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Top 10 Best Photo Editing Software for 2017

With new apps and photo editing software making changes in an image is an easy task, in a few clicks you can change the backgrounds, crop, rotate and even remove spots.

Editing photos in software is easier than you think, with a proper program photo editing can become fun. Below you will find ten of the best photo editing software for 2017.

1. Photoshop

Photoshop is not a new name, and its highly reliable. You can do almost any possible creation in it; you just need to imagine it.

Without a doubt it is the best photo editing software, it will remain forever.

It works on all type of devices like desktop, tablet, and mobile, and it has tons of features like 3D artworks, pattern, filters and some highly advanced photo editing techniques. You have all the videos and tutorials available on the web to explore more on this softwre.

Create beautiful 2D compositions that feature 3D models. Quickly reposition models and adjust camera angles and lighting. Combine multiple images, remove objects and retouch photos using a complete set of professional photography apps and tools.

And what not, everything you ever need from a photo editor is inside this highly useful image editing software.

2. Photo Pos Pro

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It does not have a beautiful look to its interface, but once you use it, you will become a fan instantly.

With its extensive range of selection options and paint tools, this software is an excellent choice for any photo editing.

More of its feature and support involves layering, masking and effects and scripting tools that allow automated editing tasks.

Another feature that has a fun element attached is its ‘Magical’ effects that add bubbles, stardust, fireworks and other similar items on an image.

3. Photoscape


Photoscape is a free, easy and fun photo editing software that allows you to fix your photos besides enhancing them. On digging deeper into this wonderful tool, you’ll soon realize why so many readers recommend photo scape as a photo editing software. It has plenty of features, yet is easy to use.

The software provides various modules like editor, viewer, Raw converter, batch processor, print layout tool, file renamer, color picker and screen capture tool among others. The program is restricted to working on a single document at a time. Hence, if you want to change an image on which you are working, you’ll have to save the current file and close it.

4. Light Box Image Editor


LightBox free image editor is a powerful and straightforward editor used to enhance your pictures and make them look outstanding with some professional touch. It has an appealing user interface which is simple and simple. It also offers perceptive slide-bar attunements for the images.

Make a comparison of your pictures before and after the corrections with split screen views. The software has simple tools for correction of red-eye, crop, sharpen, print, add borders and re-size. You can also move to the paid version if you want where you can get some very handy extras.

5. Paint.Net


Paint.Net is a pixel-based image editor which can be used on PCs running Windows. It has become a very powerful application and offers a wide range of features and tools for enhancement of your images along with creative editing. It’s powerful on image editing basics and has options to rotate or resize your photos besides some special effects.

Paint.Net, however, does not have adjustment layers nor any feature of the native layer mask. This indicates that you won’t find easy options for editing that is non-destructive.

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6. Serif PhotoPlus


Serif PhotoPlus was created by Serif as a free version of its premium software suite so that users could have access to fundamental tools for editing their photos. This software has covered all the basics of image editing. It has tools that allow you resize, cut down red-eye and apply filters and effects. However, since it lacks some essential features of the premium version, it has some amount of restrictions the first one being a dearth of keyboard shortcuts.

Nonetheless, Serif PhotoPlus can be used by anyone wanting to make his image stand out. It’s ideal for graphic design jobs and has an intuitive interface.


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GIMP is often regarded as the best alternative to Photoshop. It’s an open-source application that depends on a bunch of willing developers who are responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the product. The software is available for PC and Mac. With this tool, you can get editing done on the professional level besides some great retouching tools. It’s ideal for designers who are incapable of splurging money on Adobe or even for those who don’t want higher expenses.

After starting the program, you’ll find a window that shows the image along with separate windows for proper organization of the layers and toolbox. GIMP resembles Photoshop in many ways however, it has a unique feel and looks.

8. LazPaint


LazPaint is a free and open-source raster image editor targeted at users who want a relatively readily available application compared to GIMP. The latter may offer a wide range of strong features but is associated with a steep learning curve which is often a hindrance for inexperienced users.  This indicates some people want a less powerful but a user-friendly application and LazPaint does exactly this.

The application is at present offered for Linux and Windows machine. It is, however, not a strong tool for image enhancement and adjustment.

9. Phoxo


Phoxo is a free and robust image editing software, which is tiny, speedy, user-friendly and can be described as a mini Photoshop. Some essential features of this software include undoing, layers, batch processing and around 50 special effects.

It also has handy and durable tools for the crop, selecting, painting, navigation, measuring and retouching. Text effects can be easily added to images like ripple text, shadow text, and gradient color text.

10. Funny Photo Maker


With Funny Photo Maker, you can have your face attached to the body of a celebrity or combine with attractive natural sceneries. You can also get your family picture on a photo calendar or photo billboard.  It does not have smart selection tools or layer support but still you can achieve a scintillating range of effects.

Some options of this free software include transforming still images into animations, adding snow or rain to a picture, applying some elegant frames and transforming your images into a collage. You can use these editors for drone cameras as well.

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Written by Jaspal Singh on April 15, 2017 in Internet tips

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