No matter what type of picture you use your camera for, there are sure to be times when you want a bit of extra help in designing and them editing the images.
There is no doubt that Adobe Photoshop is the most famous photo editor around. This software was first developed way back in 1988 and has undergone a number of changes and enhancements since then. The amazing popularity of this tool can be seen in the fact that we routinely call the editing of photos “photoshopping”. However, sometimes it is more convenient to design and edit photos online instead. The good news is that there are many different online tools around you can use to do this.
This is about the closest online equivalent of Photoshop that you will find. It gives a wide variety of ways to change images, with more than 600 effects advertised. While the quality isn’t quite as high as with downloadable pieces of software, for a free and convenient way of editing images it is hard to beat Pixlr. It is a cloud based system that you can use right in your computer’s browser and also works on smart phones and tablets.
Picmonkey is a relative newcomer to the world of online photo editors. It comes in a couple of different versions, with a free one and a pro option you need to pay for. The free version doesn’t offer all of the tools that you would need for a professional edit, so is best used as a fun tool for working on your personal photos and adding funny touches like hats and moustaches. The pro version is much more suitable for in depth edits and a classy finish. Of course, if you are planning to use the likes of a Lastolite collapsible background from Sharif Photographic then you will want to get the original image perfectly set up for adding extra creative touches. Like Pixlr, it is cloud based and it easy to move the edited pictures to social media sites or a different cloud storage option.
The FotoFlexer site is advertised as the most advance online image editor around. It certainly lets you make a lot of impressive changes to your pictures and allows you to edit your images from a number of places, such as Facebook, MySpace and Flickr. As with most of the best image tools on the internet, you can make a pretty good job of a professional finish or you could simply have some fun. The fun aspect comes in the shape of the Doodling tool that allows you to add some funny touches to your photos.
This is another tool that can be used in either the free version or the pro one. In this case, it can be used online or as a downloadable application. The free version is, unsurprisingly, best used for simple and fun edits. The pro version is far more suitable for business purposes and does a good job of making it easy to enhance an image. Created in 2007, Sumopaint has a lot of similarities with Photoshop but is regarded as being better for making illustrations rather than doing a lot of heavy editing to images.
The Picfull image editing tool is arguably the easiest one to use, with one click editing options its specialty. This is a good choice for simply adding on a filter and instantly changing the look of a photo. If you want to do more than add a filter then this might not be the best bet for you, but it is worth checking out for making quick and easy changes.