How To Edit Photos For Free Online

Don’t have Photoshop or aren’t super technical… no worries, I’m about to show you how to edit photos for free online. This tip is both fun and easy, so grab a photo you’ve been meaning to edit!

Or if you want to ride on the waves of creating cool graphics that you can include in your blog posts to increase shares, then this is for you too!

With social sharing going visual, creating and editing images is vital to leveraging Pinterest for business.

Let’s dive into learning how to edit photos for free online with two simple tools.

How To Edit Photos For Free Online

How to edit photos for free online

Using PicMonkey To Create Sharable Images

PicMonkey is great for creating a collage, an image with a cute quote that you want to post on your site, or even a stylized image for flair.

You don’t need anything special to get started, and there are tons of built-in effects and tools to choose from.

I love the idea of using one of PicMonkey’s backgrounds and adding a cool quote to share on social media sites. Be sure to include a link back to your site in your image, so people know where to go if they want more cool quotes and images from you!

Using Pixlr To Edit Photos Without Photoshop

Pixlr is for you if you’re a little more sophisticated photo editor or you’ve used programs Photoshop in the past. It allows you to do things like create layers, use blur tools, and apply advanced effects to your photos.

Now that you know how to edit photos for free online, make sure to format them well in your blog posts!

If you’re going to be adding more photos to your blog posts you’ll want to make sure you’re styling your blog posts like a pro blogger.

Adding more photos to your blog posts will help people pin them on Pinterest, and will just make your blog stand out more.

You can also use these free photo editing tools to come up with a simple logo or logotype for your web site. It’s easy to get started with these programs if you aren’t ready to invest in a graphic designer quite yet.

I want to see what you create!

I’d love to see how you take these programs and run with them. If you’ve used either of these tools and learned how to edit photos for free online today, please leave a comment and show off your work!

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  1. Jean Morgan Compton on August 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Love PicMonkey! Use it frequently…Isn't it great?

  2. Leslie Forman on August 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Thank you! Very useful :)

  3. Nidhi Thapar on August 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    thank you natalie!

  4. Sarah Q. on August 8, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Congrats on the pending nuptials. I use photoshop, I have played with the online photo editing sites, but nothing beats photoshop.
    You can get cs3 for less than 15 dollars now, its what I use.

  5. Deborah Skye on August 8, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Love this, always looking for more advanced tools that are easily accessible..thanks Nathalie!

  6. Natalie Sisson on August 8, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Ooh hadn't heard of it before. Great stuff Nathalie Lussier – I do love Pixlr and have just recently started using it all the time.

    • Nathalie Lussier on August 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Awesome Natalie! I like having lots of options. :)

  7. Loralee Hutton on August 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I'd forgotten about picmonkey, thanks so much for the reminder! It's back in my faves list! Love your resourcces Nathalie & congrats on the upcoming big event.

    • Nathalie Lussier on August 8, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks so much Loralee! :D Sometimes I forget about cool stuff too, so it's never a bad thing to be reminded. ;)

  8. Jene Hullett on August 9, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Thanks Nathalie the PicMonkey worked great, here it is on my Pinterest page:

    • Nathalie Lussier on August 9, 2012 at 6:44 am

      Lovely Jene! Thanks so much for sharing, love the vases. :)

  9. The Go2 Expert on August 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I've just found time to watch this. I knew it would be good coming from you. I love it. It's so useful and free. I can't wait to get going. Thanks for sharing this tip Nathalie :)

    • Faith Works on August 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Great share, I'm looking forward to tinkering with this later! I <3 photo editing!

  10. Siobhan on August 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Nathalie – thank you for this awesome video. Both are great resources! As a beginner I’ll definitely be checking out picmonkey! You have a knack for creating awesome videos just when I have that very question. Thank you for all your help :)

  11. Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady on August 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    This tip was great Nathalie – I’ve been playing around with PicMonkey and I LOVE it! And thankfully, your video made it a snap to figure out. This rocks! THANK YOU!