5 Best Free Online Photo Editing Programs

The advancements in web development and web browser technologies made it possible for photo editing applications to become available from within the browser. In this post, we will make a list of 5 nice free online photo editing programs that you might wish you had known about before.

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There are some amazing free desktop photo editing software such as GIMP and Paint.NET; however, in a world that is rapidly transforming into an online experience, we thought that you would find a list of free online photo/image editing programs highly useful.

The main advantage of using online image editing programs is that unlike desktop or mobile applications that do a similar job, they are not limited to a specific device or platform where they are installed on and they can be accessed from anywhere and any device as long as you have an Internet connection. You can use them on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone (the ones that are optimized for mobile use) any time you want.

You can find a number of high-end professional photo editing applications for offline or online use such as Photoshop but before making a financial investment into a paid service, it is better to know your free options and what features they have which may be more than enough for your basic photo editing needs.

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Now, let's start with our list.

1. Pixlr

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Pixlr is one of the most popular free online photo editing applications that is accessible from the desktop and mobile devices within a web browser or via dedicated mobile apps for iOS and Android. Pixlr has two versions; Pixlr Editor has more advanced editing options such as layers and transformations and Pixlr Express allows you to make quick touches such as creative effects, overlays and borders.

Here is the link to Pixlr.com.

2. Fotor

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Fotor is another well known online photo editor that you can use for editing images, making collages and designing graphics. With Fotor's online photo editing tool, you can easily make basic edits such as resizing, cropping or rotating images, apply enhancements and change color and lighting. You will find lots of filters, frames and stickers you can add to your images. You can also use Fotor's mobile apps on your phone or upgrade to the paid version for more templates.

Here is the link to Fotor.com.

3. Photoshop Express Editor

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Photoshop Express Editor can be considered as a very light version of Photoshop that you can use freely for quick edits and enhancements on your images. It supports JPEG images up to 16 megapixels and it has a fullscreen version which will make you feel like you are using a desktop software.

You can do two groups of actions on your photos with Photoshop Express Editor. The Edit section includes basic edits such as cropping, resizing, rotating, auto-correction and exposure; adjustments such as highlights, white balance, burn and sharpen and effects such as pixelate, tint and distort. In the Decorate section, you can add text, bubbles, expressions, frames and more on your photos.

Here is the link to Photoshop Express Editor.

4. PicMonkey

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Another nice online photo editor is PicMonkey, which offers a Basic (free) and Royal (paid) plan. With the Basic plan, you can do the core editing actions such as crop, resize and color adjustments, basic touch up, apply effects and filters and add textures, frames and overlays. Royal plan offers advanced touch up tools, more overlays, filters and fonts. PicMonkey has an interface where you can easily select images from your Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox or OneDrive accounts to start editing.

Here is the link to PicMonkey.com.

5. BeFunky

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BeFunky is an easy to use photo editing & graphic design tool that is offered in multiple languages. BeFunky's user interface is so elegant that it will make you want to keep using it. It supports multilayered editing and it offers lots of filtering and touch up options that you won't find on some other editors. Once you are done with editing, you can easily share your images using the built-in social share buttons in BeFunky.

Here is the link to BeFunky.com.

These are 5 of the best online photo editing programs that you can use for free to edit your photos, make collages and design graphics. I hope that you found this list to be helpful and if you did, please share this post.

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