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Once you press the shutter release, your photo remains only half done—like a bowl of cookie dough that hasn’t gone to the oven yet. Even if you simply want to crop a photograph or brighten a slightly underexposed shot, you’ll need to write a cheque for some sort of photo editing program like Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Corel PaintShop Pro.

Or will you? We’re surviving in a golden day of free photo editing thanks to a wealth of online options. These days, you can travel to your favorite online photo editor and do just about any editing at no cost. Here are some of the best options to try.

Windows Live Photo Gallery

Once upon a period, Microsoft sold a photograph editor in a box; now, it's packed nearly all of its old Digital Image Suite into Windows Live Photo Gallery, a totally free program you are able to download within Windows Live Essentials, or alone. Photo Gallery combines a photograph organizer—complete with a stylish tagging system for keeping a record of your photos—with each of the essential photo editing tools, like cropping, color adjustments, exposure tools, and noise reduction. Don’t expect to do anything fancy with Photo Gallery, but it’s handy for quickly improving snapshots prior to deciding to upload these phones Facebook. A hidden gem: Photo Gallery includes an exceptional panoramic stitching tool for combining a series of shots into a huge panoramic scene. And the program's Photo Fuse feature can be a genuinely useful tool that allows you to combine the very best parts of several similar shots, such as a group portrait in which not everyone was smiling concurrently.


The FotoFlexer photo editor lives entirely inside a Web page—you have nothing to download or install—yet its power rivals that regarding commercial programs. In addition to simple tools to tweak your photos, say for example a one-click Auto Fix button, red-eye correction, cropping, and exposure controls, FotoFlexer includes a wealth of extras. Click by having a slew of tabs to use special effects, cartoonify your photo, or add text and borders. It even has elementary support for layers, so you can combine two photos and adjust their relative transparency.

Photoshop Express

As nice as FotoFlexer is, it’s not especially refined. The site isn’t pretty, as well as the tools might be clumsy to wield. You won’t have this dilemma with Photoshop Express.

Photoshop Express, the online version of Adobe’s familiar Photoshop Elements, feels polished, being a commercial program. You get every one of the basics—crop, rotate, red-eye removal, and exposure correction, by way of example. Many of the tools work just like the desktop version of Photoshop Elements, where you can choose an impression by comparing several thumbnail variations. You'll also find some cool special effects, such as the one-click Pop Color for making a black-and-white image with a dollop of spot color.

Of course, you don’t get each of the goodies of Photoshop Elements online with free streaming. In fact, Express is very limited; you won’t even find support for multiple layers. On the plus side, Adobe offers 2GB of online storage to set up and view your photos, with subscription options for additional photo storage.


Finally, I’d be remiss let alone Picasa, Google’s popular photo editor. Like Windows Live Photo Gallery, Picasa is really a downloadable photo editor which you install on your hard drive rather than run in a very Web page. And like Photo Gallery, it can be part editor and part organizer, full of tagging and face identification features. Picasa lives on its own in the Gmail account, as well as connects to Google+ in order to easily tag photos with friends with your circles. Picasa also offers a ton of easy tweaks and edits, including one-click adjustments. If you want effects that can transform your photos with inverted colors, a well used 1960s look, the Lomographicstyle, plus much more, this is the app. Plus, a batch-editing feature allows you to make changes—rename, rotate, perform color correction and red-eye removal, and much more—on a group of photos simultaneously; to see a poster mode that may assemble your photo across a grid of papers to generate an oversized image, suited to printing and hanging in a very dorm room.


There is one important tip for you to keep your favorite pictures safty. If you don't have good habit to backup your data on the computer, then you might face a big problem - lose data (including pictures that you edit). Edit those pictures would take you much more time, then if they are disappeared without any reason, I suppose you must be mad. Though, you could see that back up your data periodically is so necessary and important. However, if you lose those pictures after editing by mistake, or you delete them carelessly, don't panic, there is kind of software - data recovery application could help you out to recover picture back with ease. uMacsoft, Mackeeper, Stellar or so are most popular data recovery software on the market. Among them, the first two providers are just for Mac users. It's up to you to choose which one could fix your problem.

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