Free picture editing software that you can use and access online are everywhere. But unlike other blogs, I am not going to give a long list of these free picture editing software resources. Instead, I will just pick out the most useful and the most fun free picture editing software to use. Then, I will try to write a short review about each of them. To try each free picture editing software, just click on the link found below each preview image.
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01-Photoshop Express (Online Photo Editing)
Do you want to edit your photos using Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements without spending dollars to actually but these software? Or, maybe your requirement for editing images are not that big that you don’t want to spend too much on these stuff? Or maybe you just don’t have the cash to purchase them. Thanks to the free Photoshop Express, a site where you can retouch, distort or enhance your images using the standard editing tools found in Photoshop or Elements for free. Plus, this site allows you to store images of up to 2GB. So start uploading your photos and edit them at Photoshop Express. You may also edit the photos that you have in some sharing sites such as Flickr or Facebook using Photoshop express.
02-Talking photo albums and postcards
Do you wish your pictures could talk? Well, you can now include your explanation about your pictures, post cards or photo albums using your own voice at yodo.com. Isn’t that great? You can embed these audio postcards or photo albums online such as your blog for example or you may also email them to your friends. All these are free including the registration.
03-Paint and Retouch the Japanese Way
Due to its growing popularity, Pixia, a Japanese painting and retouching software authored by Isao Maruoka is now available in English language. Pixia version 4 allows users to adjust tone, lighting and colors. You can also customize your brushes, do some masking, create layers, and draw vector and bitmap-based images or drawings using this program. This program, however, does not support Windows 95/98 and NT 4.0.
Picasa is one of the most advanced free Photo Editing Software. It lets you manage your complete photo library, edit photos easily, and upload photos to Picasa Web Album. It also comes with Face recognition feature to automatically recognize and tag photos belonging to same person.
Photoscape is an all-in-one photo editing software. It can be used for editing all types of photos, and turning them into fun things, including collage, animated gifs, and combining photos.Some of the things that you can do includes resizing, white balance correction, brightness and color adjustment, backlight correction, frames, cropping, filters and red eye removal. You can also add fun stuff to your photos, such as balloons, mosaic mode, adding text, drawing pictures. The best part is that all these features are very easy to use, and not compicated at all.
06-Instant Digital Scrapbook
Do you wish you have time to spare to create a digital scrapbook to share your photos with friends online? Why not try Scrapblog? Here, you can personalize scrapbooks using your photos, video and other creative elements in just a few easy steps. Once you are satisfied with your design, you can share them with friends through your favorite sites such as Facebook and Myspace or simply email them to your friends. You also have the option to print your scrapblogs for a truly personalized keepsake for you or to give it to others as gift.
07-Windows Live Photo Gallery
A free desktop software to manage your photos and videos. You can import your favorite photos and videos from your camera to your PC. Windows Live Photo Gallery is a part of free Windows Live Suite. Using this photo editing programs, you can import photos from your camera, organize them into albums, and edit them so they look their best. It also allows you to use powerful photo tools to create stunning panoramas, movies, slide shows, and more. When you’re ready to share, publish your photos and videos to your favorite websites like Facebook and Flickr directly from Photo Gallery.
09- Zoner Photo Studio
Zoner Photo Studio is full fledged free photo editing suite. It comes with photo viewer, photo manger, and photo editor. It provides one click solutions to fix common problems with photos, like, remove red eye, remove wrinkles from photos, add nice effects to photos, sharpen pictures, and more. It also lets you easily share photos on Facebook, and Flickr.
A free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.
Offering a combination of a photo album, media organizer, picture image viewer and easy to use pic and photo editor, STOIK Imagic graphic software makes your images easy to perfect and enjoy.
Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS X’s Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMP’s technology and uses the same native file format.
MyPaint is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.