ImageMagick is a free image editing software which you can use to convert, resize, and apply various different effects to a wide selection of photo formats. From bitmaps to all the common formats that you come across each day, like for example JPEG, GIF, and PNG images. This free image editing software is very simple to use and it’s cross-platform, available for Windows, Mac, and Unix. There are over 20 different image effects available, which you can apply to images with just a few clicks of mouse.
Default window that waits for you after running ImageMagick for the first time might look a bit empty at first, but it actually hides a very powerful image editor with lots of cool tricks. The menu at the top will be updated with more options once that you actually open up an image, and then you’ll be able to see the full pallet of image editing tools that ImageMagick has. Some of the more interesting tools offered are:
- Decorate – Allows you to add a decorative frame to a picture.
- Special effects – Blur, threshold, tint or sharpen images.
- Text tool – Add decorative or descriptive text to your pictures.
- Animation – Select a group of images and create animations.
- Transform – Crop, flip, trim, rotate, resize images.
- Draw – Add text or various different shapes to images.
These are just some of the effects that ImageMagick offers, a lot more useful effects and editing tools are available. Here are a few useful photo manipulations that you can do with ImageMagick.
How to Edit Images with this Free Image Editing Software:
Well, like we already said in the introduction, the toolbox will appear in the upper menu when you open up an image. Click File >> New and then select the images that you want to edit or click File >> New if you are interested in creating graphics from scratch.
Format support is better than good, all the common formats like JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and SVG are supported, so you won’t face any problem in opening these image formats. As you can see from the image above, the menu now have editing options. To do something simple, like for example resizing, click View >> Resize. For some of the more interesting effects, you need to open up the Transform menu.
What you see in the image above is the Shear effect where the image is disfigured for a certain number of degrees for X and Y axis. A lot more effects can be found, more than what we can mention here.
Image editing with ImageMagick is very easy, and it does everything as advertised. It’s very fast, transformations are applied almost instantly. Suitable for both novice and professional users and available for all the major operating systems. Try it for free and see how useful it can be.