From among the great number of onlineeditors, we have hand picked some of the best ones that we found to beare noteworthy. With each site description, we have tried to tell youhow or what feature of the editor forced us to include it in the list.
Picnikseems to be the most popular online image editor in this list. Theinterface of the site is beautiful, responsive and can put many desktopapplications to shame. You don’t need to know anything about photoediting to use Picnik. Most noteworthy feature is its integration withother Web2.0 services. You can pull photos directly from most photosharing sites such as Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, Facebook, Photobucketand pretty much provide any image URL to start editing it.
Splashup,earlier known as Fauxto, is a web based photo editor that looks justlike a desktop application. Users coming from Photoshop should feelright at home with this editor.
You can open files from yourcomputer or from all popular photo sharing sites. You can open multipleimages in a tabbed environment. It supports the concept of layers, likeGimp and Photoshop. Splashup also has the ability to import images fromyour webcam.
Relatively new into the arena, but have made quite a big fan fare in a short time. Pixlr described as Photoshop in a browser, continues to amaze many.
It lacks features like importing from other sites like flickr, but you can still open an image by specifying its URL.
Unlike the three editors mentioned above, Snipshotis not a flash based editor. It’s a highly responsive, Ajax poweredimage editor. So, this should be your choice if stranded in a computerhaving no flash plugins. You can import photos stored in your computeror from the web by mentioning its address. You can also import photosfrom flickr using a bookmarklet. Snipshot allows you to export and saveyour photos in a number of different formats - JPG, PNG, TIF, BMP andeven PDF and Photoshop PSD.
Pixenate,formerly called PXN8 is a simple but intuitive application. With astraight forward interface, it lets you play with all its featuresrelatively easy compared to others. You can edit photos stored in yourcomputer or import from a web site and save also save the edited photoback to your flickr account.
Picture2lifeis just another online image editor. But what makes it stand apart isthe radical UI design for an image editor. Unlike all classical pictureeditors with toolboxes and a number of buttons, Picture2life has adescriptive side panel stacked into four vertical tabs – Quick Fixes,One Clicks, All and Featured. Selecting any tab replaces the sidebarwith a new sidebar that contains a number of options like Brightness,Color, Contrast etc. But, instead of showing them as buttons, it takesyour picture and shows you how the picture will look if the effect isapplied and uses this as thumbnails for the buttons. Pretty useful forbeginners who don’t know the difference between stuff like hue andsaturation (and that includes us).
LunaPicisn’t as jazzy as the other image editors in this list. However, thisone provides ability to convert your images to animated GIF files,which differentiates it from others. There are a couple of ready madefancy animation effects, that you can apply to your photo. This is anapt tool for creating your social network profile image – for Facebook,MySpace etc.
Want to have a Picasa running in your browser? Try FotoFlexer.It describes itself as the most powerful online digital photo editor inexistence. If you are searching for a feature in online pictureeditors, then FotoFlexer has it.
If it’s from Adobe, it’s gonna be big. Photoshop express,apart from being an image editor, also acts as a photo organizer andonline photo storage. It provides up to 2 GB of online space andability to create and share albums which distinguishes it from otheronline image editors.
Aviaryis a suite of 4 tools among which Phoenix – an online image editor isthe one which we are interested right now. Phoenix is a very powerfulimage editor that can be said as a true competitor for Photoshop, justthat this one runs from a browser. The Phoenix page contains many videos on using it to produce some stunning photo effects.
11. Sumo Paint
Sumo Paint is another online image editor and adding photo effects... I can't compare it to the other 10 since I haven't had a chance to try them all out yet!
Sketch2Photo: Internet Image Montage from Tao Chen on Vimeo.