If you are looking for a low-cost, no-cost alternative to Photoshop, Lightroom, Corell, and the others, you may want to check out Autodesk’s Pixlr.
The software many already know as a phone app is now available for free download to your PC or MAC.
And here’s the surprise, It’s not bad, It works.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying it is as good as Photoshop. BUT, since Photoshop cost just a bit more than,..um… FREE, you should keep an open mind. I downloaded it with a smirk plastered firmly on face, and with very low expectations. I am, I admit a Photoshop snob and a Photoshop addict. With that said, I was surprised. The program downloads and installs very easily and you can start using it immediately. They do offer the opportunity to set up a free account which gives you more access, and even buy a version that does still more.
I stuck with the freebie.
The design of this program is very simple. As I think through my experience processing an image, the word “easy” pops up constantly. If you are a Photoshop user it will seem at the start like a “child’s program”. The thing to remember is this isn’t designed for Photoshop users, . . . but for everyone else. It was very easy to understand options and does a lot of the things Photoshop does.
It’s refine section has a sharpen, blur, and contrast tool that all work well. It also offers some very stylized borders.
So, if you have a few Mbs open on your hard drive I suggest downloading Autodesk Pixlr and giving it a try. Here is the link. https://pixlr.com/
Once you’ve downloaded it, I’d like to hear how you like it.