As a small business owner, you may not be able to invest in Photoshop or any of the Adobe Creative Suite as a marketing tool; especially, if you’re just getting started. Business funding is spread thin, but the quality of your marketing images don’t have to suffer. With these four image editors, you can experience everything you would use with Photoshop, but for free. That’s right—all these image editors require no fee and allows for extensive editing control. Create all your marketing materials without sacrificing quality. Here are the top four free image editors:
Pixlr—Have complete style control over your images with Pixlr. You’ll have precise control to add effects like crosshatch or play around with overlays, stickers and borders. Try a double exposure or apply a gradient to blend images. It is available online and offline.
PicMonkey—This image editor is an easy-to-access application that works directly in your internet browser. Create an image with a blank space or transform images with filters and effects. Being directly in your browser, there are available PicMonkey editors for Facebook and Google Chrome.
Fotor—For a professional level of features with a clean user-interface, check out Fotor. Efficiently edit photos for your business with built-in effects like Lomo, blur and color splash. Fotor also includes easy-to-use retouching tools for skin smoothing and blemish removal.
Photoshop Express—This application is equipped with creative enhancements and Photoshop-esque effects. It includes easy-to-use functions with the ability to create more dimension in an image.