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Need to edit a photo, add an effect, crop the image?

Wishing you had Photoshop and knew how to use it? Well, we can’t give you Photoshop, but we have provided links to many image editing sites, with most of them free to use. Most of the sites do not require you to download any programs and are hopefully easy to use. Have fun, and be sure to tell us about the ones you like. Also, drop us a note if you have found others that you like to use.

Work with images (some similar to Photoshop)

PHOTOPEA – Advanced image editor – Free online design editor supporting PSD, XCF, Sketch, XD and CDR formats. (Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Sketch App, Adobe XD, and CorelDRAW). Create a new image or open existing files from your computer. Save your work as PSD (File – Save as PSD) or as JPG / PNG / SVG (File – Export). Inspect PSD and Sketch files. Convert Sketch to PSD.

Pixlr-EditorPIXLR EDITOR IS A FULLY FEATURED FREE IMAGE EDITOR
Offering the web, mobile (iOS & Android) and desktop (PC & Mac) versions from Autocad maker Autodesk. On the web, Pixlr offers two free alternatives: Pixlr Editor and Pixlr Express. Pixlr Editor provides advanced image editing features including layers and retouching tools. Pixlr Express is designed to make it as easy as possible to edit any image without having any technical experience. 100% free!

Pixlr-ExpressPIXLR EXPRESS – SIMPLE TOOLS FOR THOSE WITHOUT THE TECH EXPERIENCE
Offering the web, mobile (iOS & Android) and desktop (PC & Mac) versions from Autocad maker Autodesk. On the web, Pixlr offers two free alternatives: Pixlr Editor and Pixlr Express. Pixlr Editor provides advanced image editing features including layers and retouching tools. Pixlr Express is designed to make it as easy as possible to edit any image without having any technical experience. 100% free!

PicMonkeyPicMonkey makes creative tools for photo editing and graphic design because we want you to rock the universe. We want your images to show your creativity, your style, your spot-on brilliance. We’re a small team of experienced professionals — plus one monkey — who believe that our greatest competition is our last release. Oh, and if you’re looking for a photo editor like Picnik or the people who made it, yup, that’s us.

Canva – Curated collection of high-quality design templates for all your graphic needs.

design wizardDesign Wizard is an affordable, easy-to-use design software that will add magic to your marketing and put the sparkle in your social media. This online graphic design software offers people a quick, easy and affordable solution to creating visual content.

Removing backgrounds from photos is a fiddly task that takes a lot of time and attention to detail, even with the most professional software. Guess what? Not anymore! Remove.bg removes backgrounds from photos. Automatically, in only 5 seconds and for free.

sumopaintSumopaint – The most versatile photo editor and painting application that works in a browser (free).
Sumo Paint is an online image editor, without need to install anything to your device. It’s the most versatile photo editor and painting application that works in a browser. You can open and save images from your hard drive or save it to cloud.

fotorFotor – Overall photo enhancement in an easy-to-use package (free). Powerful, user-friendly and globally accessible, Fotor is an online photo editing suite, utilizing exclusive technology to bring an unprecedented level of editing control to anyone and everyone. While the ‘collage’ and ‘edit’ features are already enjoyed by millions of users, daily, the new ‘design’ feature gives the common user the ability to design any form of graphics and cover, limited only by imagination.

befunkyBefunky – Online photo editor and collage maker (free). With BeFunky’s photo editor, you can play with hundreds of amazing photo effects that you can’t find anywhere else. You can also add extra flair to your photo with hundreds of one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn graphics, like hats, jewelry, photo frames, and graphic overlays.

picture2lifePicture2life – is an Ajax based photo editor. It’s focused on grabbing and editing images that are already online. The tool selection is average, and the user interface is poor. Setting up an account is quick, easy and 100% FREE!

pho_topho.to – Simple online photo editor with pre-set photo effects for an instant photo fix (free). Want to be able to edit your photos online, for free and without having to learn complicated interfaces? This online image editor lets you fix and enhance your digital pictures in a smooth and effective way.

lunapicLunapic – Just a simple free online editor

pizappiZap – Online photo editor and collage maker ($29.99/year). You don’t need to be a Photoshop expert to have fun editing your digital photos. With piZap you can start right away without ever reading a manual or taking a class.

fotostarsFotostars – Edit your photos using stylish photo effects (free). Fotostars is a free online photo editor that includes over 50 photo effects that will add a unique style and character to every one of your photographs. To use the online photo effects, just choose the effect you like from the list.

pics-io_logoPics.io – Very simple online photo editor (free). Pics.io is a complete solution for managing all your digital assets. Quickly find any of your creative files, collaborate with colleagues on new projects, and share your work with clients and partners.

Similar to Illustrator – working with vector files

Free Vector Graphics Software
Vectr is a free graphics software used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. It’s a simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool to bring your designs into reality.

Download or use Online version

Inkscape is a free open-source Illustrator alternative with dedicated community support. It’s a highly popular option because it’s almost as great as Illustrator. The quality of its interface is also the same, even its features, tools, and methods of use. The drawing software is compatible not only with SVG but also with PostScript, TIP, BMP, PNG, and JPG images.

Gravit is a powerful, fast, and free tool for vector design. It’s compatible with all browsers and available to download for Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, and Linux. It has every basic component that Illustrator has, such as freehand drawing and pen tools. The vector graphic app also has a Pathfinder tool that allows you to create custom shapes easily.

Image Compression

SHRINK PNG FILES
Advanced lossy compression for PNG images that preserves full alpha transparency. TinyPNG uses smart lossy compression techniques to reduce the file size of your PNG files. By selectively decreasing the number of colors in the image, fewer bytes are required to store the data. The effect is nearly invisible but it makes a very large difference in file size!

Optimizilla
This online image optimizer uses a smart combination of the best optimization and lossy compression algorithms to shrink JPEG and PNG images to the minimum possible size while keeping the required level of quality. Upload up to 20 images. Wait for the compression to finish. Click thumbnails in the queue for quality setting. Use the slider to control the compression level and mouse/gestures to compare images.

Compressor.io is a powerful online tool for reducing drastically the size of your images and photos whilst maintaining a high quality with almost no difference before and after compression.

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