Best Image Editor Tools that are Free

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Adobe’s Photoshop is an excellent image editing tool and is dominant among industry professionals. This is great and all but the software can be a little daunting for many beginners and amateurs who just want to touch up a photo every now and then. And on top of it all the software comes with a hefty price tag. However, there are many great image editors out there that are simpler and easier-to-use alternatives to Photoshop. Plus, many of these programs are free! Here is a list of some of the Best Image Editor Tools that are Free.



Picfull is an application that works directly from the web browser that allows us to quickly and easily edit photos and apply multiple effects at once. Picfull is photo editing in its simplest form. Simply, choose any photo you like to start editing; choose from Picfull’s many custom photo effects; then, Save the photo to your computer or share it with your friends. It is that easy.



Using Fotor photo editor, you can resize your photos, crop them, adjust the lighting curve, rotate them, adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness, adjust the tone and colors, or just straighten a crooked shot! But wait! That’s just in the basic edits module. You can also add a photo effect, photo frame, clip art, text, or use our unique color splash, mosaic, and tilt shift tools!



Pixlr is a free online photo editor that you may simply access from your browser. Edit, adjust and filter your images. No registration is needed so you can jump right in! Pixlr has many of the same functions as Photoshop, and the layout is on-point, complete with a customizable user interface with resizeable and moveable menus. Pixlr even has the same keyboard shortcuts as Photoshop.



Let’s say you’ve used Photoshop before but you can’t afford your own copy. You should feel right at home with Sumopaint. Although, unlike Photoshop, Sumopaint features are incredibly simple to implement within one click. Sumopaint is available online and can be downloaded as an app, as well. You’ll find free and pro versions; the former has basic tools enough for simple image editing.


PicMonkey is a free online photo editor by ex Picnik staffers! This fun tool gives users the ability to Collage, Touch Up, Teeth Whiten, add fonts, effects, frames, stickers & more! Basic editing all the way up to advanced stuff like cloning. Similar to other online image editors, PicMonkey offers free and pro versions.



Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it’s easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress.



GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything.



Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS X’s Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMP’s technology and uses the same native file format.


Image Trick Lite

Image Tricks Lite is a freeware photo editing application that utilizes Mac OS X Core Image filters and Quartz Compositions to transform your favorite photos. Image Tricks Lite also contains a powerful image generator for creating random images, as well as photo frames and borders to decorate your images even further.

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