Add free photo effects to beautify your images

Canva makes it easy to spice up your photos! Get creative with photo effects to make your pictures cute, warm, or breathtaking.

Apply whimsical, soft photo filters

We have a bounty of photo filters to choose from for all kinds of occasions. Select the “Rosie” filter for a rose-wrapped look perfect for lovers and tender moments. Or try our “Retro” filter for that scrapbook-inspired vintage effect that’s all the rage. You can click through all of our filters to see what looks best for your stunning subjects. If one of our filters doesn’t look so great after all, never fear! Simply click “Normal” and your photo will go right back to the start, good as new.

Make bolder images with striking photo filters

Our photo filters aren’t all pumpkin spice and hand-knit sweaters — we have plenty of mysterious, seductive photo filters too! Try our “Nordic” filter to give you photo the cool, muted tones of gazing across the Baltic Sea or enjoying a San Francisco morning. Choose the “Epic” filter to punch up your photos and grant them gravitas with high contrast colors and a retro twinge. Our “Street” filter can give your pictures the weight of black and white with a dash of worn color and a heavy vignette. We have photo filters for every mood!

Introducing the blur slider

Want to get rid of harsh angles and blemishes? Make your photos dreamy and soft with the blur slider. Simply select your photo and select “Edit image” on the toolbar. The image editing page will appear on the left side bar. Look for Adjust and click See All. All our photo editor enhancement properties will appear. Locate Blur from the list of adjustment effects and move the blur slider to the right to gently blur your photo. Watch your photo become wispy-er before your eyes as the blur slider updates in real time. Keep sliding until every bit and bump looks soft, creamy, and glamorous. Don’t forget to explore and combine other photo adjustment effects like Warmth, Vibrance, Clarity, Highlights, Shadows, and Fade.

Add a stunning black and white effect

Want your photos to be more Ingrid Bergman than Natalie Portman? Infuse your photo with the smoky style of old by converting your photo to a stunning black and white! From the filter view, drag the saturation slider all the way to the left to drain the color from your photo. Next, to give your image the full black and white film effect, adjust the brightness and contrast sliders to give you photo stark lines and strong silhouettes.

Change the look and feel of your images with saturation and tint

Color says everything about the mood of a photo. We give you the tools and features to dress your photos’ colors up and make them sing. From the filter window, move the saturation slider to the right to enrich your colors so you reds become redder and your blues become bluer. You can also alter your photo’s whole color palette with the tint slider. For example, give your photo and orangish tint to make it look summery and sunkissed, or give your photo a blue tint to show it how to stretch out and relax.

Automatically correct and enhance your images with free photo effects

Fix dark lighting. Correct brightness. Remove photo shake. Do all these and more automatically with the Auto Enhance photo effect. Whether on your desktop or on mobile, you can quickly get high-quality photos in the visual aesthetic you desire with the Canva Photo Editor. Aside from Auto Enhance, use the free Smartmockups photo effect app to create professional product mockups for free. And with the cool Auto Focus photo effect, quickly whip up perfect images to complement every social post or story.

Play with various fun, artsy photo effects

Face Retouch. Duotone. ColorMix. Pixelate. Slice. Style Transfer. BadTV. Glitch. Screen. Pixelate. Code Art. Liquify. Frames. Shadows. All these free photo effects are at your fingertips when you use the Canva Photo Editor. From fun and artsy Duotone and Style Transfer photo effects to cool and delightful Frames and Shadows image fx, we’ve got you covered. Use these effects solo or combine them to create photos perfect for your personal or brand feeds.

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