Canva is free, web-based, very intuitive, and includes storage space. There is also a desktop app that you can download, but function is similar to the web version. Many use it for the templates, but you can create projects with a blank canvas and upload your custom images. It's also very easy to share and collaborate with other users if you ever need multiple people working on a project. No graphic design experience needed. Basic things I create in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop can be done well in Canva.
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My esteemed listmates,
Often we're called upon to edit graphics or photos which don't require Photoshop.
We just need to create a Text box in the image and/or insert arrows.
I've been making do with MS Paint but it's easy to slip your finger on a Text box in Paint and then you often have to start all over.
Yes, Ctrl + Z works sometimes but not all the time.
Also, once you have one MS Paint window open I haven't seen how you can open other graphics to work on other files.
Can you open 4-5 MS Paint windows at a time?
I always have to close Paint and then re-open to work on another graphic.
Have others found a free graphics program that's more forgiving then MS Paint?
GIMP is way more than what;s needed often and not easy to learn and master.
I haven't had time to play around with 3D Paint as I'm learning on the fly as I migrate from station to station throughout the day.
Charlotte County Public Library