Photo Editors

NEF To JPG Converter

Editor's choice NEF To JPG Converter-02

Today I want to talk to you about this really neat little piece of software called the NEF To JPG Converter. The NEF To JPG Converter as the name suggests allows you to convert Nikon’s raw file ...

ImageJ 1.53s

Editor's choice ImageJ-03

The National Institutes of Health produced ImageJ, which is free public domain image processing software. Scientists from a variety of areas, from medicine to astronomy, can use it as a research tool ...

Blender 3.2.1

Editor's choice Blender-2

Picking the right piece of software is critical, whether you are a professional or just starting out. That’s because it can largely determine how effective your output is no matter what your ...


Editor's choice Snagit-006

Ok, so this may blow your mind, but up until recently, I was still doing the whole Ctrl + Prt Scr thing to do a screen capture! I know, I can sense some of your cringing, but with Snagit here that ...

PaintTool SAI

Editor's choice PaintTool SAI-11

If you are a digital artist or what to dip your toes into this world, PaintTool SAI could be just what you are looking for. The idea of this is that you have all the functionalities that you could ...


Editor's choice Photopea-05

If you need to edit images you have come to the right review! I can hand on heart say that Photopea is probably the easiest to use image editor that I have ever had the pleasure to mess around with. ...


Editor's choice Greenshot-10

A while back I had to do a lot of work for a toy company from Australia that required me to use the ctrl + Prt Scr combination on my laptop a ton. Let me tell you, if I had Greenshot then, my life ...

4Videosoft Screen Capture

Editor's choice 4Videosoft Screen Capture-9

Today we are taking a look at a fantastic piece of software, the 4Videosoft Screen Capture. This is available as a free download which is basically a trial version with a watermark and a premium ...

FireAlpaca 2.8.3

Editor's choice FireAlpaca-1

I have to say that I went into FireAlpaca with a very open mind. This is a painting program that can be used on Windows and Mac, but I have only used it on Windows. I have been using Krita for ...


Editor's choice Lightshot-2

Today we are taking a look at Lightshot. Lightshot is a very handy screenshot capture tool that you can use on your computer. It is the kind of thing that comes in way handier than you would think. ...

Gyazo 4.3.2

Editor's choice Gyazo-6

Gyazo is a really cool piece of software that allows you to share screenshots, videos, GIFs, work, or anything else really. The version I am looking at today is the free version and I was very ...

Inkscape 1.2

Editor's choice Inkscape-1

Today we are taking a look at the art program, Inkscape. This is a free-to-use art program and there are no hidden extras you have to worry about at all. My son loves to draw on the computer and ...

Photo editors are computer programs used to create new and process existing graphics files. These programs are divided into two groups, depending on which modifications are possible. The first group is applications for editing raster graphics, which are images consisting of a grid of colored pixels. This technology was developed in the 1970s and is currently the most popular form of digital image. An example of raster graphics is photographs of digital cameras.

One of the simplest, and certainly the most popular photo and image-editing program available for every computer with Windows, is Paint. The program is easy to use, but it has no advanced features. Another free, but more advanced program is PhotoScape.

When we talk about graphics programs or photo editors, many people think first of Photoshop, the most popular photo-editing program created by Adobe. Photoshop is a very complex piece of software. The program allows you to create graphics from scratch and edit existing ones. A similar and quite powerful editor is GIMP, which is free.

The second group is programs for vector graphics which can be divided into two-dimensional and three-dimensional. In the case of 2D graphics, the image is made up of flat geometric polygons, and in the case of 3D shapes. Vector graphics differ from raster graphics (sometimes called bitmap graphics) in terms of the possibility of scaling and printing. It has a significant advantage here because the picture when being enlarged does not lose its quality.

Examples of two-dimensional vector graphics programs are Adobe FreeHand, Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, or Corel Draw. When it comes to three-dimensional graphics editors, one of the more popular programs used for special effects in the film industry is Maya. Other programs are: Imagine 3DLightWave 3DAutodesk Softimage, or 3ds Max.