Editor Top Picks

Xara Pro Designer XPowerful software at an extremely reasonable price. Includes all the features of Photo & Graphic Designer and Web Designer plus design features for the pros, or purchase other software for less.


MSRP - $299

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Adobe Create Suite 6Adobe Create Suite 6Adobe Creative Suite is one of the best software packs out there; it contains other software that helps you build web sites, design logos, edit video, layout books, and more.


MSRP - $1,299-2,599

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6Enhancements and new additions turn Corel’s vector art application and image editing tool into programs with much greater purpose. ersatile and powerful graphic design software.


MSRP - $499

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Online Graphic and Photo Tools

Online graphic and photo editing tools -- no software to download. Start editing your images right away!

Pixlr Editor

Advanced Photo Editor

Pixlr Editor is a powerful photo editor with a professional touch, as if you were working in Photoshop. Create, edit, fix, adjust and filter your images. Manage your images in your browser, no registration required.

Pixlr Express

Photo Editor

More than 600 effects, overlays, and borders to personalize any image, free! Pixlr Express is a fun and free photo editor that lets you quickly crop, re-size, and fix any picture, remove red-eye, and whiten teeth.


Photo Effects

You can add fun retro effects to your photos in a snap and transform your photos into cool looking vintage images. Editing is as easy as one, two, three with Pixlr-o-matic to add effects, overlays, and borders.

Pixlr Grabber

Browser Extension

Grabbing screens and pulling images from the web just got a bit easier. With the Pixlr Grabber add-on, you can copy, save, share or even edit your final grabs – including any image or background – with just a right-click.

Top Free Alternatives to Pricey Graphic Software

Before you spend hundreds of dollars on Corel Draw, Illustrator, or Photoshop, check out these powerful freeware alternatives

Gimp (vs. Adobe Photoshop)

Very powerful image manipulation program, great for photo retouching and image creation. There are other downloads, GTK and runtime environment for this program to work properly. This program runs on Linux, Windows (XP and Vista), Mac OSX, and some Unix based systems.

Paint.net (vs. Adobe Photoshop)

An image and photo editing software that features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.This program runs on Windows only.

Creative Docs .NETCreative Docs .NET (vs. Adobe Illustrator)

Creative Docs .NET is a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals, posters, illustrations, schemas, plans, flow charts, and much more. It offers advanced features like Bezier curves, styles, convert-to-curves, and curved-path text.

ArtweaverArtweaver (vs. CorelDRAW)

Want to sketch, draw, paint, etc? In addition to an assortment of “digital brushes” including chalks, charcoals, and pencils, Artweaver offers the usual array of image-editing tools: crop, gradient-fill, transparency, layers, and so on. It also supports tablet PCs for a more realistic drawing/painting feel.

InkscapeInkscape (vs. CorelDRAW / Xara X)

Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.