Question from Roger T.: Hi Rick. I’d love to have your advice on a good online photo editor.
I have Photoshop Elements on my desktop computer at work, and I use it a lot. I also need to have some way of editing a photo every now and then on my laptop.
The thing is I just can’t justify paying $100 for another copy of Elements. Is there a good free online photo editor that you feel comfortable recommending?
Rick‘s answer: Roger, you have a number of great options to choose from, but if I were you I’d download and install Gimp onto the laptop.
Gimp offers much of the functionality of Photoshop and it’s completely free.
There will be a learning curve involved since Gimp’s user interface is quite different from Elements, but the time spent learning it will be time well spent in my opinion.
If you end up needing it you’ll find plenty of free help by typing “gimp tutorial” into Google.
If you really would prefer using an online image editor, I recommend using PhotoShop Express.
Photoshop Express is a free, trimmed down version of PhotoShop Elements that offers many of the most common photo editing tools that you’re already used to using.
The Photoshop Express user interface is somewhat different from the one in Elements, but it’s very intuitive so you shouldn’t have any trouble at all with the minor learning curve.
If you’d like to give PhotoShop Express a try, simply click here and then click the Start the Editor link at the bottom of the page.
I hope this helps, Roger. Good luck!
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