No matter how hard you try, being a photographer, you always need some help from the editing software that can help you out to fix some imperfections in your images. There are a lot of things you can do with the editing software besides some finishing touches. You can create great surreal photos by mixing your photography with your editing skills. Following are some of the software that are very popular and can help you out with editing and also creating surreal photos. There are some beautiful examples of surreal photography at the end.
Whenever it comes to picture editing, no one ever ignore Adobe Photoshop. There are hundreds of features by which you can do professional editing with your pictures. With basic editing to high class artificial effects, you can achieve it at a single spot. The new version is not free but you can definitely download the outdated version of it and use it without sending any money.
One free software that works both offline and online in your browser is Pixlr. The thing that makes it famous and unique is its features. Almost all of its features are similar to photoshop. You can also use it on your smartphones or tablets as it has a free app on both Android or iOS. You either upload your images for editing or can create them from the scratch with Pixlr.
If you are the type of editor that likes playng with the levels and wants to use plugins. Then GIMP is the right thing for you. Avoid using this software if you are new to editing tools because GIMP contains a lot of features which might be difficult for newbies. GIMP is also available for Linux which makes it available for most Linux users.
If you are not bothered with the ads and you are limited to work on .jpg and .png files, then you can use the free version of this software as this is a great alternative to well known Photoshop. This can help you to spruce and tweak your images. You can work on Sumopaint on your browser both online and offline.
These are some of the software that can help you to edit your images and also can help you to create stunning surreal photos. If you want soe ideas related to surreal photography then you can have a look at some of the inspiring examples of surreal photography mentiones below.