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.


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.


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. 🙂