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7 Great Chromebook and Google Drive Apps for Editing Photos

October 18, 2015
In response to a couple of requests we received from our readers here in EdTech & mLearning, we went ahead and curated for you this collection comprising some of the best photo editing tools in Chrome web store. Most of these apps work perfectly on Chromebooks and some of them are also integrated with Google Drive allowing you to easily edit and save photos directly to your Drive account. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: editing photos, cropping, resizing, adding effects, adjusting contrast, rotating, removing unwanted parts, adding frames and many more.

1- Pixlr Editor


‘Pixlr Editor is a browser photo editor for all your editing needs. Have full control over your images, including layers and effects…If you're used to working with Gimp, PaintShop Pro, or Photoshop you will feel right at home with this online image editor. It contains a lot of the features that you normally see in desktop graphic design applications. Jump in and start using this tool with no registration required.’

2- PicMonkey


‘Free photo editor with Collage, Touch Up, Teeth Whiten, Fonts, Effects, Filters, Frames, Stickers & more…When you install our chrome photo app, the PicMonkey icon appears in Chrome's app launcher on the New Tab page, along with your other Chrome apps.  So you can fire up the Monkey from here, instead of pinned tabs or the address bar.  Go forth and photogrify!’

3- BeFunky


‘With BeFunky’s photo editor, you can play with hundreds of amazing photo effects that you can’t find anywhere else, like our world-famous Cartoonizer®, oil painting, and pop art effects. You can also add extra flair to your photo with hundreds of one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn graphics, like hats, beards, jewelry, photo frames, and graphic overlays. If text is your thing, BeFunky photo editor has tons of fonts and customized text layouts for you to choose from, or use any of the fonts stored on your computer! ’

4- Fotor Photo Editor


‘Online photo editing & photo creatives made simple and fun with Fotor. Fotor's free photo editing features including photo collage, photo frames, photo effects, photo retouching, color splash, tilt-shift, clip arts, text, photo cards, online HDR and more.’

5- iPiccy Photo Editor



‘iPiccy provides new, easy-to-use tools for modifying pictures, using advanced image processing. iPiccy offers the easiest user interface and workflow of any photo editing application, allowing users to easily pull images from any Web site or file folder. iPiccy includes an extensive variety of easy Web-based photo-editing tools such as Auto-fix, Rotate, Crop, Resize and Color adjustment and Sharpen - all in one place and in real-time. ’

6- Pixlr Express


‘Pixlr Express is a fun and powerful photo editor that lets you quickly crop, resize, and fine-tune any picture, all in a completely ad-free experience. Choose from over 2 million combinations of free effects, overlays, and borders to further personalize your images. Pixlr Express makes you look like a pro, even if you’ve never edited a photo before. ’

7- Pixlr Touch Up 

‘Smart, easy offline photo editor. Touch up, clone, crop, resize, rotate, adjust color, add effects, and more. Put the finishing touches on your photos with this free offline photo editor from Autodesk. Automatically remove unwanted details from your photos so it looks like they were never there.’