Our brains are hardwired to be attracted to what we perceive as visually appealing. The more attractive something appears, the more attention you’ll give it. This is why you will be needing some picture apps to achieve the amazing product images.

This same concept applies to online shopping, the more attractive the product images are in your store, the more attention they will get.

So how do you make product images more attractive? It starts with the image itself. Every product in your store should have a number of high-quality images that represent the product from many different angles and showcases the product as it’s intended to be used.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a professional photographer. You just need a little imagination and a decent camera or smartphone. Having a little knowledge of lighting and basic photography concepts will also help.

So how do you make the pictures you just took go from just “ok” to amazing?

Enter online image editors.

Image editors take “ok” images and make them look professional.

Here’s our list of the top image editors for beginners:

1. BeFunky

Be Funky Picture App

Easy, Intuitive, and feature-rich, BeFunky makes image editing and manipulation a piece of cake with an intuitive interface and powerful features. They offer a free version that does pretty much everything you need, or you can upgrade and get frames, effects, collage templates, and more stickers for $4.95/month.

2. Pixlr

Recommended for the beginner, Pixlr just makes image editing easy. The Pixlr editor requires Flash player to run. Might not be a problem for everyone but I was prompted to download it. Once you overcome that step, you’re in image editing heaven, this one is one of the friendliest picture apps.
Pixlr Picture App

Recommended for individuals who like overlays and adding text to images, Picmonkey is a great image editor with a lot of kick-butt tools. In addition to the editor, they give you hub storage for up to 50 images on the basic plan. They have a free trial. Once that expires you’ll be paying $7.99 a month.

PicMonkey Picture App

4. Canva

While Canva has some limitations with basic photo editing, it’s still an excellent product for a picture app. It comes ready with preset image sizes for social media, blog postings and more. In addition to great layering functions, it has some really awesome font tools that allow you to create some very eye-catching images. They offer a free version which is fine, but the templates are limited in this offering.  If you want an unlimited access of their templates, you’ll be paying $12.95 a month.

iPiccy Picture App

5. Crello

Just like Canva, it is made for marketing material, social media posts, and other blogging activities. It has a gorgeous interface and all of the templates are updated and trendy which makes Crello different from any other picture apps.
Crello Picture App

6. iPiccy

It includes an extensive variety of easy web-based picture app tools. It comes in as a chrome extension and requires Flash. It gives users the ability to quickly enhance, share, and even print photos. Solid offering and highly rated in the Chrome Webstore Directory.
iPiccy Picture App

7. Snappa

Another super easy, cloud-based graphics editor that gives you access to over 600,000 images and 5,000 templates. The free version lets you download 5 images. Upgrade to the paid version for $10 and get unlimited downloads and the ability to save your creations to their cloud.
Snappa Picture App

If you need major edits, invest with the paid image editing tools

The industry standard for image editing and manipulation, Photoshop is used extensively by graphic designers around the world. It has literally thousands of features and allows you to do pretty much anything you can think of to an image. That said, Photoshop isn’t something the average person can jump right into. It requires some basic image editing understanding to use this picture app. The good news is there are thousands of sites dedicated to helping you learn this amazing and powerful program. This is a paid application that can be used individually, or in combination with other Adobe apps.

Like Photoshop, Lightroom is an incredibly powerful software program geared towards Photographers. Since the target market isn’t designers, you’ll notice it’s not quite as extensive as Photoshop. But if you’re a photographer looking to make your images look spectacular, this is your application. Part of the Adobe suite of products.

Affinity provides designers with a wide range of professional editing and publishing tools. For a one time price of about $50, you’ll get a lot of the tools found in applications costing a lot more. Like Photoshop, Affinity is geared towards professional designers. Works with both desktop and iPad.

Exposure X3 combines cutting-edge creative tools, stunning special effects, powerful organizing tools, and intuitive design into a fast, reliable RAW editor and organizer. Comes with a free 30 day trial, after that you’ll have to pay $149 for a lifetime license to the product.

Conclusion

When selling on the web, visuals matter. Numerous studies have concluded that webstores using high-quality, visually appealing images convert higher and grow faster. If your serious about selling online and haven’t looked into using a quality image editor, now is the time. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us below.

Back to the Pinnacle Cart Homepage