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Top 10 Free Online Photo Editing Websites

Today I’m going to give you a list of the top 10 free online photo editing Websites. Why you might ask? For many reasons but mainly because you’ve asked me to! :) I’m really glad I added a Suggestion Box because you guys are using it! Keep it up.

I think this post is quite pertinent with the economy the way it is right now, and will probably be for a few years. You might think twice about your future luxury purchases like Lightroom or Photoshop.

If you already have them then you might want to look at this list anyways since online photo editing could be very practical when you’re traveling without a laptop. You certainly don’t want your friends and family to see your unprocessed images now do you? 😉 They might think traveling reduces your photo IQ!

So without further ado, here are the top 10 online photo editing Websites. IF you plan on using Photoshop Express, I strongly suggest you take a look at my 2-part walk through tutorials: Part 1 & Part 2.

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31 responses on "Top 10 Free Online Photo Editing Websites"

  1. Nice toplist there, will sure come in handy sometime :) Although, I was a little surprised that Pixlr wasn’t on there at all.

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    Hey Pestbarn

    great link! thx for adding to the list. :)

  3. I think the thing I’d be more interested to know is, what are the “specialties” or cool unique features of each of those. And is there anything that any of those online editors can do that couldn’t be easily replicated with free software such as GIMP.

  4. Would love to know in what order you rate these sites, and why (differences in features, ease of use, etc), and what your recommendation would be.

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    @ Scott & Martin

    Thanks for your comments.. and I knew some people would be asking me this. :) The only one I tried in detail is Photoshop Express, hence the tutorials. I quickly fiddled with a few others but not enough to rate them honestly.

    But from what I’ve seen, they all seem to have the basic features of crop, rotate, curves….

    It wasn’t my intention to review them but just to give readers a heads up of what’s out there.

  6. Hi
    Not really a editor, but a very nice tool: Try http://rsizr.com. It uses a new algorithm which allows you to resize an image whitout loosing proportions. Its used in the new Photoshop too.

    Remark: Try it with 800×600, everything above is a bit too big for Flash 😉

  7. I must say you have collected the best sites for this blog.. Will surely give a look to them..

  8. Were did you find these informations?

  9. Have you tried Sumopaint ? The closest on-line service to Photoshop

  10. How do I get a “personal URL” for Photoshop Express ? Thank you for your help.

  11. Hi! What is that website that makes Pictures and it starts with an M??
    Please get back soon!

  12. I just watched Yanik’s smooth and thorough tutorial:
    ‘Adobe Photoshop Express Beta (TM) Walkthrough Part 2: EDITING’
    IMPRESSED – by the technology out there (photo as hobby since HS, but editing new to me)
    AND by the style and pace and manner of Yanil’s presentation – –

  13. I use picnik. I have tried photoshop but it just seems slower and I just all around dont like it as much. I would recommend PICNIK for sure!

  14. I recommend Picnik too. Soo Easy and Has Everything you could ever need for a perfect photo. I recommend this for wedding fotos too. Its AMAZING.

  15. websites where you can make normal pictures look like polaroids? :))

  16. Nice list. When updating the list please consider http://www.mersica.com – The world’s most advanced online graphic design tool combined with the world’s biggest selection of customizable products.

    It’s a free online graphic design (DTP) application with built-in free image/vector editor. It has built-in 900 fonts and thousands of images.

  17. hey. iam bob.
    i think you should put picnik.com on your list.
    its so good.
    from Bob

  18. A really interesting collection of links!
    Thank you!


  19. Any websites that can do 3D editing ?

  20. There is a website where you can simply convert your photo to sketch or painting or B&W with different colors with maintaining actual size..
    And that is totally free……

  21. Picnik is the easiest to use…=]

  22. Comprehensive reviews and comparisons of these photo editing websites can be found at http://www.bestfreephotoeditors.com

  23. Great post. Definitely helpful and useful tools.

  24. Picnik is good but all the good collages are in PREMIUM…are there any websites that can do collages like those in Picnik?

  25. Thanks for the great freebie, I think this one can be very useful for your readers too: http://smashingwall.com/freebies/photo-editing-websites/ 30 Cool Online Photo Editing Websites

  26. there are some websites that are good. Like PICNIK, FOFOFLEXER, SPLASHUP! THANKS ALOT!

  27. There is free website where you can add different-differnt effect to your image i.e. sketch, painting, drawing etc. and That is totally free…


  28. I would recommend http://www.muzy.com because you can make collages, edit photos, kaleidomood, mirror status, mobile uploads, and some much more and it’s all for free! That is why I recommend muzy. Plus I only us Picnik for text. (Words) But Muzy Also Handles that to. Picnik cost money for some stuff.

  29. Hey, for those who need wp themes, here are some really awesome themes and are totally FREE. http://www.creattor.com

  30. You should consider adding Ribbet to your list:


    It is an excellent online photo editor based on the Picnik platform, and for a limited time all their premium features are free. Ribbet has thousands of effects, stickers, frames, and advanced effects like levels, clone and curves, and all uploads and edited photos are kept in an online history for registered users.

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