Web contents that always get higher visibility and engagement are pictures&photos. That’s why it’s important to know how to change them with special effects and filters, things that have made Instagram one of the most feared social networks (so much that it was bought by Facebook).
Instagram has also integrated some filters on the Facebook mobile applications to help mobile users applying special effects to photos before they share them. A photo with some beautiful, high quality and special effects, will receive definitely more likes, comments and shares. This Article will list three best services for editing photos online, without having to learn software like Photoshop & Co.
Learning How to cut photos for Facebook can be useful too.
The best sites to edit pictures online
The first site I recommend especially for those who don’t know it already, is Pixlr, the most popular online image editor for quality results, with lots of options and effects that you can easily apply for free.
When you visit the homepage of the service are offered three alternatives. Pixlr Editor is the best tool, we could say it is a “portable-Photoshop” available online. From here you can create images from scratch or edit existing image files uploading them from your hardware. This tool is totally free and very much easy.
The second tool we recommend is Pixlr Express, it’s very good, especially, for its quick applying filters on the photos. Choose if you want to upload them from the web ( inserting the URL ), from your webcam device or if you want to create a collage. Choose whatever effect you want from a list with multiple options and save your work when you’re done.
Pixlr O-matic is the third free tool that allows you to change with a few clicks colors and tones of your images, adding many effects with a gorgeus interface very similar to Instagram.
If Pixlr seems too complicated and you need a more simple tool, a great alternative is Picmonkey. Just visit the site and upload the image you want to edit. Its simple tools allow you to cut, re-size, add text, borders, adjust the colors or apply filters and effects.
One of the tricks used on Facebook is for example to add text to images, so as to attract more attention and clicks; on Picmonkey is very easy.
There are lots of funny meme generator too, why don’t you give a try here ?
Last but not the least, we have a brand new site, still in beta, called Canva. Canva offers many professional templates and images (for $ 1!) That can be edited, downloaded and used on Facebook or on websites and blogs. The idea is to provide a simple interface to allow anyone to create professional images in a few clicks.
We hope you’ll find the way to unleash your creativity 🙂