If you do photography, you should also have photo editing skills. Photography and photo editing go hand in hand. Photo editing is necessary for number of reasons, for instance:
- Color and light correction
- Distortion correction
- Technical retouch
- Creative retouch
- Improving image quality
- Cropping and compression
There are many photo-editing programs. Some of these programs are free, such as GIMP, and some are costly, for instance Adobe Photoshop. GIMP is one of the best free photo editing programs. GIMP is even called free Photoshop. Good thing about GIMP is you can download the program and install on your computer and use it offline. Using GIMP or Phitoshopcan be tricky, because you need skills to use these program.
The best alternate to photo editing software are online photo editors. If you look online, you can also find numerous online photo editors, which are not only free to use bust also allows you to create wonderful images just with few clicks.
In order to edit photos on photo editing programs, or image manipulation program, such as GIMP and Photoshop, you need to master the skills. There are of course easy to use online photo editor, however, online photo editors have their own drawbacks.
I use Adobe Photoshop. However, sometimes playing with the photo on Photoshop can be boring and tedious, in that case I go for simple online photo editor such as pic monkey or befunky, or photo editing apps on my smartphone and tablets.
With the flood of handheld devices in the market, the cameras in the smartphones (and tablets) are getting better. Gone are the days when cell phones used to have VGA or just 1.3 megapixels camera. Today, cell phone cameras are in a way much better than point and shoot (compact) camera. Taking pictures from cell phone camera, or any other mobile device, is very common these days.
If you enjoy phone photography, you might want to edit your photos in your mobile device. There are many free and paid photo-editing apps for your Android, iPhone and Windows phones. These apps will help you manipulate your photos in various ways, such as apply various filters and effects.
- Image Manipulation can also be done on photo editing apps
- Photo apps can also be used to create digital arts
Here are some free photo editing apps that you should consider installing in your device.
- Pic Stitch
- Color Splash Effects
Which one of these apps do you use? If you have better suggestion, please share on the comment section.
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