Designers and photographers have a number of options when it comes to photo editing. Of course, Photoshop is the most popular software, but there are a number of websites that allow you to edit photos online.
Depending on your needs the full version of Photoshop may not be necessary. Many times free web applications can do the trick.
In this post, we’ll look at a handful of photo editing websites that you can use as quality PS replacements.
Leading Options for Free Online Photo Editing:
Adobe offers a free, online version of Photoshop with scaled down features that include those needed for basic photo editing. You can crop and re-size, apply basic touch ups, work with color, or edit the photo by adjusting the sharpness, focus and more.
Aviary provides a suite of related tools, including an image editor named Phoenix. Phoenix includes basic and advanced editing tools and features. The interface is easy to use and resembles that of a stripped down version of Photoshop.
With FotoFlexer you can get photos directly from your Flickr, Photobucket or Facebook account. It allows you to re-touch photos, create various effects, work with shapes and text, and more, including some advanced features.
Pixlr offers Pixlr express for basic editing like cropping and re-sizing, adjustments, and photo effects. The full version includes a lot more functionality that allows you to create an item from scratch or edit an existing photo. The full version works similar to Photoshop or GIMP with a lot of different tools that can be used.
Get started with Pixenate by uploading a photo, entering a URL, or get one from your favorite photo sharing website. It includes basic editing features like cropping and re-sizing, brightness adjustments, and drawing lines on photos.
With Picture2Life you can perform basic edits, create collages, and share your photos. The editing features are very limited.
Lunapic is a feature-rich online image editor. You can work with existing photos or create new images. There are tons of effects to choose from, and many adjustments that can be made, plus drawing tools, anitmation, and more.
You can start using Phixr by uploading a photo from your computer or by entering the URL of an image, or pull it from a photo sharing site. You can do basic things like crop or re-size, or use the other options like red eye removal, camera and lense effects, blur, and more.
Get started by uploading a photo or entering the URL of a photo. Free Online Photo Editor includes basic functionality like cropping, re-sizing, brightness/contrast adjustments, working with text, and a number of effects.
PiZap helps you to have some fun with your photos by adding speech bubbles, cutout faces, effects and more.
With Pho.to you will upload a photo from your computer or enter a URL for the photo. It offers options like cropping and re-sizing, color enhancement, and several artistic effects. You can also automatically create a caricature from a photo.
With Online Photo Tool you can do basic editing, and images can be saved if you register. Functionality includes re-size, crop, add text, sharpen, rotate, flip, colour balance, saturation, levels, and more.
MyImager allows you to work with an existing photo via upload or a URL. Additionally, you can create a new image and work with the tools that are available, including a number of adjustments and effects, drawing tools, and more.
Pixer.us allows you to upload a photo from your computer, and perform basic editing and touch ups. You can crop and re-size, plus adjust things like brightness and contrast, saturation, sharpness and more.
BeFunky includes 147 effects that can be done with one click. In addition to the one-click effects you can perform basic tasks like cropping and re-sizing. A premium account is available for $9.95 per month that allows for priority processing, photo storage and more.
With Photo505 you can upload a photo and choose from a number of pre-made effects and filters to apply to your photo.
With BigHugeLabs you can quickly create things like CD covers, pop art posters, magazine covers, billboards and more using your own photos.
Poladroid allows you to turn your photos into polaroid-style photos. You must download the Poladroid app before working with any photos.
With Pixisnap you can create mosaics or polaroid tiles out of your images.
Photovisi helps you to make attractive collages from your photos.
Image Chef includes a few different types of tools. You can use the sketchpad to create your own work, or you can create word mosaics, photo frames and more.
With Fix Picture you can do basic editing like cropping and re-sizing. Effects are also available for focus, contrast, sharpness, and more.
Pic Treat is a free tool that automatically retouches photos, including skin smoothing and red-eye removal.
AnyMaking includes basic functionality like cropping, re-sizing, drop shadows and reflections. It also makes it easy to add fun effects to photos, like the retro comic effect, cartoon effect, wanted poster, and more.
Adobe Post lets you create free photo collages and social graphics right from your iPhone! Just select any photo background, make some text, and style your graphic with ease.
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