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One Step Photo Editing

Updated on February 25, 2017

Professional Photos and Fun Effects in One Step

Photo editing is fun, but photo editing software like PhotoShop takes forever to master. We've assembled the best simple one-step photo editing tools. Most of these tools do only one or two effects - but they do them amazingly easily.  There are more comprehensive online tools like PhotoShop Express and Picnik - but the tools you find here require no training beyond reading the computer screen.

Tuxpi Newsflash - 38 One Step Photo Effects

Click Here for Easy Photo Effects
Click Here for Easy Photo Effects

Tuxpi is a easy way to apply photo effects or picture frame effects to a photo directly from a webpage. you only need to upload a photo, apply a photo effect or picture frame and the re-download it the modified photo result. Every effect is one step! So it's a not a full service photo editor - but what it does it does with ease! It has several effects not easily found on other sites - filmstrips and newscast are great to create fun photos.

Red Eye Removal

Fix Red Eyes does just that. Upload a photo. Highlight the eyes and the red-eyes are gone quicker than you can blink Photo Editor

Want to change facial expressions in photos of people with just one click, or even create funny animations? Cartoon Photo! makes this possible! This online service works in fully automatic mode: you just upload a photo from your computer or from the internet by entering its URL, choose an emotion from the list (joy, sadness, surprise, etc.) and get a funniest gif animation, or a static caricature. The service automatically detects the face in your photo and also lets you adjust animation speed and picture size.

Add Borders in one simple step with Caption.It.

One Step Facebook Profile Photos

Mypictr provides a free picture resizing service, which allows you to create a custom profile avatar for your favorite social network. You don't need to install any programs, plug-ins or any other software, just upload your picture, resize it online and download it from our server. Imagine the following situation, you are about to create a new profile at a new social network and the size of profile picture is limited to a custom width and height. You would probably search for a software which will allow you to adjust your picture to the right size. With mypictr you don't need to search for the software, all you need to do is to upload your large picture, pick a right size (or custom size) and download a smaller profile picture.

Scary Photo Tools - Zombies, Skulls and More Ghoulish Photo Delights

Make Me a Zombie
Make Me a Zombie

Slimpic - Click Away the Pounds


With Slimpic in only a few clicks, you can make yourself or someone in your pictures gain or lose weight. Slimpic not only allows you to upload pictures from your hard drive, but from your Facebook account or your friends' accounts. Without being on a diet or being an expert in Photoshop, you can have fun editing your pictures!

Slimpic - A few clicks to weight loss!

One step Image Resizing - Pick a percentage and shrink your photo

Click here to reseize
Click here to reseize

Dumpr Photo Editing - Stretching, Adjusting Colors and more offers a tool set for turning your existing photos into works of art. Dumpr offers some unique online photo manipulations options for your photo uploads, links to photos and photos directly from your Flickr account.


Add Glitter to your Photo

Simply Upload your photo to Glitterfy and pick your glitter! If you really want to glitter your photos than try Blingee or Imikimi.


Photo Montager
Photo Montager

PhotoMontager is similar to the many of the services we have discussed, but it has a wide range of effects including Disney images. Now - I am suspicious if these are legally licensed so proceed as you wish. Also, PhotoMontager leaves their watermark in the lower right of all images

Webinpaint - Remove Unwanted Objects in Photo with Webinpaint


Webinpaint is a web-based photo tool similar to Photoshop's Content Aware Fill feature. It erases unwanted element of your photo quickly and easily. Inpaint is a computer application for retouching and repairing photos, artwork and other types of digital images. Offering an incredibly simple photo restoration, Inpaint removes scratches, stains, dust, facial imperfections, and even unwanted objects while preserving the clarity of the original.

Make a Thumbnail

Make a Thumbnail
Make a Thumbnail is an online photo app that does what its name says: it generates a thumbnail from a picture that you upload.

Before uploading your image, choose the size of thumbnail that you need. The options are 100 x 100, 150 x 150, 200 x 200 and 300 x 300 pixels.

You can upload an original image in JPG or PNG format and its size should be less than 1 Mb.

Picture Reflection - One Step Photo Reflection

Visit PicReflect and complete the form show above and in moments you will have a photography that shows a reflection - all in one step. I created the reflection above by keeping all the defaults and simply choosing the photo to use.

Text on Photo - Adding text captions to a photo can be easy

Picfont allows you to Insert text, add comments to picture, canvas, shape very simply in 10 seconds. Upload the photo, type the text, pick the font, pick the color. That's it.

Convert Pictures
Convert Pictures

Photo to Text

If you used computers in the 70s or 80s you will remember creating computer art using just ASCII text characters. It was not easy to create designs using just the 128 characters - but folks did it. And now, with Photo2Text, you can automate the process - take a graphic image and create a text image like the one shown to the right. It's retro-fun and easy to email your text picture - no need for attachments, just drop it in as text.


Just Round the Corner

Roundpic is an online tool for making anti-aliased rounded corners (very Web 2.0!) for avatars and images. You simply upload a picture, submit and you have your picture ready to be downloaded. If you want you can adjust the size of the corner edges.

Stretch Your Face

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      janey126 4 years ago

      Wow what a great info and lensâ¦just awesome!

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      anonymous 4 years ago


      Great lens. You have provided free alternatives to Photoshop, not everyone can afford these expensive programs. Thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      like it

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      SimplyTonjia 6 years ago

      Great lens and very useful.Thank you.

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      adamfrench 6 years ago

      Thumbs up, great lens

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      whitewarhorse88 6 years ago

      Looks really interesting and easy to master but I just wanted to add that GIMP is also another contender to Photoshop.

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      herculeafitness1 6 years ago

      How fun. I loved stumbling upon this lens today. I can't wait to try some of the photo editing tips. Thank you.

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      carolbrusegar 7 years ago

      Fascinating! Lots of great resources! I'll be back!

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      kougar lm 7 years ago

      Great lens. So many fun ideas and suggestions. Thanks.

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      ajsphotographic1 7 years ago

      Nice lens, I have Photoshop and remember when I first got it how complicated it all looked. These all look like really simple ways for beginners to produce the same effects without the complicated expensive program.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Excellent resource! 5* and favorited (is that a word?) Thanks for sharing these valuable resources!

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      sourcebitstech 8 years ago

      Cool lens with many useful things out here...

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      o que faço para fazer essa montagem com mudança de olhos ou magra pra ficar gorda

      me ajude por favor