What are the best resources to edit photos?

asked by Ravi Teja Avanapu
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30 solutions
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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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99- Free trial available

    Helen Tran
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "I do like Adobe products, so I thought Photoshop would be a really good product to edit photos. But I found it somewhat cumbersome. I guess I might not be the target audience, but I really wanted simple. I was able to just do simple adjustments with it, of course, but then I didn't feel like I was using it to its potential and so I went down a rabbit hole of different options and wound up with something unrecognizable."
  2. 42

    #2BeFunky

    BeFunky

    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.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Roger Vasquez
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "This is a wonderful site to edit photos with you can get super creative on here and have a good time with existing pictures on your hard drive. Great job!!"
  3. 41

    #3PicMonkey

    PicMonkey

    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

    David Castro
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "I found PicMonkey a breeze to use. It had plenty features on it to allow me to edit my pictures with no trouble at all."
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    #4Facetune

    Facetune
    Facetune is a photo editing app developed by Lightricks Ltd. This app gives you the option to retouch and add filters to selfies and portraits with ease, from the convenience of your mobile phone.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Ethan Keller
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "This was really fun to use. Being able to have so much editing ability on an app is really impressive. Really neat app, I enjoy using it quite a bit."
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    #5Pixlr Express

    Pixlr Express

    With Pixlr Express, you can capture any moment and make it unique. It offers over 2 million combinations of effects, overlays and filters. When you finish, you can share them on your social networks.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Emma Richards
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "What a wonderful product. Who wouldn't want a free photo editing product. It is so easy to use and there are lots and lots of different effects and options. This is a great site and a great product."
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    #6Photo Editor

    Photo Editor
    Photo Editor is an all-in-one image editing app that offers the user a virtually unlimited combination of effects.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Samuel Pena
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "Photo editor is one of if not the best app to edit photos with. The ability to adjust color, add effects, rotate, crop, resize, and frame me all the features I need to have the best photo for my Instagram."
  4. 35

    #7Aviary

    Aviary

    Aviary is a photo editing app that gives users options to enhance, accessorize and apply effects in their photos and share them on social media. It is developed by Aviary Inc. and is currently available for Android devices only. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Mary Simmons
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "With this app, it's like you are a professional photographer! You can remove blemishes, add things to your pictures, and adjust lighting! This is the perfect app to use so that all your pictures come out perfect!"
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    #8Movavi 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. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Roy Mills
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "This nifty little app will provide you with a means to edit photos on your app. I really enjoy using this app, and it makes my son's photos look even cuter. "
  6. 29

    #9LINE Camera

    LINE Camera

    LINE Camera allows you to take selfies and professional photographs and features an editor for a perfect result. You can create collages, add filters, texts or even transform your pictures into memes.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hannah Anderson
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "Line Camera photo editor is a wonderful app. With the updated brush features and new colors it makes turning regular photos into awesome photos. I have a blast using this photo editor and love how it takes my photos to the next level. "
  7. 29

    #10ModiFace Photo Editor

    ModiFace Photo Editor

    ModiFace Photo Editor is a free makeover app that allows you to edit easily all your pics! This useful application contains different tools that let you enhance your facial skin.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*


    Apps

    Howard Wong
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "If you are looking for a multi purpose photo editor, I believe this would be a good option for you. It not only provides an venue to touch up photos, it can easily and quickly give a person a make over as the user chooses and does a pretty good job at it. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a way to either play around with the app or to do more serious work."
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    #11iPiccy

    iPiccy

    iPiccy gives you all the power to edit photos right in your browser without any installation for free. Just upload any image to photo editor and proceed on editing your photos or creating a new element from scratch. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Virginia Perry
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "iPiccy is really great for editing photos. The best part is that it has a lot of features to apply edits and effects but it does it within the browser, doesn't require any official installation unless you want to get the extension available in Chrome."
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    #12Fotor

    Fotor

    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.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Madison Santos
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "Fotor Photo Editor is one of the best free editors out there. It has great features and is simple to use. I love how bright it makes my pictures and the effects are good. "
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    #13Photo Lab Picture Editor

    Photo Lab Picture Editor

    Photo Lab Picture Editor is an app that stands out for having a huge amount of features. While users can simply add effects or slightly adjust photos. There are also other unique templates that can be applied like stickers.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Helen Curtis
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "If you enjoy turning your photos into creative works of art you will love this app that appears to store itself on the Internet and not your device. But can be called upon to enhance your whims any time you want to express yourself in your photos."
  11. 24

    #14Afterlight

    Afterlight
    Afterlight is a free image editing app with a simple design to help users enhance their photos with its powerful tools, filters, textures, and frames. Some of its features can also be bought which is not available in the free version. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with-in app purchases.

    Olivia Cox
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "This photo editing app is amazing, it does a very professional job. "
  12. 24

    #15Canva

    Canva

    Canva is a graphics design tool where users can create professional designs by curating photos, text, animations, stickers, borders, frames and more. It also features albums and scrapbooks where users may collaborate with their friends. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Amy Miller
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "This app is one of the best for photo editing. It is very simple and easy to use. You can either use the preset filters or choose to customize them yourself with what seems like unlimited options. Also makes it so simple to share with any type of social media or texting app you use."
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    #16Pixlr

    Pixlr

    Pixlr is a free photo editor app wherein you can transform and improve all your pictures. It features simple tools that will help you add effects and filters to photos. The photo editing app is available online and on Android and iOS.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Craig Allen
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "This is a good photo editor. Basic but gets the job done and best of all it's free."
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    #17Pikazo

