PicMonkey

Photo editing and design tools designed to elevate brands

About PicMonkey

PicMonkey offers easy-to-use design tools that help you create eye-catching images for every platform and wherever you promote your brand. Get a head start with designer-crafted templates for logos, social posts, ads, banners, and more — or start from scratch and add graphics, text, and textures.

As your brand grows, PicMonkey grows with you. Increase your output and keep your brand look consistent with brand kits, collaboration tools, and asset management tools.

PicMonkey is accessible in the cloud, for your desktop computer, and also as a mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.


Key benefits of PicMonkey

Get dramatic, on-trend looks with transformative tools:
—Effects you can paint on, add outlines, shadows, color shift & more
— Background remover erases photo backgrounds in one click
— Animation puts a move on any graphic, photo, or logo in just a few clicks
— Image fill lets you create clipping masks for text and graphics
— Draw lets you doodle on images with lots of brush tip options.
— Collage give you the power to create super flexible layouts for every

Create images your way:
— Create from a blank canvas or photo, or get ready-made style with a template.
— Totally customizable fonts, textures, graphics, and stock photos and videos
— Come for the one-click magic, stay for the high-end capabilities.

Increase output, save time and money:
— Use time-savers like Smart Resize, Brand Kit to speed up your workflow (available with a Pro subscription).
— Never buy a stock image: photos from Unsplash and iStock by Getty, and videos from Pexels and Pixabay come with your subscription.
— Collaborate with team members with commenting, real-time co-editing, and team folders (available with a Business subscription).


Images

PicMonkey Software - Start designs from  a template or a blank canvas and add design building blocks like graphics, fonts, textures,  stock photos and videos.
PicMonkey Software - Choose from thousands of designer-crafted templates when you want to kick-start your project and customize to your liking.
PicMonkey Software - Dial up the drama with fully featured photo editing that goes way beyond one-click filters.
PicMonkey Software - Add simple animations — in just a click — for extra style and movement.
PicMonkey Software - Create on the go, with the PicMonkey mobile app for iOS and Android.
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PicMonkey Software - Start designs from  a template or a blank canvas and add design building blocks like graphics, fonts, textures,  stock photos and videos.
PicMonkey Software - Choose from thousands of designer-crafted templates when you want to kick-start your project and customize to your liking.
PicMonkey Software - Dial up the drama with fully featured photo editing that goes way beyond one-click filters.
PicMonkey Software - Add simple animations — in just a click — for extra style and movement.
PicMonkey Software - Create on the go, with the PicMonkey mobile app for iOS and Android.

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(1,131)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
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Mohamed
Mohamed
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

I am very satisfied about PicMonkey because it has helped me to grow my online business.

Reviewed on 26/4/2023

Today editing pictures should be intuitive and fast. And PicMonkey provides these 2 needs !

Today editing pictures should be intuitive and fast. And PicMonkey provides these 2 needs !

Pros

PicMonkey is among my best editing software. Easy to use and helps me to build the branding of my online business. Thank you very much !

Cons

To be honest i am satisfied about all PicMonkey features and services. Keep going well !!!

Alternatives Considered

Desygner and VistaCreate

Reasons for Choosing PicMonkey

The curiosity.

Reasons for Switching to PicMonkey

The price.
Julia
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Most user friendly, inexpensive image software

Reviewed on 6/7/2021

Excellent, user friendly, great value for the fee, all in one place media tool. Love working with...

Excellent, user friendly, great value for the fee, all in one place media tool. Love working with Picmonkey and won’t use anything else!

Pros

The image and video gallery is excellent. It has a diverse set of content and we use it daily. They keep up to date with what is happening around the world and have images and video footage that we can then use in our social media and web presence. The tools are very user friendly and we love the new features that Picmonkey keeps adding to our account; remove background tool, fill text with image etc. , sound for some of the video and more. We love the Effects and Texture features because quite literally in 2 seconds you can change the feel or ambiance of a photo just by adding one of these filters. The photo edit feature is great for the money you pay. Not everyone has the time to sit and use Adobe or Lightroom etc. and navigate through the 1000’s of edit properties. Picmonkey has made edits super easy and gives you the tools you use the most in an easy to find and easy to use format. We also really like the templates already set up for us. IF we want to do just an instagram post, the template and sizing is right there and they have templates for text available just for instagram. They have taken the guess work out and made is extremely simple. For people like us who are not educated in Media etc. this is a game changer. We don’t have a large organization so we can not afford to pay a Social media or online communications expert, we do the work ourselves. So keeping it simple is key.

Cons

It would be better if multiple images could be shared instead of one by one. A more diverse set of graphics would be helpful. For example: basic icons for construction, church, Christmas would be helpful.

Alternatives Considered

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) and BeFunky

Reasons for Choosing PicMonkey

It took hours to edit images in Adobe and Lightroom whereas in picmonkey it takes minutes. Unless I really need to spend a lot of time and edits working on a photo, Picmonkey is a better solution for me.

