Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Top 15 List of Online Photo Resources

For those of us that are unsure about what photo editing software we should purchase, there are some great products. The best part is that most of these products are free!

For most of us, our photo editing requirements are nothing more than cropping, and resizing our vacation pictures. At the most, we might need a red eye remover, or basic color and saturation touch ups. Advanced photo editing is left for the professional software suites like Adobe and Corel. If you are keeping an eye out for the latest technologies and Internet offerings, photo editing is not to be overlooked!

No more installation of massive photo editing suites just to perform the basics. Now, you can do it all online, and even share those memories online too! There are online photo books, and photo sharing sites such as with flickr, and photobucket to name a few. You can upload your photos and share them with friends and family, or the world if you choose. Many people also have learned of ways to generate income from their photos by selling them to clipart and photo retailers.

The following list is compiled from information on new Internet start ups offering the latest and greatest in online photo offerings. From photo sharing, slideshows, to desktop publishing and editing;

wiredness - Upload photos from your computer, or from any URL. Resize, change exposure, fix red-eye, rotate, colorize, change brightness and contrast, and much more
Phixr - Upload your pictures and make all the changes you want. After editing your images, Phixr enables you to upload them to Flickr, Fotopic, Livejournal, Photobucket and so on.
pic2colorImage re-coloring; Create color schemes for your images
Picasa – Google’s free image utilities suite. Complete image touchup tools, including a web album, slide shows and compatibility with blogs, email too.
Picnic - Quickly edit all your online photos from one place. Fix underexposed photos, remove red-eye, or apply effects to your photos
Pikipimp – Not only an online image editor, but also a host of fun effects for your photos. Drag and drop items like hats, wigs, objects, and clothes.
Pixer – If you need a quick touch up, fix and edit your photos online using your browser
Formatpixel - Create online magazines, fanzines, brochures, catalogues, portfolios etc.
Slide – Delivers your favorite digital content to your desktop, or Web site in the form of a simple, sleek Slide show.
Fotowoosh - Convert 2D photos into 3D worlds. (Still in beta, you will have to apply for a free invitation) There are some sample photos available.
Citizenimage – earn revenue from your photos
imagekind – another revenue generating site for your artwork
fotolia.com – Purchase photos, or use royalty free photos
Preloadr - Professional tools to optimize your photos. Use Graduation Curve, Histogram, Layers and more like pros do.
yourep - Upload, store (2 Gb free storage) and organize your photos. A collection of many tools makes this web service.

Hope you enjoy these, feel free to let me know about more sites that should be on this list!