Looking for a free photo editor that can help you enhance your photos both professionally and as an entertainment? These ten free photo editing tools have everything you need from simple editing and color adjustments, to creative filters, text effects, collage making, and even advanced design.
About a year ago, the team behind Polar released its third version of the app and headed towards becoming one of the top web apps for photo editing one could get his hands on. The tool is lightning fast, has a brand new UI and workspace designed both for touch and mouse. There are available keyboard shortcuts for every action and photos can be batch edited and exported. Editing options are separated into seven main categories: Color, Light, Detail, Optics, HSL, Curves, and Toning. They allow users to edit every little detail of their photos. The tool is free and has a paid upgrade that adds filters and additional features, but at its core, it’s everything you can every wish for in a photo editor.
A multifunctional photo editor that will run just as smoothly on your iPhone or Android as it will on your Windows 10 device. Afterlight’s dashboard contains all the photo editing options necessary to make your photos irresistible. Along with the basic options like crop, rotate, etc. the tool has 74 unique and fully adjustable photo filters, 78 natural textures, including real 35mm film light leaks and noise.
This free photo editor is one of the top-rated iPhone apps in the AppStore and the cool photo filters it offers are only part of the reason. VSCO is a community driven photo editor that gives users the opportunity to spruce up their photos with creative filters and apply advanced image adjustments. Those photos can be then uploaded to the VSCO community where thousands other designers and photographers seek inspiration and engage in conversations. More than anything else, VSCO is an experience, not only a simple editing app, and that’s what makes it so popular among iPhone users.
A Google photo editor available for free in the AppStore and Google Play that allows users to apply advanced settings to their photos and choose from a number of quality tools. Snapseed has 26 tools and photo filters, it works with JPG as well as RAW files and allows smart edits readjustments via the “stack”. The app also provides selective filtering and editing precision control.
Aviary is an Adobe-powered photo editor that allows users to enhance their photos with smart filters, text effects, and overlays, and then upload them to the Creative Cloud or easily share them with friends. The tool has tons of stickers, frame, and special effects to choose from which bring professional photo editing to your fingertips.
A free photo editing tool that aims to make editing fun and easily accessible from any place. The tool has both a mobile and a web app which work simultaneously without a hitch and allow users to make professional adjustments to their photos while keeping it simple and entertaining. BeFunky has a photo editor, a collage maker, and a graphic design tool that offer everything you need to make your photos awesome under the same roof.
Pixlr has a neat photo editor you’ll simply fall in love with. Text effects, creative filters, and special overlays are just a small part of what this tool offers. But that’s not what makes Pixlr special. The company offers two tools – Pixlr Express which is a photo editing tool for quick edits, and Pixlr Editor which is basically Photoshop for the Web. Yes, that’s right. The tool has almost everything you could ask for for a Photoshop alternative so, with Pixlr, photo editing can be taken on a much higher level.
One of the most popular free photo editors provides both basic and advanced editing options. Before tools like Canva made it to the market, Picmonkey already had rolled out a unique update with special text effects, premade graphics, diverse photo frames, textures, and more. The tool has a massive library of premade graphics, overlays, and effects and can easily become your best friend, helping you retouch and spruce up your photos in minutes.
A free photo editing app that brings Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom to your Windows device. The tool has all the necessary image adjustment options to help you optimize your photos when you’re on the go.
Fotor is a multipurpose photo editing and design tool available for free in the form of a web app. The tool offers photo enhancement options, has a special collage maker, and an advanced graphic design tool, as well as an HDR editor and a beauty retouching tool.
Originally, Canva started as a graphic design tool but the users’ interest towards using a multipurpose design tool inspired the Canva team to develop a separate photo editor that can be used withing the main Canva app. The tool provides basic editing options and has 15 filters that can be further adjusted to meet the user’s needs.