Free Photoshop alternatives (image editing tools) for marketers and bloggers
Free Photoshop alternatives (image editing tools) for marketers and bloggers

Image editing has become an important part of social and traditional marketing. If you’re a marketeer or a blogger, you may know that images and video increase 70% customer interaction.

So, here are some tools which help you in Image editing, in very less time. Also, your images will look professional as well, without touching photoshop at all.

There are a ton of tools available in the market, that’s why I ranked the tools based on the usage, purpose, catalog, templates and ease of design.

1. Canva

This is undoubtedly the best tool available in the market. Canva can be used by every professional without spending too much time.
Features -
1) Pre-loaded templates for every category
2) Tons of features for free
3) No canva watermark
4) Great Image, font and element catalog

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2. Pixlr Editor and Pixlr Express

Pixlr is an online editing tool for semi-adance level image editors. It is a great alternative to Photoshop that too for free.
It is a tool for non-designers with advanced tools available as in Photoshop.

Other points to consider -
1) Selection tools are available
2) Blending tools
3) Resemble Photoshop design
4) Advance editing tools

Alternative to Pixlr - GIMP

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3. Snappa

Snappa is a complete alternative to Canva. Has a great design, features, and catalog, but very limited for free users. Here are some unique features which you can still get -
1) Resizing image for particular social media directly.
2) Schedule and share the graphics to your social media directly.

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4. Placeit

Placeit is the best tool for creating mockup images and also mockup videos that too for free. The templates available are as professional as you will get in the market.
Just upload your site or app image on the site and voila, your professional looking mockup image is done.
Other points to consider -
1) Just for mockup images and videos
2) Excellent quality of image and videos
3) No further image editing options

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5. Infogr.am

Yes, you got that right. Infogr.am is a great tool for infographics. Modern, elegant and simple looking interface makes it beat its competition.

Other points to consider -
1) Mostly for Infographics.
2) Large catalog of images, symbols, and vector designs.
3) Great image quality.

An alternative to Infogr.am - Easel.ly, Visual.ly, Piktochart, and Venngage.

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6. Pablo

Pablo is a free tool from Buffer. Its simple and to-the-point tool for 'quote based images' or simple 'text over images' for social media.

Other points to consider -
1) Pre-loaded custom sizes for social media
2) Basic photo effects
3) Very minimalistic

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7. Recite

The only reason it is different than Pablo is its complete focus for quote based images. Have a good amount of pre-loaded custom designs.

Alternative to Recite - Quozio, Behappy.me and Quotecover

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8. Wordswag (Mobile Apps)

As the name says, Wordswag is an excellent mobile (Android and iOS) app for text over image category.
Due to varied effects, filters and font styles, it stands out in the competition.

Alternative to Wordswag - Phonto and Over (Mobile Apps)

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9. PicMonkey

PicMonkey is mostly free and ad-driven image editor. It is one of best tool available in the market. Here are some points to consider before using it -
1) Plenty of custom effects.
2) Additional image sharpening, fix blemishes and more advance tools.
3) Lack of good templates for free users.
4) Good and simple interface

Alternative to picMokey - Fotor, BeFunky

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