Mitzi Ilagan |

In the field of post-processing and editing, Adobe Photoshop has easily become one of the widely used and known software. It
may be for the reason that it is taught to be used in most schools, however, the software is not free and is only available for a
30-day trial.
1. Pixlr
This online photo editor from AutoDesk has two modes which you could use either for Photoshop-like environment or the
express editor counterpart. The Photoshop-like has similar but limited features as the Photoshop, including layers, brushes, clone
stamp, crop, select, insert text, and paint bucket tool. The express editor includes effects, borders, stickers and other editing

2. Canva
Canva is an online photo editor which has built-in design elements and predesigned layouts. There, you could make your own or edit a resume, invitation, Instagram post, and the like. There are also stock images (both free and paid) which you could use for your design. You could save your works as JPG or PDF.

3. Sumopaint
Just like Pixlr, Sumopaint is a photo editor with tools and filters just like Photoshop, but is limited. This editor though has layers which you could use for advanced editing. It isn’t as versatile as Pixlr or Paint.NET, but for light editing, this one’s convenient. This editor is
available on both free and paid versions, too.

4. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
GIMP is a free image editor which also has the Photoshop look. It allows third-party plugins for layers and photo effects so that
you could maximize your use of this editor. In addition, its latest version allows you to use palettes, menus and toolboxes all in one window.

5. Paint.NET
For Windows users, you could use Paint.NET, which is a level-up version of the Windows Paint. It is also an easy-to-learn editor with
both manual editing tools and automatic filters for application. Moreover, if you are in need of editing a number of photos all at once, batch
editing is also available here.

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