Images are an essential part of successful online marketing but sometimes it’s not that easy to find what you are looking for.
Fumbling around with website editors trying to squeeze and fit certain images can be really time consuming ( and really irritating! ).
So, in this article we will be taking a look at handful of full version free software for photo editing. Time to tidy up those webpages and get a much more polished and professional look…
Free Software For Photo Editing
These days I’m lucky enough to own a full version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 but that was not always the case. When I first started out I made use of each of the options below and they all offered something worthwhile…
Check out GIMP here
GIMP is an awesome piece of software that has been evolving for nearly 20 years now. It’s an extremely powerful photo editor but it lacks the fast workflow of paid versions.
Unfortunately it’s not the easiest of programs to get to grips with – some of the processes seem to be a little long winded and complicated. But once you’ve got to grips with the dashboard you will be able to:
- Make color corrections
- Make contrast corrections
- Make brightness corrections
- Sharpen or blur images
- Correct perspective problems
- Fix red-eye situations
- Edit special lighting photos
- Experiment with the many FREE special effects included
If you don’t want to hurt your wallet, this is an excellent choice of free photo/image editor. There are numerous processes to get to grips with that are very effective and professional when used correctly.
If you have ever used a version of Photoshop you’ll be quite familiar with the dashboard GIMP offers.
An awesome piece of software that’s completely free!
Check out Paint.NET here
I’ve always thought of Paint.NET as a scaled down version of GIMP – it’s a heck of a lot easier to use!
There are plenty of options for re-sizing and rotating photos, a basic range of selection and paint tools, and there’s some FREE special effects too.
When I used to use this program I included a handful of free photo image plugins to ‘bump up’ the overall power of the application.
But the software works fine without any third party plugins, especially if you are looking for something that’s easy to learn and use.
3) Photos Pos Pro
Ceck out Photos Pos Pro here
It’s not the best looking piece of software you will ever come across but it is powerful when you get into the swing of things.
There are plenty of selection options, a wide range of paint tools, colour corrections and more. I especially liked the quality of the layers the software offered – very professional.
It’s nowhere near as powerful as the mighty GIMP but it does offer a lot of unique effect techniques. I used to love making use of the bubbles and stardust effects to jazz up my website images.
Tiny toolbars and dated interface but plenty to offer once you get to grips with it – another great FREE image editing option.
Check out Photoscape here
I always found Photoscape a very handy marketing tool due to it’s simplicity and ease of use. If you are a more seasoned image editor then this is probably NOT the tool for you.
Whilst it offers handy features like a snipping tool and animated gif creator, it lacks the power of layer support.
But it is fun and it can really brighten up your website images in no time at all. I used to love using the clipart directory that is included with the software. It helped make my images humorous and allowed me to make use of speech bubbles.
With a little creativity Photoscape can help you make some informative and easy-on-the-eye images. Definitely worth a try!
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