Ribbet Photo Editor

By Eva Williams 21 days ago, Software Reviews

Ribbet 2021
 
(3.5/5)
Platforms: Online, Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Price: FREE

VERDICT: Ribbet is a simple but effective graphic editor that can cope with both basic color grading and skin/face retouching. The editor can claim to replace Photoshop Express Online, but it can’t compete with the desktop version of Lightroom or Photoshop.

If you are looking for a photo editor which does not occupy much space and is designed for simple photo correction, Ribbet is an ideal option.

The great advantage is the existence of a web, PC, and mobile versions. However, I recommend using a PC version, since Ribbet Online is much slower. That is, actually, one of the major drawbacks of this app.

In spite of the fast installation, Ribbet Editor is weakly optimized for PC.

Pros+
  • Nice and simple interface
  • Well-designed and conveniently-located tools
  • Possibility to organize, create, and exchange libraries with other users
  • For basic image edit
  • Many filters
Cons-
  • Many options are available only in Ribbet Premium
  • Extra content is paid
  • Advertising windows
 
ribbet interface

Photo editor Ribbet lets you do classic color correction operations with photographs as adjusting exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, saturation, temperature, sharpness, clarity, etc. You may also add various filters and effects.

Apart from image editing, Ribbet features additional modules for making collages, painting on a blank canvas, and creating postcards.

In the collages module, you may not only arrange a photo according to a template, but also set a certain size, change the roundness of frames, adjust the background, and automatically upload all the pictures into it.

Having finished the image editing, you may save the images on the computer or smartphone, Google+, Facebook, or Flickr.

In case you need to edit your images fast and qualitatively but don’t have a photo editor on your PC, download and try Ribbet photo editor. It is a great photo editing app, which is simple but quite effective for photo enhancement.

If you need a simple picture editor and collage maker, continue reading.

Ribbet Review

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Ribbet Editor has a web and PC version. There is also a Ribbet photo editor for Android and iPhone. If we compare a web and PC version, I can say that they are no different. So, I will start my review with a PC version.

Convenient Interface

When you open the app, you will see a classic welcome page allowing fast switching to Collage Creation or Blank Canvas. To start working, choose “Upload Photo”. When you uploaded the image, go to the next tab where you will directly improve your image.

interface

The interface is rather simple and convenient. Unfortunately, it cannot be personally customized, but practice shows, you will get used to it in 10 minutes. The image editor allows you to choose 4 variants of the background color.

interface

Conditionally, the photo editor may be subdivided into 3 areas: Top navigation panel, Left tool panel, and Middle working area. Tool navigation is quite convenient and does not extend the tool panel.

Basic Tools for Photo Editing

Ribbet Premium offers you a long list of tool possibilities. However, even a free version features almost all Ribbet functions but with some limited effects.

The basic tab includes Auto-Fix, Crop, Rotate, Exposure, Colors, Sharpen, and Resize. It is more than enough for basic image enhancement.

Auto-Fix” is used if you are not good at photo editing, but want to get great results, use this function. The program itself chooses the most optimal adjustments and applies them. The only drawback of this tool is that the applied settings cannot be corrected.

auto fix tool

Crop” allows you to crop the image in several ways. You may choose one of the multiple templates or even set the size manually. Moreover, Ribbet Photo Editor allows you to adjust cropping on the desktop panel. Just click on the frame corner and drag it in a way that you like. Then the photo editor will automatically show you the future size of a photo.

crop tool

Rotate” allows you to rotate the image in any direction and mirror it horizontally and vertically, you may straight the picture using the “Straighten” slider.

rotate tool

Exposure” is used if you had problems with the exposure and your image is too dark or too light, the “Exposure” tool will correct it. The tool features “Auto Exposure”; unlike “Auto-Fix”, the exposure may be corrected after it was applied.

If your photo is too dark, increase “Exposure”, “Highlights”, and reduce “Contrast” to straighten the picture. For a too bright photograph, lower the “Exposure” and enhance “Shadows” and “Contrast” if you need to sharpen the image.

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Colors” is an analog of “White Balance”. Click “Auto Colors” to make Ribbet Editor determine and remove the unnecessary color shade from the picture. Moreover, the tool allows choosing “Neutral Picker”, adjust “Saturation” and “Temperature”.

colors tool

Using “Sharpness” and “Clarity” sliders, you may enhance the sharpness. The “Sharpness” slider is a great way to enhance sharpness or lower it.

“Clarity”, in its turn, is responsible for color saturation. Setting a slider to maximum, the dark areas will become even darker, while color ones ‒ more saturated. Click “Unsharp Mask” to control the sharpness in a greater detail.

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Resize” allows you to make the image bigger or smaller. The photo editor offers you two ways: you may enter the size in pixels, or in % (choose “Use Percentages”). You may also resize the images keeping proportions via a “Keep Proportions” option.

