What are the best software for creating photomontages?

asked by Marie Galvin
71 contributors
8 solutions
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    #1Movavi 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

    Josefina Olvera
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I only read on Google that Movavi can do photomontages so I downloaded it since its free! So far it can really do it but I'm still trying to learn it by relying on youtube tutorials. Not really good with editing but I need it for school purposes."
  2. 13

    #2Adobe 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

    Larry Lawrence
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Been using this for changing image backrounds into white so I figured it can also create photo montages becuase its PHOTOSHOP! And yeah I read a blog that it actually can. But I'm still learning how to do it by experimenting, Just hate watching videos on how to do it. Much better to figure it out myself."
  3. 11

    #3Gimp

    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

    Craig Miller
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "So I tried doing the composite photography (AKA photomontages) using Gimp. At first I had trouble figuring out how but my friend (whos been using gimp) taught me how so now I'm already working on it. I'm polishing the photo which I'll be using for my presentation in our photography class."
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    #4Luminar

    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

    Heather Alexander
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "This has A LOT of features! Really! And now I'm still wondering how to do the overlapping of more images and combining it to one. But based on the blog I just read, Luminar is capable of doing such. In fact there were photo demonstrations shown and the samples were great. It says its made from Luminar. Now I'm still learning. Just hope I can do great."
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    #5Photo Effects Studio

    Photo Effects Studio

    Photo Effects Studio is a program that features a hundred unique filters. It also features professional photo effects to help edit and change one's photo. Some of the effects include, glows, fogs, rain, snow, lightning, and more.

    Software

    Windows

    $29- Free trial available

    María Jaramillo
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Photo Effects Studio is what I always use whenever I edit photos so I figured it can also do photomontages. And yeah it can!!! I was amazed by how it looked so real! Doesn't even have a single hint that it was edited!!"
  3. 5

    #6ON1 Effects 10.5

    ON1 Effects 10.5

    ON1 Effects 10.5 is a program that features tools for photo editing. Some of the tools that this software offers are a chisel, quick mask, perfect brush, blur, adjustment brushes, and more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $59.99- Free trial available

    Dorothy Bishop
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Not really good with technical stuff and editing. I just know how to take photos. I've tried using adobe photoshop but I had a hard time. My prof suggested I try ON1. When I tried it, I forgot what I need to do because all its features are soo exciting to use! Next thing to do is to try how to do the photo montages by using several tools. Hope it works well for me!!!"
  4. 3

    #7PhotoScissors

    PhotoScissors
    PhotoScissors interactive cutout tool for foreground segmentation enables new smart ways of removing backgrounds from still images.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- free trial, varies by plan

    Ana María Leal
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Been editing our travel photos by adding dragons and other huge creatures. PhotoScissors is what I use when doing that. Because a photography class requires us to create the best photomontage, I decided to just use this one because I'm already use to it. I think this isn't really the best software for photo montaging because the software is incapable of doing other features."
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    #8Photoscape 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. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jennifer Sullivan
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Only heard about Photoscape from my brother. He's a photog and he told me that when he was just a beginner, he was only using photoscape. This is where he learned the basics of editing. so I also tried using this one out because I want to try doing photo montages. So far I was able to learn easily how the software is used."

Summary

Best What are the best software for creating photomontages
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Movavi Photo EditorSoftware 14 Free
2Adobe PhotoshopSoftware 13 Paid
3GimpSoftware 11 Free
4LuminarSoftware 9 Paid
5Photo Effects StudioSoftware 7 Paid
6ON1 Effects 10.5Software 5 Paid
7PhotoScissorsSoftware 3 Free
8Photoscape XSoftware 1 Free
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