You know the story – your designing an illustrious Annual Report or something similar when the client is insistent on supplying their own dodgy pics either as a pile of dog-eared photos & documents that require scanning and ‘enhancing’ or have been provided digitally that feature the Managing Director with severe ‘red-eye’ amongst other blemishes and your asked to produced a ‘silk purse from a sow’s ear!’
For me the original and still the best to achieve this is that old stager Adobe Photoshop (these days easily downloaded along with Adobe’s other apps such as Illustrator, Premiere Pro & InDesign using the Adobe Creative Cloud – directly from Adobe.com with a 1 month free trial). However there are many other solutions that can do a similar job and I’ve listed a few below.
Enjoy one-click image quality enhancing with Magic Enhance or try the advanced colour correction for total precision. Crop, flip, rotate, and straighten images for more aesthetically pleasing composition.
Take your pictures further. PicMonkey makes creative tools for photo editing and graphic design because they want you to rock the universe. They want your images to show your creativity, your style, your spot-on brilliance.
Online or offline. Pixlr is a stunning free Browser-based or native app. Now for Windows and Mac as well as iOS and Android. Pixlr is ready to make moments beautiful wherever you are and whenever inspiration strikes.
Gimpshop can get the job done, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro. Layers, channels, masks, filters, levels, even advanced pattern matching: Gimpshop does it all.
What’s more it’s a completely free and open source software.