Instead of having to download photo editing software to your computers like Photoshop or Gimp. If you’re the type of person that prefers to edit your photos online, inside of your favorite web browser. I’m going to show you the top 5 photo editors they can use for free online.
1. Photo Pea
Photo Pea with a high learning curve it offers many of the same features as Photoshop and GIMP making it a great free online alternative to those programs.
All of the features are included for free you’ll find the primary tools along the left with others located in the menu bar on the right.
It even supports working with layers, if you want to change the look of photo Pea, go to more in the menu bar, then theme. There are various options such as black, silver, iron, blue, snow white and danish purple.
You can import PSD, XCF, Sketch, and other image file types. When you’re finished with your project, your photos can be exported in a dozen formats including JPG, PNG, SVG, and many others.
Like I mentioned earlier, Photo Pea has a high learning curve but is capable of doing more than any other photo editor mentioned in the list. So, it’s better to learn how to use it.
iPicky also has a separate collage maker and graphic design tool. It’s completely free with all of their advanced features included at no extra cost.
With I picky you’ll find most of the basic and advanced tools you would ever need. The other tool sets available include photo effects, retouch etc.
You can work with layers to add photos, text, stickers. You can also create shapes, frames, and textures with painting tools.
If the user interface is too bright for you, clicking on the light bulb in the lower left lets you toggle between a light and dark theme.
The only downside to I picky are the saving options which are limited to JPEG and PNG other than that it’s a fantastic photo editor.
Pixlr is easier-to-use. Pixlr Express web apps both run using Adobe Flash with flash slowly being replaced with the newer html5 standard. So, Pixlr had made the decision to discontinue these apps when a flash is no longer supported.
Pixlr X replaces Pixlr Express while Pixlr editor gets replaced with Pixlr Pro which costs $5 per month. Pixlr X and Pro are both available right now but the expected retirement of the flash-based apps and Pixlr Pro not being free, the only editor of these two I can consider for this article is Pixlr X.
Befunky is great for those of you with limited experience with editing photos. It includes the basic tools to easily boost your image quality.
In addition to their photo editor, befunky also has a collage maker and designer tools for graphic designers.
When you launch befunky, all the tools are located along the left. While some are included with their free version and those marked with the star will require that you upgrade to their paid version.
In the edit, essentials color is a great place to start for enhancing your image. There are other toolsets that you can play around with including the ability to add text. When you’re done editing your photo, the image can be saved to your computer, Google Drive along with the ability to export your image Facebook, Dropbox, Pinterest, and Twitter.
If you need those additional features which are lock behind the paywall, befunky will cost you $6.99 per month or run you about $4.99 a month if billed annually.
Just like some of the others mentioned online photo editor, it has a separate collage and design maker. It offers a simple and easy to use interface with the basic editing features included along with some that are more advanced.
Fotor does offer more tools than befunky and some are only available to pro users. The pro features are marked with a diamond icon. If you are using a pro feature, it will place a watermark on your photo
The ability to use a dark theme while editing is a cool feature. To switch to the dark theme, go to settings in the lower left and select darker that will make the interface easier on your eyes.
If you upgrade to Fotor Pro to unlock all of the features pricing is $39.99 per year or $8.99 per month.
Here are for free online photo editors that just missed making our top 5 rundowns.
6. Adobe Photoshop Express: online editor offers the most basic of features and only supports JPEG files but if you only need to make minor changes it might work for you.
7. Polarr Online: photo editor is worthwhile even with many of its features locked behind a paywall and less than desirable user interface at least it lets you export images in jpg PNG and tiff which is more than I can say for most free online photo apps.
8. Ribbet : is another one with free basic features that requires an upgrade to premium to use the advanced tools. On both slow and high-powered machines, we tested the responsiveness and switching tabs seemed slow but on the bright side, you can switch between a dark and light theme.
9. Google Photos: They are limited with features set but a good tool to make a few quick changes.