8 Amazing Online Photo Editing tools used for making shortfilm posters

As of now desktop software has moved to the browser and this trend doesn’t stop with photo editing software. Here’s the 8 best online photo editors that will rival your desktop software. Depending on the job that needs to be done some of the online editors are easier to use, quicker and/or more affordable. Most of the time short film filmmakers or not coming with photo editing skill set. But these photo editing tools will solve that problem

Here we go:


Basically, Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use. It’s an online as well as mobile app tool loaded with  easy-to-use features and functionality that anyone can create a variety of engaging posters design.

It’s an easy to use photo editor with all the basic photo editing functionality like filters and free icons, shapes as well as free fonts to enhance your short film poster to mention your creative shortfilm team. It gives you template with predefined image size that really fit in for social media pages. If you plan to create posters to share it in social media sites, we would suggest this as favorite short film poster creation tool.

Adobe Photoshop Express

It comes with all necessary adjustment options, brushes and effects for basic photo and posters editing. It also offers some basic design features to add text, bubbles and stickers. Overall it’s a well rounded tool that is powerful but still easy to use. Adobe is pioneer in building image editing tools, We would give first choice for this tool.

GIMP online

If you uses linux OS, you might heared about this a lot. It’s an online version of the famous open source photo editor GIMP. GIMP online shares the same functionality and feature set as the desktop original which makes it a very very powerful photo editing tool. Of all online photo editors this is probably the most powerful. But it comes with some minor drawbacks. GIMP online inherited a quite complex user interface from its desktop version and new users may need to read a few tutorials to use the full potential of this editor. You also need to connect GIMP online with a cloud storage service like Dropbox to upload or download any files. We would give second choice for this tool for short film posters editing. Note: It will suits with advanced photo editing users.


It features all basic photo editing operations like photo filters, effects and brushes. At the same time it offers a range of design features like adding overlays, textures and whole themes. However, it slightly lacks advanced photo editing features like masks and layering. If you need to do some basic enhancements to a photo and then add some text and effects to share it on social media PicMonkey could be the right tool for the job.


BeFunky comes with a good set of photo editing features like brushes and preset filters but also with some advanced features like layering. In addition, texts, graphics and overlays can be added to the photos to get them ready to be shared on social media. BeFunky is one of the easiest to use online photo editors.


It offers an excellent combination of editing features and great usability. This means that very good editing results can be achieved very quickly. Photos / short film posters can be edited using a wide variety of functionality including automatic enhancement algorithms, rendering of HDR pictures, layering and different brushes especially suitable for making actor / actress or any character artist portrait pictures better. The editor also comes with easy design functionality to quickly create social media profile and cover pictures from templates.


Pixlr is an advanced online photo editor with professional features like layering and brushes that even rivals the functionality of desktop editors. The complexity also comes with a little cost as Pixlr sometimes feels a bit slow performing operations like applying the smudge tool. If you need an editor that comes close to the feature set of desktop software Pixlr may be the right tool for you. However, if you’re just looking for an easy and quick way to enhance and design your social media profile pictures this editor is probably not for you.


It’s an easy to use online photo editor with all the basic photo editing functionality like preset filters and adjustments of color, light and curves. However it lacks advanced features like layering and brushes which may not be something bad if you are in need of an editor to only get some basic photo jobs done quickly. It also has some smart useful features. Among those is a before and after image comparison: with one click you can see the original photo and your edited photo besides each other. Image comparison is good

Now, it’s time to choose and act for your short film posters editing work.

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