Switched From

Adobe Creative Cloud

Reasons for Switching to PicMonkey

Preferred the ease and style, didn’t want to use something free as it slows my computer down, and I get unwanted ads etc. Didn’t want to pay for adobe Lightroom and creative cloud because it took over my computer and it kept crashing. It also took hours to navigate through.
Mike
Mike
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  • Industry: Sports
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

PicBasic

Reviewed on 15/12/2018

PicMonkey was one of the first free design editors I stumbled upon and I really liked it for the...

PicMonkey was one of the first free design editors I stumbled upon and I really liked it for the simple tasks I needed complete. I even sprung for the annual subscription just to have additional features. For a while, I would say it was the best of it's kind. However, new competition sprung up, and in an attempt to pivot to be more comprehensive, I feel that PicMonkey lost touch with why customers were using it in the first place. Others may appreciate the added changes, and those are people who are simply unaware that there are better choices elsewhere. Again, these changes are relatively recent, as PicMonkey's new iterations are still in beta testing, and maybe in the end it will be a more superior product than I'm giving it credit for. I just abide by the old saying "It's better to be a first rate version of yourself than a second rate version of someone else."

Pros

One of the only reasons I still use(d) PicMonkey was the ability to quickly create a collage of photos and add some filters, text, stickers. The low subscription cost was attractive, and I figured if it saved me additional formatting time it would take to use PhotoShop, it would be worth the deal. It's done the trick for the past few years.

Cons

The new BETA platform is a nightmare. PicMonkey had already been circumvented by other competitors offers free and easy design solutions like Canva, that allowed you to save and store your designs in the cloud. PicMonkey caught on and it trying to create a "hub" for design storage and a more sophisticated design platform, but in turn, they butchered what was once a simple and easy tool worthy of a low cost subscription in favor of cut rate imitator of more sophisticated platform. I won't be renewing when my subscription expires in January.

Crystal
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  • Industry: Wholesale
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Fast, Efficient Slides

Reviewed on 9/9/2019

With PicMonkey I have been able to crop and collage photos, as well as add fonts and stickers to...

With PicMonkey I have been able to crop and collage photos, as well as add fonts and stickers to make many useful graphics for my business.

Pros

This software makes it simple for the entry level user to identify different elements of editing and create wonderful slides and photo grids. There is a free trial version, but you can pay for a subscription for access to extra features. It saves work and makes it simple for anyone to use this. As a business owner who sells various products and also runs promotions, I find it a fast solution to make collages as well as sale flyers. You can also download your own fonts or backgrounds to use within the system or have access to a variety of others as well.

Cons

I think this software would benefit from additional features, such as resizing photos easily, as there are times you are limited to the type of work you can do if your uploaded photo is not within the size parameters. I would also like to see more editing options, to retouch photos in more advanced ways, for facial perfection or to color certain areas on black and white photo easily.

Alternatives Considered

Canva

Reasons for Switching to PicMonkey

PicMonkey has many features in one place so that I am not having to upload and download multiple times to achieve the final product.
Mohammed
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Achieve professional results with amateur level editing skills

Reviewed on 20/7/2021

With PicMonkey, I am able to create the most amazing and engaging content for our community...

With PicMonkey, I am able to create the most amazing and engaging content for our community outreach programs. It was courtesy PicMonkey that I chanced upon my graphic designing side hustle -- when some banners I had created with PicMonkey was such a huge hit that I was contracted by our project partners to create same for them. And it's been one satisfied client after another since then.

Pros

The best thing about picmonkey is the ease of use. The very user-friendly interface combines perfectly with a well stocked media library to enable me churn out graphic content in the shortest possible time. Our team presentations and marketing emails have never been boring since I started using PicMonkey to design content materials.

Cons

I am still hoping an advanced version will be released with more advanced editing and video-work tools for the much heavier projects. But I guess the current version was created for the niche market of unsophisticated graphic design work.

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PicMonkey FAQs

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PicMonkey offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$7.99/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Basic subscription is $7.99 when you choose month-to-month billing, or $72 when you choose annual billing (which amortizes to $6 a month). The Pro subscription is $12.99 month-to-month, or $120 annually (which amortizes to $10 a month). The Business subscription is $228 a year and can only be billed annually, and you can add extra seats — it amortizes to $19 a month per seat. What you get with Pro, in addition to all the Basic offerings, is unlimited storage, Smart Resize, Background Remover, PDF download, brand kit, animation, iStock by Getty photos, premium Draw brush tips, priority email support, and the ability to upload your own fonts. What you get with Business, in addition to all the Basic and Pro offerings, is multiple brand kits, real-time co-editing, commenting on images, team folders, and seat and permission management.

PicMonkey has the following typical customers:

51–200

PicMonkey supports the following languages:

English

PicMonkey supports the following devices:

PicMonkey integrates with the following applications:

Buffer, Google Drive, Instagram, Meta for Business, OneDrive, Twitter/X

PicMonkey offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base

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