10 Online Photoshop Alternatives For Simple Photo Editing

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Title-collection-of-useful-web-based-image-editorsThere are very few circumstances in which you have to work on other computer that doesn’t have Photoshop installed. What to do in such a moment? The easiest way is to visit one of these 10 websites, which are quite closely related to Photoshop. Not all features are always available, but the simplest will remain.

I would like to say that a very big plus is a fact that these sites practically do not use your computer memory, so you can always be sure that none of your images will disappear. And you don’t have to worry about getting your computer crashed if you have slow one :)

1. Pixlr

Pixlr is a perfect online image editing application that is designed for non professional users and allows them to easily edit images. It combines image design and paint tools with photo editing and adjustment features more convincingly than any other online image editing program.

Major features:

  • Create an image or open one from your hard drive or a URL
  • Save your image to your desktop
  • Undo/Redo
  • Resize an image
  • Rotate an image
  • Use layers – something not heard of with other online image editors
  • Change the brightness, contrast, hue and saturation of the image
  • Apply different effects to the photo

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2. Sumo Paint

Sumo Paint is an online image editing application similar to Adobe Photoshop.

Major features:

  • Layers with blending modes
  • Layer Effects
  • Shape Tools, Brush, Ink, Clone Stamp, Eraser, Gradient, Custom Shape, Symmetry, Transform, Magic Wand, Lasso, Smudge, Line, Blur, Curve, Zoom Tool
  • Color Picker
  • Swatches
  • Saving images with multiple layers
  • Selection Modify

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3. Splashup

Splashup 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.

Major features:

  • Online graphic editor
  • Take pictures directly from a web cam
  • Tool bar that almost matches Photoshop or Gimp
  • Similar interface to most desktop graphic applications
  • Sharing features to share images and photos with friends

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4. PicMagick

PicMagick is an online photo editor that enables you to make ordinary photos look wonderful within a few clicks. It will surprise you how fabulous your photos can be and how easily this can be done.

Major features:

  • Designed to be simple and intuitive
  • Enhance colors and details of your photos
  • Expose hidden details in shadows and highlights
  • Professional yet simple skin retouch
  • Remove red-eyes or unwanted color casts
  • All common tasks: crop, rotate, sharpen, etc.
  • Absolutely free, no registration, no download

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5. Photoshop.com

Photoshop.com is the complete solution for managing, editing, storing, and sharing your photos online, with tutorials, inspiration, and more. Photoshop.com is available from any web-enabled computer, compatible mobile phones, and directly from within Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 or Adobe Premiere Elements 7 software. With Photoshop.com, you can organize, tweak, create, e-mail, display, and store your photos.

Major features:

  • Personal URL to access your account
  • Online private and public sharing
  • Tutorials
  • Online photo management, editing, and interactive photo galleries
  • Browser-based upload and download
  • Anywhere access to your photos and videos from Photoshop Elements 7 and Adobe Premiere Elements 7, including syncing and backup from your desktop to the web
  • Mobile access
  • 2 GB of online storage space
  • The Plus version adds special artwork, album templates, and effects, and 20 GB or 100 GB of online storage.

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6. Pixer.us

pixer.us lets you manipulate, edit, enhance and apply filters to your digital pictures using only your web browser.

Major features:

  • Simple lightweight photo editor.
  • Perform most common image editing functions like resize, crop, rotate, flip, saturation, blur, sharpen etc.
  • Instantly apply and preview the effects using the slide bar.
  • Revert changes to previous or to the original image version.
  • Upload, edit and save images without registration.
  • Save edited images in multiple image formats (JPEG, GIF, PNG or BMP).

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7. Phoenix

Edit photographs with this online photo and graphics editing tool, which does much more than adjust brightness or remove red-eye. Aviary’s purpose is to “make creation accessible to artists of all genres,” including graphics and even audio editing. Phoenix is only one of many editors

Major features:

  • Peacock – for creating patterns
  • Toucan – color swatches and palettes creation
  • Raven – a vector art editor
  • Hummingbird – create 3D Models and skins
  • Myna – audio editor
  • Roc – music generator
  • Horus – font editor
  • Tern – terrain generator
  • Pigeon – a painting simulator
  • Owl – desktop publishing layout editor
  • Woodpecker – image resizer

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8. Picnik

Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames.
It’s fast, easy, and fun.

Major features:

  • Fix your photos in just one click
  • Use advanced controls to fine-tune your results
  • 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
  • Basketfuls of shapes from hand-picked designers
  • Works on Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • No download required, nothing to install

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9. Snipshot

Snipshot is a fast online image editor. You can use it right from your browser, no downloads or Flash required.

