image editors

Graphic Editing Tools

Not everyone needs to be a Photoshop master. These applications will give you a quick way to shrink or style your images. Click the underlined link in the Name column for the site. And please report broken links through the Contact form. Thanks.

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Aviary PhoenixLots of tools for photo editing, creating effects, editing vector graphics, screen captures and moreFree
BeFunkyUse this to add all kinds of effects to photos. 147 effects in 21 categories.Free to Upgrade plans
DrPicUpload an image from your computer or camera, then modify your image. Simple and straightforward.Free
flauntRA suite of creative tools for adding backgrounds, frames, text and more.Free to those who register. There are commercial products too.
FotoFlexerUpload from your computer or import an image from other sites. Then use their great set of options.Free
Image Composite EditorStitches together a set of overlapping photos to create a panoramic view. (from Microsoft Research)Free download for Windows
ImageEditImageEdit is a simple image editor with a few tools. Although it's not a pretty interface, the most impressive feature is that you can add text to an image pretty quickly.Free
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) Free image editing software that runs on multiple operating systems with multiple language options.Free
LunaPicYup. Another online image ecitor that bills itself as creating images for MySpace and Facebook.Free
myimager.comEdit uploaded images or those from the web. Lots of tools and filters.Free service but you can pay a minimal amount to become a Premium Member and remove the advertisements and pop-ups.
oieOnline Image Editor has lots of editing functions that you'd find in Photoshop and saves images in all formats. The advantage (they say) is that the actual image processing occurs on the client computer prior to uploading to the server.Somewhat expensive. Pay in Euros.
Photoshop Express EditorPhotoshop Express Editor for quick fixesFree
PicMonkeyPopular and modern photo editor that's easy to use.Free or option for a low-cost upgrade to a higher-end product.
PixelmatorThis is a clean looking editor for the Mac that resides on your computer. Features include saving for the web, zillions of image formats, paint and retouching tools, color correction, etc. Its tag line is, "Image editing for the rest of us."Reasonably priced with a 30-day free trial.
pixer.usPixer bills itself as providing a quick fix for a photo. The user interface is simple to use. Get your photo fixed and that's it.Free

Pixlr
Paint program, image and photo editor, screen captures.Free
Smush.itAn advanced image optimization tool that uses techniques specific to the image's format.Free download only available through Yahoo!'s YSlow app (which analyzes why web pages are slow).
Sumo PaintPaint program with lots of cool features and effects. There's a nice gallery and they promote exploration!Free
Web ResizerWeb resizer optimizes photos for the web ... make 'em smaller, crop an area, sharpen and add a border.Free