Photo editing is supposed to be hard, but what if you had a design tool that could give you advanced tools to take your images to the next level.
Giving an image a professional look is as easy as A-B-C, especially if you pick the right online photo editor to edit photos.
Even if graphic enhancement is not your main forte, everyone needs to an image editor once in a while. In fact it is good to have a great design tool at hand, knowing it is ready and waiting if you need it.
In this article, we will present you with some great user-friendly, image editors that have several photo editing tools. Most of them have few things in common – resize, blur, collage makers, overlays, photo filters, blemish removing, stickers and elements, background remover, cut out tools, fixing opacity, text tool, transparent backgrounds, and of course an intuitive design tool with lots of free stuff.
The photo editing tool you pick for yourself should allow you to save and convert files to PDF, JPG, PNG, Tiff, Gif, and if its for a physical use then print meansurements as well.
It is best for you to give them a try, and then decide which one to use or invest in. Read the article carefully; you will find at least some of them are worth a try, guaranteed.
Online Photo Editor
There are several photo editing softwares out there like adobe, but we want to focus on online photo editors so there is less hassle of downloading softwares and design tools.
Canva is a free online photo editor platform that is user-friendly, and yet powerful. Canva allows users to create professional looking designs by simply drag and drop feature. This is an uncomplicated design tool that has a vast database of over a million stock photos, illustrations, backgrounds, fonts, and templates.
Canva is a very flexible platform, suitable for beginners as well as businesses; it will allow you to create some beautiful looking designs. Beginners will especially like it since it allows even people who are not that skilled to transform their ideas into reality by creating fantastic looking designs, all thanks to its intuitive drag and drop editor.
A cool thing about Canva is that encourages communication between users, sort of like a design social network. That way you can find interesting, like-minded people and share ideas. Canva is free, (Pro plan also there) so consider trying it, you have nothing to lose, and will probably like it. For a full review, you can read why we love Canva so much.
Canva has mobile apps and a desktop software as well.
Snappa is another great online photo editor. In it, you can create art for your social media, blogs, LinkedIn, YouTube channels, and other marketing purposes.
To use it, you do not need a design background, the interface is straightforward, and you can find tips and video tutorials everywhere. A cool thing about Snappa is that everything is royalty-free, and you can use the art you find here for other purposes too. This makes Snappa a budget-friendly solution, and that is why this photo editing tool is very much liked by people who are just starting.
Snappa has three plans, one free and two premium plans. The main limitation of their free plan is the number of downloads per month – only five – which makes it a good option just for trying out the software.
DesignBold offers templates that you can build upon, or you can start a new project from scratch by just choosing the project type, for example, a postcard. You can choose from a number of layouts, or upload your own art.
The number of designs, and art, as well as some advanced tools for photo effects depend on the plan you choose, but even the most expensive DesignBold plan is quite affordable when compared to other services. There is also a 30 day trial period in which you can see the full offerings of this image editor.
Stencil is an advanced tool for creating and sharing fantastic looking designs on your social media and blogs. It is directly intended to make your posts more clickable, likable and tweetable than before.
Besides the database of millions of stock photos and fonts and hundreds of templates, it has more than 100k of quotes you can use – and we all know how popular those quote images are. This is a user-friendly software yet very robust, and it will benefit beginners and the pros, individuals and bigger businesses.
We like that it has a Chrome extension and a Firefox Add-on allowing you to create images while browsing the web. The free plan will get you going, but it has limited capabilities. To unlock premium photo editing tools, get one of the paid plans, they come with a 7-Day money back guarantee.
Another simple to use designing tool to edit photos is PicMonkey. Its a good option for any Instagrammer or blogger that wants to avoid the overwhelming Adobe Photoshop.
You can retouch, blur, add saturation, add photo effects, make photo collages, logos, and remove watermarks without any tutorials.
PicMonkey also has mobile apps, both for iOS and Android, which will allow you to edit and create on the go. Unfortunately, it does not have a free plan, only a seven day trial period, but it is still worth trying out.
Like the primary purpose of DesignEvo was to create logos, Piktochart is meant for creating infographics.
Infographics are the thing nowadays, everybody has them, and if you are looking to create one, but don’t know how to do it, Piktochart is the answer.
This online photo editor will allow you to make some terrific looking infographics without any previous experience. Still, this is a complete design tool, and even if you have a lot of experience as a designer, you will find it useful.
Piktochart already has a deep pool of pre-made graphics, stock images, maps, which you can use, and re-edit to meet your needs. You can create impressive-looking reports, slides, posters, anything you need for your website, blog or social media page.
The free version will get you started, introducing you to the service, but if you want to unlock the full power of Piktochart, you will need a paid plan that will get you hundreds of templates, 1GB cloud storage, remove the company watermark and allow you to download and publish everything yourself.
As the names suggest, DesignWizard is almost magical – it is simple to use. It is a perfect option for people who are not exactly sure where and how to start.
You just click on the “Designs” button on the homepage and select one of the categories. After that, you will be presented with some popular templates, premade by the DesignWizard team. You choose one of those, and the image editor will launch – there you can edit the template, add more images or text, do some resizing etc.
After you are happy with your piece, you can download your new picture, or share it on social media. DesignWizard has a free package, but it will not get you far, as it only has the most basic features. To unleash the full power, you will have to reach for the wallet, and get their premium plan.
Visme is a designing tool less and a workshop more.
It will let you create complex designs, presentations, and infographics for your marketing needs. Visme has a tonne of templates for different projects and documents, and you will be able to create terrific-looking art for your online publications.
A cool thing about Visme is that it does not charge extra, like many competitors, for better-looking templates and art that are you more likely to choose anyway. However, the key strength of Visme is in its analytics feature that gives you an insight of the popularity of your posts among visitors. You will see which of your posts were the most popular, time spent, number of unique users your site attracts and more. Make sure you hit the FAQs page to learn more about it before signing up.
Visme has a free plan, but it is for individuals only, but it is a good point to start and see how the service works for you.
So this was our list of online photo editors which we ourselves use very often and almost all blogs use. What’s your view about them? Have you used any?
Did we miss a service? We should inform you that there are many more image editing tools out there that can help you tint photos, make headers for emails, have unique photo frames, but you have to help us out, so leave feedback in comments!