I just got my work computer last week, and of course Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator etc.) wasn’t pre-installed or anything, but I was hoping there would be a disc at the office with a license for me, but it had to be ordered and is now on it’s way.
Of course there is work to do while I wait for this to show up in the mail, which reminded me of a service I briefly looked at a while back; Pixlr!
There are a number of online photo editors, but somehow I fell for this one.
It’s a simple, stripped down substitute of a photo/image editor like Adobe Photoshop.
It runs in the browser, so of course it’s not going to have ALL the features you’re used to, but for simple jobs, it does the trick.
It lets you open images from your computer or images online. There’s even a plugin for Chrome and Firefox that will let you grab images as you browse and open them in the editor immediately.
Of course you can crop, resize and do all that regular stuff, but it also has a quite impressive collection of filters, brushes etc for being an online tool.
imm.io lets you upload and share any image. They will store your image until no one views it anymore. (it gets removed if not viewed for 30 days)
There’s also another editor called Pixlr Express that lets you quickly add some effects etc to your photos/images.
All in all, a nice substitute for Photoshop, when you’re working from a computer that doesn’t have this software installed, or if you’re just waiting for the Adobe CS5 discs that are supposed to be in the mail…