Photo Effects

Transformative Photo Effects and Filters

No matter what you’re into, we’ve got dazzling photo effects for every image. Plus, you can blend as many effects as you want for images that are truly one-of-a-kind.

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Tried and True

Used by millions monthly, these popular photo effects will take your pics to the next level, then the next-next level—in just one click.

Up your game >


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From gentle softening to frosted edges, our foundational effects amplify photos in the blink of an eye. (Seriously, blink and it’ll be done.)

Take a look >

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Black and White

Everything’s classier in monochrome: it’s just science. PicMonkey’s Black and White effects get your photos silver-screen-worthy in no time.

Roll out the red carpet >

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Vintage Camera Effects

Modeled after iconic camera techniques, these effects are our love song to photo pioneers, howled to the moon from under their porch.

Develop something >

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Feeling blue? How about gold or aubergine? PicMonkey’s paintbox tools enhance the colors in your photo, or let you try brand-new ones.

Add pop to your palette >

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Find your light, darling! These illuminating effects grant you the power to control lens flare, lighting, and even the might of the sun.

Shine on >

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Want images that grab attention and don’t let go? Pull focus to the star of your photo with area effects, and spotlight using blur, color, and more.

Set your sights >

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This one goes out to you bohemian photogs. PicMonkey’s freewheeling, mixed-media effects let you art it up like never before.

Free your mind >

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Layer and Erase

Mix and mingle effects to bring unique dimension to your pics. Erase effects where you don’t want ‘em, and paint them on where you do.

Mix it up >

Tried and true

The effects that make everybody all, “You made that yourself?!”


Used over 2 million times monthly, we like to think of our one-click Orton as the chocolate of photo effects: excellent with everything. Bring its ethereal glow to your images.

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Cross Process

Cross Process mimics the classic photo technique of intentionally mismatching film processing methods for an off-kilter look. We bring the same carefully careless vibe, minus the time and chemicals.

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