Give your photos some fine tuning with more free online photo editing sites. In the last post we covered several sites for boosting your social media and website photos, but the list keeps growing.
Visual media is a must when you want to attract attention, whether it’s in your online newsletter, blog, Facebook post, or your website’s homepage. Don’t miss out on these photo editing sites for free and easy ways to get your images ready to make a big impression on your visitors.
Photoshop Express is Adobe’s solution to giving you free online editing software to use wherever you go. It’s available on not only all the major platforms, but on your smartphone and iPad apps.
It supports JPEG files no larger than 16 megapixels, the size typically used by point and shoot cameras and mobile phones, and seamlessly shares your images to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. When you just want to create a high-quality image in a few clicks, it’s the quick fix you’re looking for.
For software that boasts the basics plus a few fun features at no cost, here’s an alternative to Photoshop that any beginner can learn. You won’t go away disappointed.
Contrary to what the site’s name suggests, cats are not required when using this photo editing site. You can upload any image to Photocat, and it will automatically resize it if it’s too large. So those high megapixel images from your smartphone aren’t a problem.
You get all the basic editing tools as well as some fun retouch effects, such as changing eye color, removing blemishes, and adding blush, making it perfect for creating an instant glamour portrait. You can also create easy collages to share.
Photocat is free to use on the web or for $.99 to buy as an app on your smartphone, and offers direct sharing with Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Fotor reminds me a lot of Picmonkey, so if you’re already familiar with either of these sites, you won’t find too much difference. One of the easy-to-use features of both is the ability to add text, including the ability to use the text saved to your computer.
The one exception is the HDR feature in Fotor. This is when you have the AEB (auto exposure bracketing) photos of the same scene with different lighting, such as one that is overexposed and one underexposed. Fotor HDR will take these multi-exposure shots and create one image. Learn more about it Moblivious, and note that you can select your own already taken AEB photos now.
Fotor also has a convenient 1-tap enhance button that works well for when you’re in a super rush.
This is the site for you if you want to create images that appeal to teens and kids, or you’re aiming for something quirky and humorous. For someone interested in adding some “piZap” to a Facebook photo, this is also the place. It has a fast meme-making option and a killer collection of stickers to color your images with.
For the user who wants basic photo edits, this is not the place, although there are some funky fonts, backgrounds, and frames to perk up your photos if that’s your style. You can also create your Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube cover photos with the design app, or use their new transparent background.
There’s plenty to have fun with, and it’s as straightforward as it gets, including the first editing step of selecting your photo. You get to choose directly from any of these: your computer, Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Search, piZap Backgrounds, Webcam, Flickr, and Picasa.
So go and give your photos some piZap, and don’t forget to have fun.
When you create an account on Phixr, you are able to access your settings and current work from any computer. It supports easy upload of your photos from Facebook, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, and Dropbox, which you can then directly upload to your favorite social media. They’ve also just enabled upload straight to your WordPress site’s media library, a handy feature not typically offered.
You get your basic editing features plus Phixr’s fun effects, including text, speech bubbles, color effects, and some really cool overlays. The site is not the most modern you will come across, but the unique features make the trip here totally worthwhile when you want to experiment with new effects.
Be sure to stay current on any new features with the Phixr Blog, a good indication that this photo editor site continues to be monitored and updated.
There’s more to come on free photo editing sites, so check back here soon and get the complete list at Web Savvy Marketers.