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Useful photo editors for non-Photoshoppers

Let’s be honest⁠—Photoshop can do wonders especially when you’re an expert at using all those techniques. But, again, let’s be honest that not everyone has knowledge in maximizing this photo editor.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I also know only the basics in Photoshop and nothing more than that. Thankfully, I discovered and used some photo editors that I really find helpful for my work, blog, or even my social media posts.

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Basic transparent PNG maker 

online png maker

This helped me in creating a PNG file for my blog logo. If you have a logo or any photo with a solid color background that you’d like to make transparent, you may try Online PNG Tools. It’s a simple photo editor that creates a PNG image by just uploading the file on their site. In a snap, it’ll display a downloadable PNG file for you. You can also adjust the transparency rate and color below.

Note that this works best with images that have a solid color background.

Cropping image into a cirle

crop image into a circle

Wanting to be more creative? There’s actually no need to use Photoshop to have your image cropped in a circle shape. I recently discovered Image Online Co. and here’s where I’ve been editing the photos that I want in this shape, perfect for giving your blog sites some decoration.

Canva is life

canva editing

Canva can be your best friend if you’re really into creativity. It has a wide variety of designs you can choose from such as greeting cards, invitations, blog banner, logo, Wattpad book cover, IG stories, posters, Facebook posts, etc. You can also personalize the design using your own photos and pick fancy font styles on their site. What I love with this photo editor is that it allows you to create an account so all your designs are saved in there. It’s much more convenient and extensive if you upgrade to Canva Pro account which is totally worth it.

Photoscape for hassle-free editing


Photoscape is one of my go-to photo editors. It is a free photo editing software that provides a full suite of tools that you can use for editing and enhancing your photos. Some of its features are mole removal, red-eye correction, clone stamp, among others. Aside from editing, it also lets you create a collage, GIF, and edit photos at the same time through Batch Editor. More importantly, it doesn’t need an internet connection.

You may download it here.

Your secret friend: PowerPoint

powerpoint as photo editor

In my opinion, PowerPoint is more than just a presentation slides maker. I really find it flexible and convenient when I do creative banners or photos. Why? A user can remove the background of an image in the slide. It also lets you crop an image you inserted in the slide depends on the shape you prefer. You can do a collage of photos in a creative way. You can insert a photo as a background and put a text using a good font style on top of it.

Through its Design Ideas feature, there are pretty good design options that will pop out on the right side as you work on a slide. On top of that, you can also save each slide as PNG file and upload it as you please. This may take an ample amount of time to get the hang of it, but you’ll definitely find it helpful in photo editing.

Hope you find this post useful! Feel free to share your recommendations in photo editing.

(25) Comments

  1. I love Canva! As someone who doesn’t use Photoshop, Canva and Picsart are my top picks for playing around with photos x

    🌿 Marissa Belle × 🌿

    1. Yesss, Canva and Picsart are definitely heroes haha

    2. I love Canva so much, and I see I’m not the only one. I only just started out so I’m just sticking with Canva for now,but I think I’ll try out the other apps later on. Thank you for sharing😊

  2. That’s a very beneficial post! Thanks for sharing.😊

  3. This has been so helpful!

  4. Great posts, have never heard ofsome of these photo editors, have use only canva. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    1. Thank you for reading 🙂 Hope you find this helpful.

  5. loveemblogger says:

    Thank you for sharing this really helpful post! I am rubbish at editing photos, so this is handy for me. I really only use canva at the moment, so thank you for the other suggestions!

    Em x

    1. Glad to have helped you! Looking forward to your amazing posts as well.

  6. Canva and Picsart are definitely my faves – I need to check out some of the others you mentioned here for sure 🙂 great recommendations x

  7. I’ve not checked out the others but Canva is definitely my favourite! I dont think I’ve used PowerPoint since school! Definitely a great post and a reason for me to check the others out x

    1. Thanks for reading my post ♥️

  8. This is a very interesting read! I’m surprised to find PowerPoint on the list. I might have to test out more features when I use it. I love using Canva for printables and pins for Pinterest. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! PowerPoint is a gem once you learn how to maximize its features.

      1. I love Canva, it’s so easy to use! I used to use PicMonkey, but I stopped for some reason. I’ve never thought about using PowerPoint. I might have to try that.

        Lots of love, Helen x

        1. Oh, never heard of PicMonkey. But yes, Canva is a blessing for everyone. Thanks for reading. 🙂

  9. Great post! Thanks for the help! I got Canva a few weeks back and now I love it!

  10. Rhi // The Violet Journal says:

    Powerpoint is so creative – never thought of that! I don’t hate Photoshop, but it definitely has a steep learning curve and Canva’s simplicity is life saving.

  11. Completely agree Canva is life, and I’ve never tried PowerPoint for photo-editing before!

  12. This is so helpful! I am obsessed canva aha!

  13. Rachael Blakey says:

    Such a good post! I absolutely LOVE Canva & use it for everything!

    Rachael xx

  14. Canva, Photoscape and Photoshop are my best friends when it comes to create graphics for my blog and work! Thanks for sharing this great lists 🙂

  15. OMG also such a fan of Canva! I also use photoscape to alter the colours on my photos (make them brighter)

    Katie |

  16. Canva is the de-facto choice for sure! After reading your blog, I just realized how effective PowerPoint can be. Thank you!

  17. I love Canva so much and I see I’m not the only one who does. It’s so easy to use and really effective,but I know I can’t use it alone forever. Thanks for sharing this list🤗

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