    Pikazo
    Pikazo lets you choose any subject by snapping a photo, picking one from your camera roll, or using built-in web search. Start by using one of the readymade styles to get the hang of it, then begin to explore with any other image you can find.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nicole Powell
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "I love using this app to create artwork with my photos. I enjoy editing my photos, and I am very creative. I grew tired of the typical filters offered everywhere. I was able to have a photo of my child turned into artwork! "
  15. 21

    #18Prisma

    Prisma
    Prisma is a photo-editing app that lets users transform their photos into art using the style of famous artists like Munk and Picasso, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. It features more than 300 filters to choose from.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Mildred Wheeler
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I'm excited to try this app! It is highly rated by thousands of users and has a lot of really cool features. I definitely fits my need for a best resource to edit photos. I will be downloading it and giving it a try."
  16. 17

    #19Dreamscope

    Dreamscope
    Dreamscope is a photo editor and community that applies cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence to turn your pictures into paintings. Make your photos look like paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh, or Monet.
    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Paul Gomez
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "The solution i came up with reflects my experience with artists. The photo editor Dreamscope allows me to turn my photos into authentic art pieces."
  17. 16

    #20Snapseed

    Snapseed

    Snapseed is a complete and professional photo-editing software application developed by Google that will upgrade your regular photos, with lots of filters and special effects. It has 29 tools like healing, brush, structure, HDR, etc.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Sonia Vásquez
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "Google photo editor that does a great job at photo editing. Lots of tools, features, and filters."
  18. 14

    #21VSCO

    VSCO
    VSCO is a mobile application developed by Visual Supply Company for taking photos, editing them with a variety of settings and filters, and sharing them. Users can join a creative community with no public followers, likes, or comments. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gloria Fisher
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "I like this app it is fairly easy to use. However, it would be better with some free filters, perhaps a time date stamp. It also needs to improve the resizing capabilities."
  19. 13

    #22Adobe Photoshop Express

    Adobe Photoshop Express
    Adobe Photoshop Express is a fast, powerful and easy way to edit photos on your Android, Windows, and iOS devices. You can customize your pictures, create collages and share them on your social networks.
    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Aaron Reed
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "Adobe Photoshop Express is very easy in use, for editing photos on mobile phone, and it does a very nice job with the photos. "
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    #23Filterstorm Neue

    Filterstorm Neue

    Filterstorm Neue provides users with editing tools they can use to modify photos such as Clarity, Close, Curves, Hue. Saturation, Temperature, Color Blending, etc. It also comes with features you can use for effects, masking, and blending.

    Apps

    iOS

    $3.99

    Grace Hernandez
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "it's a good app, i love this app to modify the pictures, have many effect that makes my pictures pop! is easy to understand "
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    #24Adobe Photoshop Fix

    Adobe Photoshop Fix

    Adobe Photoshop Fix is a photo-editing application that runs on both iOS and Android devices. It lets users liquify, heal, lighten, color and adjust images and easily share them across other Adobe Creative Cloud system.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Carolyn Barrett
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Adobe Photoshop Fix is an acceptable solution for resources to edit photos with 4.4 out of 5 stars and 733 Ratings. I would most defiantly consider getting this application as it appears there is ease of use and many different editing tools accessible in a mobile access platform. "
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    #25Painter

    Painter

    Painter is a complete solution for professional graphics designers and artists looking for realistic results. This software offers a wide range of progressive drawing tools, natural brushes, making it a great complement to Adobe Photoshop.

    Software

    Windows

    $429

    Johnny Stewart
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Painter 2017 can not be the best photo editing software simply because Photoshop is out there. Even not mentioning that, $360 for this software is outrageous and I doubt it is worth that much. "
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    #26PicsArt

    PicsArt

    PicsArt is an app with tools, effects, collage maker, camera, free clipart library, millions of user-created stickers and drawing tools. You can use your own photos or free-to-edit pictures in the app and turn them into collages and memes.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Teresa Douglas
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "Some people seem to really like PicsArt, but I don't particularly care for it. To me, it seems a little cheapish. I much prefer Snapseed, which gives you a lot more control, or VSCO. Both of these in my opinion offer much greater quality, and they're free."
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    #27Krita

    Krita
    Krita is a free and open source painting software for artists and illustrators. Is a great alternative to Photoshop, built and designed by artists who needed a fast and free tool to create original digital art or enhance print artworks.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jose Simmons
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "This is an open source program that is close to my heart because I run Debian. Krita is an excellent open source painting software that is perfect for anyone who is into art and loves to illustrate. The software is really easy to use and it has been designed by artists so all the important features are at your fingertips. The best part is that it is free and very high quality. "
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    #28Raw Therapee

    Raw Therapee

    Raw Therapee is a free open source cross-platform photographic software. It allows you to edit photos in raw format, batch process images, copy editing parameters, and much more. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Aanya Tata
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "This software saves a lot of time in post processing pictures. Batch processing is quick and easy with more features and available parameters than other software programs I have used. It is compatible with Canon Raw images. "
  26. 5

    #29Luminar

    Luminar

    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. 

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $69

    Scott Arpajian
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "Powerful and easy-to-use image editor. Works as a standalone or as a Photoshop plug-in. Available on Mac and Windows."
  27. 5

    #30Gimp

    Gimp

    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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Rebecca Bennett
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Gimp is a cool resource for editing photos. It is free and is painting based so it can be used like but instead of Photoshop. I think it has more features. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources to edit photos
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Adobe PhotoshopSoftware 53 Paid
2BeFunkyApps 42 Free
3PicMonkeyOnline Tools 41 Free
4FacetuneApps 38 Free
5Pixlr ExpressApps 37 Free
6Photo EditorApps 35 Free
7AviaryApps 35 Free
8Movavi Photo EditorSoftware 32 Free
9LINE CameraApps 29 Free
10ModiFace Photo EditorApps 29 Paid
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