Depressed because you don’t have Photoshop to edit those raw-looking photos? Frown no more! Check out our list of 5 FREE photo-editing websites:
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It’s a freely distributed software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
Did you like MS Paint? Then you’ll love Pinta. Pinta is a free pixel-based image editor for Mac OS X. It is based on the Windows image editor Paint.NET. The developer of Pinta actually describes it as a clone of Paint.NET, so any Windows users comfortable with using Paint before will find this software user-friendly.
Pixen is a free (donation-ware) graphics editor for Mac OS X. It was designed with pixel artists in mind, but is also suitable for other types of pixel-based illustration and animation. It offers layers capabilities, animation features, a tile view, and features for working with restricted palettes. You can even assign a separate tool and color to the right mouse button.
4. Image Tricks
Image Tricks is a freeware application for editing your photos and images using Mac OS X Core Image filters and Quartz Compositions. It encourages experimentation and enables a wide range of effects to be combined and applied to pictures. If you’re new to photo-editing, consider this application. It helps less experienced users to achieve creative results, thanks to the range of filters and masks that are available.
5. GraphicConverter X
GraphicConverter is a multi-purpose graphics tool for converting, viewing, browsing, and editing hundreds of image types on the Macintosh platform. If there is a file format or image processing task that your existing software can’t handle, GraphicConverter can probably do it if you’re willing to learn how. GraphicConverter is not free, but you can use the shareware without time limitation if you don’t need batch processing features.
There you have it! 5 sources for 5 free awesome photo-editing software. You no longer have an excuse for un-processed photos. If the software doesn’t do the trick, maybe it’s time to get into some digital photography classes. Sign up now and have fun learning how to take better photos!