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It's easy to learn how to use several free online photo editing programs

Updated on July 16, 2012

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Online Photo Editing

By DiamondRN



I like to write. I write articles for three or four blogs, several other Internet sites and some professional journals. I like to use photographs to help make them more attractive and informative.

Most of the photographs I use need to be edited for lighting, or cropped to only show what is necessary to get my point across for whatever project I am working on.

There are a lot of good photo editing programs out there. Some are free and some are not so free – some are downright expensive. I have several of them on the three computers that I have at home.

The problem I run into is that they don’t all have the same programs installed on them and it is not always convenient to switch computers, particularly if I have already done a lot of work on an article before I realize that the photos that I intended to use need to be edited for contrast, lighting or cutting purposes, etc.

I have found a couple of photo editing programs online that I can use, no matter where I am, as long as I have broadband access to the Internet.

I am going to include the links here to two of the services that I have used successfully. There are more, but I make do very nicely with these. You may find some that you like better, but at least you now know that they are available to help you out.

You can find Lunapic Online Photo Editor at http://www.lunapic.com/editor/

There you can edit your profile pictures for MySpace and FaceBook. You can also do one-click animations and slide shows. In addition to the slide shows you can also add text to your photos and make posters and create other special effects.

Lunapic can also be accessed from your Facebook, Photobucket, Flickr, Picasa or MySpace accounts.

Another good choice is the PicMonkey online photo editor at http://www.picmonkey.com/

There you can edit photos quickly and easily wherever you or they are, mix all of your photos together to create collages, or turn your photos into a scrapbook, greeting card or other even more sophisticated applications.

PicMonkey can also be accessed from your Flickr, Facebook, Myspace, Photobucket and Picasa web accounts.

Photobucket has made some recent user-friendly improvements and can now be added to the list of sites that are free and that make it easy to edit your photos and albums.

http://photobucket.com/editor

I am not going to try to show you how to do any of this. These sites are easy to use. You will impress yourself with how easy it is to add quality art and pictures to your personal web pages and emails.

Give it a try. You may not have to buy any other photo editing processing programs for your computer again.

Have fun making your material more interesting and attractive.

Bob Diamond

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      Photo Deisgner[http://www.fotoclipping.com/] 

      6 years ago

      Awesome photo editing tutorial collection. Great resources for me as a photo editing professional. Thanks for share these very useful links & this post. I wish your success...

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      Photo Editor 

      6 years ago

      [B][url=http://www.fotoclipping.com/]Fotoclipping[/url] Awesome photo editing tutorial collection. Great resources for me as a photo editing professional. Thanks for share these very useful links & this post.

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      Photo Editor[http://www.fotoclipping.com/] 

      6 years ago

      Awesome photo editing tutorial collection. Great resources for me as a photo editing professional. Thanks for share these very useful links & this post.

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      Jimi 

      7 years ago

      Now if you Google jimsfreephotofix , you can get a quality restored or edited photo for free just by sending in one to the gmail address shown on the site. The site is black with orange & yellow text. So if you are busy, why not have your edit show up in your in-box. Several fixes are offered. The search result the says "A public site to invite the public to send a 4x6 or smaller for a free photo edit" should give details.It's free. No strings, no acct. no download & welcomes submissions.

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      Bob Diamond RPh 

      7 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

      Thanks, Pink Panther. I'll check out Pixir.

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      The Pink Panther 

      7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Great hub! Another free photo editor I regularly use is www.pixlr.com

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      JS 

      7 years ago

      FREE IS GOOD ! You can send your 4x6 or smaller for a free edit.(1-3) versions of your photo.(Save a copy) . It's an easy, free, fast way to fix a photo. Send to

      fixyerpix@gmail.com WHY WASTE YOUR TIME?

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      trimar7 

      7 years ago from New York

      Thank you for the information. I will book mark this blog as I was unaware that these photo editing sites existed. I will use them to teach my students as well, as I have a technology club. It is operated under the premise that we learn technology together :)

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      Dolores Monet 

      9 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Bob. I love how you took one photo and, with editing, made 3 very different pictures. Thanks for the info!

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      Tony McGregor 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks for the useful info

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • DiamondRN profile imageAUTHOR

      Bob Diamond RPh 

      9 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

      Thank you, Kannmani. I like your blog.

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      kannmani 

      9 years ago from Chennai - India

      This is a great post and my fav topic as well .I have a blog with list of online editing tools visit if time permits www.funphotoeditor.blogspot.com

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      no smoking 

      9 years ago

      I have been wondering how to do these things for a while now. Thanks for the great place to get photo editing software. I'll have to go try it out!

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