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Overview

Adobe Photoshop is an image editing and graphic designing software that helps businesses streamline photo editing and compositing...

Elevate your visual presence everywhere you tell your story with eye-catching images made in PicMonkey. Photo editing and...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

20.99

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

7.99

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.8

2.1K

5

4

3

2

1

1.7K

360

31

6

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

4.5

1.1K

5

4

3

2

1

680

349

87

11

7

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

Pros

The excellent customer support with a whole arsenal of video tutorials. Great Corporate logos and print designs for advertisement, brochures and personal cards are just great.
It's intuitive and robust. The user community is brilliant and they have built great plugins, brushes, templates and other tools to help you achieve your goals.
Overall my experience with photoshop has been great. I would definitely recommend it, and the fact that it comes with the tool suite subscription makes it worth the cost.

Pros

IT is really nice that I don't have to have a subscription to a professional tool like Adobe Indesign to be able to make meaningful graphics for my business.
It is great if you're looking for variety, this software contains beautiful textures which is great if you're looking to stand out.
I'm very happy with what this software has to offer, it's very user friendly and a great editing software for anyone to use.

Cons

Sometimes I dislike that there are just SO many tools that it is hard to learn them all. A class would probably do wonders for someone looking to be versatile in the program.
It delays work and make you feel uncomfortable, especially when you don't know where to do it settings.
Photoshop is hard to master, with all of the intricacies contained in one program.

Cons

I dislike that I would have to pay to use the premium features, but I understand why. I probably would pay if I needed to use it more often.
The worst thing about this app is the login options. Since it's new upgrade, the login has gotten really tacky.
But if they just fix their log in problems, it'd be a beast.
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  • Last review2 months ago

Key features

  • Total features24
  • 3D Digital Asset Management
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Animation
  • Batch Processing
  • Brand Guidelines
  • CAD Tools
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Library
  • Content Sharing
  • Custom Brushes
  • Custom Fonts
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • File Management
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Interactive Content
  • Marketing Automation
  • Media Library
  • Mobile App
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Search/Filter
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Video Editing
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features33
  • 3D Digital Asset Management
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Animation
  • Batch Processing
  • Brand Guidelines
  • CAD Tools
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Library
  • Content Sharing
  • Custom Brushes
  • Custom Fonts
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • File Management
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Interactive Content
  • Marketing Automation
  • Media Library
  • Mobile App
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Search/Filter
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Video Editing
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations42
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Instagram
  • Klaviyo
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • PayPal
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter/X
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net
  • Total integrations6
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Instagram
  • Klaviyo
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • PayPal
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter/X
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net

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Entertainment, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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PicMonkey

Wont Make A Monkey Out Of You

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Super intuitive and easy to learn. Don't waste time learning more complicated programs like Adobe photoshop.

Cons

I wish you could upload your own fonts with the basic plan.

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Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PicMonkey

Easy online photo editing

Reviewed 7 years ago

We used PicMonkey in place of photoshop or lightroom before we purchased the Adobe suite, it was a great alternative

Pros

PicMonkey made photo editing easy and quick with the online platform. Their features have increased a lot over the years.

Cons

It use to have a free version which we used all the time, now looks like they only offer a free trial.

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Zach P.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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PicMonkey

Robust photo editor and graphic design tool for beginners

Reviewed 5 years ago

A well-rounded and intuitive photo editing tool that will cut down your design time and create stunning graphics.

Pros

PicMonkey's ability to make photo editing and graphic design quick and efficient is it's best selling feature. The simplicity of tools and editing in PicMonkey makes it a great option for someone who doesn't want to spend countless hours in the design process. This software serves beginner or novice users best as it's a great introduction to editing and graphic design.

Cons

It lacks a lot of the more complex functionalities that you would find in programs from Adobe such as Photoshop or Illustrator. PicMonkey is a more slimmed down version of Adobe programs and isn't going to serve an advanced graphic designer well.

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Media Production, 11-50 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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PicMonkey

For people with less graphic design skills

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am using this when I need to make a nice image for an announcement in a very short time or when I don't have Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop with me.

Pros

It is very easy to use and the given templates look nice. Great for people who don't have enough skills to work with Adobe Illustrator or other graphic design software.

Cons

It doesn't work with Armenian fonts. There are many templates but you don't have the opportunity to make a unique work.

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Valerie R.

