Look Charming With These 3 Photo Editing Software Packages That Won’t Even Cost You a Cent

Author James Mash 2.6.2016. | 10:04

Gone are the days when there was only one photo editing software namely Photoshop. No doubt, Photoshop is still used widely and is considered one of the most powerful programs for all photographers. Being the grand daddy of the photo editing world for years, this software costs photographers. They need to pay subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJcHSjBVGQw

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJcHSjBVGQw

 

People who are fond of photography but do not want to pay for subscription, should check out the alternatives below. Though, they are not rivals for Photoshop they do have a lot of functionality and the best part is that they do not cost you a single penny and even the freelance graphic designers could grow their careers by getting an idea of how things move. Let’s explore some of them.

Picasa

This is one of the most used and efficient pieces photo editing software with very quick organizing tools and easy navigation. Windows or Mac desktop holders can install this software very easily and it won’t charge you for installation or subscription. Once you install it, you will get to connect with the Web online albums, which makes it easier for you to share photos with others straight away from your desktop.

But those who just want to use it as a desktop application, they can do that also. With Picasa, you will be able to create albums and apply a range of image effects and adjustment. If we compare it with Photoshop, it is definitely not a replacement for it but if you value money, simplicity and interface, it is a brilliant option.

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Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/neilt/346987404

Fotor

Coming towards affordable photo editing software, Fotor, is also a free cross platform for your photos, offering an amazing array of easy navigation and tools in a really friendly interface. The effects of this editing software are pretty impressive. The element that can make this software stand out is its accessibility. You can install this photo editing software in Windows, Mac and even your personal iOS and Android mobile phone.

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d25QVV2_4kg

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d25QVV2_4kg

Another interesting feature about Fotor is that it is a cloud based photo editing software but you can still use it as a desktop tool, editing and opening images from your computer and exporting the new versions out of it and uploading them on web. If you require a software for raw files, combining images in layers and making a growing library, no other software can be better than this!

Pixlr Editor

Be it web, your personal mobile phone, gadget or your desktop computer, you can use Pixlr Editor anywhere. Operating straight from your browser, mobile or desktop, this software is perfect for your photos. Once you install Pixlr editor, you will find it impressive because it features several huge ranges of filters and effects to change the look of the original image. Also, it has a sidebar having all the effects you find in the Photoshop.

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF41_SiVHSI

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF41_SiVHSI

 

These photo editing software packages have several tools to do retouching of the photos and create images from scratch to charming ones. I highly recommend these apps to keen amateur professionals and photographers.


This guest post was written by Christine Rudolph, a passionate blogger who loves to write on graphic design, animations and the like topics. She is a featured author at various authoritative blogs around and is currently associated with PNC logos, a Lake Mary, FL based Logo Design Company. For more updates follow her on twitter @RudolphBlogger

Author James Mash 2.6.2016. | 10:04
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