Top 10 Best Image Editor Software for Windows1. Gimp
Gimp was launched way back in 1996, and has been consistently updated ever since, so it’s not shocking that the package is the most potent free photo editor that you will see anywhere. It emerges with tools to change colors, enhance contrast, brightness and more; sharpen or blur an image, remove red-eye, fix perspective problems; add special lighting effects, turning a photo into an oil painting, you can create an animation. The paint tools alone are incredible, there’s full layer prop up and a number of ways to extend the scheme.
PhotoScape is a graphics editing software with the basic objective of ‘easy and fun’, so that lets users to easily edit photographs taken from their digital cameras or mobile phones. PhotoScape offers a simple user interface to perform common photo enhancements including color adjustment, resizing, printing, cutting and GIF animation. With PhotoScape you can browse and organize photos, you can save monitor screen into and image file, it allows you to pick color from screen pixel, you can even find similar faces through internet with photoScape.
3. Pixlr Editor
Pixlr Editor is a photo editor you can use on your desktop machine, your mobile device or the web Platforms: Windows, Mac, Mobile, Web Pixlr Editor operates straight out of your browser or as desktop or mobile (iOS and Android) apps and is perfect for editing images on a machine that doesn't have a great deal of space such as a Chromebook or similar. You can create a completely blank canvas, open an image from a computer or specify an online location where the photo you want to edit can be found.
4. Serif PhotoPlus X8
Serif PhotoPlus X6 photo editor software PhotoPlus X6 explicity sets out to recreate Photoshop's functionality. Serif make inroads into the world of Mac photo editing with its Affinity Photo, this is for all things PC. Of all the tools featured in this list, PhotoPlus X8 is perhaps the most direct competitor to Photoshop in terms of trying to replicate the different tools in Adobe's software for the PC at a lower price.
5. Photoshop CC
The replacement for Photoshop CS6 surprised everyone by not being the expected Photoshop CS7 but 'Photoshop CC'. And surprise turned to consternation when it was revealed that the software would be solely available via the Creative Cloud subscription service. Time has passed and anger has subsided. Photoshop CC is head-bangingly brilliant, and has too many features to summarise in this small space.
IrfanView is a freeware/shareware image viewer for Microsoft Windows that offers you to view, edit, and convert image files and play video/audio files. It’s remarkable for its tiny size, speed, easy to use, and potential to control a variety of graphic file formats, and has some image creation and painting capabilities. Image editing includes crop, resize, and rotate. Image can be adjusted by modifying their brightness, contrast, tint, and gamma level manually or automatically, and by converting them between file formats.
PhoXo is also one of the veteran programs in the business of photo editing. It has grown into extremely handy editor with something for everyone. It is absolutely free and an open source which is not so big and weighs only 4MB despite containing many clips art and texture and its memory usage is very small. PhoXo provides thousands of clipart, frame, stamp, brush style, texture for free downloads. You can easily create shadow text, gradient text, scanline text; blur text, water ripple text, glass text and more with PhoXo.
Paint.NET is freeware raster graphics editor software for Microsoft Windows. It’s powerful for image editing basics, with options to resize and rotate your photos, a good range of selection and paint tools, and some superb special effects. Support for layers means it allows you to apply your edits to part of an image only, and the program can be extended with plugins.
9. Pix Builder Studio
Pix Builder Studio is a free image editing program for digital image editing, photo processing, and resizing. PixBuilder Studio lets you use color management functions including: brightness/contrast management, color balance, and levels manipulation. It also offers you pliant selection transform and management functions for drawing complex raster shapes and effects or use the built-in shapes drawing tool.
10. PaintShop Pro X8
PaintShop Pro photo editor software PaintShop Pro benefits from a streamlined and slick interface. Naturally there's support for layers here, and a complete suite of tools for editing, color correcting, cloning and 'makeover' of photos, art media tools with realistic brush effects and a range of vector options. Additionally, Paintshop Pro supports Photoshop brushes, allowing you to considerably extend the built-in library of tools. There's also an Ultimate version which costs an extra few pounds, but bundles in additional filters, brushes, and royalty-free images.
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