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PicMonkey Photo Editor

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 7+
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About PicMonkey Photo Editor

PicMonkey is an engaging photo-editing and graphic design tool for customizing pictures and images by applying effects, filters, and overlays such as text, drawings, and stickers. PicMonkey is a great photo editor built for sharing creations online.

Teacher Review

PicMonkey is a solid tool that offers an outlet for visual expression -- especially if that expression is destined to be shared. The intuitive interface, powerful editing tools, and overlay capabilities make it a nice choice for teaching an introduction to photo editing and graphic design. The paint-on editing feature and social media-minded templates are particularly unique. Since PicMonkey is geared for sharing online, there's no ability to print creations from the app itself. However, creations can be saved to the app's cloud-based Hub (for a subscription fee) and printed from PicMonkey's website or from the camera roll. Consider using PicMonkey to customize images for a class webpage or profile pictures and cover photos for your school's Facebook page or YouTube channel. While you're at it, use PicMonkey's templates to demystify how pixel size affects image resolution and file size.

PicMonkey use to offer a basic free version and a paid plan. They have switched to paid plans only. They do offer a free trial which may be helpful to some if they only have a few projects to complete however users will need the paid plan if they would like to keep their graphics consistent. The paid plans are tiered which means, depending on your budget, editing could be costly. The less expensive plan does not offer access to all the features.

PicMonkey has a lot of customizable templates for social media graphics, logos, etc. It makes designing efficient and easy. The templates have increased my workflow tenfold. I also enjoy that I can upload my own fonts.

PicMonkey has most of the essential tools needed to make graphics or edit photos that photoshop does, but its more user friendly in terms of interface and beginners knowledge. Like Photoshop without the technical jargon, but all the capability, at a fraction if the cost. I actually prefer the spot heal tool picmonkey provides over Adobe's. The addition of the hub made it 1000% worth its price. The remove background tool addition has made this even more the case.



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Android, iPad, iPhone





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In-App Advertising - No



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PicMonkey is a photo editor, design maker, sticker maker, collage maker, ad maker, and background eraser, all rolled into one.

• Make a photo into a design or start with a blank canvas and add graphics and text to it.
• Make Facebook post designs, ads, banners, quote posts, flyers, collages
• Draw, erase, and adjust transparency on everything, including graphic stickers (overlays)
• Add your own photos or graphics to a background. When you add your logo, it keeps its transparency
• Tons of graphics to choose from, and fonts galore.

• Elevate your photos with classic photo editor effects like B&W, Orton, Pixelate, Soften.
• Juice the color with photo filters like ColorAmp, Tint, Ombre.
• Get oldie looks with effects like Instafilm, Seventies, Light Leaks.
• New effects are added all the time! You can paint them onto a specific area or apply them to the whole image.
• Use our background eraser to instantly remove pixels around a photo subject.
• Have fun doodling over your photos with Draw.
• Crop photos and resize them—we have all the sizes.

Work wonders with our insanely easy Background Remover—one tap and the pixels around your photo subject are GONE. Use it for product shots or to put people in front of different backgrounds. And you can make stickers with it, too.

• Add curved text and drop shadows, and adjust them to perfection
• Adjust letter spacing and line height
• Tons of fonts to choose from
• Match any color in your design or photo with the eyedropper tool
• Get an exact color using hex code, RGB code, or the color wheel

Touch up photos on the quick with the Presto automatic adjustment or use our other tools to adjust complexions, fix blemishes, create dramatic contours, and brighten eyes and teeth (in-app purchase).

• Create social posts by starting with a blank canvas or a photo. We have all the sizes—YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, • and more.•
• Design banners and cover images, edit profile pics, and ads for social.
• Share directly to Instagram; choose Story or post.

Start with a colored background and add your own photos as graphic stickers. Make 'em grid-like or go free-form. Add text and graphic flourishes.

Create banners, profile images, and store icons.
Make product shots perfect with our background eraser tool —no need to use expensive photo setups. We've got all the Etsy sizes and it's easy to crop for the other online shops.

Touch Up is free if you have a Basic or Pro subscription. Just log in, via the gear icon in the upper left corner of the app. Or you can buy it as a one-time purchase in-app.

- *Basic/Monthly* — Adds 1 GB of storage for images and full access on Desktop. Auto-renews monthly.
- *Basic/Annual* — Adds 1GB of storage for images and full access on Desktop. Auto-renews annually.
- *Pro/Monthly* — Adds unlimited image storage, full access on Desktop. Auto-renews annually.
- *Pro/Annual* — Adds unlimited image storage, and full access on Desktop. Auto-renews annually.

Subscriptions automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renewal at least 24 hours before the end of the current billing period. You can manage your subscription any time from your iTunes account settings—this includes renewal options and cancellations.

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