Gimp

Price: free

Compatible with: macOS, Linex, Windows

This site has garnered a reputation for being one of the easiest photo editing websites for the inexperienced. Gimp has been available since 1996 and has grown into a powerful editing software allowing the user to manipulate the picture in any way they desire.

With the tools provided the user can change the hues, saturation, or contrast with ease. The same way cropping or changing brightness will take a few tries but eventually, you’ll get the hang of it.

Pros

The simple interface makes it easy to use.

Great colour enhancement tools.

Has more than 150 effects and filters.

Is free for everyone.

Cons

Some tools might go over a novice’s head

Can get bugs and glitches

Paint.net

Price: free

Compatible with: Windows

If you’re an amateur and don’t want to spend money on an editing software, then paint.net is the site for you. The tools are categorised and easy to find when you need them. Paint.net is unchallenging and you can edit more than one image simultaneously. This editor shows you all the previous steps performed in the history tab which helps you undo any mistakes that you might have made.

Pros

Organised interface

Straightforward and uncomplicated

Makes editing multiple images at the same time hassle-free

An extensive variety of filters and effects

Cons

PCs only

Supports selected formats only

Photos App

Price: free

Compatibility: macOS

Mac users happen to have an already installed powerful weapon in their devices. This software allows you to control the white balance, desaturate a picture or add a vignette thanks to the bank of free tools it has.

This app is equipped with modes that will help you edit live photos, add dynamics etc. Long exposure mode lets you replicate images that were captured in low exposure conditions.

Pros

Mac owners get it for free

Great for sharing your creations

Manageable interface

Cons

Adding filters is not an option

Suitable only for basics

Wondershare Fotophire

Price: $49.99 and 79.99. Has free trial

Compatibility: macOS, Windows.

This software has all the tools that you might need professionally.

The modes include cutter mode that can remove the background within seconds, an eraser mode to remove watermarks. There are more than twenty blending modes that can be used and a broad range of filters.

Pros

Elegantly designed

Great colour correction

Provides before and after

Multiple photos can be edited simultaneously

Cons

Requires basic editing techniques

Limited raw file formats

Photos app for windows 10

Compatibility: Windows 10

This operating system has a lot of options for you to choose from. If you are editing from your pc then this is the app you need. It will let you organise, edit and share all your images.

Pros

Pc users can transfer their work between different devices

Tools are easy to us

Video editing options

Cons

Only basic editing tools are available

Filters are not an option