4 Free, Online Photo Editors

Written by: Kelly Turner

Primary Source: Writing Rhetoric and American Cultures

GIMP

Source: snapfiles.com

Source: snapfiles.com

GIMP is an open-source, image-editing tool that allows users to customize additional features and abilities into their software. It’s a free, downloadable application (from their website) that focuses on photo enhancement and digital retouching. This program works on various operating systems and supports numerous file formats.

PicMonkey 

PicMonkey.com

PicMonkey.com

PicMonkey is a photo-editing tool that focuses on photo enhancement, adding text, providing touch ups on people, and offering layout design options to make sharing across media platforms smoother (think: PicStitch app, but online).  Photo adjustments include a variety of frames, textures, and cute overlays ranging from comic bubbles to scrapbook effects, more filters than Instagram, and numerous other quirky photo garnishes.

Befunky

befunky.com

befunky.com

Befunky is a photo-editor similar to PicMonkey; however, this application has very different photo filters, frames, font, collage layouts, and photo effects. While Befunky gives you options that PicMonkey doesn’t, the layout of Befunky doesn’t function quite as smoothly.

Fotor 

fotor.com

fotor.com

Fotor is another photo-editor that prides itself on being able to create collages and provide photo retouching. However, Fotor is unique in that it also allows you to create cards; it offers a variety of card layout options to choose from as well as cards for different occasions. This application also provides a High Dynamic Range (HDR) option that applies the right exposure to every part of the photo.

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Kelly Turner
Kelly Turner is a Junior and Professional Writing major here at MSU. Writing, reading, and obsessing over TV shows and books are how she likes to spend her time. She believes peace, love, and reading are all we need. She loves website development and environmental science, and if you can’t tell, she’s a huge nerd. She’d also like to die peacefully in a bath of peanut butter and chocolate. Follow Kelly on Twitter @wordscreateus.
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