Looking for the best free photo editing apps for aesthetic pictures? Maybe you’re curating an aesthetic Instagram feed or just want to get better photos for your website. Either way, you’ve come to the right place!

The Best Free Photo Editing Apps & Tools for Aesthetic Pictures

Colorcinch

Colorcinch is a powerful web-based photo and design editing tool perfect for creating content, social media campaigns, and more! You can glitz up your photos with a rich list of modern, unique filters, artistic effects, masks, and overlays. Plus, you can create stunning visuals with its collection of premium vector icons and graphics.

Colorcinch - Photo Editor and Cartoonizer

When editing in Colorcinch, it’s all intuitive. Thanks to its user-friendly interface, you don’t have to spend time on tutorials. Transforming photos and graphics into impactful visual content is just as simple as drag and drop. So, it’s a great tool for content creators, photographers, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists.

The best thing is that it’s free and no sign up is required. 😏

Hop on to Colorcinch and start creating your work of art! Colorcinch is available for free on your browser.

Canva

Canva is one of the most popular free photo and design editing tools out there. It’s an all-in-one design solution for creating all types of visual assets – like your YouTube thumbnails, Instagram stories, YouTube channel art, social media posts, and so much more!

Canva - Free YouTube Channel Art Templates
Free YouTube channel art templates from photo & design editor Canva

Whether you need it for your YouTube channel or your other social media accounts, it’s the perfect design tool for all types of content creators, even if you’re just starting out!

For example, YouTube thumbnails are the very first thing viewers see when deciding if they want to watch your video or not. That’s why it’s super important to have a well-designed thumbnail that also reflects your video content. Think about it – would you want to watch a video with a thumbnail that looks boring?

With Canva, designing YouTube thumbnails is super easy!

Creator Marielou Mandl shows how to easily create great YouTube thumbnails using Canva

You can easily add color, texts, upload your own images, and use their free graphics to create a visually appealing thumbnail for your YouTube video. In addition, they even provide the file templates and dimensions so that your thumbnails and art are all the right size. Pretty awesome, right?

In short, Canva provides creators with a ton of great design templates and features that will help you take your photos to the next level. And the fact that it is free, makes it even better.

Canva is available for free on your browser, on your desktop, or in the app stores.

VSCO

I’m sure you’ve already heard of VSCO. But if you haven’t, you should definitely check it out!

VSCO - Photo & Video Editor

VSCO is the go-to app when you want aesthetic filters. They provide the best collection of present filters to enhance your photos. You can give your pictures that classic retro or vintage look, or find something a bit more modern. It’s up to you! You can even create your own filters by using their editing tools to make your photos totally unique.

Once you’ve got that VSCO aesthetic and want to take it to the next level, you can start a subscription for the VSCO Membership. This allows you access to tons more presets (like over 200) and advanced photo and video editing tools. Pretty awesome.

One of our favorite things about VSCO is their photographer community. So if you’re looking for inspiring content from other creators, you’ll definitely want to check it out.

VSCO is available for free on the Apple and Google Play app stores.

Faded

We’ve been used the Faded photo editing app on iPhone for years now. So it’s time you check it out, too!

Faded - All-In-One Photo Editing App for iPhone

You can tell from their website homepage that Faded will help you make some epic aesthetic photos.

It is totally free to use and comes with access to over 30 aesthetic filters to get you started. You can unlock even more on their premium level.

All of Faded’s photo editing filters are super easy to apply, and you can even create and save your own using their editing tools. They also provide additional features like photo textures and light leaks, to really make your photos pop.

Faded is also beginner-friendly because it’s so easy to use. So if you’re just getting started with photo editing, but still want to give your photos that aesthetic look, Faded is a great place to start.

Faded is available for free on the Apple App Store.

Remove.BG

We’ve all needed to remove a background from an image before. But removing it yourself using Photoshop can be complicated and take a lot of time. Thankfully, remove.bg makes it super easy.

remove.bg - Remove Image Background

With just a one click to upload your photo, you can upload your photo and have the background removed instantly. Like magic! You don’t have to edit anything yourself – just upload!

Remove.bg is 100% free to use and amazingly easy. Stop wasting time trying to do it yourself. You get super high-quality images just a few seconds later. And you even have the option of adding some of their preset backgrounds to spice up you images.

So when you’re looking to grab that featured subject of your photo, just use remove.bg. It will make editing your photos so much easier!

Remove.g is available for free on your browser or on the Google Play Store.

Thematic

Now that your photos are looking super aesthetic with all of these amazing photo editing apps, how about grabbing yourself some free aesthetic music for your videos?

Thematic is the go-to source to get free aesthetic music for your YouTube videos. That’s right, Thematic provides royalty free music for you to use in your YouTube videos for free.

Thematic - Copyright Free Music for YouTube Videos

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite aesthetic songs to soundtrack your YouTube videos here. You can find songs from Fiji Blue, ninjoi., frumhere & kevatta, and so many more great artists.

The best thing is, you can use the music from Thematic forever, worldwide, and no matter how many (or few) followers you have. In addition, you can even use the music in sponsored or branded content with no problems!

For those of you who have a hard time finding good music that matches your video, that’s not a problem. Thematic curates music by content type and theme, so you’ll spend less time searching for that perfect song and more time creating.

So if you are a creator struggling to look for music, Thematic is the perfect solution for you.

Creator EMT shows you how to use Thematic to get free music to use in your YouTube videos

Whether you need intro music, outro music, or even just background music, Thematic’s massive music selection has you covered.

As a creator, you already have plenty of things to worry about, like content quality, viewer count, insights, and growing your channel. With Thematic, you get to use a wide selection of aesthetic songs from the best new music artists. Above all, you no longer have to worry about copyright claims, disputes, or strikes against your videos.

The best part is, creating an account on Thematic is totally free and you get to keep 100% of your ad revenue with our claim-free experience. If all this has gotten you interested in creating video content with some great music, get started today! It’s simple 💪

So to recap…

To recap, these are some of the best photo editing apps for aesthetic pictures. The best part is, they are all free to use!

If you’re looking for more free aesthetic apps, check out this video from creator KennethLarita:

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to improve your photo game. Get started curating your best Instagram feed and giving your brand that trendy aesthetic look ✅

Looking for more creator tools and resources? Visit Thematic’s Creator Toolkit for additional resources on creating content – including thumbnail and channel art templates, best practices, and of course, great royalty free songs to use in your videos for free with Thematic.

We can’t wait to see what you create!