The Best Free Photo Editing Software Online

When it comes to the best photo editing software, nothing beats Photoshop. But it’s also a bit of an overkill if all you really need it for is some resizing, image brightening, and other basic adjustments.

Check out this list of free photo editing software alternatives that you can try–

  1. Photoshop Express Editor: If you’re familiar with the functions of Photoshop, this options offers a super lightweight version of it. The Adobe pack will be too much for what you need, but this one features the basic editing features, including color adjustments and retouching features.
  2. Pixlr is a web based app offers workable, while basic, photo editing features that can do everything from adjust image tones to resize images.
  3. GetPaint is simple and easy to use, with intuitive user interface that supports typical Photoshop features such as layers and allows for the application of special effects. It’s free for download, but is only available for Windows.
  4. PicMonkey offers most of its photo editing features for free–including its huge selection of photo filters and fonts.
  5. BeFunky because it’s free, you’ll have to brace yourself for the volume of ads that surround its page. But once you get past that, you’ll find that BeFunky has so many features and elements, stickers, backgrounds and patterns that it’s impossible that you won’t know how to edit your photos after seeing your options.
  6. Affinity Photo is still in the beta stage and is only available for OS X users, but it does have advanced photo editing tools that could impress even professionals.
  7. Gimp, which stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a free open-source photo editor that’s available for both Windows, OS X users and Linux. It’s pretty basic, but it does handle large format images pretty well.
  8. FotoFlexer is known as the ‘most advanced online image editor’ and true enough, for most photo manipulation needs, this is the quickest, easiest way to go.
  9. Ribbet is one of the easiest online editors that is perfect for quick and easy photo editing jobs and beginners.
  10. Fotor makes it easy to create collages and has a comprehensive selection of tool that makes it especially easy to manipulate image photos. Batch editing is also a cool feature.

Do you have any more to add to the list? Feel free to share it with us in the comment section below.

If you know someone who needs to find simple and free Photoshop alternatives, be sure to share this resource collection with them!

– Mercer

About The Author


Chris Mercer, who typically goes by "Mercer", has a sales and marketing background that stretches over 20 years. He began his online marketing career in 2009 and has become a sought after analytics & conversions expert, helping other top-marketers to improve their own offers and sales funnels. Now decades of real-world experience are brought to you post-by-post as he delivers Seriously Simple Marketing tips that you can use to build your own business!