Are you tired of the same old photo editor? Do your website and social media images suffer from the same monotonous treatment? Don’t miss out on some great alternatives to kicking your images up a notch. It’s time to step outside of your editing box and try something different.
Most website owners and bloggers understand the importance of posting eye-catching images, but finding the time to create the desired effect isn’t a priority. So you stick to what’s familiar instead of giving your images some new life. If you want to find new, easy, and quick ways to edit your images, then read on.
If you’re a Photoshop pro, then continue to focus on your high-end editing skills while the rest of us savor the fares of the many free image editing sites available. Free and easier-to-use alternatives that give excellent and effective results — what are you waiting for?
For an online photo editing tool with superb painting applications, this is your Photoshop pseudo-facsimile. The toolbar at the top is easy to use, and the selection of painting, shapes, cropping, and transform options in the left toolbar gives you many editing options.
If you’re unhappy with the result, simply hit the arrows at the bottom to undo or redo your editing. To get all the options in the menu at the top, you’ll need to upgrade to pro.
Use it without downloading in your browser, or get the free app for iPad. Go to the Sumo Paint YouTube channel for helpful video tutorials and inspiration.
If you’re accustomed to using PicMonkey, this will be familiar territory. Ribbet was built to stand in for the closure of Google’s Picnik in 2012, using the same platform and offering many of the same features. If you like frogs and you want an easy transition from either Picnik or PicMonkey, then try this. You might even find you like it better.
It also offers the ability to save your favorites in the cloud, something you can’t do in PicMonkey. You can also save directly to Picasa, Google+, Flickr, and Facebook, or print right from the app. As with any free software, there are ads, but I didn’t find them nearly as distracting as with PicMonkey.
This photo-editing platform is said to be “leaving other apps in the cold.” Its founder, Borui Wang, is featured in Forbes magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 awards in the consumer tech category. Since founding Polarr in 2014, the company became the number one app on Product Hunt after just one day on the site, garnering 30,000 users in its first month, and over 4 million worldwide today.
If that’s not enough to get you curious, Polarr delivers technical effects geared to the powerhouse photographer. This means the editing tools are effortless, allowing the “Polarrians” (what they prefer to call their users) to “effortlessly express their perspectives and attitudes toward life, universe, and everything, without losing the fidelity of their creative desire and inspirations.”
This gives you more time to do what you like to do and less time fussing around trying to get the exact photo effect. Who doesn’t want that?
A new desktop version is coming the end of June for Mac, Chrome, and Windows, so be sure to check back and see the results.
Image editors help give your blog posts and social media accounts an added visual appeal. There are many options for different layouts, templates, and fun features, but when it comes to fun, FotoJet has it in spades.
FotoJet calls itself a collage maker, but it’s so much more. If you’re looking for a creative way to approach your images, this will give you ample new ideas. There are templates for all the main social media platforms, many different themes for photo cards, and a miscellaneous section that includes magazines, quirky backgrounds, designer frames, and comics.
No need to spend a lot of time and money on making eye-catching images for your social media and blog posts. FotoJet is free to use and very user-friendly, with no advanced technical expertise required, although there are easy tutorials if you need some help figuring the process out..
Forget that it looks like it was built fifteen years ago. Despite its unappealing first impression, it has some unique features that are worth taking a look at.
Fotoflexer calls itself “the world’s most advanced online image editor,” although this claim would be more aptly rephrased as “world’s most whimsical” online image editor. The glitter text aside, some of the more outlandish features include green aliens in space.
Forget using it to add text unless you want to enclose it in a big white box. For ideas on how to use its more singular features are demonstrated in the fotoflexer demos. These options can be adapted for many other uses. For example, changing the background in the “Alien in Space” demo, unless you’re keen on green cosmic visages.
We’re not done yet! Come back next month for more new and exciting photo editing sites that are free to use.