9 best online photo editors

Almost all photo editors from this list are free, but offer premium services for a reasonable price. Most are based on Flash technology, so before using, make sure that your browser supports the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

1. Pixlr

Pixlr is one of the most functional online photo editors. Its interface reminds Photoshop: here too there is a main toolbar and additional ones with a history of previous actions and a list of layers.

In Pixlr, there are all the basic tools, including the functions of selection, fill, gradient overlay, blur and image transformation. The editor is available in many languages, including Russian, so you can easily understand its capabilities.

The created image can be saved in JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF and other formats on your computer.

The Pixlr website also has a simplified version of the editor – Pixlr Express. It contains fewer tools and is designed for easy and fastest correction of images. In Pixlr Expres you can crop the photo, change its brightness and contrast, apply lighting effects, leave a caption with a cool font, add different filters, frames, stickers and other elements.

By the way, Pixlr Express features are periodically supplemented with new stickers, for example, in the subject of the current holiday.

pros: a rich set of tools for editing, simple management, you can choose a semi-professional editor or simple and convenient for beginners.

Minuses: the availability of advertising in the free version.

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2. Fotor

The user-friendly, easy-to-use interface of the Fotor editor includes five main categories of tools. The first include the basic editing functions: cropping, rotating, resizing and so on. The next category is various effects, with which you can take pictures in black and white, superimpose color flashes, glare and not only.

Then there are the functions of retouching. Especially they will like girls, as they allow them to draw new makeup, mask skin defects, improve their complexion and even change their shape. The following groups of tools are used to add text, frames and stickers.

After editing, you can save the photo to your computer or immediately post it to social networks. The program also can create collages, greeting cards and HDR-pictures.

pros: a very simple interface, many interesting effects, the ability to quickly share the result in social networks.

Minuses: the need to pay for additional content; availability of advertising in the free version.

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3. PicMonkey

PicMonkey is an online editor focused on usability. You can upload pictures from Flickr, Dropbox, Facebook or from your computer and edit them using a variety of tools. PicMonkey allows you to easily perform basic operations from color correction to resizing, and also apply effects, textures (clouds, for example, or space), frames and labels.

The Touch Up section contains many functions for creating virtual makeup. With PicMonkey, you can also create collages or create business cards, postcards and covers for social networks using the specified templates.

Previously, the basic functions of the editor were available for free, now you can save the work results only after you subscribe. But the developers offer a seven-day trial period, for which there is no need to pay.

pros: a large number of intuitive tools, which are very easy to understand.

Minuses: no free version; the impossibility to edit pictures whose resolution exceeds 16 MP.

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4. BeFunky

Despite the fact that around the window BeFunky annoyingly hanging advertising, in his collection you will find a huge number of effects and textures. At first, even your eyes are scattered and you do not know what to ennoble your photo. In addition, the service offers a rich collection of frames, labels and other decorative elements. True, many of them are paid – they are marked with the inscription PLUS and are available as part of the subscription.

In addition to the functions of the photo editor in BeFunky, there are separate modules for creating collages and graphic design.

pros: just an astronomical number of beautiful effects and decoration elements.

Minuses: the need to pay for additional content; availability of advertising in the free version.

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5. Ribbet

Like the above editors, Ribbet offers tools for cropping, rotating, color correction and other basic operations with images. In addition to them in the service you will find stickers, text tools and effects. Against the backdrop of other editors, Ribbet stands out with a large number of seasonal elements of decoration, timed to festive occasions and popular events. And also nice interface design.

Some premium tools and items are opened only after registration. But to unblock all the primitive content, you need to subscribe.

Additional modules Ribbet are designed to create collages, drawing on a clean canvas and creating postcards. You can use them if the functions of the photo editor are not enough for you. In the module for collages, you can not only change the shape of cells, but also twist them, set them to a certain size, change the roundness of the frames, set the background and automatically load into it all the pictures available in the photo editor.

After editing, you can send photos to Google+, Facebook, Flickr or save to your computer.

pros: convenient and beautifully designed interface; a large number of seasonal decor elements.

Minuses: inaccessibility of many functions without registration; need to pay for additional content; availability of advertising in the free version.

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6. FotoFlexer

By opening the FotoFlexer site, you will see a nondescript but intuitive interface with all the standard tools, effects and settings that are present in most photo editors. Plus, the service contains many elements of decoration and even supports animated stickers. So with FotoFlexer you can not only edit static images, but also save images in the form of hyphas.

Alas, the service is clearly obsolete, which affects the speed of its operation and the absence of some familiar functions. For example, you can accidentally close the page and lose your work, because FotoFlexer does not warn about the exit. At the same time, developers do not require users to subscribe.

pros: simple, intuitive interface; free.

Minuses: obsolete design; low speed.

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7. LunaPic

Like FotoFlexer, LunaPic is another old school editor. On the one hand, it offers unique effects and editing capabilities. For example, the service has many functions for working with animation and color. It is interesting to implement the history of changes: you see a list of thumbnails with the effect of each of their actions and can return to either of them or quickly cancel everything.

On the other hand, all the chips are fed into the old-fashioned interface with drop-down menu items.

pros: the availability of unique tools and effects; free.

Minuses: the out-of-date interface; availability of advertising.

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8. Sumo Paint

Sumo Paint is implemented in the style of Photoshop with the usual toolbar and drop-down menu. At your disposal are tools for drawing, adding shapes, transforming, zooming, color correction and other actions with pictures. Implemented support for filters and layers. If you own Photoshop, with Sumo Paint you will understand for a couple of minutes.

However, very many functions are available only in the Pro version, for which you have to pay. In fact, each menu item has one free function, the rest are paid.

pros: the presence of all the basic and many advanced tools from Photoshop.

Minuses: the need to pay for additional content; availability of advertising in the free version.

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9. Aviary

Aviary is a stylishly designed editor that skillfully combines advanced editing and retouching with fashionable decorative functions. If you wish, you can transform the photo beyond recognition: remove skin imperfections, bleach your teeth, adjust the size, persectiv and color. And if you want to decorate a snapshot for social media, then Aviary allows you to quickly add stickers, text and apply effects.

Editions of editing are available for free. But if you want to use cloud storage, you’ll need an Adobe account and a Creative Cloud subscription.

pros: stylish interface design; free.

Minuses: not detected.

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