Financial Services, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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PicMonkey

Good features but only for premium users

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It has a good amount of features and functionality that are needed to edit photos or design templates. It is my favorite website to use for photo editing online.

Cons

There are similar mobile applications with the same features and are free. For the premium cost, I expect it to have more features available as for example adobe photoshop has.

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Laura E.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PicMonkey

Fabulous Software

Reviewed 5 years ago

I enjoy the ability to upload my own personal designs while also mimicking the Adobe Photoshop software in terms of usability. There isn't a steep learning curve and this software is fantastic for beginners.

Pros

PicMonkey allows for the editing of photos while you are on the go and provides high-quality results. Definitely a game-changer.

Cons

I have yet to find any flaws with PicMonkey as it offers several editing tools while giving you an intuitive and user-friendly interface to work with.

TG
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Tom G.

Entertainment, 11-50 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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PicMonkey -- A less than satisfying choice in photo editing software

Reviewed 4 years ago

After trying PicMonkey repeatedly, I ended up settling on GIMP, which has a much more robust and intuitive feature set. I work with Photoshop daily in my day job, but, being on a limited budget, I need access to full-featured photo editing without the excessive cost of Adobe. Unfortunately, PicMonkey didn't quite make the grade.

Pros

The free version allows you to access much of the functionality of the program.

Cons

It doesn't compare well with other, more highly capable programs (and also free) like GIMP, which have improved feature sets and offer full-function photo editing on par with Adobe Photoshop, which is, of course, the industry standard.

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Samuel L.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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PicMonkey

Great cloud design software, not too far from Adobe

Reviewed 4 years ago

Super easy and diverse software that offer so many features for the budding graphic designers. Love all the touch-up tools for faces and the sort.

Pros

I always like that PicMonkey was a tool that has more under the hood than other free design apps. It has a lot of features you expect in programs like Adobe Photoshop of the sorts. It offers layers and resize and touching up, etc.

Cons

Used to be free software and then they have a paid option when you want to download or use the work you have created. Feel that the monthly cost is too high for what you get when you can avail of a full suite of apps from Adobe Creative Cloud for a monthly fee.

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Cherie N.

Music, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PicMonkey

PicMonkey Keeps Getting Better

Reviewed 4 years ago

I love using Pic Monkey. I use it to design t shirts, e-book pages, photo shop photographs, social media graphics and more. It's much easier to use than a pro editor like Adobe Photoshop. You can't go wrong with a premium membership. You get access to everything!

Pros

I have been a Pic Monkey user for a long time. They have transitioned with the changing times to offer more to their customers. I still love the opportunity to use the cloning tool in my photos. New feature I love is the transparent background for png images. The Best part of Pic Monkey is that everything on the site is available for commercial license use. I love this for creating items that I actually sell online.

Cons

I had been grandfathered in to a lower price basic membership. For a long time a paid membership was the premium membership. Now I have to pay even more, to get all the features I want. But I am because I use Pic Monkey all the time. Pic Monkey is similar to Canva, but there are enough photography tools that canva doesn't have that make a premium membership at both desirable.

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Igbo C.

Media Production, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PicMonkey

PicMonkey is not only easy to use, but have tons of functions too

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I work in the media and we make use of a lot of graphics. PicMonkey helps me in a long way and it is also like the Adobe Photoshop and other graphics software. It is also a bit affordable, at least when compared to the Canva.

Cons

7 days of free trials is not enough, at least 14 would be cool. Anyways, the software is generally awesome!

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Federico G.

Cosmetics, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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PicMonkey

Great way to edit images but there are better

Reviewed 6 years ago

Simpler way of editing photos than photoshop

Pros

The platform works great (speed, flexibility and capabilities). Is a faster option to editing photos in photoshop.

Cons

After using it for a while and comparing it to photoshop and canva, this one fell short in the capabilities of editing and you need to pay for the extra editing tools, meanwhile in canva you can do all for free and have great designs.

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faizan i.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PicMonkey

PicMonkey summary

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

-Its easy to use and UI is great. -there are large number of effects to choose.

Cons

-Seems like having less features than photoshop.

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Nicole U.

Retail, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PicMonkey

Decent software

Reviewed 5 years ago

This was good for a quick design, but if you need advanced capabilities like making layers partially transparent or using custom fonts, it lacks those functions

Pros

A moderate amount of features and easy to use for basic designs

Cons

Lacks more advanced features provided by photoshop

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Claudia A.