Major features:

  • Use Snipshot with Open IT Online—the best way to open any kind of document
  • Our free API lets you use Snipshot for your own website
  • No download necessary—100% browser based, no plug-ins required
  • One-click import from any web site with our bookmarklet
  • Save as GIF, JPG, PDF, or PNG
  • One-click enhance improves most images
  • Basic editing tools like crop, rotate, resize
  • Basic image adjustments like contrast, brightness, saturation, sharpness and hue
  • Unlimited undo and redo (Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y, or ?Z and ?Y on your Mac)
  • Nondestructive editing—we always work from the original
  • Edit big pictures—up to 10 MB, or 25 megapixels (5000×5000 pixels)
  • Import PDF (first page only)

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10. Flauntr

Lots of one-click options to edit your digital photos instantly.

Major features:

  • Defined tabs with unique tools and features for photo and image editing, photo and image styling, text and embellishments and others
  • One-step batch uploads and gallery creation
  • Instant export to cell phones and PDA devices with visual make/model search engine
  • Built-in store where prints, posters, wall decals and greeting cards can be ordered directly; no need to be directed to another website

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12 Written Articles

Gustavs Jurisons is 16-year-old Latvian who devotes his spare time learning the various programs. His passion is to work with 3DS Max, and from time to time to learn something new so that it would be helpful in the future. Recently he has become interested in Photoshop. He just started to use Twitter .

19 Comments Best Comments First
  • Warner

    Thursday, June 24th, 2010 23:26

    12

    Wow cool. I am going to try this.

    0
  • Noel Wiggins

    Saturday, February 6th, 2010 17:46

    5

    I personally love picnik…

    Thanks and Regards

    Noel for Nopun.com
    a graphic design studio

    0
  • SemExcel

    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 13:03

    14

    Good resources I was looking for an alternative to photoshop and I didn’t know there were so many other good softwares

    0
  • Patricia aka Karmacrochet

    Saturday, February 13th, 2010 19:35

    9

    Great list! I personally use Picnik and I love it. You can grab and publish from most networking sites (FB,twitter,picasam flickr, etc) all from there so it is very handy. :)

    0
  • Scott Thomas Photography

    Monday, February 8th, 2010 23:05

    8

    Wow! So many these days. When I first started using Picnik.com, there was only a couple of others (and I think they are no longer around). I like Picnik so much I pay extra for the full version. I use it for collages, adding text and quick edits to my online photos on Smugmug and flickr.

    -1
  • Emmanuel Barthe

    Sunday, February 7th, 2010 20:59

    6

    Although it does not do as much as most of the sofware you’re presenting, IrfanView should be listed here — in my humble opinion :-)

    It *is* very easy to use indeed and there is a version for virtually every language. Also, lots of filters and add-ons.

    -1
  • Tinu

    Friday, February 5th, 2010 20:34

    3

    Nice Roundup… Thanks for this list. I was not aware of some of the best sites, until now..

    -1
  • Michel

    Saturday, February 6th, 2010 11:22

    4

    Very intéressant, i like!

    -1
  • CSSim Benim

    Sunday, February 14th, 2010 02:33

    10

    I personally love Pixlr :)

    -1
  • Yacht Davits

    Friday, May 21st, 2010 11:51

    11

    Good list of online image editors. I knew about one 1 of them. Thanks for share good source.

    -1
  • Sweety

    Monday, January 23rd, 2012 02:45

    18

    i was just wondering if someone has a name a photo editor like picnik as easy as picnik i have been useing it for 3 years and now its closeing in april of this year 2012 i got a Email saying that so now im trying to find something very like it thank you for your help and sujstions :))

    -1
  • Saket Jajodia

    Monday, January 23rd, 2012 18:24

    19

    I hardly knew about three of them from this list.. And in that Picnik is going to close soon.. :(
    Thanks a lot Gustavs for this list.. Will share it with my team to help them..!! :)

    -1
  • melisa christian

    Monday, January 23rd, 2012 00:14

    17

    im a photographer that uses picnik and now that it is closing in april of 2012 does anybody have any tips on a different site that is the same as the picnik,, i love the user friendly way its put togeter..

    -1
  • Whirledmud

    Monday, October 25th, 2010 13:46

    13

    I also like paint.net and gimp — down-loadable and free

    -1
  • Vixka

    Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 05:58

    15

    I often use Pixlr for crop or resize image without photoshop.

