn
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I needed to find a good photo editor for Windows. The best one I found so far is Fotor Photo Editor. You can edit and share photos. It works really well. I love it for editing my family photos. I love all the features. It's just enough for me. I also love that you can share on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. It's super awesome!"
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    Luminar is an image editing software for Windows and Mac that allows you to edit pictures with an easy-to-use interface. It allows you to apply filters, process raw images, shift hues, and much more. 


    Mac, Windows


    Lin Hou
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This has some really unique filters. I'd get it just for that. It doesn't take up much space and it's useful for photos."
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    #6Movavi Photo Editor

    Movavi Photo Editor

    Movavi Photo Editor is a free user-friendly photo editing program where you can edit photos, add filters, remove objects, replace backgrounds, crop, resize, flip and much more. 


    Windows, Mac


    Rajesh Chavan
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a great photo editor for quick and easy editing. I find that I can do ninety-nine percent of my touch ups with this app. I seldom use photoshop anymore because of Movavi 5. The controls are intuitive and the results are always satisfying."
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    This free photo editor allows users to make collages, touch up photos using teeth whiter, red-eye reduction, etc., and add effects. The BeFunky app also comes with editing tools to let you adjust light, clarity, exposure, saturation, etc.


    Web, iOS, Android


    Judith Jacobs
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "BeFunky has helped me with my 50s style graphic designing. It has effects that mimic the cartoon and painting styles of the period. I am able to use the art to impress clients, so this freeware is indispensable to me at this point. "
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    LunaPic is a great online photo editor. Easy to use with cool effects. Create your own Art instantly online for Free.



    Fabiola Enríquez
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "LunaPic is easy to use and simple if I just need to do a quick edit. You can also create art online."
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    #9Phixr Photo Editor

    Phixr Photo Editor

    Phixr is an in-browser online photo editor with tons of filters, effects and other features as well as excellent Facebook integration.




    Charles Torres
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This will work fine for basic editing such as cropping and converting to black and white. I wouldn't recommend it for anything more advanced than that, however, as the effects are disappointing."
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    PicMonkey is a creative tool for photo editing and graphic design so you can show your creativity and your style. The photo editing tool is available online and on iOS and Android devices.

    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Larry Kelly
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "this is cool to see as well."
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    #11Adobe Lightroom Classic

    Adobe Lightroom Classic

    Adobe Lightroom Classic is a photo-editing software by Adobe which lets users punch up colors, straighten tilted shots, and many others. The software also allows the import of photos, generate previews, and panorama stitching.



    $9.99- Free trial available

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    BatchPhoto is a tool to help you edit pictures in bulk from image color adjustments and the ability to add watermarks. This also includes 36 filters to be applied to your photos. 


    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Terry Oliver
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I had a lot of photos to crop, so I tried this. Made it much easier to do. Didn't have to manually go through each one, which save me time."
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    #13Photo Pos Pro

    Photo Pos Pro

    Photo Pos Pro is a photo editor with a huge array of functions that let users enhance existing images or create new projects from scratch. The software comes with Help System and a user-friendly interface that allows you to work intuitively.



    $39.9- Free trial available

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    #14MAGIX Photo Premium

    MAGIX Photo Premium

    MAGIX Photo Premium is a photo editing software which allows users to customize their slideshow and graphic design creations. This package includes Photostory Deluxe and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer.




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    #15Aurora HDR

    Aurora HDR

    Aurora HDR is an advanced photo-editor which contains high-quality bracket merging, next-level color enhancement, and many more, all powered by artificial intelligence. The software works as both a standalone or plug-in.


    Windows, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Moisés Peña
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "Have used PS for a while now and Ive been contented with it so far until I found AuroraHDR. The things you can do in these photoediting app is simply breathtaking. Im learning MORE when it comes to editing thanks to this software. Runs well on my Windows too :D"


Best What are the best photo editors for Windows
1Adobe PhotoshopSoftware 19 Paid
2GimpSoftware 14 Free
3Photoscape XSoftware 13 Free
4FotorApps 10 Free
5LuminarSoftware 9 Paid
6Movavi Photo EditorSoftware 8 Free
7BeFunkyApps 6 Free
8LunaPicWebsites 5 Free
9Phixr Photo EditorSoftware 3 Free
10PicMonkeyOnline Tools 1 Free

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