PicMonkey

RATING:

4.5

(1127)

About PicMonkey

PicMonkey is a web-based photo editing and design tool, which helps businesses create images for YouTube, Instagram, flyers, presentations, invitations, and logos. Key features include real-time co-editing, customizable branding, templates, shadows, highlights, stickers, font and text styling, background remover, collages, and multiple social sizes. Creative teams using PicMonkey can open photos in the app, resize, crop, add effects or filters, adjust exposure or color, add text or graphics, and share directly to social media or download them as PNG, JPG, GIF, PDF, or MP4 formats. The Smart Resize Tool enables users to output images in multiple sizes with different aspect ratios according to individual requirements. Additionally, businesses can build their brand ident...

PicMonkey Pricing

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.

Starting price: 

$7.99 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

PicMonkey editing graphics

PicMonkey Reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for PicMonkey

1 - 5 of 1,127 Reviews

Linda

Higher Education, 1,001 - 5,000 employees

Used more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

Reviewed May 2021

A worthy competitor to Canva

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Adam

Verified reviewer

Design, 2-10 employees

Used less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed January 2020

Fantastic Web Based Design Functionality

I loved using PicMonkey when I managed another organization because I could delegate design projects to temporary workers or volunteers and they were able run with it. It is solid program for quick and dirty design projects. It is probably my favorite out of similar type programs.

PROS

Picmonkey is great for creative projects if you want a web based program. I like the functionality of using the browser or app, sharing a company account, syncing projects with colleagues and more. It offers many simple solutions that make using it quick and easy.

CONS

I ultimately left Picmonkey because I needed more robust design functionality so I embraced Adobe Illustrator.

Reason for choosing PicMonkey

I didn't want to teach everyone Illustrator and Picmonkey was a viable solution.

Reasons for switching to PicMonkey

Picmonkey is better

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Brielan

Verified reviewer

Animation, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed August 2019

PicMonkey Review

PROS

PicMonkey is a great simple editing software for beginners. Even as a professional, I often turn to Picmonkey for cool fonts that I don't need to worry about tracking down on my own. I love the wide variety of effects one can use without needing to have an indepth knowledge of photo editing or illustrating.

CONS

It is a bit simplistic for any professional, and any feature and more on Picmonkey could be created in Photoshop.

Reasons for switching to PicMonkey

Gimp was too difficult to use for basic edits.

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Mike

Verified reviewer

Sports, 1 employee

Used monthly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed December 2018

PicBasic

PicMonkey was one of the first free design editors I stumbled upon and I really liked it for the simple tasks I needed complete. I even sprung for the annual subscription just to have additional features. For a while, I would say it was the best of it's kind. However, new competition sprung up, and in an attempt to pivot to be more comprehensive, I feel that PicMonkey lost touch with why customers were using it in the first place. Others may appreciate the added changes, and those are people who are simply unaware that there are better choices elsewhere. Again, these changes are relatively recent, as PicMonkey's new iterations are still in beta testing, and maybe in the end it will be a more superior product than I'm giving it credit for. I just abide by the old saying "It's better to be a first rate version of yourself than a second rate version of someone else."

PROS

One of the only reasons I still use(d) PicMonkey was the ability to quickly create a collage of photos and add some filters, text, stickers. The low subscription cost was attractive, and I figured if it saved me additional formatting time it would take to use PhotoShop, it would be worth the deal. It's done the trick for the past few years.

CONS

The new BETA platform is a nightmare. PicMonkey had already been circumvented by other competitors offers free and easy design solutions like Canva, that allowed you to save and store your designs in the cloud. PicMonkey caught on and it trying to create a "hub" for design storage and a more sophisticated design platform, but in turn, they butchered what was once a simple and easy tool worthy of a low cost subscription in favor of cut rate imitator of more sophisticated platform. I won't be renewing when my subscription expires in January.

Anonymous

1 employee

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2023

I couldn't get by without it

I could not get by without this program. I create graphics for multiple pen names and for clients and use this all the time. Totally sold on PicMonkey.

PROS

This program is a must-have for my business. I use it to design marketing graphics, book covers, etc. I use it EVER. SINGLE. DAY.

CONS

At one time there were lots of issues with the program having an error and losing my work, but that rarely happens now. Much improves performance and I'm a happy camper!