We asked a cross-section of bloggers the below question.
What’s your go-to image editing tool and why?
Here is what they had to say.
I use Picasa, as it’s easy and integrates with my Windows Explorer. I learned how to use it on my photography course a couple of months ago, but it’s incredibly intuitive and easy to use!
I use Instasize all the time…its got great filters and you can resize the shots so easily for Instagram, or indeed loads of social media platforms or just your own gallery. It’s not over complicated and it’s helped me on loads of occasions to improve an image I need to use.
I mostly use PIXLr at the moment.
fotor because it’s so easy to use and you can make a lot of nice custom banners and graphics with it.
Definitely a very simple 2 part layer on Photoshop. It’s very easy to do and can completely change a photo! Failing that Picmonkey is amazing!
VSCOcam. It’s quick, easy and perfect to use when I’m on-the-go for both Instagram AND my blog photos. I use Snapseed as well, but not as frequently as VSCOcam. Plus, the filters are more natural looking than those on Instagram.
Canva.com – it’s everything you need and more!
I have really enjoyed using Canva.com as its very user-friendly especially for someone like me who is new to photo editing.
I always use Photoshop! It’s kinda complicated, but if you figure out how it works, it’s perfect to edit your photos. I usually play with the levels and curves. After that, I use Picmonkey.com to crop or straighten them.
My go to photo editing tool would be this free phone app called Foto.
It’s easy to use, it has lots of free features like frames, cartoons, filters, text editing tools and other neat features!
What’s great about it is that it is an app and is easily accessible when you need to edit a photo for a short quick post for your blog.
I’m still kind of a Newbie, but I really like Pixlr.
Pixlr – it’s free, very easy to use and doesn’t require you to install any software. Also surprisingly advanced in its capabilities given that it’s a free product.
Snapseed! A picture taken with your phone that misses a bit of light in the left corner or something out of place that has to be removed from the pic, one answer: Snapseed! :D Quick, intuitive and so helpful!
I use PicMonkey.com because I love the editing options and I can easily add a clear watermark. My aunt who does professional photography as a hobby uses PicMonkey for her photos and they look amazing! I’m just not as good at editing as she is yet. haha. They have great options for free accounts. I used to use something else and anytime I added text for the watermark it was always pixeled and blurry, this is very clear.
I usually use the free version of Picmonkey to edit my photos as it’s easy to use and does everything I need it to! I use the editing process to optimise the images I’ve got rather than trying to create whole new images, so I basically just increase the brightness and correct the colours/focus if necessary, and sometimes add a text overlay.
I use Aviary when doing edits on my phone. On the computer, I just use either the Canon editing tools or for resizing and fun applications I go back to my old Kodak Easy Share.
I love PicMonkey, probably because I’ve used it for so long and not tried anything new, but it does provide everything I need. I’m not the best at photo editing so I need something simple and easy to understand which can be done quickly as I don’t have much time. The tutorials are really good and easy to understand too.
As the majority of our photos are taken on our iPhones, if it’s just a quick edit – straightening and/or cropping – I’d use the ‘edit’ software in Photos. If I want to go a step further, however, the free ‘Snapseed’ app is great for adjusting photos and adding many different filters and special effects. I also use ‘Phonto’ … This app also allows you to adjust the finer details of the photo, but I mainly use it for adding text on top of an image. There are loads of fonts and text options to play with!
Adobe Photoshop because it is the best editing tool for images and videos
My absolute fave photo editing app on my phone is VSCO. It always amazes me how it produces such great photos on your phone!
I always use Windows photo editor – it’s free and comes with all windows laptops. It is perfect for doing small editing such as brightness, contrast etc
My favourite photo editing tool is most definitely the Adobe Photoshop Express app for iPhone. It’s easy to navigate and does exactly what you want it to without it being over-complicated. It’s particularly great for sharpening images and making the colours more vibrant.
I use Picmonkey. Primarily because it is free! I do a lot of collages for my blog and this tool is really easy to use.
For me it’s always been Photoshop. I’ve used it for work for years, so I like to stick with what I know. I only know the basics, as there’s so much you can do, but it allows me to edit my pics simply & quickly!
I love to use PicMonkey as it is quick and easy but also allows you to edit the pictures to the highest quality for free! Perfect for when making gift guides!
Paint Shop Pro because I fell in love with it years ago when I started to make animated signature tags for message forums. I used to run a course to help people learn how to use it in the old MSN groups (ours was the number 1 group in our category with over 10,000 members) so I know it very well! It does everything I need it to do when editing photographs for the blog.
I use Adobe Lightroom for blog photos and absolutely love it! It makes it really easy to copy and paste effects for bulk editing which saves me so much time!
I use PicMonkey. It’s really simple to use, you don’t have to register, there are lots of free options – love it!
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