Top 3 Raster Graphics Editing Softwares

You may be having a photo that needs a little touch-up or you might need to create a mind boggling graphic.  But what do you use to do those ? Image editors will help you achieve these tasks. We will see the top 3 most useful Raster graphics editors.

A Raster graphics editor is a computer program that allows users to paint and edit pictures interactively on the computer screen. These software will help you create wonderful graphics. They are easy to learn but needs more time and hard-work to learn and master them.

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These Graphics softwares are state of the art softwares to provide you with maximum capabilities to create and edit images. Let us take a look  at them.

1. Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the most famous Raster Graphics editor and is mostly used by experts. It is available for Windows and Mac OS and is proprietary. Adobe Photoshop boasts loads of features and unique capabilities. Learning Photoshop won’t be a difficult job as there are thousands of tutorials available online to help you mess up with your photos.

Photoshop is available in many languages and there are many plugins for Photoshop to increase its functionality. There are lots of communities available specifically for Photoshop users. So you won’t feel alone if you are a new PS user.

2. GIMP

GNU Image Manipulation Program, shortly known as GIMP is a free Raster graphics editor. It is primarily employed as an image retouching and editing tool and is freely available in versions tailored for most popular operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux etc…

In addition to detailed image retouching and free-form drawing, GIMP can accomplish essential image editing tasks such as resizing, editing, and cropping photos, photomontages combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create basic animated images in the GIF format. With its encyclopedic abilities, GIMP is widely considered to be the main free-software functional drop-in replacement for Adobe Photoshop, with a similar feature set and a similar and complex user interface.

It is a open source software and also boasts a wide user base and lots of forums which offer help to new users.

3. Corel Photo-Paint

Corel Photo-paint is another Raster graphics editor and a part of the CorelDRAW suite. It is proprietary. It also comes with all those basic components of a editor and does its job good. The program also supports plug-in functionality including those developed for Adobe Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. Other extensions such as brushes are also compatible with Photo-Paint.

Hope this was helpful for you.  Share your thoughts on the post through comments. If there is any other software that deserves a place in this list, then notify me about it and I’ll add it to the list. We will see about the top 3 Vector Graphics editors in our next post. :)

13 Comments to “Top 3 Raster Graphics Editing Softwares”

  1. For my purposes I use only Corel Draw – I can’t say that it’s the best editing software but my aims are not so professional so Corel is OK.

  2. I’m not a professional editor so any of this software will be ok for me. But I like watching what other people do with photos – how they play with colors, shades, etc. Some of their simple photos turn to real masterpieces.

  3. Looking for the best Graphic Designing Software.Which software we used for Illustrating the characters.Thanks.

  4. Corel Draw is a vector graphics editor and this list deals only with Raster graphics editor :)

  5. These are some real good graphic softwares but i prefer using Adobe Photoshop. Sleak and Best.

  6. Valentine Day 2011 // February 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm //

    You will find it very hard to find a decent free one, unless you use a trial or purchase one. With audio (MP3) and video (MPEG4 which the Flip camera uses), software companies have to pay a licence fee to encode/decode it, this is why they are superior, but costs money.

  7. I’ve been using PhotoShop for a few years already and don’t want to switch to anything else. It’s very convenient and is suitable for professional as well as for amateur use.

  8. I use Photoshop when in Windows and use GIMP when in linux..

  9. I’ve been using Adobe Photo Shop for over 8 years.
    I’m a huge Adobe fan, more so when they acquired Macro Media.

    I’m surprised you don’t have Fireworks on this last. By far, one of the best editing programs.

    I’ve never used gimp, going to download it and give it a go. Hope it’s really as complix as photoshop!

    Thanks

  10. Hi! This is a nice post. Thanks for sharing great information.

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