Top FREE Image and Photo Editing Sites

Reblogger Jeanean Gendron
Real Estate Agent with The Address Realty BRE#01299346

Brad is giving us good information here on alternatives to Picnik. Thank you Brad, as we are all in a spin with our Fav Picnik going away. Always the "go to" person for our blogging world and all our needs. Hope life is treating you well. Always a pleasure!

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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Great job and thanks for the info good luck to you this year keep up the good work

Jan 22, 2012 11:53 PM #1
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Great information, thank you for sharing it.  Photoscape is another good free one.

Jan 22, 2012 11:53 PM #2
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Roy Kelley
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Good choice for a re-blog. Flickr has announced that they will offer photo editing features to replace their current connection with Picnik.  

For those that are not using Flickr, I recommend it.  That is where I store the photographs that I use in blogs.

Jan 23, 2012 12:52 AM #3
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Thanks for the re-post. I'm in hopes of finding something as simple as Picnik as time is so limited or it seems to be.

Jan 23, 2012 02:48 AM #4
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I'll check them out, but I love going Picnik'ing. :) I sure hope they stick around - sigh.

Jan 23, 2012 03:49 AM #5
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Kathleen Daniels
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Jeanean,  I will check this out and bookmark.  I know you will too.  I expect to see some great creations from you just like you did with Picnik! Thanks for spreading the news!

Jan 23, 2012 04:00 AM #6
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Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
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Jeanean, I joined photoshop.com some time ago and actually forgot about it as I loved picnik.  I've saved all of the above links under by bookmarks for photo editors and will check them all out.  Brad is so great and provides us so much information to help us here in the Rain.

Jan 23, 2012 04:40 AM #7
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Mary Yonkers
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Jeanean--Thanks for the reblog about Picnik.  Most of  these sites are new to me, but I will bookmark Brad's post so I can investigate which one I want to use.  I thank Rebecca for sending me here today.

Jan 23, 2012 06:32 AM #8
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Hi, Jeanean -- thanks for the re-blog -- this is great info!  Have a wonderful week, Eric

Jan 23, 2012 12:38 PM #9
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Trey Thurmond
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Now this is some really useful stuff Jeanean. I have paid for several sites that offer way less than these! Thankyou

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