On-The-Go Online Image Editing

Unless you’re a barnacle, bloggers don’t stay in one place for long periods of time. If you’re unfortunate enough to not have a laptop everywhere you go, you may end up opting to blog using work stations in computer rental shops that may not have the image editor of choice. Luckily for us already unlucky sods, there are various online image editors that bloggers could use just in case one is blogging from less-than-ideal environments.

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Online Image Editor lets you edit and enhance images at a fairly capable level when Adobe isn’t around to help you out. You may upload pictures from your computer or fetch already uploaded files on the internet via the site. Since this is a web-based application, the things that you could do to the picture – and the quality, obviously — may not be something to write home about, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers, right?

The application has the following features:

  • file format conversion (PNG, GIF, JPG or BMP)
  • ├é┬áResizing and cropping images. (This is easily the function that bloggers would use the most)
  • advanced GIF options
  • editing of colors (grayscale and sepia among others)
  • creating borders and adding overlay images
  • adding effects (they range from decent to just plain tacky)
  • a help page.

And as if that wasn’t enough, the program actually allows you to save the image directly to Imageshack! With just one click, you’ll get the link to your Imageshack-hosted file and if you’re in a rush, it does save you a few seconds of your precious time. If you would prefer to save the file on your USB drive/work station, the application also allows you to do that.

It’s hardly the ideal photo editor, but if your back is up against a wall, it’s nice to have final-option applications such as this one.

Originally posted on June 4, 2007 @ 4:42 am