My Favorite (Free) Photo Editor

On the quest to edit a photo: 

  • Photoshop is scary (even with experience). It is also expensive.
  • Paint is free. But does close to nothing.
  • A lot of online programs are either extremly slow are pricey to use.

If you are stuck somewhere in between too complex, too basic and too expensive photo edit programs,  I  recommend  I thought the whole world new about this website by now. But then one of my friends saw me log on the other day and she was blown away. She was an on-the-spot convert. Now I feel responsible to spread the word. It’s free and easy to use. I use it all the time for photo touch-ups, making goofy photos for Facebook, and  even to add effects to professional photos for publications.  For a monthly fee you can upgrade to more features (however, I still haven’t and love the free version). 

Here are a few quick edits I did to a photo of mine. 



 “Holga-ish” Effect: 




“CinemaScope” Effect + “Matte” Effect:


 “Gooify” Effect + Text + Stickers: 

 Have you used Picnik before? Do you have a favorite photo edit program? I’d love to know!

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3 Responses to “My Favorite (Free) Photo Editor”

  1. Thank you so much for posting about this website! My computer recently crashed and the one thing I lost was my photoshop elements software and I did not want to repurchase it. I’m so glad there is a place I can still do basic effects on my pictures! I will definitely be exploring this site today.

  2. I use Photoscape and Picasa :)

  3. I’m glad I could help Heather. I hope you like it!