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Best Free Online Photo Editors

Top Online Photo Editors Offer Plenty of Features

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If you haven't checked out free online photo editors lately, you really should ... and you'll be glad you did. They've advanced far beyond where they were even a few years ago, and you'll be impressed with your options for free online photo editors.

If you use online photo storage options, keep in mind that some of those Web sites will feature free online photo editors, too.

For more information, read through my list of the best free online photo editors.

FotoFlexer

FotoFlexer is one of the best free online photo editors for quite a few reasons, but my favorite feature is just how easy it is to use. Nearly every tool is just one click away, and every button is easy to understand and use.

FotoFlexer allows you to select photos for editing from a variety of locations, such as your hard drive, or social networking sites, such as Flickr, MySpace, and Facebook.

Another fun feature of FotoFlexer is that all editing changes occur in real time, making it easy to keep or "undo" your changes. Then, just save the photo with the changes, and you're done.

Phixr

With the Phixr online photo editor, you'll find an interface that will remind you of Microsoft Paint. It may look a little confusing versus a few of the other editors listed here, but, once you get used to the interface, you'll find it's pretty easy to use. As you make changes to your photos, you can see what the change will look like and then choose whether to save the change or discard it.

If you don't sign up with a free account, you'll be limited in how long you can use Phixr.

Picnik

Picnik is a great, free online photo editor, and it makes the entire process easy. You can upload your photos from a hard drive and make the editing changes through easy-to-understand buttons. There's even an "auto fix" button to make a quick editing change.

If you want advanced features from Picnik, a $25 annual fee is required to upgrade to Picnik Premium.

Picture2Life

The Picture2Life online photo editor includes basic editing features, but it specializes in creating interesting collages and GIF animations using your photos, either uploaded from your hard drive or from social networking sites.

You will have to sign up for a free account to use Picture2Life.

Pixlr

With the Pixlr online photo editing service, you have access to two different levels of editing.

  • Pixlr Editor includes all of the advanced photo editing features you'll want.
  • Pixlr Express allows you to make quick, simple editing changes to photos from your hard drive or from a Web address.

You'll see the editing changes as you make them, and you can save the new photos to your hard drive.

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