104 Photo Editing Tools You Should Know About

2016-09-08 - By 

Hello, photographers. For the last two months, I’ve been doing market research for my projectPhotolemur and looking for different tools in the area of photo enhancement and photo editing. I spent a lot of time searching, and came up with a large organized list of 104 photo editing tools and apps that you should know about.

I believe all these services might be useful for some photographers, so I’ll share them here with you. And just to make it easier to find something specific, the list is numbered. Enjoy!

Table of contents

  • Photo enhancers (1-3)
  • Online editors (4-21)
  • Free desktop editors (22-26)
  • Paid desktop editors (27-40)
  • HDR photo editors (41-53)
  • Cross-platform image editors (54-57)
  • Photo filters (58-66)
  • Photo editing mobile apps (67-85)
  • RAW processors (86-96)
  • Photo viewers and managers (97-99)
  • Other (100-104)

Photo enhancers

1. Photolemur – The world’s first fully automated photo enhancement solution. It is powered by a special AI algorithm that fixes imperfections on images without human involvement (beta).

2. Softcolorsoftware – Automatic photo editor for batch photo enhancing, editing and color management.

3. Perfectly Clear – Photo editor with a set of automatic correction presets for Windows&Mac ($149)

Online editors

4. Pixlr – High-end photo editing and quick filtering – in your browser (free)

5. Fotor – Overall photo enhancement in an easy-to-use package (free)

6. Sumopaint – The most versatile photo editor and painting application that works in a browser (free)

7. Irfanview – An image-viewer with added batch editing and conversion. rename a huge number of files in seconds, as well as resize them. Freeware (for non-commercial use)

8. Lunapic – Just a simple free online editor

9. Photos – Photo viewing and editing app for OS X and comes free with the Yosemite operating system (free)

10. Fastone – Fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. provided as freeware for personal and educational use.

11. Pics.io – Very simple online photo editor (free)

12. Ribbet – Ribbet lets you edit all your photos online, and love every second of it (free)

13. PicMonkey – One of the most popular free online picture editors

14. Befunky – Online photo editor and collage maker (free)

15. pho.to – Simple online photo editor with pre-set photo effects for an instant photo fix (free)

16. pizap – Online photo editor and collage maker ($29.99/year)

17. Fotostars – Edit your photos using stylish photo effects (free)

18. Avatan – Free online photo editor & collage maker

19. FotoFlexer – Photo editor and advanced photo effects for free

20. Picture2life is an Ajax based photo editor. It’s focused on grabbing and editing images that are already online. The tool selection is average, and the user interface is poor.

21. Preloadr is a Flickr-specific tool that uses the Flickr API, even for account sign-in. The service includes basic cropping, sharpening, color correction and other tools to enhance images.


Free desktop editors

22. Photoscape – A simple, unusual editor that can handle more than just photos

23. Paint.net – Free image and photo editing software for PC

24. Krita – Digital painting and illustration application with CMYK support, HDR painting, G’MIC integration and more

25. Imagemagick – A software suite to create, edit, compose or convert images on the command line.

26. G’MIC – Full featured framework for image processing with different user interfaces, including a GIMP plugin to convert, manipulate, filter, and visualize image data. Available for Windows and OS

Paid desktop editors

27. Photoshop – Mother of all photo editors ($9.99/month)

28. Lightroom – A photo processor and image organizer developed by Adobe Systems for Windows and OS X ($9.99/month)

29. Capture One – Is a professional raw converter and image editing software designed for professional photographers who need to process large volumes of high quality images in a fast and efficient workflow (279 EUR)

30. Radlab – Combines intuitive browsing, gorgeous effects and a lightning-fast processing engine for image editing ($149)

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