Anyone with a photography soul must be very familiar with Photoshop. Due to its popularity, the word of “Photoshop” has been even used as a verb instead of noun. Photoshop is undoubtedly a great tool, with a rich of features and functions. However, if we want to be honest, it’s require a basic knowledge in image editing to use the tool.
If you need an image editing tool that instantly gives you stunning results, Canva Photo Editor is a worth-trying tool. The tool helps you getting the best tones for your photos. Much like VSCO, but it runs on web. Canva Photo Editor comes with several presets (filters) you can apply to you photos. You can use the one best suited based on the type of photo you are editing.
Haven’t heard about the Canva Photo Editor? Following are some words about the tool.
The primary service of Canva is basically providing an online design tool, which allows you to create stunning visual contents in minutes with your poor designing skill. Photo Editor is just a complement of Canva’s primary service.
In addition to applying filters to get the best image tones, you can also use Canva to perform other editing like adjusting the contrast, brightness and saturation. You can also resize as well cropping your photos. You can find the editing menus offered Canva Photo Editor at the top bar.
Canva Photo Editor is not the only tool like this available on the internet. Another online photo editor with the similar characteristic and functions is PicMonkey (premium). While Canva Photo Editor is good enough to get an instant result, it could definitely be much better. At the time of writing, there are only 15 image filters you can choose from, while PicMonkey offers more. Fortunately, Canva Photo Editor is completely free.
At the time of writing, you will only be able to use a photo from your computer to edit. There is no option to select photo from services like Dropbox, Flickr or Google Photos where you probably store your photos.
The ideal use of Canva Photo Editor
If you are a professional photographer, I still recommend you to use tools like Lightroom and Photoshop instead of Canva Photo Editor (although there is no sin if you want to use it). The use of Canva Photo Editor will be more ideal for the Canva ecosystem. If you are regularly using the design tool of Canva to create visual contents and often use your own photos, Canva Photo Editor is great to add the final touches over your photos before you use them. The tool is also great is you are a photography hobbyist and frequently upload your shots to photo sharing sites like Unsplash, Pixabay or Flickr. It helps you getting the proper tones (in minutes), especially if you haven’t had experience in using image editing tools like Photoshop or Lightroom.
The offered presets (filters), might limited enough, but with a proper selection, you can produce stunning photos that will get more attentions when you have uploaded them.
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