Portrait Photo Editors – Top 3 Picks

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There’s always a way to turn a good shot into a great one. And, thanks to technology, marching forward, there is much more you can do after the shot is taken. Portrait editing software can compensate for a lot of stuff missed during preparation, as well as launch your photo to the stratosphere if it is already pretty. So, let’s take a look at some top-of-the-line apps that you can try right away!



PhotoDiva is a free portrait editor designed to let you process pictures like a pro, even if you have no significant editing skills. Thanks to AI-powered facial features recognition, you can fix lots of common issues (e.g. red eyes, yellow teeth, glossy skin, wrinkles) in just one click. And if you want to go all out – there is a plethora of manual tools for you to play with.

If you have had no time to apply fitting makeup before the shooting, an easy-to-use digital makeup kit will help you out – enhance facial features with bronzer, lipstick, blusher, and whatnot. You can even change the color of your hair and eyes.

On top of color-based alterations, you can also work with geometry. Some tools allow you to alter the shape of a model's face and body, from legs to eyes – that’s helpful in cases when the pose is slightly off.

The essential tools for processing the picture as a whole are also a part of the package – crop and rotate the picture as you please. You can also adjust and enhance lighting and colors with a handful of sliders, and even easily replace the background. And a collection of stylish filters will help put a glorious finishing touch on the picture.



PortraitPro is yet another noteworthy portrait editor. It includes an AI that can, among other things, detect the age, as well as facial features of your model, and suggest edits accordingly.

The beautifying toolkit of PortraitPro allows you to alter hair color and volume, apply realistic makeup, fix numerous blemishes, and use facial sculptor to slim shoulders and neck. You can do it either manually, taking complete control over the result, or with handy one-click presets.

To further enhance your portrait, you can edit or swap the backdrop, adjust lighting and color intensity, or spice up the picture with an artsy filter. You can also apply these to multiple changes at once with a batch processing feature. PortraitPro can also integrate into Photoshop and Lightroom as a plugin.

However, to access the most useful features, you have to purchase a subscription. So, evaluate your needs and funds, and in case PortraitPro has features that are must-haves for you, give it a shot!



Makeup.Pho.to allows you to edit your portrait shot online, with no installation of additional software. It removes skin defects, enhances appearance, and fixes lots of issues just as well as the desktop app.

This is a mostly automatic tool, so there are plenty of one-click effects for you to try. But should you want to put some elbow grease into manual editing, there are plenty of options for that as well.

Once the model looks their best, you can work on the overall image editing – regular cropping, tilting, and altering color and light, and processing the background. Makeup.Pho.to can also detect and process multiple faces within one image.

However, Makeup.Pho.to is a web-based portrait photo editor, meaning that you have to upload your portrait shots online to process them. For some people, maintaining privacy is a great concern, but this is no issue for you – try this tool out!

Final Thoughts

It should be clear by now that there is plenty of portrait software to choose from. It is advised to try out any free trials offered by the tools because not every one of them will be able to satisfy your needs. This way, you can decide which one would be most effective. Thus, consider your options and choose the greatest portrait editing software for you to invest in.

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