Image editing encompasses the various processes of modifying digital photos, whether they are traditional photo-based photos film-based photos, or graphics. It is also called image editing and photo retouching. There are various packages available online for downloading that will make your image editing tasks much easier than what you might do with a good digital photo editing program. Most people find that professional tools are more useful.
Free image editing programs include both licensed programs and freeware. The licensed programs are the ones that offer certain features for free. The freeware image editing tools are not nearly as advanced. They are just there to take up space on your computer. But even with free images you have options available such as cropping, renaming, enhancing and color correction.
The image editors available online come in two major types. The first one is the Graphic (Graphic Quality) editor. This is the most basic and most common application online. It is also the first program that many people get used to. The Graphic editor allows you to simply crop, resize or remove red eye from a picture. All other aspects of image editing can be done in the mode of the Graphic Editor.
Two other types of image editors exist. One is the Programmer (also known as the developer) and the other is the Non-technical editor. Programmer editors are more aimed at beginners. They allow you to enter text and modify existing pictures and resources. On the other hand, non-technical editors are more geared towards people who know some basic html and want to edit images online without getting into too much trouble.
When using an image editor, it is necessary to understand the differences between the different modes and how each one works. The Programmer mode is for those who are new to image editing as it enables you to quickly edit, crop and move around within the image editing software interface. In the crop tool, you can make a selection by clicking on the rectangular marquee and then by clicking and dragging the mouse to select the area of the image you wish to crop. When the mouse is hovered over the selected area the appropriate image crop option will be displayed.
Another important feature that an ideal online image editor should have is the ability to stretch the selected image so that it appears as if it is printed on the selected image size. In fact the Adobe Photoshop has built in functionality for cropping, but the only way to extend it is by either cropping manually using the image editor, or by using a conversion wizard. If the image editor you are using enables you to change the pixels of a selected image, then this is called grayscale imaging, and you need to specify a 'thresholds value' in order to get a grayscale image.
Image enhancement and graphic design tools are very important for enhancing your work and these image editors come with a range of tools for the purpose. You may choose from a whole host of features like text retouching tools, image filters, curve and mask tools, and image enhancement tools for cropping, contrast, color, sepia, tone, and even tints. There are image editing packages that also include an image viewer. There is a wide range of features and options available for graphic designers to enhance their designs. You may choose from a whole host of graphic design and graphics software for web development, including Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, and Macromedia Freehand, to mention a few.
In conclusion, the best online photo editing software would be one that incorporates all of the above into a simple user interface that is easy to navigate. One that allows for flexible and safe file uploading and downloading from and to any computer. It should also have all of the necessary plugins required for optimal photo editing workflow applications. Finally, it should provide the ability to manipulate with layers of images in order to achieve the best results. The above tips give you a good starting point in choosing the right image editor for you.