Top 5 Free Web-Based Photo Editing Applications

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Being in a small business, you won’t have much funds to purchase industry leading software. And these days every business, whether small or large, need good images to woo customers on a social media platform. Don’t worry, there is an alternative. There are some great feature rich photo editing applications which are capable of enhancing your images and creatively adding effects without emptying your pockets.

Here’s a list of 5 of the very best web-based photo editing applications.

1. GIMP (Free)


GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is a free, open-source, image editor. It has been a go-to tool for Linux users for years. GIMP is a versatile image editor that allows you to customize the application view and behavior to suit your requirements. Menus are closely parallel Photoshop’s, with File, Edit, Select, View, Image, Filters, and help serving the same functions — although in a slightly different order. GIMP is expandable and extensive, with the advanced scripting interface allowing everything from simple tasks to complex image manipulation, to be completed.

2. Picadilo (Free)


Picadilo is a free photo editor app for the Chrome browser and requires no registration. Picadilo offers you a wide range of unique tools, including brushes, selections, text, effects and more. Once you upload an image you can resize, crop, retouch, add text and filters and even put frames around your image. With more than 100 fonts, 40 photo effects, 19 retouch tools and 140 unique stickers, there are enough features to easily edit any image.You can adjust the exposure, especially useful for either very dark or bright images and can also use the Magnify tool which lets you zoom in to any part of your image.

3. Sumo Paint (Free or $4 per month for Pro version)


Sumo Paint is another browser-based image editor which gives you fantastic sets of tools, ranging from the basic to an advanced level. Unlike other apps, Sumo Paint has an online community of over 4 million users who share, update, retouch and rate the artwork of other members. You can open files from your computer, Sumo Paint or a URL and edit with a range of tools, including paint brushes, erasers, shapes, pattern palettes, eyedropper, paint, text and a variety of blend modes. You can also utilize the curves tool to control colors and contrast, and levels for adjusting tones just like Photoshop.

4. BeFunky (Free)


Uploading an image to Befunky allows users to edit and create a variety of different styles from photographs including fixes and sizes. Using the basics of the flash-based tool, you can increase the colouration, sharpen the image, crop out specifics, resize and much more. You could add stamps to the images for an added touch including text in a variety of styles to fit nearly any need. Like Instagram, there are filters and social discovery, but it’s more organized, with categories for photo types, such as nature, pets, faces, and so on. Instead of spending money on expensive graphic design programs, this app could be one of your most visited websites.

5. FotoFlexer (Free)


FotoFlexer is one of the most advanced online editors offering a handful of features like red-eye removal, crop, resize and flip. There are advanced tools like smart resize, recolour, cutout, scissors, curves and morph. The interface is divided into tabs, each of which contain between eight to twenty effects that can add borders, fix mistakes and save the image in either JPG or PNG format when you’ve finished editing. With filters and effects, increased options for import and export and a visual history panel, FotoFlexer is likely to be one of the best online editor out there.

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