Many Additional Functions

Apart from the basic functions, Ribbet Photo Editor features additional effects and possibilities. “Effects” tab offers many effects that you may apply to your photo. The tab somehow reminds the package of Lightroom presets. Here you can find such tabs as Basics, Filters, Camera, Color, Area, Artistic, Misc, and Sandbox.

They add different effects to your images. For example, the “Basic” tab offers 7 effects, some of which are Black & White, Sepia, Vignette, Matte, etc. The “Color” tab provides various color options, such as Tint, Extra B&W, Invert, Duo-Tone, etc. All the effects work the same way and feature simple and intuitive customization.

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Overlays” tool will please you with four tabs: Light, Color, Texture, and Seasonal. The working principle is the same as with “Effects”. You simply choose the necessary template and correct it using the available adjustments.

For example, having chosen the “Light Paint” effect, you may pick among a wide range of templates the one you like and then adjust the “Blend Mode”, change the location of the effect using “Rotate”, as well as adjust transparency thanks to the “Fade” slider.

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Touch Up” tool allows doing photo correction, making it more authentic. The tool is useful if you need to remove weight, make something bigger, and remove unnecessary mole or change “Blush”. Using “Touch Up”, you may change the color of eyes and lips, or whiten the teeth. The tool features 4 tabs: Skin, Eyes, Mouth, and The Rest; there is also a Pro tab.

touch up tools

Seasonal” is used if you want to make a nice gift to your family, a “Seasonal” tab is your great helper. The tool offers sets comprised of “Overlays” and “Stickers”, sorted according to holidays and occasions, such as Halloween, Soccer Fever, NASA, etc.

seasonal tools

Fast Save and Share

When you are done with image color correction, you should save the image. Go to the “Save” tab and choose the most convenient variant for you.

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Ribbet photo editing program offers you 4 ways to save the image: on PC, for printing, on Google Photos, or Flickr app. Choose the best suitable option for you, enter the “File name” line, choose the size, format, and quality, and click “Save Photo”. Moreover, you may immediately share your photo using the “Share” tab.

Ribbet Mobile Review

Ribbet Mobile 2021
 
(3.5/5)
Platforms: Android/ iOS
Price: FREE
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Mac App Store

download for windows

 
ribbet mobile

If you don’t have access to the computer or the Internet but you need to enhance images fast on the go, it is very convenient to have a Ribbet app in your smartphone.

The interface is simple and understandable. There are no unnecessary buttons, it looks stylish and clear. The huge advantage is the absence of advertising, which is strange for a free app.

Speaking about functionality, Ribbet mobile app greatly resembles a PC and web versions. Using this application, you may do basic corrections, add various effects and even have a virtual make-up using the “Touch-up” tool.

If compare it to the PC version, we may see that it has fewer variations, but features all the tools that a PC version offers.

The app allows creating collages from different templates, which may be further edited as you like. Change the template size, add more frames for images and move the photos as you wish.

Ribbet photo app allows uploading images directly from the gallery, Instagram, Facebook, Google Drive, or take an image with a camera. Simply log into your social network account and Ribbet app will automatically upload all your images.

Price

Ribbet Editor has a Free Trial (access to all standard operations, tools, effects, stickers, etc.) and the paid Premium version (unlimited access to all premium effects, stickers, overlays, and etc. Access to Ribbet Premium on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, and MacOS).

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Ribbet VS Similar Programs

Ribbet vs GIMP

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GIMP offers many functions resembling Photoshop ones and features a great training base which is a big advantage, actually.

Unlike Ribbet Editor, GIMP has an open source code. In other words, you may independently change the program, correct various bugs or add new tools. Another great feature is the support of RAW files. Ribbet does not offer such a function.

GIMP has adjustable brushes, filters and auto actions to enhance the picture quality. The image editor is perfect to create and edit graphics files, images, logos, and drawings.

You may change the size, correct color, join several pictures together, set brightness, contrast, color balance, distortion, convert the pictures from one format into another.

To create full drawings, there is a complete set of working tools, including a pencil, brushes, stamps, etc. Like Ribbet, Gimp works smoothly on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

Ribbet vs Pixlr

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Pixlr is one of the most functional web photo editors. The interface is completely different from that Ribbet offers. Like Ribbet Photo Editor, this image editor offers all main tools, which are enough for convenient image color correction.

Apart from basic tools, the app features such functions as highlighting, filling, gradient overlaying, blurring and image transformation. Pixlr allows saving the image in JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, and other formats on your computer.

Ribbet vs Fotor

ribbet vs fotor

Like Ribbet, Fotor is a simple editor with convenient and, most importantly, understandable interface. Although these two apps offer almost the same photo editing functions.

Ribbet slightly surpasses Fotor in the number of possibilities. The photo editor has five main categories of tools. The first category offers basic tools: cropping, rotation, resizing, etc. You will be able to make your picture black and white, add colorful flashes, glares, and much more.

Like Ribbet Editor, the Fotor app offers make-up functions, masks skin defects, improves face color, and even changes its shape. The program also works with the text, adds various stickers, and frames.

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