These days, if you're looking to manipulate or edit your photos and images, it shouldn't mean you have to purchase expensive software or engage a professional. A lot of the functionality that the majority of people need is available with free or low cost web-based image & photo editors.
Below we've listed some of the most popular, efficient and powerful online photo editors and image tools. We hope you find them useful!
Our Top Choices:
Aviary - www.aviary.com
Aviary is a comprehensive suite of tools which includes an Image Editor, Image Markup Tool, Effects Editor, Swatch Editor and Vector Editor. There are many videos tutorials on how to use Aviary to produce some stunning photo effects.
BeFunky - www.befunky.com
BeFunky allows you to easily create photographically rich and artistic results from your digital images without the need for any technical knowledge. These "one-click" photo effect options produce desired results effortlessly and each effect comes with the option to make simple adjustments.
flauntR - www.flauntr.com
This online photo editor features more fun options than some of the other editors listed and allows you to export your image to popular social sites like Facebook, Blogger and Windows Live Spaces, through the ProfilR editing tool.
FotoFlexer - www.fotoflexer.com
FotoFlexer was founded by Arbor Labs and is described as the world's most advanced online digital photo editor. It performs advanced effects previously only available to professionals using expensive software.
Photoshop.com - www.photoshop.com
Photoshop.com is the complete solution for managing, editing, storing, and sharing your photos online, with tutorials, inspiration and more. Photoshop.com is available on any web-enabled computer, compatible mobile phones, and directly from within Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 or Adobe Premiere Elements 7 software.
Picnik - www.picnik.com
Picnik 'makes your photos fabulous' with their easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames. You can also import photos directly from most photo sharing sites such as Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, Facebook, Photobucket or your own url.
Picnik has just been puirchased by Google, so it'll be interesting to see how this service develops moving forward.
Pixlr - www.pixlr.com
Pixlr is the creator of online cloud-based image tools. As of now they have two applications in their suite; one is Pixlr Editor and the other is Pixlr Express.
The Pixlr services is built for users that have basic needs, such as editing web images to be posted on social networks like Facebook, MySpace and image sites like Flickr, Fotolog, Photobucket etc.
piZap - www.pizap.com
piZap is a free online photo editor featuring fun free photo effects, photo stickers and one click effects for your digital photos. piZap provides a very easy to use photo editor that lets you add photo effects, custom text or speech bubbles, hundreds of original colorful stickers, a full painting program, and much more.
Splashup - www.splashup.com
Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it's easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress.
You can open files from your computer or from all popular photo sharing sites. It supports the concept of layers, like with Gimp and Photoshop. Splashup also has the ability to import images directly from your webcam.
Sumo Paint - www.sumopaint.com
Sumo Paint allows to create, edit and comment images online with powerful tools and layer support. Sumo Paint also claim to be the easiest, fastest and most creative paint application on the Internet.