You’re in a pinch. Your church graphics designer isn’t free, you’ve maxed out your budget, and you need to quickly edit those social media images for the Facebook event launch. What do you do? You could use one of the many free online photo editing tools available. Thankfully, there are quite a few to choose from. My favorite is Canva.com, but there are quite a few others as well.
Here are eight simple and free online photo editing tools to meet your graphics needs in a pinch:
1) Be Funky
Features: BeFunky Photo Editor has smart enhancement tools to fix poor lighting, digital noise, fuzziness, and other common problems all with just a single click. You can switch between web and mobile photo editors, making it easy to edit photos no matter where you are.
BeFunky Plus Monthly $6.99/month, Annual $4.99/month
Features: Canva makes designing simple, convenient, and reliable. Photo resize tools allow you to crop or set aspect ratios. In addition, you can add text to your images, choose your own font, style, and color. Other features include speech bubbles, transparency tool, photo blur, and vignette.
Pricing: Free; 30 Day Free Trial for Canva Pro
Monthly Pro $12.95/month, Annual Pro $9.95/month
Canva Pro allows you to save Branding Kits with logo, fonts, and colors. It includes a Magic Resize Tool, design folders, and access to 2,000,000 premium photos.
Features: FotoJet includes overlays, smart photo enhancers, color splash, vignettes, watermarks, and more. You can size images for phone wallpapers, add clipart, text, and photo frames. It's easy to use with no download or registration required.
FotoJet Plus; Monthly Plus $6.99/month; Annual Plus $3.33/month
Features: Fotor includes photo resize tools that allow you to crop or set aspect ratios. You can leverage various stickers, fonts, and design tools. Fotor also has photo collage, graphic design tools, beauty retouching, and HDR photography settings.
Monthly Fotor Pro $8.99/month, Annual Fotor Pro $3.33/month
Fotor Pro has advanced features for ease of use, an ad-free editing experience with a larger canvas, access to cloud storage, and premium content with no watermark.
Features: iPiccy provides photo effects, facial retouching, auto adjust in one click, crop, rotate, and resize. In addition to basic photo editing functions, you can also leverage the collage maker, graphic design tools, and add text to your images.
Features: PicMonkey includes photo editing and touch up tools, decorative extras, effects and filters, fonts, templates, graphics, and icons.
Pricing: 7-day Free Trial
Basic: $7.99/month (monthly), $6/month (annually)
Pro: $12.99/month (monthly), $10/month (annually)
Team: $33.99/month (monthly), $25/month (annually)
PicMonkey Pro includes unlimited storage and brand fonts, as well as priority email support.
Features: With Pixlr, you can make quick adjustments, draw on photos, retouch photos easily, and use filters that make photos look their best. There are elements with overlays, borders, plus shapes and icons that are popular with Pixlr users. Pixlr automatically saves your work at all times.
Pixlr Pro is $5/month
Includes access to stock images, templates, and premium fonts.
Features: PiZap comes loaded with fonts, filters, and stickers. You can make collages with basic or advanced tools. PiZap also includes graphic design tools to make cards, fliers, and social media posts. They also have an app.
7-day Free Trial piZap Pro
Monthly Pro $5.99/month; Annual Pro $2.99/month
No ads, premium quality images, image & sticker search tools, advanced editing modes, and priority support,
There you go–eight solid options to help you design your church communication graphics in a pinch.