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<p>Source: <a href="https://business.softonic.com/design-multimedia/image-editing-software#top-list" target="_blank">Image Editing Market Research</a>, Crozdesk</p>

Best Image Editing Software 2017

The market for Image Editing software is strong and forecasts predict it to grow at a CAGR of 6.35% between 2017 and 2021. In the past,the most predominant drivers was the digitization of photography and artwork. For professional photographers and those in the entertainment industry, photo editing is a key aspect of post-production activities.

However, these days the ubiquity of social media and online marketing activities is driving this software category. A wide range of users are using graphics, designs and edited photos across their social media channels, which has inevitably increased the demand for simpler products that can be used to edit images quickly to a high standard.

The market is led by early adopters such as Illustrator CC, who have continued to build upon decades of experience in this software category. Market leaders generally offer advanced image manipulation capabilities, including retouching and complex 3D design. However, over the last ten years, the landscape has seen a substantial increase in the number of vendors focusing on more niche solutions, such as image compression, file and vector conversion, and products that offer streamlined and more user-friendly image editing and drawing tools.

The Crozdesk Market Radar™ also reveals some vendors offer products that go beyond image editing, with solutions providing organizational tools for storage, publishing, output and, of course, sophisticated pixel graphic design software, such as the long-time market leader Photoshop.


These types of products are focused on manipulating and editing images of all sorts and formats. Image editing software solutions can vary in complexity and generally only offer simple editing tools like cropping, resizing and reformatting, while others have a comprehensive set of capabilities like retouching, layering, 3D editing, object manipulation, etc. Image editing also houses programs that allow you to enhance your images using filters and a plethora of drawing tools. Solutions that offer vector graphic support and allow you to reformat images can also be found in the image editing category. Anything that can be used to manipulate images is housed under this segment. 


Illustrator CC

Illustrator CC 98

(1)

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor used by design professionals across the world. More Information...

Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC 89

(2)

Adobe Photoshop is an advanced image editor with capabilities ranging anywhere from simple retouching, to complex 3D designs. It also includes a basic video editor that integrates with the traditional tools. More Information...

PicResize

PicResize 88

(3)

PicResize is a web-based image editing service. More Information...

Pixlr

Pixlr 87

(8)

Pixlr is a photo editor that makes it easy for anyone to make and share creative images. Pixlr users can quickly crop, rotate, and fine-tune pictures in a completely ad-free experience. More Information...

BeFunky

BeFunky 87

(0)

BeFunky is an intuitive and user-friendly online photo editor. More Information...

Gimp

completely free
PicMonkey

PicMonkey 87

(64)

PicMonkey is a free online photo editor where users can add filters, frames, text, collages, and many other effects. More Information...

Sumo Paint

Sumo Paint 83

(1)

Sumo Paint is a full-featured online image editing and drawing tool. More Information...

Compressor.io

Compressor.io 80

(0)

Compressor.io is an online tool for reducing the size of images and photos. More Information...

Vector Magic

Vector Magic 79

(1)

VectorMagic provides vectorization software and services; converting bitmap images to vector images. More Information...

YouiDraw

YouiDraw 75

(4)

YouiDraw is an online vector graphics editor for drawing, logo creating and painting. More Information...

Compressnow

Compressnow 70

(1)

Compressnow is a free web tool that compress GIF, JPG, JPEG, an PNG. images. More Information...

FILEminimizer Pictures

FILEminimizer Pictures 53

(0)

FILEminimizer Pictures is a software to reduce the size of your images, photos and pictures by up to 98%. More Information...

Images optimizer

Images optimizer 30

(0)

Useful optimization tool for JPEG, PNG, SVG and GIF images. Decrease file sizes by 70% or more in seconds. More Information...

Adobe Color CC

Adobe Color CC 99

(1)

Adobe Color is an internet application that lets individuals try out, create and save various colour schemes, each of which consists of a set of five colours. More Information...

Infogram

Infogram 89

(12)

Infogram helps anyone create and share beautiful charts, maps, infographics, reports and presentations. More Information...

FotoJet

FotoJet 81

(1)

FotoJet is an all-in-one graphic tool for photo editing, graphic design and photo collages. More Information...

Roundme

Roundme 79

(1)

Roundme is the world's most hassle-free 360 VR publishing and panoramic tours authoring platform. Roundme community members are photographers, real estate agents, travellers. More Information...

Animatron

Animatron 77

(0)

Animatron is an easy­-to­-use and powerful online HTML5 animation maker that enables users to create stunning animations and videos right in the browser. More Information...

Filecamp

Filecamp 73

(3)

Filecamp is a lightweight, out-of-the-box, easy-to-use, cloud-based Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution. More Information...

NiftyImages

NiftyImages 60

(1)

Personalize images for your email newsletters, website and landing page More Information...

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