10 Free Windows-Based Photo Editing Programs For Preparing Your Photography For Canvas

Creating a canvas art print is quite a major event in your home’s interior design! While there are plenty of ready-to-order landscape canvas prints and images from pro photographers, it can be even more special for your canvas art to have that personal touch. Given the right resolution photo, any of your most special images can be made suitable for canvas printing without any further investment; that is why we are looking at the best free photo editing programs for Windows computers here. Have a read, and download whichever sounds good to you… there is nothing to lose!

1. The GIMP

This is at the top of everybody’s must-have free photo editing list, and is a serious competitor for mainstream paid photo editors like Photoshop. It has a friendly user interface and plenty of options.

2. VCW Vicman’s Photo Editor

This program helps create perfect canvas art prints with an interface that will look very familiar to users of any mainstream image editing program… especially those familiar with Adobe CS. The commercial version costs $30, but the free version will be suitable for the touch-ups necessary for canvas art printing files.

3. Image Force

You can both paint images and edit photos with this free Windows-based software. It has some visual effects for photos – use these sparingly with your canvas prints, though.

4. Paint.net

This ongoing project was begun by Washington State University students, and is easily a match for paid applications. It has the capacity for standard image edits as well as effects and painting.

5. Ultimate Paint

Creation, editing and effects are all possible with this program – the difference is its size and directness. The release now available is getting on in years, but some people still swear by it for editing photos for canvas art printing.

6. PhotoFiltre

If you aren’t confident with choosing levels for adjusting your images, PhotoFiltre takes a lot of the guesswork out of the task. It is also very fast – you won’t spend hours locating the tasks you want. Commercial organizations must pay – but for you, it’s free!

7. Photoshop.com

Not technically an image editing Windows-based application – this is actually a browser based application. You don’t need tpo download anything, and the interface will seem much more familiar… because it comes on the background of your favorite browser. There are free options for use

8. FotoFlexer.com

Another software-as-a-service type offering for canvas art print creation, FotoFlexer is a very simple to use online image editing application. This one includes a Photoshop-style Curves dialog – but a downside is that rotation is limited to 90 degree increments.

9. Photoscape

It doesn’t look like much at first glance – but those who have been using it for a while are often ardent proponents of Photoscape. It has an enormous feature profile, rivaling that of Photoshop, as well as handy tools like batch processing capability, RAW converter, screen capture tool, colour picker, etc.

10. Serif PhotoPlus

Using this software for editing your canvas art print photos is a great way to get to know a paid, commercial program for free. Serif PhotoPlus gives away the old versions of their software for free, to entice users to buy the current version. Great deal!