50 Image Creation Tools for Editing and Converting Images: Part 2


This is part 2 in a series: 50 Image Creation Tools for Editing and Converting Images.

Here are numbers 19-36 of our list of 50 excellent and completely free online applications that can be used to create stimulating visuals for anything, whether you are a freelance writer or blogger, teacher, student, or businessperson looking to spice up your ideas with some interesting eye candy.

Web-based Image and Photo Editors

While not everybody is a great photographer or advanced Adobe Photoshop user, there are still ways to get great looking pictures online. If you are simply not skilled enough to use Photoshop or you do not have the money for it, you shouldn’t worry too much — there are plenty of free online applications that can help you do wonders with your photos.

19. LunaPic (http://www.lunapic.com) is a great photo editor if you are a social networking addict. It can edit pictures from Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr quickly in an integrated fashion. But it is not limited to these social networking sites — you can also upload pictures from your computer to edit.

20. Splashup (http://www.splashup.com) is another web photo editor that features a lot of options. You can not only edit images, but create new ones as well with it. There are many image-editing tools but also drawing tools if you want to start from scratch and let your creativity run wild.

21. Pixlr (http://www.pixlr.com) is yet another online photo editor that packs quite a punch. It can also create images from scratch or edit images you have uploaded either from your computer or from services like Facebook.

22. Pixenate (http://www.pixenate.com) is a photo editor that is incredibly easy to use. The best thing about many of these tools is that you don’t have to download anything to use them — you can edit your photos within the browser. And Pixenate is no exception; it gives you great photo-editing capabilities online without having to install anything.

23. FotoFlexer (http://www.fotoflexer.com) is another online photo editor that is more advanced than you would expect. It also allows users to upload from their computers or take photos directly from sites like Picasa, Flickr, Photobucket, and of course, Facebook.

24. Free Online Photo Editor (http://www.freeonlinephotoeditor.com) is another great option for editing photos within your browser. You can also save the edited photos online at the site, share them, download the editing photos to your computer, or even print them directly.

25. Phixr (http://www.phixr.com) is a photo editor that is not as feature-filled as many of the others, but what it lacks in pyrotechnics it makes up for in ease of use.

26. Picmod (http://www.picmod.com) is another pretty basic site for photo editing and sharing.

27. BeFunky (http://www.befunky.com) is an interesting photo manipulation site. Not many people know that filter programs existed before Instagram. BeFunky can also give your pictures that vintage Polaroid look or make them look like pop art as well.

28. Glitter Photo (http://www.glitterphoto.net/) is basically what it sounds like — a photo editor that lets you add glitter on your images. Add trimmings, stamps bubbles, and other glittery designs to your pictures.

29. PicFont (http://www.picfont.com) is a fairly basic image editor that allows you to put text into your photos. It’s great for taking notes or for putting logos onto pictures.

30. ImageChef (http://www.imagechef.com) is pretty rudimentary, but it lets you put interesting and fun frames around your photos and create cover photos for your Facebook page if you are having problems getting the dimensions right on your own.

31. Gickr (http://gickr.com/) is a great web tool that lets you take a couple of still frames and turn them into an animated GIF.

32. PicMarkr (http://picmarkr.com/) If you want to protect your photos online from being used illegally, this is a great tool to use that allows you to watermark your images and protect them.

Sharing Photos

So you have a great new picture that is fantastically edited, but you are having trouble sending it now because of its size. This is something that a lot of people go through, because there are size limits on attachments when you are sending emails. If you really want to share your photos via email, then you need to decrease the size of the photos. Thankfully, there are plenty of handy online tools that can help you with that.

33. Resizr (http://www.resizr.com/) is a good, easy-to-use tool for resizing your photos and images. You can use it to not only make the photos smaller, but also crop them and rotate them as well.

34. Picresize (http://www.picresize.com) is another tool for resizing your pictures. You can also add some effects like grayscale or sharpen the clarity of the image too. It’s also great for batch resizing if you have a lot of photos you want to resize and you don’t want to resize them one at a time.

35. Resize Your Image (http://www.resizeyourimage.com/) is a very simple tool. Resizing can be done in three steps — all you have to do is upload the picture and then pick out the desired size and download it once it’s been resized.

36. TinyPNG (http://tinypng.org/) is one of the best sites to use if you want to reduce the size of your pictures but want to make sure the colors and quality of the photos remain unchanged.

Cindy Pearson is a blogger at the PDF Converter Tips & Tricks Blog. This article is based on one of her posts: http://www.pdfconverter.com/resources/blog/


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