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.

Pricing starting from:

$7.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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).

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

$7.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • 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.

Features

Total features of PicMonkey: 34

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Animation
  • Batch Processing
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Library
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Content Sharing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Digital Asset Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • File Management
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Marketing Automation Software
  • Media Library
  • Mobile App
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Project Management Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Editing Software
  • Watermarking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(876)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support Software
4.3/5

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Jaze P.
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Images Turn Out Lovely When Using PicMonkey

Reviewed on 03/09/2021

There are so many templates to play around with that I literally have to dedicate a whole day to...

There are so many templates to play around with that I literally have to dedicate a whole day to picking out which one does it for me the most. PicMonkey bought out the photo-editing genius in me that I never knew existed because I usually take video-editing seriously, photos were never really my thing but now they totally are.

Pros

I have been making amazing photo projects as of late with this software. I upload my image into the program, I fine-tune my exposure settings, I add an effect or two just to see how much better my image can become, then I just play around with some of their touch-up tools to make the image really stand out and Voilà, I got me a masterpiece.

Cons

Something bizarre keeps happening when I use PicMonkey though. It just freezes. In making sure that it wasn't anything on my end I tried it on 3 different PCs and the the same result would happen eventually. One time it happened when I was working on an image for about 3 hours, of course silly me, I hadn't saved my work yet so I had to start all over again which was a huge bummer. They might want to look into that.

Alternatives Considered

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

Reasons for Choosing PicMonkey

I have used Canva on a number of occasions and have always had fun with it, but not to the level of fun I had when I started using PicMonkey. I usually use Canva for specific tasks like creating a banner for my YouTube channel or making a quick logo, PicMonkey is so much more than that, I really enjoy using it for collages.

Switched From

Canva

Reasons for Switching to PicMonkey

I saw GIMP as more of a technical approach when it came to photo-editing, sort of what like Photoshop is and that was not my intention when I was looking for a new photo-editing program. I needed something more playful and less difficult than that.
Nsanzabaganwa C.
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great video, photo editing and design software on the go.

Reviewed on 24/06/2022

Pros

Intuitive interface and clean.
Software is light and load faster for such advanced editing features which tend to make software heavy.
Collaborative editing is the favourable. In this era of working from home, gig-based jobs, it makes it easy for a team to collaborate without wasting time and space to be together.
Unlimited cloud storage for pro and business plans

Cons

Basic plan has very few features. Others need pro and business plans.
I would add the ability to upload fonts in basic plan.

Ceejay C.
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  • Industry: Cosmetics
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Sorry for the breakup, Picmonkey.

Reviewed on 20/11/2020

At the time we were a good fit, but we ended up going our separate ways. Everyone likes certain...

At the time we were a good fit, but we ended up going our separate ways. Everyone likes certain things, and Picmonkey isn't bad its just not the best for me.

Pros

I jumped on Picmonkey several years ago, when I first started my entrepreneur journey. One of my success coaches told me to use it to create more "eye catching" posts. At the time it was the best option you had if you were trying to make more professional posts for whatever you were selling, or trying to promote. With easy to maneuver categories like Instagram posts, Highlight photo covers, YouTube Banners, etc it was a good option for the social media entrepreneurs trying to stand out from the crowd.

But over the years I grew more and more impatient with Picmonkey. A lot of the best features were for premium accounts, and left the very basic features for free.

At the time because it was the only option really around that was free and semi user friendly, for people who are professional photo editors or content creators.

But that was just at that time....

Cons

As the years progressed and more competition came about I feel like Picmonkey hasn't really evolved. I ended up staying from the Picmonkey path and stumbled on Canva and just fell in love. I also pay for Picmonkey, but adore the FREE Canva software better. It wasn't me Picmonkey, it was you. For not making things easier or better for me. I found value elsewhere.

Kevin A.
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  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Editing Pictures The Easy Way

Reviewed on 21/06/2022

Pros

Easy to share and edit pictures quick and efficiently, a great user interface with easy and simple controls and settings. Also collages and videos editing is made incredibly easy with Picmonkey.

Cons

The lag of it being an internet app can be insane at times. There are moments where changes are saved and times where crashing is abrupt and occurring often.

Anil C.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Edit your photos with PicMonkey

Reviewed on 14/06/2022

I used photo edition and finding stock photos to edit them for our social media marketing strategy.

I used photo edition and finding stock photos to edit them for our social media marketing strategy.

Pros

PicMonkey has essential feature for editors, who are willing to work for photos and design. There are many photos inside that you can use for your editions.

Cons

I do not have any bad experience with PicMonkey.

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PicMonkey offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $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

PicMonkey offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base Software

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