Photo editing has become so common nowadays that almost every picture we upload on social media is edited. While most of the general photo editing can be done through Android apps, sometimes you might need to it on Windows. And the good part is that there are, fortunately, quite a few apps that you can use on your Windows computer to make your photos picture-perfect. Here are the most popular and efficient photo editing apps that you should definitely check out.
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Top 6 Best Photo Editing Apps for Windows 10?
#1. Built-in Photo App in Windows 10
The built-in app is not capable of advanced photo editing features. It is still useful for those who only need basic cropping or rotating, adding filters without downloading any additional app. Just open any image on your computer with Photos app to start editing.
You can even draw and add 3D effects.
#2. PicsArt Photo Studio
Initially launched for Android, PicsArt is now available for Windows 8 and onwards. Not just an image editing and collage, creating an app, PicsArt is also a social network with millions of users. With PicsArt, you can add filters, masks, frames, photo effects, lens flares and tons of stickers. You can download it from the Microsoft Store. You can load an image from your computer or use a free one to edit the image.
On the left side, you will see tools like text, stickers, shapes, mask, effect, etc.
You can choose from a variety of filters and effects.
Another feature that we really need for our social media photos, Square fit, is also available. You will find it in the tool menu at the bottom.
So, basically any filter or edit you want in your image is just a click away. Once you are done editing, save your picture by clicking on the Save button on the top right corner. From here, you can save, export or share your picture. PicsArt is a fun app that you can use for casual editing and sharing images.
#3. Photo Editor Polarr
This is another photo editing app available on the Microsoft store. It has a custom overlay and complex blending modes, dual-lens effects, depth adjustments, a complete set of masking and local adjustment tools, an advanced suite of face-editing tools with smart detection, customized and shareable filters as well as batch exporting. It supports touch-first, keyboard and mouse apart from pen-enabled editing options.
The best part about this app is its self-explanatory tutorial guide that takes you through the app when you use it for the first time.
Pixlr lets you control all light components of your image like brightness, exposure, shadows, etc.
You can also adjust colours and saturation.
It also has an extensive list of keyboard shortcuts for easy and lightning-fast editing.
#4. Autodesk Pixlr
Pixlr for Desktop is a free photo editing solution and can be downloaded from the official site of Pixlr. It is an effective photo editing solution that you can use to edit or modify your images, add effects and filters, insert text and stickers, and adjust your level and borders. Pixlr’s user interface is straightforward to navigate and user-friendly. You can create a new image with Pixlr, upload an image, or pick an image directly from a URL location.
#5. Adobe Photoshop
World’s leader in digital imaging, Adobe Photoshop is best suited for professional and industry-standard photo editing. It is ideal for Designers, Photographers, Web professionals, Video professionals, 3D artists, and designers. With Adobe Photoshop, you can do almost everything, starting from basic editing to working with highly complicated layers. It includes various tools like pen, shapes, custom brushes, clone stamp, measuring and navigation, marquee, magic wand, etc., for image editing.
The layer tool, colour and swatches tool are located to the right side of the window while tools like selection, shapes, magic wand, text, move, etc. are to the left side. You can drag and drop it into the blank area or browse your image from File>Open to add an image.
#6. Adobe Photoshop Express
This is another product from Adobe and is capable of all basic editing features. It is an online service that allows you to edit files and make collages from your device, Adobe Creative Cloud, Dropbox, Facebook, or Google Photos. It supports basic features like crop, straightens, rotates, and flip your photos, removes red-eye and pet-eye. You can also remove blemishes and add text or borders among some other cool functions. It has a user-friendly interface and is perfect for beginners who want easy photo editing with the basic features.
For all those tech geeks out there, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is the perfect open-source image editor available for Windows. It is free software, and you can change its source code and distribute your changes. GIMP is used for producing icons, graphical design elements, and art for user interface components. It provides top-notch colour management features to ensure high-fidelity colour reproduction across digital and printed media. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP using its customization options and 3rd party plugins.
These were a few apps that will make your photo editing easy and take your skills to a new level.
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I hope this article was helpful and now you can use any one of the Top 6 Best Photo Editing Apps for Windows 10 to edit your images, but if you still have any questions regarding this guide, feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.