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:

USD 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

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

USD 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: 11

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Templates
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Marketing Automation
  • Media Library
  • Mobile App
  • Project Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Text Editing

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(832)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Ali K. Ali K.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Real-time collaboration Photo Editing Tool with Cloud Storage!

Reviewed on 21/02/2021

PicMonkey has Everything for advertising, creating visual content, and creating brand new graphical...

PicMonkey has Everything for advertising, creating visual content, and creating brand new graphical posts on social media pages. Beautiful graphics have made our site content and social media pages much more impressive and have caused our site visitors to be much more and this has increased our sales and orders.

Pros

The ability to remove background with just one click and the use of artificial intelligence for better performance of photo editing is very lovable and practical for me. The brand Kit feature is awesome, when I have uploaded the company logo and font, PicMonkey creates a full pack company brand kit with everything we need from A to Z. PicMonkey has everything I need to edit and produce visual content, a database of thousands of ready-to-use commercial stock photos, thousands of pre-made templates and fonts, email templates, collage boxes and everything I need. Also, the ability to store files and images in the cloud is very important and useful.

Cons

The features that are available in the desktop version are not available in the mobile version and are better than the features of all versions, also the ability to edit very large photos with large files should be added to the software. In general, the rest of the facilities are good and acceptable.

Alternatives Considered

Canva

Reasons for Choosing PicMonkey

In previous Softwares and Applications, missing storage capabilities in the cloud, as well as ready prebuilt templates and stock images were not as much as what we have now at PicMonkey.

Reasons for Switching to PicMonkey

Various features such as the ability to work in groups on Photos at the same time (Realtime Collaboration), as well as highly intelligent artificial, which has made the work much better for editing photos.
Abigail K. Abigail K.
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  • Industry: Executive Office
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Awesome graphic and picture editing software

Reviewed on 23/06/2021

I really love using PicMonkey it is my go to graphic design tool. I use it for online graphics as...

I really love using PicMonkey it is my go to graphic design tool. I use it for online graphics as well as designing print graphics.

Pros

I love that I can use the transparent background feature and make logos. I also love the fact that I can edit pictures right in the system while I'm creating, fixing blemishes, adjusting coloring and so many helpful tools are at your fingertips.

Cons

Picture edits are not completely customizable and you can't use presets like LightRoom to edit pictures.

Response from PicMonkey

Hi Abigail. We appreciate your review of PicMonkey - thank you! Wanted you to know that there are a few ways you can customize your edits. You can paint on/erase off an effect so it only affects a particular area of your image, you have a fade control, and quite a few of our effects have sliders to customize your look. For example, Blur has Focal Size, Edge Hardness, and Blur percentage sliders; Arcade has 6 sliders; and Posterize has 5 sliders, to name a few. Secondly, one of the biggies for people who really want to create a unique look for their images is the group within Edits called "Advanced Edits." There you'll find Color Changer, Clone, Dodge, Burn, and -- these ones are the heavy lifters -- Levels and Curves. Hope you try these, and please reach out to our Support department if you have questions. https://www.picmonkey.com/help/create-ticket

Denise M. Denise M.
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

It makes me feel like an expert

Reviewed on 25/11/2021

Pros

Lots of templates to choose from and very easy to change them to your liking.

Cons

There are not too many things I don’t like now. They have improved the things I didn’t like.

Alternatives Considered

Canva

Reasons for Choosing PicMonkey

Less expensive and PicMonkey upped their game.

Switched From

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

Jaze P. Jaze P.
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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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.
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PicMonkey FAQs

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PicMonkey offers the following pricing plans:

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, Facebook for Business, Google Drive, Instagram, OneDrive, Twitter

PicMonkey offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base

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