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Have Fun with Free Online Photo Editing Tools

Updated on February 8, 2011

 

As most of you who visited my previous hubs would know about my interests in photography. Nowadays, there are so many online photo editing tools which would help you to explore your creativity. There are a few sites which I will share with you in a minute, I promise.

There are two different kinds of photo editing tools which I categorize. The first one is to correct and enhances your photos. For example, you need to correct the lighting or red eyes. The most popular one that everyone uses is Picasa. This is a very user friendly program which is free. Of course you can sign up for a premium service which would broaden the options. I also love the program which came with it came with my old computer which called HP Explosion SE. It gives me the options of adding effects such as stars, bubbles, puzzles, etc. I have so much fun with it. I will give you a sample of my fun photos. Here is the link to free download for Picasa.

HP Photo Explosion SE

This was a bracelet I took a picture with and came out so great with the bubble effect.
This was a bracelet I took a picture with and came out so great with the bubble effect.
Stars were added to the photos-Vinny & Michelle Hui's Wedding Cake
Stars were added to the photos-Vinny & Michelle Hui's Wedding Cake

Picasa

I was able to enhance and correct the lighting with Picasa. In this photo is my friend, Nari's dogs-Mickey and Minnie.
I was able to enhance and correct the lighting with Picasa. In this photo is my friend, Nari's dogs-Mickey and Minnie.

Another type of programs would be a template. For example, you can use your own picture and turn it into the cover of Vogue™ Magazine. The most popular site would be PhotoFunia. I only discovered that through a friend; bless her heart to share that on Facebook. That is my favorite site. Besides that, there are Photo505 and Deefunia. You will have to play with them and choose one that works for you. Each photo editing tool gives you a unique experience. Here are the links to the above websites.

Who says a hobby has to be expensive? This one is free. With the new technology, we can have the unexpected and surprising results from our imperfect pictures! I hope you will enjoy all the free online photo editing tools in the world. Please leave me some comments after you try them.

If you enjoy this hub, please visit: Joy of Taking Pictures and Taking pictures like the Pros.

PhotoFunia

Template from Photofunia-my wedding picture-1979
Template from Photofunia-my wedding picture-1979
Template from Photofunia wit hParis Hilton-In the photos is Vinny and Michelle Hui.
Template from Photofunia wit hParis Hilton-In the photos is Vinny and Michelle Hui.

Photo505

Template from Photo505-The original picture of my sister,Fanny Moy was taken by Maria Peterson.
Template from Photo505-The original picture of my sister,Fanny Moy was taken by Maria Peterson.

DeeFunia

Jessica Hsuan & Michael Miu in a kissing scene-HK Actress & Actor
Jessica Hsuan & Michael Miu in a kissing scene-HK Actress & Actor
Template from Deefunia-In the photo is my sister, Fanny and me.
Template from Deefunia-In the photo is my sister, Fanny and me.

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      S Kamal 

      5 years ago

      I am glad you enjoy for all program

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      5 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      I am glad you enjoyed the article and able to find some editing tools. It is so much fun when you try something new!

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      AudraLeigh 

      6 years ago

      I am blown away by your pictures! Amazing!!! I am excited to fing there are these photo editing tools out there!! Thanks for the info!

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thank you for the comment, Les Trois Chenes. I hope you found this hub helpful! Have fun playing with them! Let me know if I can help.

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      Les Trois Chenes 

      7 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      I opened this because my beloved Corel Paint Shop has ceased to function. I'm lost without my photo-editor so I'll definately be downloading Picassa - hope learning curve is not too difficult. I've never bothered, with the template type - indeed I wasn't aware of their existance! So many thanks for this hub - next time you see my articles, they might look very different. PS Love the bubble pic.

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Yes,Cashmere. Be sure to try them out. It is fun! Thank you for stopping by.

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      cashmere 

      7 years ago from India

      I had heard of fotofunia, but not of the other two. Will check them out. Thanks a ton for the share.

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks,anneschwester. It is so much fun to play with the photos. Most of all, a lot of the websites and editing tools are free. Have fun!

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      anneschwester 

      8 years ago from Osoyoos,British Columbia

      just stumbled upon hubpages while playing, and found your article. Great info, beautiful photos! I look forward to trying out some of the sites you mention (already work with picasa). Look forward to see more of your hubs.

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks, Sonja!

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      Sonja 

      8 years ago

      Love these photos girl!! Your wedding pic is good...You young thing! :)

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Katie, isn't this fun? I love it when I find something for free and entertaining! Thanks for visiting my hub:)

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      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      tim-tim, this is amazing information and so easy to understand. What a pro for sharing such great information.

