5 Best PicMonkey Alternatives (Free & Paid)

Are you struggling to find the best PicMonkey alternatives?

PicMonkey is one of the most popular photo editing platforms that creators and marketers use to add more details to photos before publishing or sharing them. However, there are several other options to choose from if you are not comfortable with the pricing or the features Picmonkey offers. In this article, we shall look at the top 5 alternatives that you can consider if Picmonkey doesn’t meet your needs. 

But before we get into this list, let’s look at some of the disadvantages of using PicMonkey that might make you consider other options; 

  • You cannot add an image as the background.
  • It does not have an image size auto-fix feature like most photo editing platforms.
  • It doesn’t have an offline version. 
  • You can not download the edited image on the free version.

Now that we know the cons of using PicMonkey, let’s get into our list of its top 5 alternatives:

1. Canva 

Canva is one of the best PicMonkey alternatives in the list. It is an online-based photo editing platform that can be used by Pros and non-pros to edit photos and create new designs. It has an easy-to-use interface that is not as intimidating to beginners as most Pro photo editing platforms. Canva has a rich library of templates that you use to create various kinds of photos without having to start from scratch. 

Some of the main features of Canva include; multidevice support, team collaboration, adding texture, drag and drop capabilities, multiple photo filters, ability to add stickers and frames, image blur, background remover, over 100GB of cloud storage, etc. 


Canva has a free package and two paid packages that you can choose from based on the kind of features you want to get access to. Their Pro package is $9.99/month, and the enterprise package is at $30/month. 

2. Snappa 

Snappa is an online photo editing software that you can use to edit photos and create infographics for your social media, blog, Ads, YouTube thumbnails, and many more. Snappa will automatically resize your image based on the platform you intend to post it. For instance, Instagram feed images will be automatically resized into the square aspect ratio. You will have access to over 5 million high-resolution stock photos within Snappa. 

The key features that you will get within Snappa include; multiple templates and high-resolution stock photos, background remover, pre-schedule your social media posts within Snappa, image blur, image cropper, image resizer and rotator, speech bubbles, and many more. 


Snappa has 1 free package and two paid packages that you can choose from based on the features you want to access. The two paid packages are the Pro at $10 per month and the team at $20 per month. 

3. Fotor 

Fotor is another online-based photo editing software that can be used by both pros and non-pros to edit photos, make a collage, or create a new design from scratch. This platform also has over one million high-resolution stock photos and 100,000 design templates that you can use; so, you always won’t have to start from scratch while editing photos. 

Some of the major features that you’ll get with Fotor include; background remover, photo resizer and rotator, AI photo effects, blur effects, collage maker, wrinkle remover, blemish remover, red-eye remover, teeth whitening, photo reshaping, funky collage, HDR, tap enhance, color splash, and many more.


Fotor has a free plan and two paid plans that you can choose from. The two paid plans are; Fotor Pro at $8.99 per month and Fotor Pro Plus at $19.99 per month. The free package is suitable for assessing the basic features of Fotor before you commit to subscribing to the paid versions of this cloud-based application. 

4. Adobe Photoshop 

Adobe Photoshop is the most popular Pro photo editing software that has been around for more than three decades. Photoshop is a pro software that works on Windows, macOS, and iPadOS. It also has the Android and iOS versions, but these come with limited features compared to the iPad and desktop alternatives. Adobe Photoshop is the ideal choice if you are a professional graphics designer, especially if you do your photo editing offline. 

Some of the features that Adobe Photoshop offers include; syncing all your photos to the cloud, inviting others to edit cloud photos, cropping images, manipulating image colors, removing people or objects from an image, drawing a picture with a pencil or pen, adding text to image, fixing image flaws such as dust or red eyes, image selection tools, background removal, adding multiple layers, etc. 


Photoshop has a 7-day free trial that you can use to test the software’s various features before subscribing to the premium version. The premium version of the software is $20.99 per month for both desktop and iPad users. 

5. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a cloud-based software that you can use to create, edit, organize, store, and share photos. Photoshop Lightroom has much more features than the ordinary photoshop app, but of course, these come at an extra cost. It is supported on Windows, macOS, iOS, iPadOS, Android, and Apple’s tvOS.

Some of the features you will get in Adobe photoshop lightroom include; powerful RAW file editor, image cropping, image resizing, transferring adjacent settings from one image to another, batch editing that is available on the desktop version of the app, graduated filters, adjustment brush, post-crop vignette, and many more.


Adobe photoshop lightroom has a 7-day free trial for all three plans that you can use to assess before deciding whether to subscribe or not. Their three paid packages are Lightroom plan, Photography plan (20GB), and photography plan (1TB). 

Final Thoughts 

The five PicMonkey alternatives that we have shared above all come with different features that you can base on to make a choice. If you are a non-pro user, you should obviously opt for Canva, Fotor, and Snappa because they have a simplified user interface with a relatively shallow learning curve. 

For professionals, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom are the ideal options you should consider because they all have the Pro features that you need while editing photos. Besides the features, you should also consider your budget.

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