Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Online Image Editors

If you need to do some image editing but are at a computer without any decent editing software installed and you can't easily get hold of and install one of the many free image editors out there, then these sites might be of some interest…

Snipshot - Snipshot is a free, online image editor. Some of the image adjustment features (contrast, brightness, red-eye removal, etc.) are still in the beta stage, but most of the basic editing necessities are there already. Here's the feature list…

  • Edit big images—up to 10 MB, or 5000 x 5000 pixels
  • Import PDF (first page only), EPS, and SVG files
  • Import pictures from any web site (including Flickr)
  • Export to Flickr or save as GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG, or TIF.
  • Basic editing tools like crop, rotate, resize—many more are in the works.
  • Unlimited undo and redo.
  • Nondestructive scaling, rotating, and cropping.
  • Image adjustments (in development).

pix-en-ate - PXN8 or pix-en-ate, is another good web based image editor. You can upload and image or import it from web page and it comes with a range of basic editing options such as resize, crop, straighten and rotate. It's also got enhancement tools like enhance, fill light, whiten, sepia, and red-eye reduction as well as adjustments for brightness, saturation, hue and contrast.

Once you're done editing, you can save the image off to disk or upload it to image hosting services Flickr or All You Can Upload.

Preloadr - Preloadr is free service providing image manipulation functions linked with your Flickr account. It's designed to pre-process photos uploaded to Flickr.

The idea is to extend the fantastic capabilities of the Flickr platform with state-of-the-art image editing functions and make all that accessible from any computer connected to the internet. You can crop, scale, rotate or flip and apply a load of transform filters like blur, sharpen, brightness, contrast, colour correction, graduation curve, auto-contrast, greyscale, inverse, swirl and granulation. You can also work in layers and even add text.

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