Undoubtedly, Photoshop is just about the best program there is for working with digital images. It is really the standard application that is used by people all over the world – professionals and amateurs alike.
However, using Photoshop isn’t always practical. What if you happen to be on a computer that doesn’t have Photoshop installed? What if you don’t want to pay the exorbitant price that Adobe charges for it, or maybe your computer doesn’t have the resources to handle running it. A good example would be the new netbooks – they have very little storage space and not much memory.
If you find yourself in any of those situations, but still need to edit a photo, you can – with a program that is completely web-based, so no software has to be purchased or installed. It’s an online photo editor called pixlr. Check it out at http://www.pixlr.com/app.
You need to have Flash installed (you probably already do anyway). If you have never used Photoshop, you will have a bit of a learning curve (I can help with that). If you have experience with Photoshop, the interface will look very familiar:
Not all of the menu items are in exactly the same place as they are in Photoshop, but it’s close. The big advantage is that it’s free to use, and it’s available on any computer that has an internet connection.
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