10 Must Have Web Apps for Photographers

According Pew Internet’s May 2011 data, one of the most popularly used features of the smartphone is its camera. Along with it, users enjoy editing their mobile photos right away with the help of various installed and web photo editing applications . So far, the iPhone5 on O2 presents us with a superb mobile imaging lens and applications that don’t only add filters but also effects that can only be found in premier softwares like Adobe. But apart from built-in applications, we’ve come up with a list of our recommended web apps for photographers.

1. Photoshop.com

The developer of the highly popular editing software has decided to allow new and seasoned graphic artists to edit their images on the go. Photoshop.com is an online tool that gives users the chance to touch-up their photographs quickly on their mobile devices. Although it doesn’t have all the powerful features of the full version, it still has enough effects that can turn anyone’s ordinary photos into magnificent works of art.


2. Picjoke.com

For those who want to turn their photographs into attractive electronic cards, you can try Picjoke.com. Apply effects quickly on your desired photos and upload them on your social media pages. They have hundreds of effects, layers and frames to choose from.


3. Splashup

It is another free tool that you can use using your handheld device. Photoshop (PS) users may find this application similar to the ones found on PS.com. Apart from offering basic editing tools, Splashup supports multiple layer editing, filters and brushes. One of its best features is its ability to pull photos from your Facebook, Flickr and Picassa albums.


4. Aviary

The Aviary cross platform app that offers you more flexibility in using vectors, layers and other more advanced features in turning your images into impressive digitally enhanced masterpieces.


5. Blingee

Blingee allows you to decorate your photos with glitters and cute animations. The website gives users a wide range of choices from their available brushes, sparkles and animated stamps. You can integrate these elements to your photos to create avatars and e-postcards to share with your family and friends on your preferred social network.


6. Photofunia

Turn your pictures into funny and impressive images using the Photofunia. This easy-to-use web app only requires users to upload and choose their desired effects for a quick editing.


7. flauntR

Do you need something that has numerous pre-programmed filters to choose from? Then try flauntR. It has advanced and basic editing features as well as filters and frames to turn your mobile shots into eye-catching pieces.


8. Fotor

Another popular web editing app is Fotor. Apart from basic editing, it also offers tilt-shift, High Dynamic Range (HDR) conversion, collage and mosaic creation tools.


9. Pixlr Editor

Professionals and novice photographers may need a web tool that offers more than just the basic editing tools. Pixlr Editor’s User Interface (UI) is similar to that of the Photoshop and GIMP. It allows you to work with layers, filters and even level adjustments among its many advanced features.


10. Sumopaint

Last but definitely not the least is Sumopaint. Like the above-mentioned tool, this app also has an interface similar to what you find on standalone desktop software. It also has an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that would help usher novice image manipulators in the world of digital art.



There are other web applications that offer great assistance to our aspiring and professional photographers. If you feel you have something to share, leave us a comment. We’ll make sure to include them in our next list of top apps.