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Try these great free software solutions for editing your images

13 Aug 2018

Many online store owners wonder if they can’t edit their product images free. Of course, there is no substitute for experience as image editing takes years to master. But if your needs are basic and you would like to expand your skills then it might be a good idea to start exploring this field with some free solutions. There are some great full-featured free photo editing software options available out there. In this post, we combined a few free options that are either completely free or offer a basic version with a free trial. These are by no means the only four options out there. But these are our top 4 choices. 

Free options for photo editing.

  1. Ashampoo photo commander 16

2. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

3. Paint.NET

4. Magix Foto Designer

Here are 4 free photo editing solutions.

Ashampoo Photo Commander 16 (Windows only)

If you want to do basic image editing and organize your photos as quickly as possible, Ashampoo Photo Commander 16 is a great option. Although the full program itself is not free, you can download a basic version free of charge. Using Ashampoo Photo Commander 16, you can tag the photos, view and organize your library, do colour enhancement, sharpen contrasts, and much more.

Download here

Download Gimp here 

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) (Mac / Windows / Linux)

GIMP is a free & open source image editor and a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Gimp is a full-featured Image Manipulation Program so you are only limited by your skills. The program offers a good selection of tools but there is a learning curve to this software like full-featured software would have. The software has a huge community so finding tips and tricks online is extremely easy.

Paint.NET (Windows)

Developed in Washington state university with the help of Microsoft. Paint.NET was designed as a free replacement for Microsoft Paint and then developed into a full featured photo editing software. Paint.NET offers a familiar user interface to easily manipulate your images. Paint.NET stands out for its clear and easy to use user interface. It also offers more features than most competitors. This even goes so far that the free program possesses some features, which offer otherwise only the paid professional versions. Thanks to numerous optional plug-ins, the free program can be greatly expanded.

Download Paint.net here 

Download Foto Designer here

MAGIX Photo Designer (Windows 7 / Vista / XP)

MAGIX Photo Designer is a great fully featured software for older Windows OS. The user interface is very user-friendly so beginners would be able to do what they need to quickly. You are able to Upgrade to a paid version if you are running a new Windows OS.


If your needs are basic and you are willing to invest your time into learning how to manipulate the software, making use of a free or even paid option to do it yourself is a great option. On the other hand, if your needs are a little more than basic and you have big quantities that need to be edited then it might be worth outsourcing your photo editing needs. Paid professionals can do what might take you months in days or even hours. The experience and knowledge of the professionals could save you time and money. 

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