12 Great Online Image Editors – Free Photoshop Alternatives

Adobe Photoshop
is great image editor. One of the best out there… Sometimes happens that you are not home and you don’t have your computer or laptop with you so there is no way to use Photoshop. But if you’ve got internet connection then this shouldn’t be a problem. There are really some great online alternatives for Adobe Photoshop that will help you do your work effectively. Here are 13 free online image editors that I’ve found and tested. They are really powerful online apps and for even better effects, you can combine their features and get amazing results. Many of these don’t even require any registration or anything, you just upload the image and enjoy editing!

1. ImproveYourImages.com

is an automated service so you don’t have to do anything, it’s very easy to use. It’s used to improve your images only. So there is no need to change anything. Upload, click, and that’s it!

2. OIE – Online Image Editor

Online Image Editor is the most convenient browser-based software for online photo and image editing. With their new version you can now edit images online with greater ease and even better results! And, yes, OIE runs on MS Vista!

3. Pikifx

Pikifix is an easy service that users can upload their images and add a range of cool effects, Resize and Crop your photo, Add creative effects to photos, Add borders to photos, Add creative text to photos, Easily add your photos to your page.

4. Adobe Photoshop Express


Adobe’s Photoshop Express is one of the best online image editors. Although Adobe Photoshop Express is a bit heavy in switching between modes, uploading photos and preview changes, but it is always a great tool to edit your image with.

5. Splashup


Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it’s easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress.

6. Flauntr

flauntrFlauntR has too many new features. It’s so easy and fast to use with different sections such as: editR, textR, stylR, profilR. Working on many browsers perfectly.

7. Snipshot


Snipshot, also known as Pixoh. It is a good tool and has five options: resize, enhance, crop, rotate and adjust. It’s so simple to use. It has also a Firefox extension and bookmarklets that allow you to edit images with Snipshot immediately and an API for integrating photos with your website.

8. Picnik

picnick1Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use and yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames. It’s fast, easy, and fun.

9. myImager.com

myimagermyImager.com is your own free everything online image editor! Upload or call images from anywhere on the web and edit them freely with the the dozens of tools and filters that they offer! This is a 100% free service, offered by the great people at Cool Archive.

10. FotoFlexer

photoflexerFotoFlexer is a cool service with many tools such as distortions, layers, effects, smart scissors and more.

11. Phixr

phixrPhixr has some basic tools and it’s very

easy to use. After finishing you can save your edited images to popular formats (jpg, gif, png…)

12. Pikipimp

pikipimpPikiPimp is somehow unique and has neat design. With cool tools and the ability to add blings text, glitter and animations.

That should be all for today! If you know some more cool online editing tools, please share them in the comments below. I will review and add them here… Enjoy editing!

And if you need some inspiration, check these 15 Amazing Photos that were not photo edited.

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31 Responses
  • sergey Reply

    look at your site on resolution wider than 1650, your background doesnt look that good.

    • GenniCe Reply

      Yeah, I know… I’m really sorry for that little problem.

      I’m working on a redesign so this will be fixed really soon… Enjoy!

  • chris mccann Reply

    Great post.. I’ve just started getting into photography and didn’t want to have to shell out an extra $400+ just for photoshop so this is exactly what I was looking for

  • GenniCe Reply

    I’m really glad that this post helped you. This will surely come handy when you are just starting, and later, when you become more familiar with photography, you might want to buy Photoshop. But until then…


  • Nikitta Smith Reply

    My instructor just gave us a link to this page and I am soooooooooo happy she did cause I totally agree with Chris…I do not want to spend the money…especially when there are such great alternatives !!!!


    Cuesta College Distant Education Student
    Spring 09
    Multimedia for the web class

    • GenniCe Reply

      Thank you for visiting Nikitta. Enjoy!

  • Edward.H Reply

    Good job! thanks,those tools are really useful, a link of this article has been submitted to our website in order to share it with more people. see

    • GenniCe Reply

      Thanks for sharing this post with others Edward! And I’m glad you found it useful.


  • Tris Reply

    PikiFX (http://www.pikifx.com/) is no longer available.

  • serinadruid Reply

    These are great! I use this one for editing gif and png images: http://www.online-image-editor.com/

  • Molly Moore Reply

    those who are in the graphics business could never live without Adobe Photoshop.-..

    • Dennis Reply

      I agree. But these are for those that are planning to enter that business and want to try things out a little bit.

  • Alex Reply

    I Think you forgot Aviary,, it is a great free online tool which is VERY similar to photoshop.. Great Website

    • Dennis Reply

      Thanks for adding that one.

  • ishan Reply

    There is a website where you can simply convert your photo to sketch or painting or drawing or B&W with different colors with maintaining actual size..
    And that is totally free……

    • Dennis Reply

      Thanks for adding that one. I tried it, and it works like a charm. :)

  • fish oil pills Reply

    Adobe Photoshop is great but sometimes it just takes too much memory and processing power from your pc.

  • jimbo Reply

    flauntr.com is no longer available

    • Dennis Reply

      Thanks for noticing, Jimbo. I’m going to edit the post so others will know.

  • cheap makeup bags Reply

    Good info. Lucky me I found your website by accident (stumbleupon).
    I have book-marked it for later!

  • tammy Reply

    Piknik is no longer around

  • Tolu Reply

    Thanks, great information. Been testing a couple of editors for my website http://www.roborebe.com/ and I sure will be trying the ones you have here. I am still learning so I hope they are user friendly. Gracias

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