Photopea: advanced image editor
Free Online editor supporting PSD, XCF, Sketch, XD and CDR formats. (Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Sketch App, Adobe XD, CorelDRAW).
Creat a new image or open existing files from your computer. Save your works as PSD (File – Save as PSD) or as JPG / PNG / SVG (File – Export as).
What is Photo Pea, why it was made, and what should it be used for.
Photopea is an advanced image editor, which can work with both raster and vector graphics. You can use it for simple tasks, such as resizing images, as well as complex tasks, such as designing webpages, creating illustrations, processing photographs and more.
This website will teach you how to use Photopea step by step. We will start with basic tasks and gradually progress to more complex features. The chapters (on the left) have been organized, such that each chapter uses only the knowledge from previous chapters, so you can learn effectively and efficiently.
A little story
In September 2012, I had two courses of computer graphics behind me and had a lot of spare time. So I got an idea to make a simple web-based photo editor. I was working on it for 3 months in 2012 and 2 months during this summer, and I really enjoyed it! 🙂 I learned many new things and realised, that it is not going to be as easy as I expected.
Just another photo editor?
Modern photo editors (GNU Gimp, Adobe Photoshop, Zoner Photo Studio) are usually native apps, which have to be downloaded and installed on the device. It takes pretty long time to turn them on and off. It may bother you, e.g. when you just want to resize a photo. Adobe Photoshop, which is very often used by many professionals, is also quite expensive.
Because photo editors are native apps, it is hard to find any good editor for some minority operating systems. Some users may even buy some specific operating system just to be able to run the photo editor. Photo Pea should remove all these problems.
Main features of Photo Pea
Photo Pea should be an advanced editor, so it can be used by professionals. It must have:
- Layers – to split images into several parts
- Layer masks – just generally useful
- Blend modes – specifying, how layers “combine” with each other
- Brush – there must be a way to change the color of pixels
- Selections – choosing, which pixels of layer you want to edit
- Procedural adjustments – changing brightness, hue, saturation, convolutions (blur, sharpening …) etc.
I wanted Photo Pea to cooperate with currently used programs and implement their formats. I decided to implement the parser for PSD and XCF.
Well, you know the goals! Follow this blog to see how am I doing 🙂
Right now, Photopea works with the sRGB color space (the basic color space for the web), with the 8-bit color depth. All exported files use sRGB, too.
Starting and using Photopea
Photopea editor works in a web browser. It can be started by going to www.Photopea.com. Photopea can run on any device (desktop, laptop, tablet, phone or any other computer), but for the best comfort, we recommend having a big screen, a precise pointing device (a mouse or a stylus) and a keyboard.
Photopea runs completely in your device, just like Sketch or Photoshop do. It does not upload any of your files to the internet. You can load Photopea.com, disconnect from the internet and keep using it completely offline. None of your files ever leaves your computer.