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This section offers various online tools for image processing and photo effects. Each of these web applications runs independently in a web browser without the need to download, install or register.

The table below is a collection of small image tools for photo editing and analysis. You can use any image app for free directly in your browser.

The Image utilities are free to use and without watermark placement.

Painting Effects

Picture Oil Painting Effects

Picture to Painting Effect

Apply a paint effect to pictures and illustrations to achieve an oil-painting effect.

Photo to cartoon effect

Picture to Cartoon Effect

Use this image software to apply cartoon effect to pictures and photos.

Color Conversion Tools

Image Color Replacement Tool - Promo

Color Replacement Tool

A free online image tool that can replace a user-defined color with another

Smart RGB to Grayscale Converter - Fiveko

Color Splash – Smart RGB to Gray

Convert a color image to monochrome while preserving user-defined color shades. The effect is also popular as Color Splash.

Color adjustment tool online

Image color adjuster

An online tool that can adjusting image color saturation, hue and brightness.

Image Segmentation

Threshold image and convert to black and white

Image Threshold (Black&White)

Free online utility for image thresholding. Convert picture to binary – black and white by binarization and dithering

watershed-segmentation-online-demo

Watershed image segmentation

Separate the background from the foreground image area using the Watershed segmentation algorithm

Edge Detection, Filtering and Effects

Picture Outlines Extraction - SVG

Image Contours Extractor (SVG)

Extract image outlines as vector graphics (SVG). Apply a different pencil color and width to the outlines of the image.

Image Outline using Gradient Operators

Edge Detection – Gradient Operators

Image edge detection app that uses gradient operators like Sobel, Prewitt and Schaar

Free image to pixel art online utility

Pixelate an Image

A free image pixelator that can convert an image or illustration into pixel art

Image blur effect with Gaussian filter

Gaussian blur

Tool to add image blur effect to images or part of them using Gaussian filter

Engrave photo effect web app

Engraved photo effect

An easy way to add an embossed or engraved photo effect to photos and images

Symmetric-Nearest-Neighbor-filter

Symmetric Nearest Neighbor Filter

A demo application of the Symmetric Nearest Neighbor filter, which removes image noise and adds a painting-like effect

Online Circle Detection with Hough transform

Circular Hough Transform

Detecting circles in images using Hough transform

Learn how median filter works with examples and code

Median Filter Demo

Demo app of image processing with a Median filter

harris-corners-detection-cover

Harris corner detector

A utility that detects image feature points using the Harris Corner algorithm

About the Image Tools?

These small image tools are designed for online use. The goal is to provide photo editing apps that can run in a web browser environment.

These web tools provide various photo filters, effects and algorithms as client-side apps. They also serve as live examples to our image analysis articles.

Browsers image format support

The table below shows an overview of what image formats browsers support:

Name/
Extension
MimeDescriptionSupport
JPEG / .jpg, .jpeg, .jfif, .pjpeg, .pjpimage/jpegJPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. Common image format for lossy compression. Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer
PNG / .pngimage/pngPNG stands for Portable Network Graphics. It is a file format that supports lossless data compression.Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer
WebP / .webpimage/webpWebP stands for Web Picture format. It is developed by Google and supports lossless and lossy image compression.Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari
GIF / .gifimage/gifGIF stand for Graphics Interchange Format. Good choice for simple images and animations.Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer
SVG / .svgimage/svg+xmlSVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. Great choice for icons, image animations, user interface elements.
Note: You may visit the SVG filtering tutorials.
Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer
Overview of image types supported by major web browsers

For a complete list of image formats available for online use, you can visit the following MDN article.

User Interface

Each of these web apps has standard media source selection options. They also provide specific controls for additional settings.

Media Source Options

  • Browse button – use a photo or video file from your computer.
  • Camera button – activates the webcam to use it as an image source.
  • Reset button – reverts the changes from the current filter to view the original image.

Filter Specific Options

Each app has specific filtering options. Select an image analysis algorithm from our online photo tools to read more.

System Requirements

Because our computer vision demos are designed to run in a web environment, the browser used must be HTML5 compliant.

  • The browser should have HTML5 Canvas support
  • The web environment must support WebAssembly.
  • The browser must support WebGL version two.


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