photo editing software
Photo editing software is used to manipulate or enhance digital images. This category of software ranges from basic apps to easily resize images and add basic effects to industry standard programs used by professional photographers. Most often the software is used to manipulate existing images that are opened in (or exported to) the program. Typically you would use sketch, draw or paint program to create new images.
Recommended Reading: Webopedia's guide to understanding common image editing terminology.
Cost and features are the main factors when choosing photo editing software. For example, home users and beginners would use a less complex photo editing software then professional designers. Today, many software vendors offer a free trial that will allow users to try all or a select number of features of photo editing software for free, before committing to buy.
Photo editing software is used to manipulate digital images.
Free Photo Editing Software
For home and beginner users, there are a number of free photo editing apps to try. If you are looking for basic image manipulation – perhaps resizing, adding filter, borders or text– the following free versions may be enough to suit your needs:
- Pixlr - Free online photo editing apps
- GIMP - Full featured desktop editing software
- Paint.NET - Free photo editing software for Windows PCs
- PhotoPlus - Free starter photo editing
- FotoFlexer - Free online image editor
See related definition, video editing software.
IT Solutions Builder TOP IT RESOURCES TO MOVE YOUR BUSINESS FORWARD
Which topic are you interested in?
What is your company size?
What is your job title?
What is your job function?
Searching our resource database to find your matches...
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
The following facts and statistics capture the changing landscape of cloud computing and how service providers and customers are keeping up with... Read More »Facts about Computer Science: Education and Jobs
The following computer science facts and statistics provide a quick introduction to the changing trends in education and related careers. Read More »Texting & Chat Abbreviations
From A3 to ZZZ this guide lists 1,500 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Read More »
Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that we use... Read More »Computer Architecture Study Guide
Computer architecture provides an introduction to system design basics for most computer science students. Read More »Network Fundamentals Study Guide
Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »