Image Editing Applications

Images are rarely ready for publication when you download them. Therefore, you will need to modify the image for your blog. Sometimes an image will just need resized, other times you will need to crop the image and add text.

There are many free and premium image editing applications available that help you do this.

ArtWeaver

ArtWeaver

Allows you to paint and sketch from photos.

Aviary

Aviary

A beautiful free photo editor that can be used within a browser or downloaded as an application for mobile devices.

CinePaint

CinePaint

Advanced open source software which is used by movie studies.

Darktable

Darktable

An open source photography workflow application.

GIMP

GIMP

A powerful open source image editor that many bloggers use instead of Photoshop. There is nothing the application cannot do.

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Gimphoto

Gimphoto

A free photo application that is based on GIMP. Its interface is very similar to Photoshop’s, making it a good option for those who prefer the look and feel of Photoshop.

Inkscape

Inkscape

An free vector graphics editor that works in a similar way to Illustrator and CorelDraw. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Paint.net

Paint.net

An amazing Windows-based image editing application that is free to download. It is packed full of features and is very easy to use.

Paintstar

Paintstar

A free image editing application for Windows. It has a full suite of painting, transformation, and gradient fill tools.

Photofiltre

Photofiltre

A Windows-based photo retouching program.

Photo Plus

Photo Plus

A premium photo editor which allows you to edit and touch up photos. A free version can also be downloaded.

Photo Pos Pro

Photo Pos Pro

Useful for editing images and adding special effects.

Photoscape

Photoscape

Free photo editing software for Windows that can be used to batch edit multiple photos or create animated gifs.

Photoshop

Photoshop

The world famous image editing application that is used by companies around the world. It is available for Mac and Windows on a monthly subscription of $19.99 per month. Prices may be different in your region due to their exchange rates.

Photoshop Express Editor

Photoshop Express Editor

A free browsed-based service from Adobe that is perfect for making small edits to image.

Picasa

Picasa

Picasa is well known for being a great application for organising photos. The software also has many tools for editing, transforming, and enhancing photos. It is free to download for Mac and Windows.

Pixlr

Pixlr

Offers three different image-editing applications via your browser: an advanced editor that has every feature you need, a simple editor that works like Photoshop Express Editor, and another app for making fun edits. They are all free to use.

Seashore

Seashore

A beautiful free image editor for Mac that features gradients, textures, and anti-aliasing tools.

Splashup

Splashup

A free browser-based image editor that has a user-friendly interface.

VCW VicMan's Photo Editor

VCW VicMan's Photo Editor

A versatile free image editor for Windows that supports over 30 image file formats. It boasts around 100 filters and effects.