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Which Online Image Editors Are the Best?

Here Are My Top 5 Picks

Most small businesses or individuals don’t have the cash outlay to purchase the Adobe suite. So where do you go to edit images for your website, blog and marketing materials? There are a LOT of online tools and apps that work really well. Here are currently some of my top picks:

  1. Fotor (online tool and app)—this is a really fun, easy-to-use tool that lets you edit images with lots of effects, frames, stickers, and text. You can create collages, beauty touchups, beautiful cards, social media cover photos, and so much more. It is a bit slow and finicky but you can create some great images using Fotor
  2. PicMonkey—Like Fotor, PicMonkey has all kinds of editing tools and functionality as well as the ability to create social media covers, collages and beauty touchups. Users who want more functionality can upgrade to a monthly or annual contract which also removes advertising. You can create all kinds of fun designs using PicMonkey.
  3. Autodesk’s Pixlr Editor (online tool and app)—If you have used Photoshop before, Pixlr Editor will be the closest you can get to emulating that experience in a free online tool. If you aren’t used to editing tools, Pixlr Editor will get overwhelming to you really quick. Luckily for you Autodesk has created Pixlr Express, a great pared down option that will get you a great looking image in no time.
  4. Picadilo (online tool)—with more than 100 fonts, 40 photo effects, 19 retouch tools, and 140 unique stickers, Picadilo is a fun new tool to stylize your images. Like Fotor, you can also create beautiful collages and easily share them to Facebook.
  5. Ribbet—born out of the now defunct Picnik platform (one of Google’s many acquisitions), Ribbet is a great tool for editing images and adding all kinds of effects. I used to use Picnik a lot before it was acquired and then shut down by Google.

A lot of this comes down to preference. My favorites right now are Fotor and PicMonkey, but ask me again tomorrow and it might be a different story. At the end of the day, it really is about what you feel most comfortable using and then just jumping in full throttle. I leave you with one of the images I created in just a couple of minutes using Fotor. Enjoy!