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Online Photo Editors – Pixlr, FotoFlexer, Splashup and Photo Communities – Picasa, Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, Photobucket, Pinterest!

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Online Photo Editors – Pixlr, FotoFlexer, Splashup and more

Pixlr - offers Pixlr Express for basic editing like cropping and re-sizing, adjustments and photo effects. Full version includes more functionality which allows you to create an item from scratch or modify an existing image, and to do many relatively less complex settings. The full version works like GIMP or Photoshop with many different tools that can be used.

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FotoFlexer – With FotoFlexer you can get photos directly from your account at Flickr, Photobucket or Facebook. It allows you to re-touch photos, working with shapes and text to create different effects, and more, including some advanced features.

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Splashup - In this service you will find similarities in appearance with тhe software Photoshop that can certainly be helpful if you’re used to it. Splashup provides a nice interface and a number of tools and features. You can start from scratch, upload a photo from your computer . Advantage in this service is the ability to directly download and edit images from your accounts on Flickr, Facebook or Picasa. Splashup offers a surprising number of options for a free online image editor.

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Pixenate  – This service is simpler and with less features, but with a useful option. With this service you can place your photo editor and your web site to enable your visitors to make basic interventions on photos.

Pixer  – Quickly and simply without the need of accounts and without leaving the e-mail addresses. Choose photography, intervened on it, edit the picture and that’s it. Not many features, but it is quick and easy to operate.

Photo Communities - Picasa Google, Flickr, Photobucket, Tumblr, Pinterest

Picasa GoogleGoogle despite its potential for advanced Internet search, Google give the answer when it comes to photos. Originally released as a desktop application, now fully integrated with online galleries, but with all the photos that you post with the same account on Blogger.com. Picasa offers simple yet powerful editing tools in a local application that syncs well with online galleries. The service also features an abundance of output methods, including collages and video slideshows . Its geo-tagging works with Maps and Face recognition that works with People tags for new and exciting ways to organize and share your photo collections.

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Flickr  – The largest and best known service of this kind in the property of Yahoo and a huge community of users behind. With larger and better photo views, and a slick new HTML5 – based photo uploader. Despite the many options if you need something extra, there are always numerous independent accessories and services that will take your photos and organize them properly. This is where you’ll find the most options for interacting with photos and photographers on the Web. A rich environment of apps and third-party plugins adds to an already rich set of included tools, like maps for geotagging.

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Photobucket - Free ( Pro Account : $24.95 per year ) – The Photobucket sharing site should appeal to people who like to jazz up their images and get lots of free photo hosting. It even offers tolerable video mixing. But free accounts feature tons of ads and downsize images and videos. Photobucket offers lots of free storage, as well as integration with a number of Web services, such as Blogger, Facebook, LiveJournal, and MySpace. But a byproduct of this is an cluttered and complicated interface.

Tumblr  ( Free )  – Although it’s technically a blogging platform, Tumblr can be considered as a social network falling somewhere between the microblogging Twitter and Facebook’s full-featured platform. But it’s largely about the photos. You can upload multiple images in a single post and share your images with a large audience and maybe even attract a following. Tumblr is highly similar to Posterous in that it aims to get new bloggers up and running very quickly – within minutes. Tumblr and Posterous both simplify the process of designing and maintaining a blog for ultra beginners. The secondary site becomes a microblog, where casual readers can look at the latest pictures and captions without even having to load, with much less reading, the full text that might appear on the primary site.

Pinterest - Of course it’s not just about photos, but Pinterest is certainly an effective way to share photos. The premise of Pinterest is you create “pinboards,” which are nothing more than categories, to which you can then “pin” images that you find online or via other Pinterest users.

With commenting, sharing to Facebook, email, and Twitter, Pinterest does a respectable job of online photo sharing. Your virtual pasteboards become little collections of visually stunning images, with notes if you attach them and links back to the original source from whence the images came. A layer of social interaction sits beneath the whole site, as you can follow other users, or just specific boards that they create.

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Instagram - It is a new kind of community that has been restricted to the iPhone until recently. Now Android users can take part, and web sites like Pinstagram let you view your photos in any Web browser. It’s few simple image enhancements can add a surprising amount of interest to otherwise pedestrian snapshots . The application/service can be addictive in the way it lets you discover new photo contacts’ work.. You can also share your work to Facebook, Twitter, Flick and by e-mail..

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