We don't have to be a professional graphic designer to apply a couple of effects on a picture or do a few simple tricks. We can find various tools online to help us with these exact tasks. Through them, we can change the look of our pictures entirely, with only a handful of clicks. So, let's see the best online tools with which we can completely transform photos, for the low, low price of "free".
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The tools we will see will help us improve the quality of a picture, add objects to it, do collages, change the size with one click, and much more.
Of course, if we are interested in protecting our literary property, then we should never use tools like these. On the contrary, we should take advantage of other various programs and add a watermark to our photos.
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We might often simply need to change the size of a picture. Surely, it's not worth opening Photoshop or other complex programs like it for such a simple task.
This website is an image resizing tool which sadly requires flash player.
Rsizr is very easy to use. We click on the main icon and choose the image we want, and then we click "Open."
Instantly, we will see our image in the center of the screen, and above it, all the available tools.
With rsizr, we can change the size of an image, either by cropping it, rescaling it, "retargeting" it with the use of a unique feature of the same name.
After scouring the internet, we concluded that rsizr is the best of its kind. All the offered options are excellent, and we can find more on how to use them from their help page by clicking the question mark.
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There are numerous reasons why we might want to change the size of an image. For example, it's not in the proper dimensions to be visible on our social media pages.
We already saw a tool that helps us change the size of an image. With rsizr, though, we might destroy the resolution of a photo when enlarging it.
With Let's Enhance, we can fix this problem. The site uses algorithms to enlarge the photos up to 4 times their original size.
All we have to do is click on "Click here to start," pick the image we want, and choose "Open."
Next, we select one of the settings. There is an explanation for every setting so we can pick the best fitting for us.
Finally, we click on "Start Processing," and wait for the process to finish.
Meanwhile, Let's Enhance offers tools to help us transform photos.
By following the same process, we go to the settings window.
Here, we choose one of the two tools on the right, and click on "Start Processing."
We can see all the edited photos on our account's page.
When we place our cursor over them, either the button "magic" or "tone-enhance" appears. When we click on it, we download the final image to our computer.
The following picture compares a photo with starting dimension of 400x400 pixels with the final product, which is at 1600x1600.
On the left, we see rsizr's results, on the middle, how the picture turned out after changing its size on Let's Enhance, and on the right, the result after we applied one of Let's Enhance's tools.
As we can see Let’s Enhance does an amazing job enlarging images, but not as good at enhancing them.
With Enhance.Pho.to, we can quickly correct any image that looks sub-optimal.
Enhance.Pho.to is a tool that automatically improves the images' colors, removes red eyes, and tries to fix the blurring and noise.
The menu requires flash player, but it wouldn't be the first. We can click on any of the three choices and choose the image we want.
We picked the image we previously enlarged with Let's Enhance to compare them.
When the process finishes, we click on "Save and Share," and download the image we chose.
Needless to say, Enhance.Pho.to works like a charm. The final result looks fantastic and undoubtedly improves the photo. On the left, we can see the original image, in the center, the one from Let's Enhance, and on the right, the Enhance.Pho.to one.
Up to now, we saw several simple tools, but now it's the time to discover a few advanced ones.
Fotor is an old well-known website which allows us to transform photos.
By using the editor, we can quickly transform photos with only a few clicks.
It allows us to change the size of an image, crop it, apply various effects, repair a photo, add text, objects, and more.
The list of the tools goes on forever, and by creating an account, we can store all of our photos online.
The following image is a result of Fotor, and on the right, we can see the original.
Meanwhile, Fotor has a collage creation tool. We choose a prototype, we upload our images, and that's it.
Finally, Fotor provides us with a design tool with which we can create posters, Facebook banners, and much more.
As with the collage tool, we choose the prototype we want, edit it and download it to our computer.
We saw loads of websites with which we can edit an image, and BeFunky is no exception. But on this website, we will find countless effects and filters.
Meanwhile, BeFunky supports layers; something we didn't find in any other similar website.
Moreover, it finishes every task fast, and the result is excellent.
Same as Fotor, on BeFunky we will find free options, but also several of them are only available after we pay the subscription.
Nonetheless, those two tools allow us to transform photos, even with the options provided in the free version.
You can see in the image below the results of using BeFunky without spending a dime.
One popular trick to transform photos is to fix any blemishes on our face - if we have any, of course. Improve Photo comes to the rescue, and with just a few clicks, we can correct any imperfections.
Improve Photo is an easy to use tool. We upload our photo, wait while it processes it, and then we can see two different levels of enhanced results.
Taking into consideration that this is a free tool, and usually, it's a job done by professionals, then it's safe to say it did pretty well.
On Pink Mirror, we can do the same as with Improve Photo, but here we can adjust the settings applied to our image.
When we upload our photo, it analyzes it, and we can see a face selection tool. Basically, we can check if it tracked our face correctly, and if not, then we manually get the job done right.
When we are done properly selecting our face, we click on the male or female icon. The tool analyzes our picture and shows us the results.
Here we can see how better Pink Mirror is in comparison to Improve Photo. First of all, it has a slide bar to see the before and after.
Next, under the image, we will find various bars to change different features, which we can set individually.
The only negative is that the final image comes with a watermark. However, we can remove it by paying a small amount of money. With that, we also support the page.
PhotoFunia is a fun and useful tool.
It helps us transform photos by turning them into movie posters, paintings in a gallery, and much more.
Firstly, we choose a prototype, and then we upload our photo.
Some effects have additional settings, such as choosing a background or adding text, and such.
When we finish choosing, we click the button "Go." The website analyzes our image, and after a while, we will see the result, which we can download by clicking the corresponding button.
Festisite is similar to PhotoFunia, but it doesn't have amazing effects or great customization.
However, we had to mention it just for the fact that it allows us to create a dollar bill with our face on it.
Hetemeel isn't exactly a tool to transform photos, but it's worth mentioning. The reason is simple. We can make Einstein say whatever we want.
We write the text we desire and click on "Preview image," and Einstein now says he's a fan of PCSteps, which would probably be true if he were alive.
It's not that hard to transform photos
With the right tools, we can do our job quickly and efficiently.
The final result sometimes isn't as good as what a professional would produce, but we only had to click a few times and not spent hours on editing.
Will you use any of the tools we saw, or are you already using them? How do you transform photos?
Let us know of your experiences with free photo-editing apps, as well as what you thought of our article in the comments.
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