Uploading Your Photos Online

Imagine yourself on vacation, taking it all in and relaxing while making the most of your time away from work and the real world. After taking an excellent shot using your recently bought SupraUltraMax camera that is powered by an 18 megapixel lens, you are now all too excited to share it with everyone back home.

To email the pictures, you scoured that foreign country for an internet cafe desperately looking for a place to get your pics onto the computer so that you can send them to friends to show them what a great time you’re having. You attached your camera’s memory card on your rented computer and you found out how amazing your camera’s storage is – the file size of the pictures are enormous.

You can’t possibly email home images amounting to twenty seven megabytes. With the computers in the internet cafe you went to without any photo editor, there’s no way you can resize the pictures. So would sharing the photos mean you have to return home first?

Not really.

With today’s broadband technology, there are a number of websites that offers uploading and editing of pictures online.

Considered as one of the best in online editing, Phixr has a wide array of available tools such as Red Eye removal and Sepia conversion. It also has OCR recognition as well as the tool called Borders.

Phixr also allows the editing of pictures online and transfer it to other sites in a jiffy. This is because it has a go-between agreement with Costco, Flickr, Live Journal and other websites of such nature.

But it is important to note that Phixr does not keep the pictures for longer periods of time. Since it’s not really meant for storage, the pictures, get removed three hours after editing is over.

Meanwhile, there’s PXN8 (pronounced as Pixenate and yes, it’s seems like a license plate). It’s Bookmarklet feature makes immediate loading of images possible. In just two mouse clicks, you can upload and open an image using PXN8.

One of the reasons why PXN8 is getting good reviews is because of its multiple features and functions. Hence, workflow becomes fast and easy.

Meanwhile, a site named Pixoh is the one that provides the largest limits when it comes to file size. In fact, you can edit pictures as much as 10 megabytes with Pixoh. That’s why among online photo editors, it is considered to be one the best interfaces. The only drawback is that it can only tender limited features like rotation and resizing.

Top 5 Online Video Makers

One True Media

One True Media is a popular online application for creating slideshows, videos and montages. It provides professional touches, including pre-set special effects, transitions and editing features, so that you can easily complete your video making and editing tasks. After making your own creation, you can instantly share it on YouTube, Facebook, MySpace and other video sharing sites- you can even upload the video to your own TiVo channel. Another nice feature is that it allows you to choose your own DVD cover for your video.

Animoto

Animoto is another great video making website. It allows you to take all your pictures and weave them up to a new creation which explains all your feelings and thoughts. It’s very easy-to-use- all you have to do is upload the photos or video clips, then its “Cinematic Artificial Intelligence” will analyze the nuances of a song to create the right effect and transitions for your photos. You can also select from various premade video styles and add texts and music to personalize your videos.

WeVideo

WeVideo is a powerful and collaborative online video making tool. You can either upload your own media clips or use stock media clips WeVideo offers to create your video. It also provides various “Themes” which include transitions as well as music, color grading and captions, so that make your videos look professionally made with just one click. On top of that, the WeVideo Google Drive app allows you to save all your video projects in your Google Drive account. It also provides Android and iOS app which helps you capture memories wherever they happen and turn them into amazing videos to share with friends and family.

Magisto

Magisto is a great video making and editing tool for making fun videos to share with family and friends. Currently it’s available as a web app as well as a free iPhone and Android app. It also has a partnership with Google Drive so you can use any of the videos you have stored in your Drive space to create a Magisto video. One feature of Magisto is that the algorithm can analyze the uploaded footage and determine the best parts and then edit those parts together with effects and transitions. Users can also select the style as well as add title and soundtrack to enrich the mode of their videos.

Muvee Cloud

Muvee Cloud is online photo and video album sharing service. Unlike other similar services which just enable you to upload photos and video one at a time or even in batches, Muvee Cloud actually allows you to import photos from any website. That means you can create a new photo album with the contents from an album on your Flickr, Picasa, iPhoto or Facebook account. Moreover, you can choose the content, pick a style and add music for your videos. Once complete, you can easily share it on social networks or your own blog.

Edit Your Photos Directly From Your Browser

Did you know that you can create amazing photo effects with your own photos – without the need to use professional (and expensive!) graphics editing software? Of course, you will need professional tools for professional results, but what if all you want is to jazz up a little that photo of yours, so you can post it on Facebook?

There’s a lot of free (or really inexpensive) photo editing tools online that you can use for not-so-demanding graphics work. You don’t need to purchase expensive graphics editing software, you don’t need to sacrifice gigabytes of precious space on your hard drive – it’s all done online! One of the drawbacks when using the professional photo editing software in amateur photo projects is – as you’ll soon discover after shelling out a huge amount of money for a license – not only a massive price tag, but you’ll probably end up not needing at least a half of its advanced options.

Basic photo manipulation, like cropping, resizing, or removing the red-eye, can be done online, in an online photo editing tool – right from your browser. There is no need to download any software. Stay clear from those sites that ask you to download a toolbar to access their photo editing tools. These can be infected by spyware, and there is enough of genuinely free graphics editors online to play with for hours, satisfy almost all of your editing needs, and have a lot of fun in the process!

These tools are increasingly offering an assortment of photo effects on par with professional graphics editing software. They’re not only offering filters and the like, but a range of interesting, done-for-you photo manipulations: for example, you can put your face on the cover of a fashion magazine, or insert your pictures on a billboard ad!

Unlike graphics software that demands a great deal of processing power and memory from your computer, the online photo editing tools render even the most complicated effects in seconds. With these tools, you will become an instant digital artist. All you have to do is to upload your photo, choose an effect (and with hundreds of great effects that are available on hundreds of sites, that’s the hardest part!), click a button and – voila!

When all you need is a little something to spice up your photos, free online editors will do more than an adequate job. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can create stunning photo effects that were once in the realm of professional photographers only.