Earlier in the week I posted about the alternatives to Photoshop that can be downloaded for Mac and Windows. Today’s post is a list of some free alternatives for Photoshop that are available online within your browser, incase you don’t want to download a program or need to quickly edit an image. These alternatives are free for basic edits although some offer premium services with more features. Make sure your browsers flash plugin is up to date as that’s what most of these run on.
- Pixlr Editor
Allows you to open a new image with layers and gives the same crop,rotate, selection and gradient tools as Photoshop but lacks the creative effects of photoshop that would be involved in creating graphics and design elements. Has a good list of filters & adjustments however so I think it’s nice for bloggers to quickly adjust photos. Pixlr Editor is available here.
- Pixlr Express
Pixlr Express allows you crop, rotate and resize. It has a couple of effects, overlays, borders and allows you to add text. Would be good for quick touchups for blogging.
Pixlr-o-matic is an instagram inspired editor. Giving you effects, overlays, borders and such to give a vintage type feel to your photos.
Foter allows you to edit photos, apply adjustments, add effects, frames, clip art, retouching and create collages. Can also be downloaded on iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac.
PicMonkey is quite a popular choice, allowing you to apply adjustments, add effects, clip art, retouching, create collages and upgrade for more features.
BeFunky allows adjustments, effects, filters, clip art, collages, etc and is very similar to PicMonkey.
Ribbet lets you add effects, perform touch ups and do some basic editing. Visually the interface isn’t the best but if working on a larger screen it shouldn’t be too bad.
FotoFlexer lets you edit, adjust hue and saturation, apply effects and text, fix blemishes, smoothen the skin and add multiple images.
LunaPic lets you edit and apply adjustments to your image. It also let you apply frames, borders, buttons, clip art, etc and create gif like animations with effects.
- Sumo Paint
SumoPaint is pretty similar to photoshop but with only a couple of adjustments, effects & filters. Can upgrade to a pro account.
- Photoshop Express
Photoshop Express is a free basic version of Photoshop available online from Adobe allowing you to resize, crop, rotate as well as offering white balance alterations, exposure, saturation, touchups and effects. My favorite effect here is the pop color. You select an area, everywhere else turns grayscale leaving just a “pop of colour” which you can then alter. It’s the quickest way I’ve ever come across doing this (while giving proper results). It has an easy interface and it’s nice to navigate around. Photoshop Express allows you to save on computer, photoshop.com account, flickr, photobucket, Facebook. I think this is a great option for bloggers who need to quickly touch up photos.
Rollip is quite similar to Pixlr-o-matic and not really a Photoshop alternative but it’s an online editor and is just like Instagram without the sharing feature. It offers 40 filters/effects similar to those that you’d see on Instagram. Doesn’t offer customise adjustments however, but creates nice vintage effects and it’s so simply to use.