      I appreciate the knowledge on photo editing tools and FREE! Thanks and Peace:)

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Nell, I have such a thrill when it comes to play with my camera and the photos editing. It is so much fun and does nto cost a lot, just a camera. Thanks for visiting:)

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hiya, thanks for the info, I have just started trying to take photo's a bit more professionally, and I could use all the help I can get! thanks nell

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      elayne001, thanks for stopping by. It is so much fun to take pictures and turn the not so good ones into the great ones!

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      Elayne 

      8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Thanks for the fun sites. You are very talented. I enjoy photography myself. check out:

      https://hubpages.com/hub/Pictures-from-the-North-S...

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks,genrp. I love playing with all the free programs. Everyday. I discover something new.

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      Genie Rose Palabay-De Guzman 

      8 years ago from North Hollywood, CA, USA

      I really love taking pictures but I'm still learning how to make them better through photoshop. Nice hub!

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      You are welcome:)Glad you enjoy taking pictures too,vawonko!

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      vawonko 

      8 years ago from Texas

      I love photography and photo editing also. Thanks for sharing!

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      pinkhawk,thanks for stopping by. Glad you like it!

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      pinkhawk 

      8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      ...this is really cool, I'm also using photofunia... :) great, thank you for sharing! :)

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks Jen! It is so much fun:)

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      JenDobson27 

      8 years ago

      Great info and pictures!

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      9to5, thanks again. Hope this is helpful and enjoyable to others. I will visit yours soon:)

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      9to5 

      8 years ago

      Cool, thanks. I'm new to hub pages and I think it's great. Going to check out your other hubs now.

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks,9to5. I will when I get a chance in the evening.

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      9to5 

      8 years ago

      Really cool, well done! Voted it up for you. Would be great if you could check out my hub too.

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Please do, Missi. Check it out! Thanks for visiting.

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      Missi Darnell 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      What fun and for free! Very creative I'll have to check these out. Thanks tim-tim.

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks, Michael and habee. It is so fun to visit the site and play with the templates.

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Great info! I'm jealous!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Came back for another look-see! great hub.

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks,Sam.I enjoy reading your hub as well:)

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      samboiam 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the tips. You are my hero. :-)

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Cheryl, you need to try it. It can enchance the photos 100 times. It makes me like a great photographer, LOL.

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      sheila b.,thanks for visiting:)Online photos editing is a lot of fun!

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks,akirchner. It is so much fun to play around:)

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      You are welcome,callforunity91. Hope you get to try it.

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      _cheryl_ 

      8 years ago from California

      Nice hub tim-tim! I have to admit that I've never really gone into photo editing. I like the examples you've shown. I'll have to try it out soon! =)

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      sheila b. 

      8 years ago

      Good information and really good photos.

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Great ideas and beautiful pics!

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      callforunity91 

      8 years ago from Trivandrum

      Thank you Tim-tim, appreciate it.

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Ha ha:) I don't think they have that one yet,carolina muscle. Maybe you can put it in the suggestion box, LOL.

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      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      You bet I will... I always wanted to be on the cover of Muscular Development!! LOL

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      You bet,carolina muscle. I am amazed. Try it:)

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      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      wow... some very cool effects !!!!!

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks,M. T. Dremer. It is so much fun and the best is free! Thanks for visiting my hub.

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      M. T. Dremer 

      8 years ago from United States

      Great references. Not everybody has access to photoshop, so it is nice to see free editing tools like this. I liked your example pictures too. One of the coolest parts of photo editing is mixing your own pictures with others. Great stuff!

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Yes, Pamela. I have so much fun with them. Try them and see if you like it. Thanks for visitng.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Wow! I didn't know about those programs and they look great. Thanks for a great hub.

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks Micky. I love to play with the programs out there. Thanks for visiting.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you ma'am. Very nice Tim-Tim. Great pics.

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks Michael. I just love to play with my photos:)

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      michael 

      8 years ago

      I also learn something everytime I stop by. Thanks

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Darlene, I am not techy either but this is so easy to use! I was so amazed with it. Hate to give out my secret to my wonderful photos but what is life without sharing! Thanks for visiting. I hope you get to try it out.

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      Darlene Sabella 

      8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Wow, I had know idea all this was out their, however I am so not techy....I love this hub and the pictures are so awesome, you are a very talented lady.

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      yes, Judy. Isn't great to have all the free stuff to enhance the photos for us? Let me know how you like them. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Zoglio express 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for the timely and free programs to

      Help me fine tune my photos. As always

      You have impressed me with your. Knowledge. Jz zoglio express

    • tim-tim profile imageAUTHOR

      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks,Hmrjmr1. You are quick to read my hub:) I really appreciate that. Try it and give me some feedback.

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      Hmrjmr1 

      8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Tim-Tim Great info much thanks! Lots of opportunities to make the pictures better at the best price too! Very Cool...

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