11 Online Picture Editors for editing images without installing any software

Sometimes you don’t want to install a software just to make few basic changes to images for your apps and website. The online picture editors  listed below may come in handy whenever you have this kind of need.

If you just want to crop images then do check out our online image cropper.

Free Online Photo Editors

All these photo editors are web based and pretty easy to use. They give you a lot of basic image editing functionalities like cropping, rotating, resizing etc. We have included tools with advanced image editing capabilities too such as smudge tool and clone stamp tool. Moreover, you will also find it easy to apply image effects such as HDR, retro, grayscale etc. with some of these online photo editors.

Pixlr

PixlrEditor is one of the most popular online photo editor. It provides from basic to many advance photo editing features like smudge tool, clone stamp tool, magic wand and lasso tool which are found in Photoshop. You can edit images from your hard drive, open images via URL or even open images from online libraries like your Facebook account.

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Pixlr also provides two other quick photo editing tools called Pixlr express and Pixlr O-Matic.

Pixlr express provides More than 600 effects, overlays, and borders to personalize any image and means to fix any picture including red-eye removal, and whitening teeth.

Pixlr O-Matic can be used to add fun retro effects to your photos in a snap and transform your photos into cool looking vintage images.

PicMonkey

PicMonkey is another popular online image editor which provides lots of basic to advanced functionalities. PicMonkey allows you to edit your photos from your dropbox, facebook as well as flickr accounts. It is also good for designing your Facebook cover or for making a collage.

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Fotor

Fotor provides a wide variety of image editing services online, that include Basic photo editor, photo collage maker, HDR image maker, Beauty retouching and photo cards maker.

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BeFunky

BeFunky is another online picture editor which provides features similar to that of PicMonkey, which include photo editor, photo effects and collage maker. They also allow you to edit your photos from your dropbox, facebook as well as flickr accounts and many other sources.

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Upperpix

Upperpix is an easy to use photo editor. There are many options to edit your images online such as draw on image, rotate, resize, add text to image, apply image filters and much more. They also have a chrome app available.

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iPiccy

iPiccy helps make your photo awesome with many easy to use photo editing tools and beautiful photo effects. iPiccy also offers a wide variety of photo retouching tools such as Blemish fixer, Wrinkle remover, Red-eye fix, Teeth whitening effect etc. Clone tool is also included in this online photo editor.

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FotoFlexer

FotoFlexer which touts itself to be the most advanced online image editor, offers a range of photo effects and image editing features. It also includes photo retouching tools to beautify an image such as fixing blemishes and smoothing wrinkles. You can even add decorations to your pictures with FotoFlexer, these decorations include adding stickers, glitter text or adding borders and frames to a picture.

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Sumopaint

Sumopaint is another powerful online image editor. The free version of Sumopaint provides basic image editing capabilities while the paid version provides additional tools and image filters.

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Picfull

If the only thing that you need is to apply a filter to your image then Picfull can come in handy. It allows you to apply many different filters like vintage, sepia etc. to your image and easily save or share to facebook and twitter.

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PhotoFunia

PhotoFunia is an online photo editing tool that gives you a fun filled experience by allowing you to apply special effects to your images like converting your photo into a sketch, displaying your photo on a billboard or a magazine and a lot more effects.

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Canva Photo Editor

You may already know about Canva, as a simple drag and drop design software that is completely online and free to use. They also offer an online photo editor for basic needs such as cropping, resizing, flipping and rotating images and also for applying filers such as Selfie, Drama, Grayscale, Retro etc.

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We regularly update this list of online picture editors, however we may have missed your favorite one. So please do us a favor and add any such online tools, which you found useful for image editing, in comments. Also don’t forget to share this post if you found it useful.

About the author

Kanishk Kunal

Kanishk is a Software Engineer turned Online Entrepreneur who has created many successful apps and websites. He devotes most of his time punching his keyboard and swiping his smartphone. Follow him on Twitter @kanishkkunal

6 comments

  1. Stephen Raj says:

    Thanks for sharing .. really awesome article…
    Photo editing

  2. KevKev says:

    Sumopaint is no longer worth anything as a free application. Only about 5 filters available unless you purchase. Terrible when compared to everything Pixlr gives you for free. Oh and pixlr doesn’t surround my workspace in ads.

  3. Jordan says:

    Probably the least feature-rich image editor, but certainly the easiest for the most common image editing task (resizing and cropping) is http://www.ResizeAndCrop.com/ It takes the thinking out of figuring out how to get your image to fit a particular size.

  4. Russ Alman says:

    You should do an update to this, call it 8 instead of 7, and add Ribbet.com. They are offering all their tools, including premium services, for free right now.

  5. Linda Williams says:

    Nice list of photo editing apps. Some like BeFunky or Fotor really trigger creativity.
    I would also recommend giving PhotoMarks a try.
    photomarksapp.com
    It’s a batch watermarking app, really useful for content protection.

  6. Linda Williams says:

    Nice list of photo editors, so glad you mentioned tools like Fotor and PicMonkey. I use them because they work great not only as photo editors, but also as collage makers.
    In addition I would also recommend checking out BatchPhoto Espresso.
    http://www.batchphoto.com/espresso/
    It’s a free online tool that works great for optimizing images. It can resize, convert, crop or rotate multiple images at the same time.

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