To get the perfect look for your site, you may want to make changes to your images such as cropping, changing the lighting balance, and adding color effects.
The Adobe Creative Cloud Image Editor is a built-in editor for images you've added to your site. The Adobe Creative Cloud Image Editor is good for quick fixes such as rotating, cropping, making an image black-and-white, and adding borders.
If the Adobe Creative Cloud Image Editor doesn't provide the options you're looking for, we recommend adjusting the image with third-party software before adding it to your site. This guide lists some available options.
Before you begin
- Save images in .jpg, .gif, or .png format only.
- We recommend an image width between 1500 pixels and 2500 pixels.
- Visit Formatting your images for display on the web for more tips on optimizing images for your site.
- To use high-quality imagery created by someone else, try searching and adding a stock image.
- Visit the All About Images video series, Using the Image Block, and Resizing an image for general information about adding and adjusting images.
Third-party image editors
To edit images for your site beyond the capabilities of the built-in Adobe Creative Cloud Image Editor, you'll need to use third-party software. A Google search will turn up a variety of programs. Here are a few applications you can use:
Software (desktop editors)
- Acorn (free & paid version) - Mac
- Adobe Illustrator (paid) - Mac and Windows
- Adobe Lightroom (paid) - Mac and Windows
- Adobe Photoshop (family of options from free to paid versions) - Mac and Windows
- Corel PaintShop Photo Pro (paid) - Windows
- Gimp (free) - Mac and Windows
- PAINT.net (free) - Windows
- PhotoScape (free) - Windows
- Pixelmator (paid) - Mac
Web (online editors)
- PicMonkey (paid and offers many options)
- Aviary (free and wide range of options)
- Pixlr (free and supports some mobile editing options)
- PhotoshopExpress (free but registration required)