When it comes to photo editing, it is obvious to say that desktop holds a larger amount of power capacity to hold numerous tools in manipulating photos. There are photo editing apps for mobile such as Adobe Photoshop Express and VSCO, but these apps are a lighter version of the powerful software that requires large amount of space and memory to function. There are several reasons as to why photo editor software free for desktop is better than mobile, but first, let’s check out what photo editing on mobile has to offer.
Mobile apps are compact, convenient, and portable, which makes editing extremely useful when you’re on the go. Photo editing apps on mobile usually come with a set of various filters, image adjustments such as resizing, cropping, saturation and adjustments, and also they often allow you to immediately publish your photos to social media. But that’s just about it for mobile. Unlike PC, mobile apps don’t have as much control. Images displayed on PC often show more intricate details due to the larger exposure compared to viewing the image on a smaller screen.
Photo editor software for desktop such as GIMP, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom, requires the flexibility and control of the user to navigate through layers of editing. These editors are more inclined towards manual editing, unlike mobile apps where it often initiates automated enhancements. As more complex software requires larger memory to hold, mobile does not have the sufficient hardware to support it. Having to navigate with the tip of your finger and dragging them through the screen can cause inaccuracy and you might have to constantly undo your mistakes from a small device, while mistakes are easier to trace back on a PC due to the additional features that show the history of your editing activities conveniently placed at the sidebar.
Nonetheless, editing software doesn’t always come easy. There are always other free online sites that give a more compressed and straightforward version for editing.