Last week I talked about how to use TinEye to find larger versions of your pictures. This week I will be going over the five best online photo editing tools that you can use right in your browser. Their features range from simple crop and zoom to in-depth tools for blending and text manipulation. Browser based photo editors are the fastest way to make improvements to your pictures, and they are completely free! They are also great when preparing to make posters online
Adobe Photoshop Online
Photoshop online is a browser based version of their mega-popular Photoshop software. The online version contains most of the basic features of the full software, and contains some of the features of Photoshop's sister program Adobe Bridge. Although you do have to register for a free account to save your pictures.
Pixlr is a very advanced editor similar to the full version of Adobe Photoshop. Even the buttons and menus resemble Adobe's flagship software. If you want to learn how to use Photoshop this site might be a better guide than Adobe's own online version. Pixlr is recommended for advanced users with some understanding of image editors and GUI's.
FotoFlexer is a great all around tool with many options for all kinds of decorations, effects, and animations. This is definitely a great starting place for someone with limited experience with photo editing. They are also well integrated with most popular social platforms and image shaing sites like Picasa, Flickr, and PhotoBucket.
Probably the best all around solution to image editing online. Picnik is well designed, simple to use, and contains a vast array of advanced options. The only drawback is some of the features are restricted for non-paying users, but the important features that will help you create cool posters are free to use.
ImageBurner is a much simpler image editor for quickly adding text and motivational templates. It is not as advanced as the other tools but it is very easy to use, and I made it myself using our editing tool on PosterBurner.com. If you have ordered a poster from us before and are familiar with our photo editor then ImageBurner is great way to quickly build previews to share with your friends.
All of these tools allow you to save your images so you can use them to make posters. If you have a favorite browser-based image editor that isn't featured here contact me and I will add it to the list.