Web-based Free Image Editors
What does each of these free web-based image editors do well or not well? Describe what you discover below.
-no registration, just upload and image, edit then click save to the web, site asks for email address and sends a link to the image url -- Ms. Ettenheim
-I did not like this editing website, you can not do much on it. You are not able to work with 2 different images and layers, you can only crop, rotate, resize, blur, write on your image using text and paint, brighten or darken and put different effects. Also the selections are very broad, you are not able to select more detailed things in our image. - Adeline Jadot
Dr.Pic is terribe. It has almost no correctional effects and the few it does have are not adjustable and give horrible results. I would rather pay for Photoshop than use this free tool. I don't know why anybody would use this editor; it's just terrible. If you have not visited this site yet, I would give it a miss.
Drpic is a website where you are very limited. It doesn't have many effects or icons to choose from. There are only 15 icons to choose from, compared to photoshop and Picnik they have about 100 different icons you can use to fix your picture and edit it, but this one really isn't that helpful at all, you cant do much I wouldn't recommend using this site - Mirjeta Shala
Dumpr is extremely limited, when it comes to editing pictures, in a professional way that might resemble how photoshop works. When using Dumpr, one is confined to choosing from only 21 different effects; tile image, puzzle, etc. It doesn't allow one to edit pictures by adjusting brightness, or layers, and whatnot. Dumpr doesn't resemble the way Photoshop works. It doesn't really help make one's picture better, using different technical techniques. Anna C.
-Has very many features, includes layers, curves, cutouts, and many more. You can register for the site as well. You can save your photo that you edited to FotoFlexer, Photobucket, Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, Smugmug, or Myspace. The only problem is the website becomes crowded sometimes, and will start to layer the icons on top of each other if you press too many links at once. -Leah Tashman
I really enjoyed working with this editor. What I was looking for was a website that would be able to ahve a good black and white converter tool. What I liked about FotoFLexer was that it easily converted my picture but it aslo gave me options. One of the options I found thatg was not present in Photoshop was the ability to keep some of the color in your picture but have it fade out into black and whit. That way I could still keep the color tint in my black and white photo. -Aisha N.
I liked this online editor very much. It had many features that Photoshop doesn't provide such as blending two images. I liked all of the cool effects that this site offered. I was specifically looking for a black and white tool and how well that worked. I liked the way my picture came out when I converted it to black and white, however I couldn't add a tint color to the pciture. That is something I would have liked to have seen but overall it was a really good site. - Aisha N.
Lunapic is a really good online editor. It has very cool and unlikely affects you can add to your pictures. For example, you can edit in lightning to your pictures. You can also add in animations. The bad thing about this site is sometimes the affects are too intense to look realistic. - Leah T
Phoenix (part of Aviary) (for ERHS students, navigate to it through erhsnyc.net
Phoenix- This site is really, really good. I like the way it's set up, even though some of the names of things are different from photoshop (i.e. Instead of black and white, it's desaturate). But there are a lot of fun, different ways you can edit your photo with this, I'm definitely going to use this for my screencast.- Kisa
The test drive gave me a good example of what Photoshop Online is like. The site was easy to use. They gave me an photo to work with and then similar options to the application, Photoshop. I liked how this site showed what the photo would look like after the adjustments. - bend.
I think picnik is pretty good the only thing you can not do I work with layers, but honestly you are able to do so much things. On this site you are able to edit seriously and in a fun way as well.
Here is one of my pictures that iI edited using picnik!-adeline
Picnik is a useful and creative website in order to edit one's picture. This site looks professional and fun, and actually allows one to edit brightness and colors of the photograph. Picnik has many different tools, and would be a great alternative if Photoshop wasn't available to one's use. The registration form is free. I wouldn't recommend using Picnik if working with layers was needed. -Anna C.
I've only checked out Splashup and Pixlr, and what I noticed immediately was that Pixlr uses keyboard shortcuts which are necessary for altering pictures quickly and easily. -ThomasD
- Sumo Paint is really good for painting. Even more than photoshop I think. But whenever I try uploading a picture, it says the file is unreadable or empty, when I can open the same picture in Photoshop. So really good stuff but has some bugs. -Jake Starr