Photo Editing Online
Our favorite at the CTC used to be Picnik, but they were bought by Google and rolled into Google+, so, unless you're one of the 15 Google employees currently using Google+, you're probably not going to find that very useful. Luckily, the internets are full of other options:
- Pixlr is actually a suite of three apps: Pixlr Editor, a full-featured photo editor similar to GIMP or Photoshop; Pixlr Express, a quick and easy way to fix simple color and exposure problems, add overlays and "stickers," or apply filters; and Pixlr-o-Matic, which is essentially Instagram without a phone. The Express option is great for most jobs - it's what I used to make the beautiful self-portrait featured on this blog. That's watermelon with a mustache on my head, by the way.
- Photoshop Express is Adobe's online, free version of Photoshop Elements. If you're more interested in color and exposure correction and removing red-eye than, say, putting a watermelon with a mustache on your head, this might be the place to head first. Though you can still do that, should you wish to do so.
- Do you ever look at a picture and think, "What this picture really needs is animated hearts floating all over it"? Were you the type of person who just couldn't fit enough animated GIFs on your MySpace page? Then you should immediately head over to LunaPic. Please.
There are, of course, many more options - a Google search for "online photo editor" brings up just over a billion results. Do you have a favorite photo app? Let us know in the comments!