You don’t need to purchase expensive software such as Photoshop for basic image editing such as cropping a picture or resizing it for the web.
Pixlr, Free Web-Based Image Editor
Pixlr allows you to:
- Resize images
- Crop a photograph
- Create basic graphics such as Buy Now buttons, Arrows, etc.
There are two free versions of Pixlr. Pixlr Express is less complex and allows you to do basic image editing. Use Pixlr Editor to access the more advanced editing features or create your own graphic file.
GIMP, Free Desktop Image Editor
If you are looking for an image editor that installs on your computer instead of using one on your browser, take a look at GIMP. This free, open source software allows you to do most anything that Photoshop can do.
SnagIt’s Simple Editor
Just wanted to mention… If you own Snagit, you will find it comes with its own basic image editor.
If you want to frame and put a shadow of an image or photo you have, snagit’s editor will do it quickly. You can then save it and publish it on your website.