Free Online Image Editing Tools
When creating a professional, visually engaging website, it’s important to be able to edit images appropriately. We’ve taken the opportunity to share some free online image editing tools. Allowing you to enhance your own images, making them suitable for web use. Without the need for costly annual subscriptions, photo editing software or the help of a skilled professional.
Online Image Editing Tools
There are many free online image editing tools out there to help you. A simple Google search will bring up lots of options at the click of a button. Whether you’re looking to enhance, resize or customise there’s a piece of free software out there for you. So let’s deep dive into a few of the edits you may wish to make and the best tool to help you carry out these tasks.
Darkening or Lightening Image Opacity
Often when adding images to your site, you need to consider how they appear in relation to the rest of the content. Often you want images to appear secondary to the text content which should be the focal point, and what users engage with first. As text includes call to actions that will lead them on a journey around your site or fulfil a request, such as making an enquiry or a sale. As digital creators, we regularly make image enhancements to darken or lighten clients images. Particularly for headers or areas within a page where text appears on top of an image. As the font should be easily read by your sites viewer. You can do this on Photoshop if you have access to this paid subscription software.
Alternatively, a great free online image editing tool to darken or lighten images is Pine Tools image editor. Allowing you to simply upload your image from a folder on your computer. Choosing the % of the opacity by increasing or decreasing the number. Then downloading your new image as a Jpg or PNG file when you’re happy with it.
Darkening images can also be beneficial for images that are lower quality. Perhaps they’ve been taken on a mobile and aren’t as good quality. Although we always want to aim to have high resolution images on our websites. On occasion we’re limited by what we have at the time. Darkening a lower quality image can help in this instance. Or alternatively sourcing free stock images online that are generic to the subject matter can also be beneficial.
Compressing an Image
Sometimes file sizes are too large to be uploaded to your WordPress dashboard or Magento admin area. So image file sizes must be reduced. However it’s important that when doing so we don’t lose any of the image quality. Tiny PNG is another great free online image editing tool that allows you to reduce the file size of your image without compromising on quality. An easy to use interface allows you to upload your image and make changes quickly and easily. Compatible with both PNG and Jpg images.
Resizing an Image
A common question we’re asked by clients is how to resize images for web use. The free online image editing tool we’d recommend to carry out this task quickly and easily is Photo Resizer. It’s a great tool that ensures that images are reduced in size while keeping all of the image quality. Which is really important when publishing images on your website! We’ve actually written an entire post dedicated to this topic, so you can read this on our blog, while also learning about the benefits of resizing images. Within this post we’ve included other online and offline tools that may be useful.
Converting Images or PDF to Jpg.
Occasionally we have images that are the wrong file type to be uploaded to our websites admin area. Perhaps we want to convert an image file to Jpg, or even transform a PDF file to an image file to publish within our websites pages. A great free online converter tool for this is Online Converter. Allowing you transform files and convert images to Jpg making them compatible for web use. All the while retaining their quality.
Free Online Image Editing Tools
There are so many fantastic free online image editing tools out there. These are just a handful of what’s available. However a quick Google search will provide a diverse range of options. Do use this guide as a starting point. But be sure to find your own too. If you find an online image editor that you love, be sure to share it with us and we can include it within this post. We love sharing content that helps our clients and empowers them to take control of updating their own websites, which saves their business money in the long term.
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