We all are aware that images enhance the attractiveness and appeal of a website. And if the image is of good resolution, sharp and clear; it grabs our attention just like that.
Bloggers use sharp images to enhance traffic and engage visitors to their website. The quality of good content increases to multiple folds with the use of good resolution images and photos. However, it is not possible for everyone to create good images because photo editing requires a lot of proficiency and expertise along with time to spare.
Well, glory is to silicon valley for giving us so many of free photo editing tools which work just as great.
Best Free Raw Photo Editors
Here is our list of free photo editing tools for WordPress which can help you with sharp images without you having to invest any energies or resources.
Pixlr is an online tool for processing photos. It offers two versions; Pixlr Editor or Pixlr Express.
Pixlr Editor’s palette is quite extended and somewhat similar to Photoshop. It has more photo editing features. It allows you to process photos with the help of cropping, resizing, flipping the image, changing the colour scheme of the photo, adding layers and other stuff like this. You can adjust brightness, hue, texture, red-eye reduction, and other advanced editing properties with this. With Pixlr Editor, you can apply filters like HD toning, tilt-shifting, etc. Images can be saved in JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, and PXD (layered Pixlr image) formats.
Pixlr Express is ideal for applying filters, overlays, texts, and other effects to a photo
It is a free online and desktop photo editor which presents basic and advanced editing features. You can upload a photo from your computer or from a URL. It allows photo editing with the help of basic editing features like brightness, hue, contrast, saturation, colour balance and texture. With the help of drawing tools, you can draw different shapes. You can also add text to photos. Sumopaint is ideal for creating logos. SumoPaint has a user-friendly interface. The simple and elegant interface is quite intuitive and ideal for novices.
It is a free app, therefore, it comes with baggage like annoying advertisements which sometimes cause the tool to crash. Because of this, the work progress also gets impeded.
Canva is quite exclusive when it comes to picking fancy fonts, illustrations, grids, frames, charts and icons.
Canva is different than the two other online tools we have discussed already in a way that it does not come with conventional photo editing features. Where Pixlr and SumoPaint are used for applying editing features like brightness, crop, hue, etc.; Canva keeps its domain limited to editing photos for social media and other digital formats. Bloggers use this tool for processing images for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. The photos can be uploaded from the desktop.
It extends photo editing features like flipping, cropping and application of filters. It is easy to use, and mainly you can process photos with the help of simple drag and drop.
For professional photo editors and professional use, the popular desktop photo editing tool is Gimp. It offers features for image processing which are very similar to Photoshop.
You can use Gimp for basic image resizing, cropping, and converting to another format. Gimp, is a tool for professional, can be utilized to an optimum level only if you have attained a level of proficiency and familiarity. It is the best alternate of Photoshop because it comes free of cost and requires only some on-hands experience. With Gimp, you can apply layers as well.
Fotor is a free photo editing tool which offers ease of use and user-friendliness. It offers the liberty of editing photos one by one and also as a cluster.
With Fotor, you can apply filters; red-eye reduction, effects and you can also manage brightness, hue, contrast and other such features. Fotor offers modern and fancy fonts as well which you can use with photos.
It enables you to share your processed photos on social media like facebook, twitter, etc. Also, you can save edited images as JPG, PNG, BMP, or TIFF.
It does not allow using layering and drawing tools. Instead, you can manipulate photos with the usage of filters only.
Yet another drawback of Fotor is that the crop feature does not allow you to cut pictures flexibly. It will tailor images to predetermined dimensions (square, postcard size, 16 x 9) only.
This tool stands tall when it comes to offering basic and advanced editing features. With Photo Scape, you can edit photos in clusters/batches, and you can also create GIFs. That makes it loaded as compared to other tools.
You can edit photos uploaded from the desktop. Features like crop, resize, apply a frame, tweak image appearance, add word balloons, and a lot more are available with PhotoScape which make it very desirable and popular among users.
7. Paint. net
Paint.net is a beautiful amalgamation of basic and advanced photo editing features. It is an elegant solution of advanced features which come with a simple interface. Paint.net is similar to gimp and Photoshop. But it is less fancy these two. It offers features like resizing, cropping, rotating, flipping, and saving images to other formats. With this tool, you can apply effects and filters to your photos. Vignetting, Antique Photo, and Film Effect are other features which make it even more exception.
Images and photos play a vital role in the design and appeal of a website. We can manipulate and process images to make them fancy which contribute to making a page more attractive. Using good photos help in attracting more visitors, and they also keep a visitor engaged on the website for a longer period. In this article, we have talked about free photo editing tools which can help to process images.
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