The most popular photo editing program is Adobe Photoshop, but there are many great Photoshop alternatives you should try. You can choose photo editing apps if you need a cheaper option, less learning curve, or more automatic editing features.
There is a lot to learn about Photoshop, particularly if you only need to make minor changes to your images. Our favorite Photoshop alternatives are listed below.
BeFunky is available on both mobile and desktop devices. Besides being easy to use, it has great editing features for graphics and collages. At just $4.99 a month, BeFunky Plus provides access to additional features. The standard version can be downloaded for free, however. BeFunky allows you to batch-edit photos — for example, if you want to simultaneously apply a specific filter to many images.
Portraits can also be retouched, artsy filters can be applied, and the background can be removed, perfect for overlays and logos.
With Picsart, you can remove backgrounds, apply one-click photo effects, and have a photo-to-cartoon feature. Furthermore, there are several filters available, as well as the ability to adjust the light and brightness.
With your images, you can even create a double exposure effect. Additionally, Picsart offers video editing, so it might be a good choice if you edit both videos and photos. The free version is available, or you can upgrade to Gold for $4.66 per month. You can download watermark-free images, high-resolution templates, and stock images with Gold.
It offers great photo editing on the go and is made by Google. Among the features we love is the ability to save our favorite looks so we can edit them quickly later. You can also make adjustments to your photos using various filters and tools. As with Photoshop, RAW photos can also be edited.
This app has many features that are similar to Photoshop, but there is less learning curve. You may want to consider Snapseed if you’re seeking an easier-to-learn alternative to Photoshop.
As well as editing photos, VCOS allows you to edit videos as well. The app is free, but you can purchase more features and filters with in-app purchases. In VCOS, you can buy or create presets, which are custom filters. There are ten included in the free version. Over 200 presets are available as part of a membership option, which is free for seven days. Keep your Instagram feed in sync with VCOS presets. Furthermore, you can save your favorite editing styles with this app. The other apps also offer borders, filters, and advanced editing options. Split tone and color grading are some of the advanced features.
Lightricks’ Photoleap app is a neat tool. Layer editing is possible in this app, just like in Photoshop. There are many useful tools and functions in it, including blending modes, special effects, brushes, and more. Mixing photos can add doodles and stickers to your photos – perfect for social media and memes. Additionally, this app allows you to edit RAW images in various ways.
One catch — Photoleap is not free. The full range of features can only be accessed with an unlimited-access subscription.
Canva must be mentioned at the end of this list. On mobile and the web, Canva is one of the most popular graphic design apps. Canva offers both graphic design and photo editing capabilities. Backgrounds can be removed, contrast and saturation can be changed, and filters can be added. Despite its limited photo editing capabilities, you may be able to create great graphics with it.
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