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How to Edit Images for Free?


If you work on the Web or you always come across lots of images in the daily work, then you've probably been asked to do some simple image editing, even though you have little or nothing professional knowledge about it, right? Maybe you can deal with some basic image editing task with the default image editor which came with your computer, but if you have some complex editing task, the default image editor seems to be useless.

Of course, if you have Photoshop, then you can deal with all kinds of image editing problem. But I think not everyone has PS on their PC, right? The price of a Photoshop program is a little bit higher for personal use, so if you're not a professional image or photo editing worker, and you don't need to use it to do some serious task for business, we do not recommend you choose Photoshop as your image editor software.

So in this article, we are going to list some of the best free image editing software for you to edit images for free. You can compare them and select one of them to do any rudimentary tasks easily and freely. For example, if you want to make a photo collage Christmas card, then you can use these free photo editor to resize, crop, etc. your photos as you like before creating a holiday card with a professional Photo Collage Maker software.

Top 3 Must-Have Free Image Editing Software

GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

Lots of GIMP users called this program as "Free Photoshop". It provides users with almost all functions that Adobe Photoshop offers. And it also has its own plug-in architecture. With this program, you can enhance your photo quality, preview your task while using the tool, etc. just like a piece of cake. GIMP is compatible with different operation system, such as GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista), Mac OS X, and so on.

However, the running speed of this program is too slow. So if you have more alternatives, you can choose some other free image editor that are faster.

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Pros: Powerful image editing functions and support multiple operation system.

Cons: Running speed is slowly.


Photoscape is a simple and professional photo editing freeware. It not only provides users with an image browser and a batch processor for quick editing groups of photos at once, but also enables users to have a fast and stable little application. If you only need to deal with some simple task, then Photoscape will be an ideal choice for Windows users.

Pros: Fast running speed and high output quality.

Cons: Doesn't support any advanced image-editing features.


Seashore is a free and open source image editor for Mac OS X users. This program is based around the GIMP's technology and uses the same native file format. It also features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. However, Seashore aims to serve the basic image editing needs of most computer users, not to provide a replacement for professional image editing products. So if you have some complex image editing tasks, you may ask for help from GIMP.

Pros: Simple and easy to use. Specially designed for Mac users.

Cons: Can't deal with some complex image editing tasks.

Done! There are three different free photo editor software for your reference, which one do you like? No matter what is your final option, we hope this article can help you lots. If you want to get more information about the topic of photo, you can go to our photo resource center to get more.

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