Photo Editors

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 are 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 a digital image. An example of raster graphics are 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 programs 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 are programs for vector graphics which can be divided for 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 the 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.

Gyazo 4.1.7

Editor's choice Gyazo 4.1.7

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 1.0.2

Editor's choice Inkscape 1.0.2

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 ...

Krita 4.4.3

Editor's choice Krita 4.4.3

Today I am talking about a piece of software that has been a huge hit in my house for a few years now, Krita. This is a free art/painting program that is packed with features and very easy to use. My ...

Photo Effects

Editor's choice Photo Effects

Photo Effects is a photo-editing tool that lets you quickly apply various present effects to your digital photographs. Consisting of many algorithms and more than 30 parameters that help you adjust ...

WidsMob Montage

Editor's choice WidsMob Montage

WidsMob Montage is used for creating mosaic pictures. Using it, you can quickly turn different formats such as JPEG and PNG into an interestingly looking mosaic within a few minutes. It lets you also ...

WebP Converter

Editor's choice WebP Converter

WebP Converter can be downloaded on your devices and used online as well. It's a program that helps you convert different formats, such as PNG, JPG, SVG, and WebP. Also, you can convert the WebP ...

Picture Collage Maker Pro 4.1.4

Editor's choice Picture Collage Maker Pro 4.1.4

Picture Collage Maker Pro is an easy photo editing and collage making software for Mac (on this platform it called Picture Collage Maker for Mac) and PC that organizes your memorable photos into ...

Contort

Editor's choice Contort

Contort is a freeware graphic utility software that can help you to create surreal images. Creating an artistic image was never easy before, but you can generate outstanding images with the help of ...

Picosmos Tools 2.6.0.1

Editor's choice Picosmos Tools 2.6.0.1

Picosmos Tools helps you to create collages, scrapbooks, add frames, and much more. Using it, you can add different effects, perform editing, add different functions, etc. You can also add a ...

PhoXo 8.4.0

Editor's choice PhoXo 8.4.0

PhoXo is a graphic design program for beginners and intermediate users. It’s a tiny utility that comes with lots of useful elements, such as selecting, retouching, measuring, and much more. It’s a ...

MERGE 3.0

Editor's choice MERGE 3.0

MERGE is a freeware that helps to overlap images with a single click. However, you can overlap two pictures and texts at a time. It's a simple and easy-to-use application that doesn't require any ...

Star Watermark 3.0

Editor's choice Star Watermark 3.0

Star Watermark is an effective program for those who want to protect their images by adding watermarks. It’s a batch watermark tool that will help to add watermark to a single picture. Whether you ...