Modern camera has become a vital role in social media and also made out task very easy to share all memories to our relatives and friends with the help of social media, if you have a basic one and sometimes you will have to manage with light, white balance, red-eye and more, you need to do some editing to make a picture realistic, so think it’s a good idea to keep an efficient and best photo editor around you to resolve them. But, here also one question will come, which one to use?
To get rid of these, I have shared the best Photo editing software for Windows 7 and 8. I know there are few software you very well, like Photoshop, which is widely used by millions of people across the world available for all Windows, Linus and Max OS platform. However, Photoshop is not free, so I won’t suggest to for this paid one, if you just want the app for basic editing. Scroll down and get the list of best and free one to choose from to get your task done in seconds.
Best Free Photo editing software for Windows 7 and 8
■ Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
Gimp was first launched for Windows in back 1996 with basic features and has been regularly updated ever since, so it’s no surprise that the package is the most powerful free photo editor that you’ll find anywhere for free.
There are tools to enhance contrast, change colors, brightness and more; sharpen or blur an image, fix perspective issues, red-eye removal; turn a photo into an oil painting, add special lighting effects, and also allows to create animation with GIF file system.
The main part of using this app is, there is full layer support that allows you to edit the only part you want and rest you can keep intact. If you have basic editing experience on any other software then you will find editing very easy, else you have to spent few hours to get easy with its feature and tools. Click below on the download link to get directly on your PC.
Undoubtedly, Photoscape is an amazing free photo editor program available for Windows users. It includes so many filters, tools and special effects you’ll find it hard to believe it’s actually free. In fact, it is so easy to use with all basic and advance features needed to edit a photo, even you can say this a complete free version of Photoshop, though it’s not quite up to PS level but yes, its a true alternative.
There’s really nothing negative to say about Photoscape. Just download it, test it, love it and keep it forever. It’s free!
Here are few features that has been included to the latest version v3.6.5
- Added Clone Stamp (Editor -> Tools Tab) video
- Added 59 travel icons, 7 face icons and 6 makeup icons.
- Photo viewer shows photos in regular sequence (a1, a10, a2, a3 -> a1, a2, a3, a10)
- Added Paint Brush (Editor -> Tools Tab)
- Added Color Picker (Editor -> Tools Tab & Object Tab)
- Run ‘Raw Converter’ automatically when you drag & drop at the Photoscape welcome screen.
- Support Windows Vista, Windows 7.
- Improved Mosaic Filter: Mosaic pixel size selectable (Editor -> Tools Tab)
- Changed Editor -> Region tab name from ‘Region’ to ‘Tools’.
- Added ‘Print Button’ to Viewer and Editor.
- Support Multi-user Sessions.
■ Funny PhotoMaker
Funny Photo Maker does not support later editing, has no paint or drawing options and also no smart selection tools. But that does not means you can make your photo better, because what it does have is an huge range of effects which you can apply in seconds. If you are in hurry and want to edit any pic with nice effect, I would suggest you to go for this program.
You can add someone’s face to a magazine cover, a dollar bill or movie poster; transform an image into an animation; add rain or snow effect easily, apply some eye catching frames, turn your photos into a collage and more features to go. Just download and enjoy editing.
However, it doesn’t have that much features compared to Gimp, but there is still have plenty of options to edit an image with ease. It’s strong on image editing basics, with features to rotate and resize your photos, a good range of selection and paint tools, and some excellent special effects has also been added you might like.
It also supports layer based editing which means, you can apply your edits to part of an image only, and the program can be extended with plugins. Even if you are a complete graphics novice can use the Paint.NET and its advance features.
PhoXo is basically for new users started editing images, almost 10 years ago PhoXo has been launched and it’s grown into a very useful editor with something for everyone. Even Kids can also play around with the Clipart, emojis, customizing images with cartoon cats and more. One added feature with this app is, one can add watermark to an entire folder of images so that people appreciate the drawing and paint tools, image effect and more.
Online contents are also available to the official PhoXo website to engage more people through this program. PhoXo web site provides a large number of resources, including thousands of free clip-art, step by step tutorials, frames, patterns, textures and shapes.
■ Photo! Editor
Earlier, it was known as Photo Toolkit, is a basic and easy to use tool for retouching an image with which you can fix and optimize your digital images in just couple of clicks. Photo! Editor works very fine for basic retouching tasks such as removing red eye, clearing someone’s skin of spots, wrinkles or even enhancing colors, and other slight imperfections. Other tools added are a resizing/cropping utility, some really cool light effects and a caricature tool to apply a decent morphing effect to your photos.
On the whole, the Photo! Editor is the perfect selection for those who are looking for a basic, simple, lightweight and easy-to-use photo editor to fix their digital images on the go.
■ Picasa Editor
One of the most popular, fast and fully featured image editor for Windows 7 or 8. stating from cropping to adding blur effect you can add to your image. Not only that it directly allows you to share or upload the edited image to your social media. According to me, it a reliable one as before applying any effect on your image, you can see the preview that helps you choose the effects. Also there are range of color along with text effects to make your digital image even better.
A hidden feature is also there I want to share that, even if you saved the edited image with the original one, don’t worry, it creates backup of every image before the editing.