Top 20 Free Photo Editing Software

Photo editing was once only limited to a few – folks who had expensive studios and software. Not any more. Today, with several high quality free photo editing software available, anyone who has a smart phone can do professional level photo editing for free. These apps are made for everyone making it easier for them to click and edit photos quick and easy – but with professional level quality. In this article, we’ll look at ten such free photo editing software with which you can get high-quality photos with effects that’ll make them look like done b a professional.

Also read: iPhone Apps for photo editing.

20 Best Free Photo Editing Software

Let’s start with the first one.

1. Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop is a free photo editing software and one of the best photo editing software not only for PC as well as for iPhone. The main features of the Express edition includes basic editing features like crop, straighten, rotate, and flip, adjusting the color contrast, white balance and brightness of the image, adding borders and frames, one touch filters, image rendering, noise reduction, sharing of the image with social networking sites etc.

2. Photoshop Touch

Photoshop Touch is designed by Adobe System Inc especially for tablets and smartphones and has all the core features of the Adobe Photoshop like layers, selection tools, color adjustments, scribble selection tool, filters etc to create high quality images.

3. iPhoto

iPhoto is developed by Apple Inc and is available in more than 10 languages. It is one of the popular app for editing and sharing your photos with many features like Multi-Touch tools for adjusting color and exposure, selectively adjust blue skies, greenery, and warmth of the image, repair brush for for removing spots, red eye etc.

4. Aviary Photo Editor

Aviary Photo Editor is developed by Aviary Inc. The main features of the app include crop, rotate and straightening of the photos, adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth of the image, drawing and adding text, fixing red eye and removal of blemishes etc.

5. BeFunky

BeFunky Photo Editor is developed by BeFunky Inc. The main features of the app include crop, straighten, rotate, sharpening the photo, adjustment of sharpness, hue, saturation, adding texts and background, different varieties of photo frames, over 25 different photo effects etc.

6. Snapseed

Snapseed is developed by Nik Software Inc. The main features of the app include straighten & rotate, crop, auto correct, tune image, innovative & fun filters, adding high quality frames, enhancing specific areas in your photos, sharing the photos via email etc.

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7. Wood Camera

Wood Camera is developed by Bright Mango LLC. The main features of the app include sharpening and straightening, adjust contrast, brightness, saturation, customize tilt-shift radius and vignette position of the image, adding frames and textures, sharing the photos with social networking sites etc.

8. ArtStudio

ArtStudio is developed by Lucky Clan. The main features of the app include over 15 tools for picture editing like sharpen, eraser, smudge, eyedropper, over 400 high quality brushes, text tool with more than 100 fonts, image resizing, adjustment of brightness, contrast, hue, color balance etc.

9. VSCO Cam

VSCO Cam is developed by Visual Supply Company. The main features of the app include crop, rotate, fade, vignette, adjusting brightness, contrast, color, sharing the images with social networking sites etc.

10. ProCamera 7

ProCamera 7 is developed by Cocologics GmbH. The main features of the app include advanced image adjustment tools, swipe between filters, crop photos, adjusting brightness, contrast, color of the image etc.

11. Modiface Photo Editor

Modiface Photo Editor is developed by ModiFace Inc. The main features of the app include cropping, brightness, contrast, sharpness, blemish removal, brightening eyes, adding text to the image, warping effects, color adjustment etc.

12. Pixlr-o-matic

Pixlr-o-matic is developed by Autodesk Inc. The main features of the app include amplifying the tone, adding surreal shades, selecting and fitting the right border, applying filters, sharing the photos with social networking sites etc.

13. WoW Camera+ Pro

WoW Camera+ Pro is developed by Darinsoft. The main features of the app include color effects, real time filters, adding stickers, text boxes, speech bubbles to the image, adjusting brightness, red eye, contrast, hue, saturation etc.

14. iDarkroom

iDarkroom is developed by Maple Studio. The main features of the app include applying color effects, shuffle effects, cropping and rotation, adjust saturation, contrast, brightness, gamma, color intensity, sharing with social networking sites etc.

15. FxPhotoStudio

FxPhotoStudio is developed by MacPhun LLC. The main features of the app include adjust gamma, saturation, contrast, hues, exposure, adding signatures, watermarks or text bubbles, creating and adding filters, sharing with social networking sites etc.

16. Photopal

Photopal is developed by MacPhun LLC. The main features of the app include Crop, Rotate, Flip, Alignment, Red Eye Removal, Noise Reduction and Sharpen, adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, sharing the image via email and social networking sites etc.

17. Repix

Repix is developed by Sumoing Ltd. The main features of the app include smooth cropping tool, artistic brushes for adding unique color to the image, adding frames to the image, sharing the photo with social networking sites etc.

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18. Photo Editor

Photo Editor- is developed by Axiem Systems. The main features of the app include adjust brightness, contrast & saturation, crop, flip, rotate & straighten, remove red eye and blemishes, adding text and captions, sharpening, sharing with social networking sites etc.

19. Fotor

Fotor is developed by Everimaging Ltd. The main features of the app include tools to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, vignette, temperature, tint, cropping, rotation, adding borders and effects, sharing with social networking sites etc.

20. Landcam

Landcam is developed by Simple Simple LLC. The main features of the app include adding borders, lightleaks, and textures, over 10 adjustment tools like crop, rotation etc, over 30 film inspired filters etc.

So, there you have it. Twenty amazing free photo editing software that will make your photos look like edited by a professional photo editor!


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  • Adobe Photoshop is hands down the best photo editing software. But is there a software that I can download and use on multiple machines like office and work?

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