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Web-based Image Tools and Online Services

Web-based tools and online services for creating and working with graphics. Most of these sites offer free utilities for creating image effects, optimizing images, creating animated Web banners, buttons, logos, and more. No need for desktop software... just upload your images and save the results to your computer.

Fontastic.me
Fontastic.me is a free service to create your own custom fonts. This article explains how to create a font from SVG files that have been created in a vector line drawing application.

Roundup of the Best Free Web-based Photo Editors

There are many great free online image editors available and this piece takes a brief look at the most popular web-based photo and image editors. While many people prefer to use software installed on their own computer, free online image editors can be the perfect solution for editing images when working on another person's machine.

What is Color Scheme Designer?
Color Scheme Designer is a free online application for quickly and easily producing harmonious color schemes. Color Scheme Designer offers several intuitive tools that allow you to produce color schemes based on one, two, three or four base colors.

What is Myoats?
Myoats offers a stylish, yet intuitive, user interface making it easy to produce quite intricate patterns and designs.

Create Snowflake Graphics with Make-a-Flake
Make-a-Flake is a simple online snow flake generator that can be used to easily produce snowflake graphics for your winter holiday and Christmas projects.

What is Photoshop Express Editor?
Photoshop Express Editor is a free online photo editor with a clear and intuitive user interface making it suitable for less experienced users.

What is Sumo Paint?
Sumo Paint is a very well-featured free online image editor. Its strong range of adjustment features make it a powerful tool for intermediate and advanced users, though the inclusion of Auto Levels means new users can make a one click fix to their photos.

What is Splashup?
Splashup is a good free online image editor for users looking to move up from a more basic editor. Splashup is designed to mimic the appearance of a pixel based image editor, and allows users to work directly with their photos in a way some of the simpler free online image editors don't allow.

What is Pixlr Editor?
Pixlr Editor is a very accomplished and powerful free online image editor. Pixlr Editor is an excellent option for experienced users who haven't got access to a computer with a pixel-based image editor already installed.

What is FotoFlexer?
FotoFlexer is a free online image editor that offers a wide range of tools for beginner and intermediate users. For casual digital camera owners who want to make basic adjustments to their photos before sharing them online, FotoFlexer appears to fit the bill very well. It also offers plenty of features that will appeal to users who want to...

What is Pixlr Express?
Pixlr Express has a clear and intuitive interface that encourages users to experiment with this free online image editor, rather than overloading users with information about how to use it.

What is Picnik?
The free online image editor Picnik is an effective web application that allows users to upload and adjust their digital photos. The website also offers a paid for service with more features, but the free version will cover many users' needs and certainly serve as an introduction to the service.

Online Photo Editors - User Reviews
Online photo editors are becoming more and more viable as a way for correcting and enhancing your photos right in your web browser, from any computer. Browse the user reviews to learn more about the online photo editor options available. Or submit a review and help others make an informed decision. See submissions See submissions

3D Text Maker
Select font, color, dimensions, and other variables... then enter your text and make an instant logo.

Animation Online
Create free animated buttons and banners.

BeFunky
"BeFunky.com offers 190 different photo effects from Cartoonizer to Impressionist Painting, as well as one-click tools for fixing common photo problems such as overexposure or fuzziness."

Crecon New Banner Generator
Choose from a variety of backgrounds, then add text and customize it.

ePassportPhoto
Free web site to generate a passport photo — just upload, rotate, crop, download, and print.

FlamingText.com
Create logos, text, images, or banners in a number of styles, completely free.

Flickr Toys
Upload your personal photos and turn them into movie posters, magazine covers, trading cards, framed photos, mosaics, ID badges, billboards, calendars, and more.

FotoFlexer
FotoFlexer is an online photo editor with retouch, coloring and distortion tools. It can create cartoons from your photos, make photos appear as painting, and more.

Gickr.com
Create a gif animation from uploaded pictures.

GIFWorks
Create special effects with any GIF image using this free online tool.

Instantizer.com
Instantizer.com is a free online service that puts your photos into a Polaroid-style frame.

JPEG Wizzard
This free service allows you to edit and compress JPEG images without the damage of uncompression and recompression.

LookWow Web-Based Photo Enhancement
A free, web-based photo enhancement application. No downloads or registration required.

myImager.com
This free online image editor allows you to resize, crop, rotate, and flip images, apply various effects, and optimize images up to 200 Kbytes.

NetMechanic GifBot
This free service can reduce image bloat in both GIF and JPEG files up to 90% and offers a choice between before and after results.

Online Graphics Generator
Cooltext.com is a free service that will automatically generate copyright free Web graphics customized to your specifications, almost instantly.

Perception Laboratory's Face Transformer (Web-based)
"You can use the Perception Laboratory's Face Transformer to change the age, race or sex of a facial image, to transform it to the style of a famous artist, to make an exagerated caricature or even make an ape of yourself!"

Phixr - Online Photo Editor
Phixr is an online photo editor with the 'look & feel' similar to desktop applications. Phixr was developed for users in internet cafes and office computers and offers a full palette of tools to edit digital photos.

PiccyFix
"PiccyFix is a free, simple, easy-to-use web-based online photo, image and picture wizard. You can make your pictures darker, lighter, black and white, color, or sepia tone, and add simple effects, resize, shrink, rotate, flip then save in jpg/jpeg,gif,png and bmp formats."

PXN8.COM - Photos Made Easy
Rotate, crop, resize, adjust colors, interlace, blur, filter, whiten teeth, remove red eye, and more with this free online photo editor. It also gives you direct access to your Flickr account. Even includes undo/redo, and selection tools.

Quick Thumbnail
"The fastest way to resize your pictures and images. Choose an image file, select some resize options, and hit Resize it. Your image will be uploaded to the server and resized, and then any or all of the resized images will be provided in a single convenient view. Not only can you get simultaneous generation of different sizes but you can enlarge your images too."

QuickBanner
Free online banner creation tool. Choose from two sizes and a number of themes.

Reshade
Reshade.com allows you to downsize and upsize images without losing quality.

ResizR - Easy online image resize
"ResizR is a nifty, free and very useful little helper. ResizR allows you to resize an image from your local computer or the web."

Smilart Fan Studio Online Photo Editor
This free online photo editors lets you correct red eye, reduce noise, remove distortions correct vignette, rotate, flip, crop, sharpen, and adjust color and tone.

Snapstouch (Web-based)
Snapstouch provides online tool to converts photo to sketch, photo to painting, photo to drawing and photo to single shade image at one single click and that is totally free of cost.

Snipshot
Snipshot offers basic editing tools like crop, rotate, resize, unlimited undo and redo. Features nondestructive scaling, rotating, and cropping, and the ability to save as GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG, or TIF.

Splashup
"Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With all the features professionals use and novices want, it's easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photosharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress."

The Banner Generator
Free service to let you create graphical banners for your web-pages.

VicImager (Web-based)
VicImager is a free online image processer. Upload images from your desktop or enter any valid internet image URL to adjust size, brightness, add special effects, etc.

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