reviewed by Sharon


The Good:

You can make a lot of different things with this free software. Photoshop your photo, add a filter, but also use typography and shapes.

The Bad:

For the more advanced tools you have to pay, so although there are a lot of functions, you still are limited. Also some tools aren't very presize and the quality of the final image is not very high.

The Bottomline:

It's a nice program to start your designing with, before you are going to use a paid program.

Overall Rating:



The official website of the tool is

The tool is made by

We're a small team of experienced professionals — plus one monkey — who believe that our greatest competition is our last release. We live to beat ourselves at our own game, always topping what we've done with more features and more cowbell.

You can find the official doccumentation on:

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?


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The interface:

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  • what is it : online tool
  • what is it for ? image processing, writing, other
  • this tool functions : online
  • this tool is available for : Linux, Windows, Mac OS
  • this tool is : Free Beer
  • does this tool have a paid version available? yes
  • Review

    The user interface:

    Little boxes open when you want to adjust your photo. It can become a bit messy because they are placed over the photo you're working on. But how to use it, is clear.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 2
  • clear : 3
  • quick and easy to understand : 4

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)

    "PicMonkey is my favorite online collage maker because the website lets you work quickly, edit your images, and save the collage in no time, but you can also spend some more time by utilizing the full online editor to create the perfect collage. Some photo collage makers will clear out all the pictures from your collage if you change the layout midway through editing. PicMonkey, however, lets you adjust the layout as many times as you want once you've added the pictures without worrying about them going away, which is appreciated." Stacy Fisher

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?


    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    Making a logo, edit photo's, add a texture to for example a poster, drawing, typing

    Please add any additional comments below:

    There are adds on the left and at the bottom, for more functions you have to pay. So it's not really free.

    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Sharon, 15/09/2017

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    Testing the tool

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