10 Free Online Photo Editors
Online photo editors offer a quick and effective way to edit images and allows the everyday person to take their photos one step further without having the technical knowhow that a photographer would.
Today we are sharing 10 online photo editors for all of your quick fix photography needs.
Pixlr is an online photo editing service that offers numerous editing tools and effects Not only can you quickly edit and add effects to your photos, you will also be able to create your own images using the many paint tools – and it's all available directly on the tool bar. It can be used on PCs, and on smartphones or tablets using an app. "Time" put Pixlr on its list of the top 50 websites of 2013.
- 100% Free
- Pixlr allows you to upload images from various locations
- More of 20 languages
- Images can be saved in various formats and to various locations including Facebook
- Registration not required
- Pixlr Editor requires basic editing knowledge
- Pixlr Express and Pixlr-o-matic appear to be more limited in what you can do as well as output options
PicMonkey is a simple online photo editor that can handle many kinds of complex edits in just a few clicks. You might even use it instead of Photoshop because it gets the job done so quickly.
PicMonkey is free and doesn't require a log in, so you can just visit the site and drag an image into the drop zone to get started. It'll upload and you'll see it on a big, wooden platform with a bunch of options to your left. You'll start out with basic touchups like color, tone, brightness, contrast, and other similar adjustments, but can move on to frames and color effects when you're ready. You can also fix skin blemishes, reduce red eye, remove wrinkles, put on a spray tan (weird!), and perform several other common touch-ups. Although PicMonkey is not a layer-based editor, you can overlay images and text.
- Easy to use
- Offers features such as blemish removal and basic color correction
- No registration required to use the free features
- Not 100% free (premium version)
BeFunky is a photo editing application for mobile devices and web platform. The application allows users to edit and apply effects and frames to an image file. Users are able to save their edited photograph to social media locations, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, and the BeFunky gallery.
BeFunky offers special effects such as sketch, pinhole, oil painting, cyanotype and pop art. The application also allows users to choose from frames, borders and goodies.
The BeFunky photo editor is available to the public through the developer's website and in mobile app stores such as the iTunes App Store and Google Play and supports mobile platforms and devices such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, as well as Android phones and tablets
- You can upload your photos from various areas including your Facebook
- You can share and explore photos
- Simple to use
- No full screen with the free plan
- Extra paid features
- No High-Res output
Ribbet is a fully featured online photo editor and collage maker. With nothing to download or install, you'll be creating your collage in just a few moments.
- Fix your photos in a single click
- Fine-tune your results with advanced controls
- Crop, resize, and rotate in real-time
- Tons of special effects, from artsy to fun
- Astoundingly fast, right in your browser
- Awesome fonts and top-quality type tool
- Pond-fulls of shapes from hand-picked designers
- Works on Mac, Windows, and Linux
- No download, installation or sign-up required
- One-click effects
- Various amounts of effects, borders, fonts, etc. for use
- High Resolution image output
- Simple layout
- Premium features though currently free can only be used by those with a Ribbet account
Citrify provides quick photo editing directly inside any web browser that runs Adobe Flash.
The photo editing tool allows for fast uploading from the user's hard drive, where many tweaks can be run, mostly using sliders.
Brightness and contrast can be adjusted, as well as hue, saturation and sharpness.
Citrify also includes touch-up features like wrinkle and blemish removal and the all important ability to fix red eye.
There are also a couple of effects filters like sepia, water colour and the now famous "Hope" effect from the Obama campaign posters.
Unique to Citrify are "stickers," which allows the user to plant a kiss on a photo or add colourful wigs to the subject.
Citrify was created by a two-person team in Ottawa referred to on the company website as the "Code Monkey" and the "Marketer."
The company also provides a Facebook app and a premium version of Citrify with extra features.
- Easy to use
- 100% Free
- Launches in a separate window
iPiccy is a completely Web-based photo editing and sharing application to give users everywhere the ability to quickly and easily edit, enhance, share and print all of their photos from any Internet browser.
- Functional and easy to use
- Offers basic to advanced editing
- Has a lot of interesting effects
- To enable Local Storage you must grant iPiccy permission to store images to your hard drive.
Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it's easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress.
- Sleek interface
- Allows for multiple image editing
- Opens up in a new window
- Few options
8. PHOTOSHOP EXPRESS
Adobe’s Photoshop Express is a little app that packs big fun into every photo you take with your smartphone or tablet. Use easy editing options to fix flaws in a flash. Add some creative juice with eye-catching filters and effects. And share in seconds via email as well as Facebook and other favorite sites.
- Easy to use and learn
- Simple and functional interface
- Sharing capabilities
- Can view the original edit
- Editor loads in a separate window
- Only supports jpeg images
- Handful of Effects
Picfull is a new service that makes it incredibly easy to customize and filter photos in real time, then share it with friends
- Lots of effects to choose from
- Really simple interface
- Can only add effects, no basic editing abilities
- Saving takes some time
Fotor is a nice photo editor that is coupled with a basic layout and functional navigation menu. You can create photo collages, photo cards and you can even add HDR to your images. Fotor is truly user friendly and most of the features can be applied by one click and then adjusted to your preferences..
- Can compare the original with the edited
- Full screen capabilities
- No registration required
- Access the fonts on your computer
- Can’t adjust size of the borders
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