There is no photography today that does not go through digital retouching programs. At least in the professional field. That has always been the case, for many who now say that the photos are more manipulated than before. And not all of us can afford the Photoshop license. Not even, sometimes and for which users, we need it. There is quite a variety of free software and online applications with which to retouch your photos. And free.
That is why, if you do not want or cannot spend the money on a paid program, we are going to offer you 5 alternatives for you to touch up your photos and get that professional finish that you long for. Surely, you have to use a tutorial, but with patience and effort, you will achieve brilliant results that will make the effort worth it. We begin.
This is, without a doubt, the best alternative for PC in terms of digital retouching if we don't want to shell out a euro. You just have to go to its download page and install the program on your PC. Gimp is the best alternative to Photoshop, without a doubt, and on top of that, you won't have to pay any money.
If, simply, you are looking for a complete photo editor in which you can do practically any retouch that you can think of, even if its interface is not from the other world, Gimp is your program. If you were familiar with Photoshop, you can practically achieve the same work panel by activating the simple window mode.
Don't worry, don't run away even though Paint's name has appeared in the article, its older brother, Paint.net, is in tough competition with Gimp. Its huge variety of plugins and filters make this editor an option to take into account for any amateur photographer.
Go to getpaint.net and download it right now and free, for life. With great reviews and a very intuitive design, Paint.net can become your best design friend. For testing, that is not.
Man does not live on software alone. We can also retouch our photos, comfortably, from the web browser. With Pixlr Express, you can edit photos that you already have on your PC or that you take from your webcam , as well as create montages with several snapshots. You just have to go to their website and choose the option that suits you best.
When you have the photo on the work screen, you can adjust size, apply filters, layers, stickers, text and everything else you can think of. This application is very useful for those who are not familiar with editing programs, since everything is very organized and classified.
An even simpler web application than the previous one we mentioned. With LunaPic you can make any change you can think of in a photo you have on your PC: crop, add layers, increase brightness, saturation ... Keep in mind that, as it is a web application, its fluidity and speed will depend a lot on your connection to Internet.
We finished with another free download program from its website, although you can also retouch the photos directly from the browser. We just have to go to fotor.com and start editing our photos. With Fotor you will be able, in addition to the classic filters and specific touch-ups, to make collages with several photos and, in short, any element you want to add or change as long as you do not demand professional results.
A program and web application to retouch photos in the browser itself , especially suitable for those who do not require heavy editing programs and just want to retouch a couple of things and in a fast and simple way.