    -1
  • Jordan

    Friday, February 5th, 2010 14:18

    1

    Ouppsss

    Photo editing,photo editing and photo editing…

    Flauntr,picnik……..etc

    Same editors,same topics in the same blog..:)

    Isn’t this enough guys? :)

    -2
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, February 5th, 2010 15:06

      2

      Jordan great to see, you evaluate our work and note difference between these posts.

      -2
  • Mary

    Monday, February 8th, 2010 18:53

    7

    Thanks for this. I’ve been a fan of Pixlr for a while now (it’s always nice to have something I can use when I’m not at home with Photoshop), but it’s great to see some other options I’d never heard of.

    -2
  • Rean John Uehara

    Sunday, October 9th, 2011 21:51

    16

    Hi, go to your desired article and press CTRL+P

    -2
  • Saket Jajodia

    Monday, January 23rd, 2012 18:24

    19

    I hardly knew about three of them from this list.. And in that Picnik is going to close soon.. :(
    Thanks a lot Gustavs for this list.. Will share it with my team to help them..!! :)

    -1
  • Sweety

    Monday, January 23rd, 2012 02:45

    18

    i was just wondering if someone has a name a photo editor like picnik as easy as picnik i have been useing it for 3 years and now its closeing in april of this year 2012 i got a Email saying that so now im trying to find something very like it thank you for your help and sujstions :))

    -1
  • melisa christian

    Monday, January 23rd, 2012 00:14

    17

    im a photographer that uses picnik and now that it is closing in april of 2012 does anybody have any tips on a different site that is the same as the picnik,, i love the user friendly way its put togeter..

    -1
  • Rean John Uehara

    Sunday, October 9th, 2011 21:51

    16

    Hi, go to your desired article and press CTRL+P

    -2
  • Vixka

    Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 05:58

    15

    I often use Pixlr for crop or resize image without photoshop.

    -1
  • SemExcel

    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 13:03

    14

    Good resources I was looking for an alternative to photoshop and I didn’t know there were so many other good softwares

    0
  • Whirledmud

    Monday, October 25th, 2010 13:46

    13

    I also like paint.net and gimp — down-loadable and free

    -1
  • Warner

    Thursday, June 24th, 2010 23:26

    12

    Wow cool. I am going to try this.

    0
  • Yacht Davits

    Friday, May 21st, 2010 11:51

    11

    Good list of online image editors. I knew about one 1 of them. Thanks for share good source.

    -1
  • CSSim Benim

    Sunday, February 14th, 2010 02:33

    10

    I personally love Pixlr :)

    -1
  • Patricia aka Karmacrochet

    Saturday, February 13th, 2010 19:35

    9

    Great list! I personally use Picnik and I love it. You can grab and publish from most networking sites (FB,twitter,picasam flickr, etc) all from there so it is very handy. :)

    0
  • Scott Thomas Photography

    Monday, February 8th, 2010 23:05

    8

    Wow! So many these days. When I first started using Picnik.com, there was only a couple of others (and I think they are no longer around). I like Picnik so much I pay extra for the full version. I use it for collages, adding text and quick edits to my online photos on Smugmug and flickr.

    -1
  • Mary

    Monday, February 8th, 2010 18:53

    7

    Thanks for this. I’ve been a fan of Pixlr for a while now (it’s always nice to have something I can use when I’m not at home with Photoshop), but it’s great to see some other options I’d never heard of.

    -2
  • Emmanuel Barthe

    Sunday, February 7th, 2010 20:59

    6

    Although it does not do as much as most of the sofware you’re presenting, IrfanView should be listed here — in my humble opinion :-)

    It *is* very easy to use indeed and there is a version for virtually every language. Also, lots of filters and add-ons.

    -1
  • Noel Wiggins

    Saturday, February 6th, 2010 17:46

    5

    I personally love picnik…

    Thanks and Regards

    Noel for Nopun.com
    a graphic design studio

    0
  • Michel

    Saturday, February 6th, 2010 11:22

    4

    Very intéressant, i like!

    -1
  • Tinu

    Friday, February 5th, 2010 20:34

    3

    Nice Roundup… Thanks for this list. I was not aware of some of the best sites, until now..

    -1
  • Jordan

    Friday, February 5th, 2010 14:18

    1

    Ouppsss

    Photo editing,photo editing and photo editing…

    Flauntr,picnik……..etc

    Same editors,same topics in the same blog..:)

    Isn’t this enough guys? :)

    -2
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, February 5th, 2010 15:06

      2

      Jordan great to see, you evaluate our work and note difference between these posts.

      -2

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