Canvas - Free Photo Editor

Please upload an image to start editing it in canvas image editor below.

Our photo Editor will allow you to edit your photos before you upload them as your canvas print. You can choose from over 20 photo effects, and easily change the look of your photo.

With The Canvas Print’s photo editor, you can quickly edit or enhance your photo. This can be done without any hassle of downloading applications, in your browse and the good news is that it is totally free.

You can either upload your picture or find an HD image off the Internet.

Most of the canvases that we frame are personal photos and images and as its not very often that one gets the perfect shot straight out of the camera.

Most of the times, you will need to be applying a few edits to make the photos look the way you want them to. Tweaking up the photos here and there give them a professional look.

It is true that editors like Photoshop and Light room can be overwhelming for a newbie photo editor, with the unlimited options that are available and multitude of technicalities that one cannot comprehend.

This is why we have uploaded a simple photo editor here on the website for our clients to access and use, without any hassle. We can assure you that this may be one of the best and most simplified photo editors that you will come across.

To make sure you do it right, you need to do the following:

Step One

Select the photo

First step is to click on the icon above to upload an image.

Select Photo

The hardest part of designing a canvas yourself is choosing an image. There are many images over the internet and even in your own PCs and cellular devices that are close to your heart.

One of the best solutions to this is placing them right next to each other on one screen; so you can easily compare and decide which photo you like the best.

Start by deleting the ones you like the least until you are left with the best one.

Step Two

Applying effects and edits

Over 90 effects and settings available.

Edit Photo

Once you are done choosing the photo/photos, import them into the online photo editor for editing. Remember that all the edits are not necessary for every photo; maybe your picture is already perfect and requires no edits.

Depending on the problems in the photo, use the approprate editing tools to tweak it and bring out the best of it that you can.

Here are the most common problems that are usually encountered and the respective tools that you can use to fix them:

The composition of the photo is not right

Rotate and Flip: Use the rotate and/or flip tool to align the subject of the photo correctly.

There are unwanted elements in the photo

Crop: Use the crop tool to cut out any unwanted parts of the photo that might have invaded the frame.

The photo is over under exposed

RGB : Adjust the colours and exposure of the photo using RGB.

Contrast : You can fine tune the exposure in the photo using the contrast tool.

The photo looks dull and grainy

Sharpen : Use this tool to emphasize the outlines of objects in the photo to increase the clarity.

Noise: Reduce or increase the noise as per the requirement

Brightness : Adjust the brightness of the photo by adjusting the highs and lows of the photo.

The colors in the photo look odd

Contrast : To emphasize the different color tones present in the photo.

RGB : If you wish to change the intensities of different (RGB) colours in the photo, you can play around with the RGB tool.

Saturation : You can fine tune the colors in the photo using the saturation tool.

Things that you need to keep in mind:

To make images warmer – Go for saturation

To make images seem colder – Go for Saturation

For under exposed or over exposed images – Use the sharpen tool and/or the RGB tool

To change tones - Use the saturation and/or contrast tool

To add or remove highlights, and shadows – Go for the contrast tool

To make the image more vivid – Use the sharpen tool

To make images softer – Utilize the blur tool

To reduce or increase noise – Use the noise tool

To give the picture darker sides – Use the vignette tool

For adding texture to the image – Use the texture tool

For adding frames to the photo – Choose the frame tool

To add logos and special effects: Use the logos and special effects tool

To flip or rotate your image – Use the flip and/or rotate option

What effects are there?

Photo effects are ready-made packages that have pre-adjusted saturation, brightness, warmth and hues of the picture that are applied as a set. Our website editor has 24 such effects that will cater to the needs of all styles of editing looks and styles.

What is to be done after you are done editing?

After you are done editing, you can choose to save your image as a PNG file or a JPEG file, with a dimension of 100%, 90%, ,70%, 50%, 30% or 10%. The dimension of your image will be directly related to the size of the image i.e. the size of the canvas that you wish to create. You can also share your photo directly on social media so you can take the opinions of others as well. The social share icon allows you , to share your image on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Reddit, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and Delicious. When you click on the save icon, after choosing the image format and dimension, a new window will pop up and here you will be able to save your image to a specific folder on your personal computer (you can also choose the original folder or opt to make a new one) and then rename it.

It may seem like a long process but once you develop a swift approach to it and get a know-how of all the tools, it takes a little while to edit each photo.

What do our experts say?

The Canvas Prints has its own website editor as it makes the photos eye catching and creates a bright and colorful aesthetic. Our experts say that usually it depends on the photo, but 80% of the time they will recommend clients to bring down brightness to around 50-100% of the original, especially if the images are of humans and animals. This allows the image especially the skin in particular to not look too washed out or chalky. Our experts say that the noise should be reduced, as it helps bring out the smoothness of the picture. However, they usually refrain from using the blur tool unless it is to airbrush skin for cosmetic purposes.

Our editors have also established that increasing the saturation really helps bring that real and life-like brightness into your photo. Make sure that there are no deep blacks in the photos as they take away all the attention from the pastel colours of the image. Be careful while editing, remember that the golden rule is to stop as soon as you see a little true black appearing in the photo.

If you are to use the Canvas Prints photo editor, just know that we have developed it in a way that keeps the images life-like and bright – so much so that you can step into them. Too many filters and highly brightened image editing is to be avoided at any cost. Pictures should look and feel enhanced, but not overly saturated or too sharp or too blurry. Editing should be done in a way that the image should seem perfect and not ‘edited’. If you wish to learn editing or aim for perfection at it, you need to practice with different filters and tools. Remember, you can not just get it right the first time so try making different edit versions of the same image until you are satisfied. Then put them side by side and decide which one looks the best. Using the before and after of images as a reference also helps put things into perspective while editing images.

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