The table contains the tools we have surveyed. They vary in complexity and we have graded them as SIM (Simple), MED (Medium) or COM (Complex). To further help your decision making we have also noted whether they can handle RAW and Tiff files, the platforms they are available for and a link to each applications webpage.
You may sort the table by any of the columns in order to best meet your needs.
All the applications have been extensively reviewed by others and there would be no benefit in us repeating the effort. Using this, the data on the table and features listed on the companies websites you should be able to create an initial shortlist to meet your personal requirements. Then to get a good idea of how a package may suit you, we suggest you download its’ trial version and edit a number of photos, say 5, of varying content and complexity – this will give you a better idea of each package and may also help refine your shortlist.
|Photo Pos Pro||COM||F/P||P $50||Y/Y||Y||N||N||N||N||N|
|BeFunky||SIM *||F/S||S $60||N/N||B||B||B||B||B||B|
|PiZap||SIM *||F/S||S $35||N/N||B||B||B||B||B||B|
|Photo Pos Snap||SIM||F||0||N/N||B||B||B||B||B||B|
|Photoscape X||MED||F/P||P £33||Y/Y||Y||Y||N||N||N||N|
|Pixlr E and X||COM||F/S||S $98||N/N||B||B||B||B||B||B|
F= Free, P= Paid, S= Subscription, U= One-off upgrade cost. B= Browser based.
All costs are RRP or Annual subscription (rounded) – most companies periodically offer discounts.
A * in the LEVEL column indicates you must give your email address before you can access that item.
There are many low-cost applications released which are not considered for inclusion in our list for whatever reason – they may be O/S specific, too trivial, too expensive and so on. The following is a list of and links to those we have felt could be of interest and have posted information about.
|Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 8||11/20||Simple photo editor primarily aimed at phone camera users||Win|
|Glorylogic Image Tuner||10/20||Image resizing, renaming, conversion and watermarking software||Win|
|PhotoDemon 8.4||09/20||Free photo editor for Windows only. It is portable, open-source||Win|
|Digikam 7.1||09/20||Free open-source photo management application with a comprehensive set of tools.||All|
|Photo Studio 10||07/20||Typical photo editing package.||Win|
|PhotoGIMP||06/20||Making GIMP look more like Photoshop – still under development||As GIMP|
|Photoshop Android Camera||06/20||Offers a range of lenses/filters and camera effects||Android|
Ongoing development – If you think any other apps should be included, please let us know.