Free Online Image and Photo Editors

The Web 2.0, in my opinion will soon be called Web 3.0 as more software companies take advantage of RIA (Rich Internet Application) and HTML5 to push the boundaries of the status quo and provide true applications that equal their desktop or standalone counterparts in functionality and usability. A case in point is Splashup (http://www.splashup.com/splashup/) and Pixenate (http://pixenate.com/); a photo editor and an image editor that provide the same functionality as many counterparts on the desktop.

Splashup




Splashup is a full feature image editor tool. Written in Adobe flash, It is accessible from anywhere and integrates with most top photo web sites and offers Adobe Photoshop or CS5 features like layers, multi picture editing and pixel level control. They offer a sleek UI with all the standard controls you would find in software like MS-Paint (Windows) or Paintbrush (Mac).

They also have a lite version, which can be installed on a PC, MAC or mobile device like iPAD.

Splashup Editor
Splashup Editor

Pixenate



The other tool I have found that is great for create or modifying icons is the Pixenate web application. This software is for photos and offers many fantastic tools to add interesting effects to an existing photo like: cropping and resizing, vertical or horizontal flipping, rotation, normalizing effects for noise reduction, photo re-alignment and brightening. You can also spruce the photos color, remove red eye and whiten teeth.

In addition to these great tools, Pixenate, which is 100% Javascript has an entensive API so that developer can create custom solutions using Sxoop Technologies powerful software application.
The API is accessible here: http://pixenate.com/pixenate/docs/API-Reference.html. They also have a complete documentation on using Pixenate and also for developers which is available at this address: http://pixenate.com/productinfo/Documentation.html

Do you need to install Pixenate in your own application as part of a greater software system. Installation instructions are accessible from this address: http://pixenate.com/pixenate/docs/Installation-Guide.html and as well a faily complete customization guide: http://pixenate.com/pixenate/docs/Customization-Guide.html

Pixenate Editor
Pixenate Editor

I find both these tools so useful when I need to adapt an image for an application or article as I am often writing from different locations I need tools where I can access my work wherever I am keep everything in sync.

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France Travel Inf 5 years ago

I have just signed up with Splashup and am amazed! I can't wait to see if my little netbook can cope with Splashup. I used picnik.com this summer in France to edit photos for the website and while it has its uses Splashup would be so much better for my needs!! Voted up, useful and interesting!


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klanguedoc 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks very much. I also used for a little app I was working on. It came in handy since.


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wilderness 5 years ago from Boise, Idaho

As I write more and more hubs on HP and want photos in all of them (most of which are my own) I am in need of a simple editor. It looks like either one of these would do the job quite well. Thanks for the info - a well written hub and voted up and useful.


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klanguedoc 5 years ago from Canada Author

You will be amazed just how well these work. I was and am really impressed with the functionality. Thanks


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TrahnTheMan 4 years ago from Asia, Oceania & between

This is awesome! SUPER helpful hub klanguedoc, thanks! Voted up.


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klanguedoc 4 years ago from Canada Author

Great! Thanks for the feedback. I use this on and off. Fairly easy to work with.


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mecheshier 4 years ago

Great Hub... Thank you for sharing such wonderful information and free software for pics. Fabulous Aps. Voted up for useful.


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klanguedoc 4 years ago from Canada Author

Super! thanks for the great feedback. you should also have a look at GIMP, it is available for Windows and Mac but it was made for X Windows (Unix). It is as powerful as Illustrator (or almost) and it is free.


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TrahnTheMan 4 years ago from Asia, Oceania & between

Pixelmator is currently $15 at the iTunes store-- not a free online editor, but very powerful for the price (was around $60...).


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klanguedoc 4 years ago from Canada Author

Haha!, it was free when I wrote the hub. However may I suggest GIMP which is a photo manipulation as powerful (or nearly) as Adobe Illustrator. It is not only free, it is open source as well. Here is the link

http://www.gimp.org/

I will revise my article and thanks for the feedback.


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TrahnTheMan 4 years ago from Asia, Oceania & between

Great! GIMP here I come :-)


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klanguedoc 4 years ago from Canada Author

Sure, no problem


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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

I want to check both of these out and Gimp as well. Thank you, klanguedoc! I had wanted a free online photo editor that works like Photoshop. With the fast upgrades on graphic software and its expensive price tag, how can everyone else afford it? I have given up until CS2.

Useful and interesting hub! Cheers!!


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klanguedoc 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks coffeegginmyrice. GIMP is very powerful and yes, Adobe products are becoming out of reach. They should offer entry level licenses like other companies.

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