Photo Editing Online

Sunday, the CTC will host the second of two classes on Photoshop Elements. The class will be fun, as I am teaching it and my snaggle-toothed charm will eventually win you over. But do you have photos you need to edit and you don't own Elements? Alternately, do you feel compelled to make photos of yourself look ridiculous? Come with me into the internet for some free online options...

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!

Written by nate on September 11, 2012


SkullNut on February 12, 2013


I use to edit my photos because it has Photoshop like tools and you can edit in layers.

maruthu on October 29, 2013


album editing

Harris on April 29, 2014


This is my very pleasure that I've come to know about some important issue of of photo editing online and I can hope that in such information will surely be handy for me to edit my photos online. So thanks :)

Anonymous on December 29, 2015


Hey, i am professional web designer, and i see you shared pixlr, editor. Well pixlr has started hiding many option under there paid version . hence i would like to share a which is same editor but you will amazed to know that this editor has all paid feature of pixlr in there free version Hope it will help your users. Thanks

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