Shashank Sharma first discovered the power of image editors when he could turn even a hazy image of the Taj Mahal into one full of details…
Want to remove some red eye, organise your photos or do some serious manipulation? Then Shashank Sharma has the photoediting power programs you need.
P erhaps because of the pervasive reach of social media platforms in our everyday life and cheap internet connectivity, photography has become an integral part of our everyday life. Once thought of as the domain of professionals mucking about with ISO settings and aperture on their rugged Canons and Nikons, many cellphones now offer the same features, and even enable you to shoot images in the pro Raw format.
Not only must one use a cataloguing software to make sense of all these photographs, but occasionally also an image editor. You can use the image editors featured in this Roundup to enhance your images, and even colourise a black and white photo!
GIMP is a beloved image editor with a vast array of features, and is one of the most popular open source tools. Its popularity is the reason why we haven’t included it in our list. This isn’t intended as a slight to GIMP or an attempt to suggest that it’s in any way inferior to the tools featured, but merely to bring attention to the other projects.
This Roundup is intended for everyday enthusiasts who perhaps haven’t used an image editor beyond cropping or rotating images, and will hopefully help them take the next step towards adjusting their images.