Top FREE Image and Photo Editing Sites

Reblogger Sara Bonert
Services for Real Estate Pros with Zillow
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I am sad to see Picnik shut down, it is a great site.  They are offering all of their premium services for free until closing day, so take advantage while you can.  But big thanks to Brad for pulling all of these other resources together.  I will definitely be trying them out. 

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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Roy Kelley
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Good choice for a re-blog. Flickr has announced that they will be offering photo editing to replace their current connection with Picnik.  

Currently, I recommend the combination of Flickr and Picnik.

Jan 23, 2012 02:07 AM #1
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Thanks for the sharing and reblogging this Sara. 

Roy, I use Flickr for hosting all my photos so that's great news, thanks.

Jan 23, 2012 03:19 AM #2
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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Glad you re-blogged this one - especially with Picnik premium being free until shut down. Why not take advantage?

Jan 23, 2012 05:38 AM #3
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yanni raz
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Love this post. You should promote this also on RESocialclub.com

Good luck

May 18, 2012 12:00 PM #4
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Sara Bonert
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Since posting this, ipiccy.com has become my go to site for photo editting.  It actually has more advanced editting functions than picnik did, and the price is just as good! (free)

May 30, 2012 02:30 AM #5
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Thanks for sharing these details with everyone.

 

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Jun 05, 2012 08:05 PM #6
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Thanks so much for sharing this post. Great information, I learned a lot and appreciate the time and effort spent creating it

Jul 24, 2012 12:29 PM #7
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Great collection of photo editing sites.

I love BeFunky. I think, it is the best app for IPhone over there. And it is Free:)

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