Images, Branding & Visual Content

Image editing for dummies

By February 17, 2015 No Comments

Not everyone can be a master of Photoshop; it’s a tricky, (at times) damn annoying and costly too.

Alas, the reason we’ve been scouring the internet for photo editing tools that even the most technologically challenged among us can use to easily edit and resize images.

Here’s our top 4 finds…

Canva canva.com

We love love love Canva at Flux! Not only is it a simple tool for resizing your images, but damn you can make some seriously cool stuff with it (even if you aren’t a graphic design pro). When you first enter into Canva, you will immediately notice all your different options to create designs. But above that and to the right you will notice a ‘Use Custom Dimensions’ – select that to enter the dimensions you are after, hit Design, select Uploads, drag and drop your image, and done! That’s all there is to it.

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Adobe Photoshop Express Editor photoshop.com/tools

Don’t freak seeing Photoshop in the title… this tool is a completely simplifed version, and yes, it’s still free! Simply click ‘Start the Editor’, upload your image and edit away! Why we love this editor is because it really is so straightforward. Whether you are resizing your image to custom dimensions, making adjustments or adding effects, it is all laid out for you in a simple and direct layout.

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PicMonkey picmonkey.com

When first landing on the homepage of this photo editor, it can kind of be a bit confusing because you are not sure where to begin. But all you need to do is select Edit, choose the image you want to resize, and it will THEN take you into the editor. Again, very simple in that it has all the options laid out in front of you. Head straight to resize, enter your dimensions, and voila! You have your perfectly proportioned image.

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Pixlr pixlr.com

Pixlr represents not just one, but THREE easy to use and quirky photo editing programs to adjust and transform your images: Pixlr Editor, Pixlr Express and Pixlr O-Matic. For resizing your images specifically, scroll down and launch the web app for Pixlr Editor. Now this one is a little more complex than the previous tools in that it does resemble Photoshop and Paint in its layout. But don’t panic – to resize your images it is still really simple. Simply upload your image, then select Image – Image Size from the drop-down menu at the top, enter your desired dimensions and there you have it!

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