Free Online Image Editor

So you want to edit your images online for free?

Step right up!

There are a number of free online image editors available to use without any fee’s or complicated membership applications.

Really free?

The photo editors below are completely free.

We have chosen online photo editors that are free to use only – you won’t have to pay to actually save your work.

User-friendliness

We did test quite a few online image editors and generally the majority we have selected to list are easy to use, some of the editors have very unique functions that are fun to play with but a bit unnecessary.

We don’t mind if they’re loaded with advertising (They have to pay for their hosting/work/time somehow) but if the advertising gets in the way of user-friendliness, we haven’t included them. User-unfriendly advertising includes a list of links that looks like navigation, but is actually a set of text ads.

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Pixlr online photo editing services

Pixlr have two versions of free online photo editors to choose from on a user friendly site, Pixlr Express which is a simple one click type editor that can be used for various basic level functions or Pixlr Editor for more in depth customizable editing functionality.

Both programs are of excellent quality with fast response and a quick upload/saving functions.
The applications might not be as visually appealing as some of the competitors products which in tern effects the ease of navigation of the programs but the high level editing power of the Pixlr editing applications delivers great results once the user has familiarized themselves with the menu structures and features available.

Features

Pixlr Editor has an impressive amount of features available and unlike some of the other free online editors the Pixlr Editor application has features that are not automated but instead customizable which is great if your looking for an advanced form of editing tool and then if your not your just looking for simple quick features that can automatically do the complicated work for you via a single click Pixlr Express is also a great choice.

Licences

Free for personal or commercial use.
(Read licence agreement in full as there are restrictions.)

 

Fotoflexer online image editor

FotoFlexer like many other free online editors states that its the worlds most advanced online image editor and we have to agree that it has to be one of the most professionally presented editors for free online. Theres no need to join or fill out any complicated forms, with one click on the Upload Now button the application loads and your ready to start editing. With How to tutorials and a very clean layout this is a site worth checking out.

Features

Basic, effects, Decorate, Animate, beautify, Distort, Layers and Geek are the main features. If your not happy with any resulting change you can cancel the feature and the image will roll back. A great feature is that the more complex features such as Smart recolor in the Geek feature section have playable How to video tutorials at the base of the page.

Licences

Free for personal or commercial use.
(Read licence agreement in full as there are restrictions.)

 

Gimp image editor

Gimp is a free GNU image manipulation program of a very high functional quality, be warned it will take some time to learn just the basics of this program but once you have it mastered you won’t look back. Gimp can be used for photo retouching, image authoring and image composition. When the program is operating you have three separate screens available, the toolbox screen, work area and a third screen with feature selections such as Layer, channels, Paths along with the important Undo option.

Features

This program is truly packed with features, learning all of the features will take some time. Many of the features are fully customizable so this program can be considered as a very serious option for professional use. Some of the many features include Perspective cloning tools,  a unique calligraphy tool with speed dependent paintbrush widths, canvas layer editing,  a very large number of customizable filters and many more. There are just too many to list so why not check them out for yourself.

Licences

Free for personal or commercial use.
(Read licence agreement in full as there are restrictions.)

Ease of use

Good, when you first use Gimp expect a serious learning curve, there are online manuals to help along the way along with detailed tutorials.