As they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. It is not just an idiom but a reality.
An image which is rightly put can grab the attention within milliseconds which some text will not be able to get.
Images in your blog posts, social media channels help you in connecting faster with your audience. In fact, according to a research social posts with images create 650x more engagement than those without images.
Images have become an integral part of content development strategy of almost all the brands and influencers.
This gave rise to many stock photo websites which provide paid and free high-quality images which you can use for your content. You may want to explore this list of 90+ websites providing free stock photos for your business.
But you cannot use these images in the raw form, you would like to edit them to personalize according to your use. And if you’re not a designer/tech person, you may have hard time playing with images.
Don’t worry, there are various apps online which gives you the option of creating/editing images for either free or with a little amount of subscription.
Check out this collection of best websites and tools which let you easily edit images online:
Fotojet is my go-to online tool whenever I need to edit an image. It’s collection of stock photos is awesome and totally free. Though some of the features ask you to get subscribed first. With a lot of ready-made templates, it surely eases out a lot of your work. All you need to do is to select what kind of image you want to create (Facebook post, Instagram post, Pinterest image etc.), it gets the template optimized according to the social network ready for you.
And the best part is that most of the fonts are free to use unlike other platforms which provide those premium fonts for subscribed users only. I’ve been using this app for quite some time now and really liked it.
Canva is my second favorite tool. It is a simple drag and drop online tool which is fully online. Canva is a free tool which lets you create really great layouts. It contains a lot of stock photographs which you can use in your images, but some images come with a small price of $1.
Did I forgot to mention that Canva is also available on App Store for iPhone users.
Picmonkey is again an online tool to edit your images. It recently introduced templates with the help of which you can design for any social media post without worrying about the size. It also lets you apply light effects on your uploaded images along with other editing options. Earlier it used to be a great tool for people who were not ready to pay for an editing tool but slowly they have been moving all the great features from Free to Paid members only.
BeFunky is a great online tool which I would say is in earlier stages of PicMonkey. Some of the cool features are available only to paid members. It is a great choice if you need crazy effects to help you stand out from the crowd. It’ll let you apply fun effects like Cartoonize, or to edit photos look like an oil painting or pop art.
Pixlr is an amazing service which offers tools for the web, mobile and desktop allowing users to edit the image the way they want. It has both Editor and Express version. Express version is for the people who are new and do not want to work in layers or do not want to perform in-depth edits. Express version takes care of basic editing tools like adjusting color, cropping and other edits.
Fotoflexer used to be a software instead of an online tool but to keep up with market they have introduced online editor tools as well. It is a powerful free photo editing software with features like retouching and the ability to change hair color, add different elements etc. If you’re more comfortable in your language then it comes in over a dozen languages.
It is again a browser based online tool which you don’t have to download. I use it sometimes because it’s easy to use and combines the features of photo editing and text adding of many other tools.
I hope this list would help you. If you’ve tried some of them then share thoughts in the comments below. It would be really great to discuss and get some value. In case, if you think that I’ve missed any tool then also please let me know in comments below.