The best free online photo editors

There are many free high-quality photo editors available online if you don’t  know where to look. We’ve put together some of the best options here.

Looking to enhance your photos but don’t know which online photo editors to use? worry not we’ve created a handy guide to help choose the one that’s right for you.

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No matter what your skill level as a photographer or the quality of a photo before editing, there are almost always things that can be improved or retouched in some way. That’s where photo editing applications come in, because quality plays a inportant roll and you shouldn’t have to ruin yourself to get the level of finish you want for your work.

Multi-Platform Photo Editors

GIMP

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When it comes to free photo editors, GIMP the king! Short for GNU Image Manipulation Program, GIMP is the closest program to Photoshop that you can get without paying a cent. It has an impressive number of professional-quality features, a fully configurable interface, allows you to fine-tune images antains a fully integrated set of tools to create original, professional-quality artwork.

It has an impressive number of professional-quality features, a fully configurable interface, allows you to fine-tune images and contains a fully integrated set of tools to create original, professional-quality artwork.

If you can do it in Photoshop, you can almost certainly do it in GIMP. If you want even more options, you can also use Photoshop’s plug-ins, which give you flexibility unmatched by any other free photo editor. GIMP is also open-source, which means that if you have the know-how, you’ll be able to add your own filters and features if you wish.

If you have experience with image editing software, you should get familiar with GIMP fairly quickly, but those who are not very familiar with image editing software may find the interface cluttered or not intuitive. A fair trade-off for the editing power you get for free!

Photoscape X

For a free program, Photoscape is actually quite impressive it’s fantastic for editing and managing your personal photo archive. While Photoscape is a bit lacking in the interface department (it can be somewhat confusing), it contains an image viewer, batch processing, a screen-capture tool, and a great selection of filters and effects to take your photographs to the next level.

The photo editing portion of this app is where it truly shines, and even new users will be able to produce exceptional, professional-looking shots in moments. Photoscape even has some handy little functions to make your photographs look like analog shots, a decent cut-out feature, image transformation capability; it also gives access to over 240 figures, frames and borders, and more than 1000 patterns to use in your creatives.

Online Photo Editors

Pixlr

Do you want to make quick changes to your photos without too many problems? Although you have to register before you can use the myriad of features of Pixlr, the extra few minutes of configuration are well worth it.

This online photo editor is available via your browser, the iPhone and Android platforms, and offers a number of simple one-click functions and a relatively robust set of tools. Perhaps the best feature of this application is its ease of use: it contains tutorials to guide you through the more complex functions and can be mastered very quickly once you get the hang of it. If you are familiar with photo editing applications, then this is a fantastic choice for you.

In addition to this great little program, the company also provides Vectr (a free vector graphics editor), some free graphics that you can use in your creations, and a nice selection of free stock images if the need arises.

A small caveat: although using this application is free, the best features are blocked behind a firewall. You will need to upgrade to the Pro version if you want to take advantage of the more advanced features. Despite this, it remains one of the most popular iPhone photo editors in the world.

Instasize Photo Editor Video

Available on both iOS and Android, Instasize is designed for mobile publishing. Its sleek design is user-friendly and doesn’t reduce features and tools. Crop and resize are the application’s strong points, but when it comes to image editing, the application lets you get to the heart of the matter: manipulating exposure and brightness, hue and warmth, shadows and lights, contrast, sharpness and saturation.

Other useful features include robust beauty tools, unique borders, a collage creator, and a text editor. With Instasize, anyone, regardless of skill level, can add a personal and professional touch to their photos online. The only limit is your creativity!

Fotor

The free photo editor Fotor (for Windows or web browsers) is an excellent tool with an extremely easy to understand user interface that makes it simple to use. Taking into account the instability of some browser-based programs, Fotor’s performance is fantastic and does not consume system resources, which can cause your computer to run like a broken locomotive and waste precious time.

Fotor offers a wonderful set of intelligent filters and effects, as well as an attractive photo collage tool, and can process RAW files without too many problems. Fotor also allows some limited design features in the form of business cards, social media images, posters, banners, documents and invitations, which should be useful for bloggers and digital marketers.

Although Fotor has no real artistic function such as a brush and is not suitable for really high-end effects like the other applications on this list, it does what it does very well and is good for general photo editing for those who do not need advanced features.

Befunky

Befunky is simple, intuitive, and one of the best performance options on this list. It features a variety of impressive features to enhance the quality of your image as well as a simple and enjoyable paste function. Like Fotor above, Befunky also contains many design elements that allow you to create beautiful postcards, brochures, posters, slides for Powerpoint presentations and invitations in just a few simple steps.

If your goal is to create social network messages, printable documents or a presentation for a client, Befunky is a good option for you.

PicMonkey

The best feature of PicMonkey is its ease of use compared to the more advanced options in our list. It’s simple and the user interface is user-friendly and intuitive (so much so that my eight-year-old son can operate it in a matter of moments), logically laid out and uncluttered. With an excellent collage generator that surpasses most other simple photo editors, PicMonkey is accessible to everyone.

It also has all sorts of useful templates that speed up your work and make it easy to create headers and banners for blogs, websites and marketing materials. Although PicMonkey can only handle one file at a time, it is still a great option for an online photo editing application.

Like many other entries on this list, PicMonkey has additional features hidden behind a payment wall. You can always take a 7-day free trial to access these extra features, but you must select a billing option to do so.

Photoshop Express

An excellent browser-based online photo editor, Photoshop Express is extremely well designed (hopefully from Adobe) and has all the features you’d expect from an image-editing program.

Everything is immediately accessible, regardless of your previous experience. Another bonus: no plugin is required as long as you have Flash installed, and you can simply drag and drop your images to start working.

The downside: Photoshop Express currently only supports JPG files and contains no social media sharing features. This could be a crippling limitation for some people now that PNG is a much more widely used extension.

Anyone with a camera has a multitude of options, and you’ll want to play with some of them before choosing the best photo editing application for your needs. Whether you’re an experienced user looking to batch-process a thousand photos that have been waiting for a year or a novice looking to cut your teeth in the blogosphere, there’s a tool in this list that will do exactly what you need.

Ribbet

Ribbet’s main strength lies in its ease of use. Even the most inexperienced novice can master Ribbet quickly thanks to the fantastic user interface and attention to the great user experience. Like the other options in this list, it contains a paste function as well as a variety of different tools allowing you to add over 70 different fonts, create stickers, and much more.

Ribbet offers great sharing options as well as free cloud storage to help you save and sort your photos so that they are available at all times. It’s solid, fun to look at, and will only get better over time.

It is important to note one thing: using the more advanced features of Ribbet will require an upgrade to the Premium version. In spite of this, you have access to most of the program’s features with the free option and it is an excellent platform to get the most out of your images. Available for iPhone and iPad and with the upcoming launch of an Android version, you can take it with you wherever you go.

Which Photo Editor is the Right choice for you?

Anyone with a camera has a multitude of options, and you’ll want to play with some of them before choosing the best photo editing application for your needs. Whether you’re an experienced user looking to batch-process a thousand photos that have been waiting for a year or a novice looking to cut your teeth in the blogosphere, there’s a tool in this list that will do exactly what you need.

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