For years Photoshop was the only option we had to make changes to our photos. It was so ubiquitous that it has long been the verb of choice when we talk about editing or altering our pictures.
While photoshop is a great program, it is built for editing in ways that very few of us will ever be interested in, much less need.
The fact is, most of our editing needs are so limited and simple that there really is no way to justify paying up to $600 a year (you heard me) to use it. What do we really need photoshop for?
- Resizing pictures
- Cropping pictures
- Rotating pictures
- Adding text to pictures
Sure, there are always nice extras, but I’m talking about the majority of the time.
On top of that, in our schools we likely don’t even know what computer we’re going to jump onto, much less be sure it has the needed software. That’s why PicMonkey is so great.
PicMonkey is free to use (though they do have premium features that cost a few bucks a month if you want ’em) and you don’t even have to log in to get most of what you want done. Let’s take a look:
With PicMonkey it really is as easy as loading the picture, making the changes, and saving it.
The fact is, it’s faster to make a simple edit with this than it is to wait for photoshop to load up. (click to tweet)
So next time you find yourself running around looking for a computer with the editing software you need, or waiting for that program to load, try out PicMonkey.com – I think you’ll find it worth your time.