Goodbye Pic Monkey – Where to go for free blog photo editing

Within the last few days we have had to say goodbye to pic monkey (well those who use the free service) as you can no longer export pictures for free.

I myself will still use it as I do pay for the annual membership, I really enjoy it and I have always paid for it BUT there are plenty of other places to go for picture editing:

Desktop

These sites are SO similar to what pic monkey offered:

Fotor

editing 1

I used to use this but the functionality was too basic but they seem to have changed it.
It’s great for enhancing photos, adding text, putting pictures in to collages and general photo editing. You just edit to your requirements and then you download the picture.
Again you can upgrade to get other features but it really has got the basics covered.

Be Funky

editing 2

This is great if you have flash player (so it might not work for MAC users). but again has similar functionalities to the others.

PiZap

editing 3
This is a new one for me but it looks amazing! You again get a similar layout to the others. I think once you have used one you have used them all.
Again there is a pro version you have to pay for but by all accounts you can edit pics and download them to your computer as long as you create a free account.

Apps (Phone)

VCSO

editing 4

I love this app for editing pics and it really is great for instagram and keeping a theme. I find this works to get your own style and then all you do is copy and paste the edits. I wish all editing programmes has this capability.

PicsArt

editing 5

This can be a little confusing at times but I absolutely love playing with this. I use this to whiten up backgrounds if they are looking dull. Definitely a good one if you are again, editing photos for your instagram.
I usually send the photo’s to my cloud or through email if I want to use these for my blog posts but be aware that they get compresses when they go that way.
So what do you think?
Will you be choosing one of these new programmes for your pics?
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13 Comments

  1. September 25, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    That will Be why I had to sign up for a free trial to use picmonkey earlier. I might keep it after the free period though as there are lots of good features.
    Thanks for suggesting other sites and apps.

  2. September 26, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    Thankfully I have a subscription to PicMonkey, not really sure I could cope without it!

  3. September 27, 2017 / 5:31 am

    I never really got into pic monkey but I also do very little editing of photos, Icould do with someone showing me how to edit properly as I never like what I do and end up using the original

  4. September 27, 2017 / 8:58 am

    I have always paid for my picmonkey subscription but I understand why some are frustrated. I have tried Canva but just don’t get on with it

  5. September 27, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Thanks, these are great ideas. I had sort of moved on from using PicMonkey to Canva, which is great for making Pinterest images. It’s a shame to see it go though!

  6. September 27, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    It’s a shame they’ve got rid of all the free features, but like you’ve outlined, there are plenty of other places that provide a similar service

  7. September 28, 2017 / 9:23 am

    This has been so helpful! Thanks Leah x Been using Fotor since I read this and it’s been working great for me.

  8. September 28, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Thanks for this post. I use Aviry and Snapseed on my phone but it’s a bit awkward, so good to learn about some online photo editing sites.

  9. September 29, 2017 / 6:57 am

    This is a really helpful post since I too use pic monkey. I am going to book mark this post for future ref.

  10. September 29, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS – Pic Monkey has gone?! Thanks for the heads up, I will have to check out these alternatives stat.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

  11. September 29, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    That is great as it looks so easy to use them and I really need one! Thank you for sharing!

  12. September 29, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Super helpful post! I was annoyed when they stopped the free service, but in the end I chose to pay for it as I know my way around it, and it’s easy to understand. But I totally understand people not wanting to pay.

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