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How to use Photoshop online for free

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How to use Photoshop online for free: Photoshop is undoubtedly the best photo editing software available on the market but, as is known, it is a paid program and that when in use goes to commit not a few resources on the computer, two elements that are not always the joy of users. For a quick modification of one or more photos it could therefore be much more convenient to act directly from the browser, without having to download and install anything on the computer and, above all, without spending even a penny. But is it possible? Can you use Photoshop online for free ? The answer is “yes” and to find out how it didn’t make you do anything other than read this tutorial.

Probably not everyone knows it but Photoshop is also usable in the form of an online app accessible from the browser. To use it you don’t have to buy anything. All you need is a computer connected to the Internet and you’re done. As an alternative to using Photoshop online for free, it is possible to resort to the use of alternative Web services for image editing that provide users with various and interesting advanced functions that have absolutely nothing to envy to the famous Adobe product for computer, I assure you.

Then? What are you still doing with them? Hurry and read the instructions below to find out how to use Photoshop online for free. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell you more than satisfied and that in case of need you will also be ready and happy to explain to all your friends eager to receive a similar tip how to do it. Let it bet?

Photoshop online for free

Photoshop Express Editor

How to use Photoshop online for free

As I already told you, Adobe has made available online a special version of Photoshop, called Photoshop Express Editor , which can be used directly from the browser and totally free of charge. At the present state of things, however, it is good to underline it, the service allows you to intervene only on images in JPG format and it is necessary that the program to surf online that is used is equipped with   Flash Player (if you remember correctly, I explained  how to download Flash Player  in my guide on the subject).

To start using Photoshop online for free,  click here  in order to connect to the main page of the service then click first on the Upload photo button   and then on  Upload . Then select the image to be modified and, when the upload is complete, you will find yourself in front of a series of tools listed on the left part of the screen.

In the Basic section   there are the basic photo editing functions such as cropping ( Crop & Rotate ), resizing ( Resize ) and red -eye correction ; in  Adjustments  you can find tools to adjust parameters such as white level ( White level ), light ( Highlight ) and sharpness ( Sharpen ), while in  Effects  there are various effects to distort the image or make it more artistic.

After selecting one of the tools just mentioned, use the previews that appear at the top of the screen to adjust the intensity level with which to apply it to the photo. In the Decorate tab there   are also tools to add text (frames), frames ( Frames ) or other decorations to the image.

When you are satisfied with the result, click on the Done button first   and then on  Save  to download the retouched photo to your computer. Beautiful, is not it?

Online alternatives to Photoshop

Pixlr Editor

How to use Photoshop online for free

Were you very interested in understanding how to use Photoshop online for free but were you a little disappointed by the features offered by the service which, however interesting it may be, does not have much to do with the Windows and Mac version of the famous software ? Yes? So why not try to take a look at Pixlr Editor .

It is one of the very valid free alternatives that can be used instead of Photoshop and its online counterpart and that do not make him regret absolutely when it comes to applying slight changes to images. The service does not require registration and works with all major web browsers (as long as they have support for the aforementioned Flash Player).

To retouch your photos online with Pixlr Editor, therefore connected to the Internet site of the service through the link I have provided you a moment ago, scroll down the Web page that is shown to you and then click on the Launch Web app button   that you find in the Pixlr Editor section . At this point, choose whether to create a new image, open an image from the computer or open an image by URL by clicking on one of the buttons on the screen that opens and proceeds accordingly.

Once the image to be edited has been imported (or created), you can evaluate for yourself how similar the interface of Pixlr Editor is to that of Photoshop: on the left there is the toolbar with the brushes, the color palette and the tools of retouching / selecting the image; at the top is the menu with commands for managing files and applying advanced filters; in the center there is the photo to be retouched while on the right there are the level management panel and the history of the operations performed. If you need a “ripassino” on  how to use Photoshop , read my guide on the subject.

Then edit the image imported or created using the multiple tools made available to you by the service and then save everything directly on your computer by selecting the Save … item  attached to the File menu which is located at the top on the left.

I would also like to point out that on the Pixlr website there are tools such as Pixlr Express and Pixlr o-matic that allow you to edit photos with a series of effects and frames ready for use. A bit like Instagram, so to speak.

I also point out that if you use Google Chrome as a browser, you can also install Pixlr Editor as an application in your program to surf the net. To do this, make sure you are logged into the browser with your Google account and then click here to connect to the appropriate section of the Chrome Web Store dedicated to the Pixlr Editor app and then click on the Add button located at the top.


How to use Photoshop online for free

Another cloud-based photo editing service that could be considered as a viable alternative to using Photoshop online for free as I indicated in the previous lines is iPiccy . Its interface does not reproduce that of the Adobe software but it is equally simple to use (if not more) and includes a lot of interesting functions.

To edit a photo with iPiccy, connected to the main page of the service by means of the link I have provided you a moment before and click on the Start editing now button and then on Upload photo to select the image to be retouched. At this point, all you have to do is use the left sidebar and all the buttons it contains. By clicking on Fix image you can leave iPiccy the task of automatically adjusting the parameters of the photo (brightness, colors, etc.), with the Resize image and Crop picture buttons you can resize or cut the image and so on.

Then there are the buttons located at the top, which allow you to access other types of tools: by clicking on the magic wand icon you can view the list of artistic effects applicable to the photo; behind the icon of the little man hide the tools to eliminate skin imperfections; through the icon with the sheets you can manage the layers of the image, etc.

To access the Photoshop-style editor, with brushes and geometric shapes, click on the color palette icon . When you are satisfied with the result, you can save your edited photo by clicking first on the floppy disk icon and then on the Save to my computer button .

Even in the case of iPiccy, I point out that if you use Google Chrome as a program to surf online, you can use the service in the form of an application for the browser. To do this, make sure you are logged into the browser with your Google account and then  click here  to connect to the appropriate section of the Chrome Web Store dedicated to the iPiccy app and then click on the Add button   located at the top.

Sumo Paint

How to use Photoshop online for free

Sumo Paint  is another alternative to using Photoshop online for free. In fact, the service fully follows the user interface of the famous Adobe software and allows you to make all the necessary changes to photos and images just as if it were a desktop program. Like Pixlr Editor, Sumo Paint is also based on Flash technology and therefore works only on the browsers on which this plugin is enabled.

To edit your photos with Sumo Paint, connected to the home page of the service using the link I have provided you a moment ago, click on the  American flag  located at the top left and select the  Italian flag  from the menu that appears to translate all the menus in Italian.

Subsequently bearing in the File menu  located at the top left and click on Open from my computer  to select the image to edit on your PC. Alternatively, you can create a new image by clicking on the New image item or you can import one directly from the Web by selecting the Open from URL … option .

At this point you can select the editing tools from the left sidebar and / or the filters from the menu located at the top and edit your photo as you usually do in Photoshop and the like. When you are satisfied with the result, go to the File menu   and click on Save on my computer …  to download the modified image to your PC.

Other solutions


The web services to be used as an alternative to using Photoshop online for free that I suggested in this guide have not been able to attract your attention in a particular way? No? Well, then I invite you not to throw in the towel yet and to dedicate a few more minutes of your precious time to reading my guide on how to edit photos online where, in fact, I have proceeded to suggest other solutions that can allow you to edit photos and images directly from your browser (or almost) like the famous Adobe home program.

You can also find other interested Photoshop-style Web services in my guide dedicated to programs to edit photos online and in my tutorial dedicated to online photo editing .