Top FREE Image and Photo Editing Sites

Reblogger Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Real Estate Agent with Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!

Yesterday I was a little taken back by the news that one of my favorite photo editing sites would be shutting down. 

Today, here comes Brad Andersohn to the rescue with a number of alternatives that really sound great.  Thanks Brad! 

I definitely will be checking these out and I'm pretty comfortable to say, that I'll probably be finding a new favorite right here. 

Original content by Brad Andersohn

There is so much concern and “Buzz” about Google shutting down Picnik.com, I decided to provide you with some alternative tools for editing and customizing your graphics, photos, and images.   While Picnik.com will be shutting down in April 2012, here are some other options you have available immediately.

FotoFlexer – Create some dazzling photo and image effects in your browser for FREE.  Use Animations, resizing, coloring, contrast and more.  Take a look at These 5 Demo’s for a quick tour of what FotoFlexer has to offer, you’ll love some of these cool features.  Smart Scissor is a favorite feature.

Pixlrand for Picnik users, try Pixlr Express.  You’ll love the Editor, the Pixlr-o-matic, the Pixlr Grabber for Firefox and Chrome browsers, and the Pixlr Imm.io hosting, all of which are very robust and user friendly cool features.

LunaPic – This site will rock your world!  Lunapic offers more choices and options for photo editing and custom effects than some of the paid software applications I’ve purchased and used in the past.  Use vignettes, color bars, animated imaging, picture frames, retro color, collages, custom text, reflection animations, slide shows, and a ton more.  One of the most feature rich FREE online editors available.  You’re gonna love this site.

FreeOnlinePhotoEditor – A really simple and easy to use photo and image editor for those “quick fix and gotta go” graphics.  Very basic but simple and fast.  Some of the other online photo and image tools include:  OnlinePhotoTool.com: Online photo editorAutomatically resize your images when sending it by emailCreate an Image from your RSS feedCreate Image from your Tweet and Twitter account, and Create, save and email screenshots.

BeFunky -  Be Funky lets you do some pretty amazing things with your photos and graphics.  Most of the features and tools are focused on creating cool, fun, and funky effects and artwork.  The site’s name says it.  Some of the effects available would take hours to create in Photoshop or other high end and costly photo/image editors.

Definitely worthy of a visit and tour.

Photoshop.com – That’s right, you can use Photoshop online and for FREE.  You’ll need to register, but I promise it will be worth it.  The Photoshop tools are powerful and very easy to use.  Be prepared to spend a little time here, you’ll be amazed at what they have to offer and allow you to do online for free.  I’m not going to lie, this is one of my favorites and my personal replacement for Picnik.com closing down.

GIMP – GIMP is very similar to Adobe Photoshop except that GIMP is FREE.  It does require you to download the software but one huge benefit to that is it will never be bought and shut down on you.  It is a very powerful and feature intense program so unless you’re really experienced with editing and graphic design, or you have more time than it takes to close a short sale, you may want to stick with one of the others.

I personally like to use GIMP for graphic design more than image or photo editing.

Combine all these together and you’ll have more FREE editing tools and features than you’ll ever need or use and absolutely FREE.  Take a few moments to review each site, bookmark them, then give each one a try to see which one(s) best meet your photo and image editing needs.  Enjoy! 

 

 

          

 

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Silvia - I missed the post by Brad Anderson so I'm glad you re-posted it.  Lot's of great suggestions for us to use.

Jan 22, 2012 12:06 PM #1
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i would love to photo shop a new hair cut (where i actually had hair! and maybe a tuck here and there:(

Jan 22, 2012 12:07 PM #2
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Laura, glad you found it this way, there is too much good information in it to miss!

Dave, you know, there's probably a program that would make that entirely possible!  lol

Jan 22, 2012 12:19 PM #3
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Silvia

Thanks for sharing the re-post and the information.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 22, 2012 01:08 PM #4
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Hi Silvia, just glancing through them all, I think I already found my new favorite... just waiting on that Picnik refund and I'll be making the move! While it's a bummer that Picnik is shutting down (although I think it's just a smart Google+ move and will be reinvented there), it's always exciting to try something new! Thanks for the reblog!

Jan 22, 2012 01:14 PM #5
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Thanks for the reblog Silvia, it's always good to check out new photo editing sites.

Jan 22, 2012 07:25 PM #6
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Lou, you are welcome.

Andrea, I agree with you about Picnik resurfacing under Google+.  Meanwhile, some other sites benefit from this by gaining some customers.

Tom, it really is, when we are contend with something, we don't bother to look for something new necessarily.  This has shaken things up in more than one way!

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Silvia  I too missed this post - thank you for reposting

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Silvia

Thanks for the reblog.

Yes, Brad is a real treasure for finding all kinds of solutions. He is definitely one whose blog one should subscribe to.

 

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Karen, glad you were able to find it through the reblog.

Pacita, you are right!

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Silva Brad always find resources that can help the members here. His effort is so appreciated.

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