Do you want to edit one of your photos but don’t have the software to do it?
Luckily, the World Wide Web contains a variety of accessible and easy-to-find online and mobile photo editors that you can access via your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Three online image editing websites that I recently experimented with include: iPiccy, PIXLR and fotor. All are very user-friendly and offered a variety of options such as filters, effects and text options. I also found the Photo Editor Pro app a friendly mobile option that can be used without an internet connection once downloaded (which can be very handy if you need to alter an image on the fly!). Below are 4 photos that I edited along with the names of the photo editors and steps I took to reach my final images.
After uploading one of my photos to iPiccy, I began by looking at the photo effects that the website offered. Under “Vintage” I selected Polaroid Film (Fade: 0%) and under “Color” I selected Bloom (Strength: 55%, Fade 30%). Under the “Blender” heading I inserted a text box with the word “Nostalgia” in Essence Sans (Font) and Overlay (Blend Mode). I finished off my image by increasing the font size to 60.
The second photo editor I used was PIXLR which contained similar editing options as iPiccy. I began by changing the image to Old Photo (Adjustment) and changing the filter to Vignette (Size: 100). I then inserted the text “Focus” (Size 70) in Bodoni MT (Font). To insert a bit of color, I changed the color of the text to Teal.
Probably my favorite image editor (based on the final result), fotor was simple to understand and use when altering my skyline of Toronto. I started with some Basic Edits such as increasing the Brightness (40), the Temperature (-42), Tint (-50) and Fine Tune (Highlights 100). Another Effect I selected included B & W with the Plymouth filter (Intensity 100). Lastly, I insert a text box with the word “Toronto” in the Bebas Neue font (Size 99).
Photo Editor Pro
A handy “on-the-go” app, Photo Editor Pro allowed me to carry out quick and easy edits on a smaller but still noticeable scale. I started with altering the image with Marie (Effect) and Illuminate (Enhance). I then inserted the Text “Serenity” in light blue (Font Color).
Which of the edited photos above do you think was the most successful? “Nostalgia”, “Focus”, “Toronto” or “Serenity”? Submit a comment below or Tweet me at @katrinavalenton and let me know!
Written by Katrina Valenton