Are you annoyed that Photoshop CS3 is priced at more than 500$ and want to have a simple no frills attached browser based editor with the features of Photoshop than look no further. Fauxto is a photoshop lookalike that allows you to create images using layers, and is the only one that has this feature right now. Best of all its avialable through your browser and its FREE.
Yes quite a few people including bloggers want to create images on a regular basis but paying such a huge amount for a software when your not a professional designer makes little sense, that’s where such online tools come to the rescue, but just having a online image editor is not enough.
What if you want to add multiple layers to create a picture? That’s where Fauxto helps out, it has a layer feature just like photoshop does thus allowing you to create a multi layered picture, rather than just editing your pictures online.
You can open images from your local computer or from the web or just by providing a url to the image. The image editor looks neat and has the look and feel like Photoshop. Using Fauxto you can open images in format such as jpeg, png, gif, bmp and tiff. They have also added in a feature to zoom into images.Check the screen shots below.
Adding layers and editing them is also a piece of cake. Once you have created the image you can easily save it to your computer or to your account online at Fauxto.com.
Creating a image with Fauxto
Saving an image with Fauxto
Overall Fauxto looks like a promising image editing alternative to photoshop and to say its just a online image editing tool is a understatement, it is much more than that and fits the bill of an online image creator.
As a blogger I will defnitely make use of it as a picture editor for my blog, as it will not only save me 100 of dollars but also give me the ease and flexibility to use it within the browser.
Fauxto is still a beta product so there may be huge improvements in the future. To use Fauxto you only need to signup using your email id, password and display name.