Photo editor iPiccy is an online graphic photo editor that does not require payments and any downloads. Many people say that iPiccy is an innovative online photo editor and suitable replacement for full-featured photo editing softwares as Lightroom and Photoshop. Today we will find out everything about iPiccy Photo Editor in details.
Free photo editor iPiccy is a well-structured program that saves you time on basic photo fixing. Online photo editor iPiccy is simple, but at the same time, a powerful graphics editor with a large set of tools for editing images online. Its functionality exceeds many simple graphical applications, including the popular Paint.NET program. The controls for each tool are easy to operate, and you do not need much time to learn. This photo editor can’t be named the best free photo editor among all online photo editors I’ve tested, but iPiccy has many useful tools to try – let’s find out what are they.
As you can see from the rating Ipiccy photo editor PC is the program that is relevant only because it's absolutely free, it does not require any downloads, it's easy to learn. Photo editor iPiccy is actual for the people for whom the quality of the image is not important, but the time spent on it is more beneficial.
IPiccy photo editor Mobile is the program that does not cost and justify its money. It is only relevant if you are a beginner and many photo editing functions are unfamiliar to you. Honestly, I do not recommend using IPiccy Mobile.
Before the release of the mobile application IPiccy photo editor was free. One of the drawbacks is that developers have made the iPiccy photo editor mobile version paid. Unfortunately, there is no version for Android, the iPiccy photo editor online is written only for iOS.
As I mentioned earlier, there are no system requirements for the iPiccy photo online editor. The photo editor works exclusively on the Flash player and stable Internet.
How to use iPiccy photo editor? First, to work with the image, select the button "Start editing" and select the method for loading the image. You can download a picture or photo from a computer, from the Internet, by specifying a URL address, from a webcam, from the Facebook social network or you can create an image from scratch by clicking the most recent "Painter" tab.
The functionality is controlled by switching between the tabs of the top horizontal menu and selecting a specific tool from the left vertical menu.
Everything here is straightforward in iPiccy photo editor for iPhone. Working in the Editor, you can scale, crop or unfold the image, control the contrast, color, brighten and darken the picture, superimpose shadows, frames, and also pass the picture through the filters.
You can clear any area of the image of the applied effect or simply return to the original state, canceling all changes. If the selected effect suits you, then fixate it, before continuing editing; do not forget to click the "Apply" button. It will help you save the changes in the iPiccy online photo editor.
The "Effects" tab allows you to give the image a range of effects, in a variety of variations, like the artificial aging of the picture, 3D effect. Very often ICC iPiccy photo editor uses to create a real collage.
"Retouch" means a broad set of useful settings, starting from the skin tone, eye correction, ending with the distortion of some details. It is a powerful tool of the iPiccy photo editor for PC.
Switching to the "Text" tab, you can add a text message to the image, change the font, and impose effects on it.
"Painter" loads an additional editor into the browser window, which will allow you to make arbitrary adjustments. In this mode, the appearance of the photo editor free iPiccy is a bit like the Photoshop interface.
IPiccy photo editor free online has a set of adjustable brushes, a diverse palette of colors, the ability to create individual overlay layers.
The panels are not very ready to use, so you should not waste time on them. Frames mean superimpose the imposition on the image of a variety of frames like drop shadow, reflection, and vignette. Textures mean the panel already with the built-in textures which are superimposed on your photo, for example, the rays of light, the reflection of the moon, the starry sky. IPiccy photo editor has the much choice of textures. You can create your photos, add them to the library and share with your friends.
It’s a free photo editor that does not require any downloads and subscription fees. It is simple. You spend minimum time and efforts to start working here. Free photo editor iPiccy is equipped with the primary functions and tasks that are needed for basic image editing. The program is useful only if you are a lover of the social networks and photography for you is a way of expressing exciting moments from life, not for professional photographers. You will need Photoshop anyway.
The iPiccy developers decided not to work on the mobile version and added an application only for iOS. Also, they made it paid. Strange decision.
Well, we decided to find out, and at the same time compare the paid program iPiccy Photo Editor mobile with the free top photo editor Lightroom CC.
A straightforward menu offers to make a photo or download a ready-made one. As in the iPiccy photo editor for PC, the program sees only JPG files. There is an elementary usual settings panel a bit to the right, which suggests that we save the file in maximum size, original and square photos "4:3" for social networks. Downloading images in JPG format does not stop in comparison with Lightroom. IPiccy innovative online photo editor also reads Raw files that is an integral part for professional photo processing.
When you add a photo from a personal archive, you will see that the picture can’t be opened in full size, but only 4:3. To open a photo without changing the format, you must manually change it from total size to 4:3 using special programs, which in turn will affect the quality. At the same time Lightroom loads the full size of photos without any changes to it.
IPiccy photo editor mobile provides three functions for editing when you add photos with the maximum allowable size. We have a considerable difference between iPiccy and Lightroom, which offers many different functions and manual intervention to each setting, in every effect. There are no such functions in iPiccy editor photo.
The first one, namely Photo Effects in iPiccy photo editor offers us to add effects to the selected photo (presets) and no more. They can't be superposed on each other. First, you need to save the made option and then add the photo again. But the Lightroom program allows us to tweak what we need manually. It can be light or shadows, past sliders. More experienced people can use «curves» that in capable hands is a powerful tool. The photo editor has settings of the built-in presets (sliders, curves). You can create and save ready-made effects, superpose them to another photo.
The Photo Effects feature in iPiccy Photo Editor mobile is unfinished. Small selection and no additional functions in the effects themselves is a huge minus.
"Textures" is the imposition of certain textures on top of a photograph, whether it is the rays of the sun or the starry sky.
As in the full PC version, the function is raw and has a small number of effects. You can’t interfere with the settings, manually change the area and set the tone.
When you open the program Lightroom, you will see a vast number of settings, curves, sliders, color palette. In addition to all this, we have a massive variety of presets. You can create and save them to a separate folder, to process and apply the effect to the next photo of the same type.
One of the most essential functions in the photo editor is the Basic Editor, which includes most of the settings such as color renditions, shadows, HDR, contrast, temperature, detail, focus. In this case, my iPiccy photo editor also decided to disappoint me with his weak functionality and primitiveness. Color rendition, shadows, contrast, temperature and other settings are adjusted only by the slider, the absence of curves, as well as the palette, is not very pleasing to the eye, because you can’t achieve exact image adjustment only by twisting the slider.
Lightroom is a free application that is much better. There are curves, color palette, adjustment of any color and tone, auto adjustment mode, creation and preservation of personal color scale in Lightroom.
This application does not have focus, point adjustment, auto face detection, portrait modes, and manual selection. You have a circle and do whatever you want with it.
The last step in comparing a paid and free program will be to save the photo. IPiccy photo online editor offers us to save the picture in social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and send to mail or save the jpg file in your smartphone.
Lightroom again ahead and shows the level much higher. You can save the original version both in JPEG and RAW formats, save each layer, which is previously created. You can save the photo in different sizes, which you specify up to the pixel manually, the aspect ratio, and also send to the social network.
IPiccy Photo Editor mobile is paid for iOS and doesn’t work on Android. The main drawback of the so-called "Photoshop" mobile alternative is loading and unloading images. You can't upload the photo in the full size, just 4:3. When you unload the picture, the program shows bugs, or the quality is damaged. Sometimes it does not want to unload the photo at all.
Hi there, I'm Ann Young - a photographer, photo retoucher and of course, journalist. Here on FixThePhoto blog you can find all of my reviews, photography and photo editing tips, pricing guides, and photography experiments.