Canva is a free tool to create images and edit graphics online. It lets you add vectors, custom icons, fonts and text into your images. You don’t need to know professional skills or learn photoshop to use it.
Its free version comes with all necessary features to create and design almost any format and size of image BUT, it:
- Doesn’t let you use high-quality graphics
- Doesn’t let you special Icons and shapes
- Doesn’t let you resize images
- Doesn’t let you make the image background transparent
- Doesn’t let you use custom fonts
Canva’s pro version is no doubt a very powerful image editor.
Below are 5 stunning, easy to use and powerful online image editing tools which might help you choose a better alternative to Canva.
DesignBold is a lot of similar tool to Canva. If you want something very similar and used to, DesignBold may be a perfect fit for you.
It has a larger library of stock photos which keeps on updating every week. New graphics are also added every week. You can create different sizes of an image with DesignBold the same way you do in Canva.
Some of Its features include:
- Drag and Drop editor
- User-friendly Interface
- More free stock images
- 500+ font types
- Pre-made templates
- High-resolution PNG Download
- Save directly to Dropbox
DesignBold also lets you easily collaborate with your remote team and you can share your images on social networks in one click. There’s also an option to upload an use your own images and font so you can match your images with your brand.
You can use DesignBold for free and if you need more features the pricing starts at $19 a month.
Snappa graphic editor is another powerful tool. It is based on dragging & dropping allowing you to create engaging images in minutes. It comes will unique templates ready to be customized making your work easier.
Unlike Canva, Snappa focuses on unique styles and templates for internet marketers.
Snappa’s powerful features include:
- A fully-featured graphics editor
- Collection of 500,000+ photos
- 70,000+ graphics
- Pre-made templates
- Magic resize
- Multiple social media connections
Snappa allows you to form teams and collaborate with them for different projects. You can manage user roles right from your dashboard. You get access to hundreds of video tutorials and email support.
You can save your designs into different folders you create. If you have custom fonts, you can upload them to Snappa too. For teams, Snappa is one of the best tools you’ll ever use.
While its free to get started with Snappa, you can upgrade to paid plans starting at $10/month to get more powerful features in your dashboard.
Stencil is a drag-and-drop image editing tool which makes it easier to create and share visuals and graphics on social media. It is the best tool to create and edit images online and I’ve been using Stencil myself. It is fast and very easy to use for anyone.
Some of its powerful features are:
- Fast & Simple to use
- 24×7 support
- Access to high-resolution stock images
- 60+ different image sizes (you can use any custom size)
- Access to more than a million different icons
- Unlimited downloads
- Live preview and social share
Stencil has many more features. It also has a chrome, safari and firefox extension you can use to create and edit images on the go. Also If you use Buffer, you can set to schedule images right from Stencil. You can download your images in different formats including PNG, JPEG, and PDF.
It also supports retina dimensions.
Once you create an image, you can preview how it will look on Facebook. twitter, Instagram and more. You can easily resize icons and images with simple drag and drop grids. You can also adjust their position from “forward to backwards” to give your images a nice effect.
The best part – Stencil free to get started.
Crello is another online tool like Canva, but along with images and graphics, it also lets you create animated videos. You would find Crello identical to Canva in terms of dashboard and features, however, it gives you way more graphics, icons and vector shapes for free than Canva.
Some of Crello’s features are:
- Multiple filters to use
- More free stickers than Canva
- Crazy effects
- Multiple layouts
- Animated Images
Crello is so far a unique option for you especially because it lets you turn your images into videos and animations. It is free to get started and Crello’s pricing starts at $8.50/month.
I came across BeFunky when I was doing research for this post. I believe its a good alternative for Photoshop too. It has that powerful core of Photoshop editing tools but it also manages to make its dashboard user-friendly.
BeFunky editor lets you apply effects, edit photos and create photo collages with its powerful collage maker.
It has a drag and drop editor and custom colour are a feature you can use to colour an image and its areas the way you want. It is very easy to use even for a beginner.
When compared to Canva it is not so easy to use. It is pumped with many features and image customization tools so you would have to spend a couple of days before you get used to it.
PicMonkey is a photo editor app primarily focused on making stock images (or your own images) more attractive.
You can create an image from scratch with PicMonkey but if you are a photographer or a travel blogger, you are going to love it. Some of its best features are:
- 40+ photo filters
- 3000+ graphics and textures
- 200+ fonts
- Pre-made templates
- Collage maker
Overall PicMonkey is a great tool if you need something to give a new life to your pictures.
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