This section is a link to free editors that are available to photographers, another place to check is you camera brand’s website, most makers bundle free software to their users. If you know of any more please let me know and I will add them!
Pixlr (Online Editor) >> https://pixlr.com (Also available as mobile app)
This is a free to use image editor which is good for the bare basics such as cropping and minor adjustments, the only drawback is the limitations of what file types it can edit as it will not edit RAW images but it will handle jpg images.
Fotor (Online Editor) >> https://www.fotor.com Another free online image editor. although as above it is limited in what file types can be edited (No RAW editing) but you can do quite a bit of local adjustments.
Adobe Photoshop Express >> Photo editing app for iPhone, iPad and Android | Adobe Photoshop Express
Adobe – Probably one of the best known names in image editing brings to you its free editor, although not as comprehensive as photoshop or lightroom but it will handle all the basics needed for editing. Available for PC/Mac & Android
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) >> https://www.gimp.org
Another established editor but can be a little over complicated for some users depending on your experience with computers. You can use this free image editing software to retouch, edit and draw. You’ll have to download the program to your computer before you begin.
Inkscape >> https://inkscape.org
A relatively new editor which is making it’s marks, available for Windows/Mac and Linux machines and is a great way of editing your images ready for our competitions!
This section is dedicated to paid/subsciption software.
Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop bundle – Adobe Photographers Plan
This comes with 4 apps, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, Photoshop and Photoshop Express. For home users with a computer then Lightroom Classicis generally used as the main image editor. The plan is subsciption based which is priced at £9.99 a month.
Affiniy Photo – Affinity
This is a Photoshop style program by Serif but with a single payment for a full licience and free updates for life, the price of the software is generally just under £50 but they do tend to have lots of offers on, at the time of writing this post, the application is available at half price, that is just £23.99 for a lifetime licience
Capture One – Capture One
This is fully professional software for editing RAW files, it will also edit jpg and other filetypes, simular to Lightroom but with much more control. It can be purchased as a perpetual licience or as subscription based
On1 PhotoRAW 2022 > On1 PhotoRaw
An editor simular to Lightroom CC , slider based, this can be purchasd outright or you can subscibe.
Screenshot of Affinity Photo