E-Learning, self-employed

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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PicMonkey

Not my favorite photo editor

Reviewed 3 years ago

I loved the photo filters and design tools, and I kept the paid version for a few months but found out didn't use it enough, so I prefer to cancel. The price is the same I paid for the Adobe Photography Plan which includes Lightroom and Photoshop, and offers more professional features.

Pros

I liked the platform design, it offers a lot of nice features to edit photos and a lot of design tools.

Cons

Since I'm a professional photographer, I felt that the program was not enough for what I needed. I really do need to have more powerful features like the ones I can find in Adobe Lightroom.

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Events Services,

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PicMonkey

Great tool for making quick photo edits, using filters + creating collages

Reviewed 6 years ago

Easy and efficient photo editing without needing to use Photoshop.

Pros

Even though I have Photoshop, I love using PicMonkey for small edits or creating easy collages. It's super easy to figure out and creates a professional look in minutes.

Cons

It has all the functionality I need. However, one feature that would be awesome is being able to apply filters to select areas, rather than the entire image.

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Lara A.

Environmental Services, 1-10 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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PicMonkey

Great for making collages

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

An easy online tool, not too complicated, for editing photos. The collage tool is especially easy.

Cons

Not as high-tech as photoshop, but easier to use.

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Barbara K.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PicMonkey

Editing For Dummies

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

This is great to give to a team member with no visual editing experience. Anyone can use it.

Cons

It's not got all the bells and whistles of Photoshop.

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Teresa H.

Financial Services, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PicMonkey

Great for most things

Reviewed 2 years ago

Very positive

Pros

As a blogger it is a fun app and easy to use

Cons

I blog and it was as detailed as others like photoshop

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John H.

Arts and Crafts, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PicMonkey

My go to editing software

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience is a 9 out of 10 which basically means I'll use it for life. the small inconveniences are nothing compared to the huge inconvenience it would take me to learn a new, totally user controlled program from scratch.

Pros

This is basically Photoshop for dummies (like me). I don't want to spend the time to become a photoshop wizard & PicMonkey makes it so I don't have to!

Cons

Every now & then I'll want to exceed the boundaries of what Picmonkey can do with the paid tier that I'm on (not the highest paid tier) like select the perimeter of an object & delete the background.

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Rachel M.

Hospital & Health Care, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PicMonkey

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall it's a great product that I definitely recommend to anyone. It's great for beginners and seasoned professionals.

Pros

I've been using PicMonkey for YEARS, back when it was still Picnik. I love how easy this editing program is to use! I'm super familiar with Adobe products (love them) and still use PicMonkey over photoshop when editing a picture because it's so simple and straightforward. I love that you can auto settings or you can adjust them yourself.

Cons

PicMonkey does seem to crash on me quite a bit, which is very frustrating and sometimes it won't save/export my edited photos so I have to manually right click and save them, which is quite annoying.

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Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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PicMonkey

There are Better Photo Editing Options Out There

Reviewed 4 years ago

Might as well save your money to buy Photoshop, unless you're really desperate.

Pros

When you're paying for all of the extras you can do fairly simple photo editing quickly, as long as you aren't doing intensive editing.

Cons

You need to pay for the better features, but even when you do it's nowhere near as good as Photoshop.

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Real Estate, 501-1,000 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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I've had to use this program a few times for quick editing, especially on the go

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

What I like most about the software is that it's so quick and easy to use, you're able to access it from any device wherever you're at especially when you're on the go. It also makes whatever you're editing look pretty professional for the amount of time you actually spent editing.

Cons

The cons about it is that you don't fully have the freedom and the full effect like Photoshop but of course it's not Photoshop so it works for what you're wanting to use it for.

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Givseppe I.

Insurance, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PicMonkey

The best online image editor out there.

Reviewed a year ago

I was able to edit many photos just like I would be able to with photoshop.

Pros

I love that this is an online service that you can use to edit any photo just like photoshop.

Cons

I don't like that the use-ability of the tools are not very accurate. When I try to select something with the magic wand thats very small, it picks up other things with it.

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Retail, self-employed

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PicMonkey

Quality photo editor & collage creator

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

It doesn't require any Photoshop knowledge to edit your photos or create graphics.

Cons

There used to be a free version, but now you have to sign up for a free trial that eventually becomes a paid version.

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Paetyn s.

Photography, self-employed

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PicMonkey

Nice!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Has lots of tools to edit photos and enhance their beauty

Cons

I have photoshop so I will stick to that, but this is great too!