Here is a quick, not complete by any means, list of possible places to edit your photos Free! I had not heard of some of these, but I had heard of others. I don’t use Instagram anymore since you no longer have complete ownership of your own photos. I am also going to share some of the ways to add a watermark, especially cell phone versions.
- A free downloadeable, but powerful image editing options is Gimp. A Lot of people feel that Gimp is on par with PhotoShop. I have not tried it, so I have no feedback for you. It is free, so worth a shot.
- This is the version I am most familiar and comfortable with. If you used Picnik or PicMonkey, this is a very easy and comparable version. It has gone through several updates over the years.
- It is also easy to add text or watermark to images.
- You can change colors, and use a surprising number of effects to make your pictures really Pop.
There is also an option on the toolbar that will allow you to make a photo collage. Click here fo a tutorial on adding text and creating a milestone pictures using picasa.
Free phone editing apps.
Photoshop Express – I just downloaded this so I will let you know what I think.
Both Gimp and Picasa are software programs that are downloaded to your computer. If you’d prefer not to download a program, there are several internet-based editing options:
- Photoshop Express Editor- I downloaded a version of this for my phone.
- PicMonkey- I use quite a lot.
- and many more!
These are 2 versions that I have used just to add text and am familiar with. They are easy to edit size, font, color, and rotating/placement.
I also use Publisher to add a watermark to my already edited images. I save the basic watermark and then open the image, open the watermark and then layer them as I prefer and “group”. Save as image and done.
I have not found one I use. It is hard when you are cheap like me.
- Add Watermark from Google Play store has good reviews. You can add your logo or text using it. (there is also a paid version)
- There is also iWatermark available for iPhones. I have heard good things about it as well, but I don’t use an iPhone.
- Picmarkr – is a free internet based watermark tool.
A lot of this information was gathered from a post by Rachel of Nothing if Not Intentional that I stumbled across on one of my favorite blogs- MoneySavingMom.com
Other is from personal use and experience.
What are your favorite ways to edit photos as a fellow Non-professional photographer?Google+