my fave online processing

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Luke, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    PicMonkey is my goto website when I want some processing done and don't feel like firing up the Lightroom or Photoshop or am somewhere without those tools at my disposal. Their free tools cover the basics and beyond, but I use their advance features fairly often and feel it's worth the small yearly fee. They just sent me a link to this very amusing video (the monkey is very cheeky!) and they are letting me people try the full version free for a week.

    Even if you decide you don't all the bells and whistles, the site can really come in handy for quick edits when you're not at your desktop.
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  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Hall of Famer

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    This could be good when you're traveling, especially if you're taking a tablet instead of a fully loaded laptop. Maybe I'll give it a try before my trip to Laos in November/December, though depending on a fast internet connection might not be a good idea there. Last time I had no problem with basic online stuff - including Skype, which, however, did not want to stream video, just audio - and loading photos to a web page.

    An excuse for a new laptop???

    I'll try it anyway. Thanks for the heads up.
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    For people who don't have Photoshop or a full-featured editor, you might not realize how much one can do with dodge and burn brushes and a clone stamp.They also allow the use of layers and have some fairly useful presets for adding "textures" or adding borders and's pretty deep.
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  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Trying this out now... Raw Therapee crashes so badly even trying to edit one image all alone in its own folder that I can't finish a single one.

    So far I miss tone mapping. Seems geared more toward scrap bookers or millennials (people who like "cute" stuff), but you're right, I can get some stuff done with it.
  5. Whilst I appreciate that some might need or want online processing... I just don't get it. There are an awful lot of free applications on Windows, Linux and Mac, as well as on Android and iOS... so I'm just failing to see why its a good idea to pay a monthly fee for this...
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  6. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    I use Pixlr and now Picmonkey on my Chromebook - and whereever I am not allowed to install software of my liking if it's missing. Other than that, I usually resort to RawTherapee (GNU/Linux all the way here ...).