PicMonkey vs Canva! Is one better than the other? The simple answer to that. NO! One is just as good as the other. What it comes down to is personal preference. Try them both! See which one you like best! But let me tell you a little about each one first!
You will want to use the 7 day free trial to start experimenting. There are paid versions as well, but there is no need to purchase that until you’re ready! Use your own pictures or theirs. They have a wide variety of styles, templates, fonts, overlays, background colors and other editing tools. The storage in the “hub” is limited on the free version. The paid options give you more flexibility with everything. One of the main things I like about PicMonkey is the ability to add your own fonts!
This might not seem important to you, but the more graphics you make, and the more you want to make them your own, you WILL find a font somewhere that you love and want to use! The paid version allows you to add effects to lettering, such as drop shadows and curves. Simple, but they add some nice personal touches. The new beta version has the option to add texture to your pictures. I’m still experimenting with this feature, but there are some nice effects you can get with this!
I also love using the transparent background for some of my images. Unfortunately, I don’t think that is available on the free version.
Canva is what I first used for making album covers, and making my photos in to collages. I really enjoyed this app, too. The version I use now is the free one. I tried the paid one for the 30 days that they give you to try it for free. Canva has more to choose from as far as “elements” and even more that you can get in the paid versions. I liked the collage adjustments that they have available. The paid version has tons of storage space, too. You do have to use their fonts, but that is only an issue if you want something completely different.
You can use your own pictures in Canva.
Since logos are an important part of standing out form the crowd, and for watermarking your images, you will need to save your image on a transparent background. I’m not sure if this is available on both of these or not. I know, since I use PicMonkey paid version, it is available on that. Again, just check them both out, then decide which one you prefer.
But give them both a chance before deciding. I got hooked on PicMonkey, as I said, but now they are coming out with a newer version, so it is an adjustment for me to get use to. Although I still like it, I just need to learn all of the functions and how to use them, all over again!
So which one is better?
Only you can decide that! Experiment with both! Weigh the pros and cons of both. Then decide which is better for YOU! I like and use BOTH, but prefer PicMonkey over Canva!
All of the graphics I’m using on this blog are edited in PicMonkey. I liked the main font that I’m using, and once it was downloaded, it’s always there for my editing.