It is ridiculous how much free image editing software is out there. I suspect that there are still some undiscovered gems and look forward to using them one day but after testing nine programs this week I can confidently say I found two major stand-outs. I tested iPiccy, Picmonkey, Pixlr, Clipping Magic, Canva ,Fotor, Serif Draw Plus Starter, Smooth Draw and Sumo Paint.
The criteria for choosing these programs was heavily based on their number of features, good user interfaces, easy use, professional finish and functionality. They have yet to disappoint me and have even driven me to abandon my ancient Microsoft Photodraw (literally from my childhood and therefore I know it like the back of my hand) which I actually paid money for. The following programs are intended for complimentary use (I usually keep them open in separate tabs when I am working on something) and I don’t find their features to overlap so I feel they make the perfect couple!