19 Free Browser-Based Tools Simplify Tedious Image Editing Tasks

Picsart Quicktools

Picsart has created a website that hosts 19 image and video editing tools that can be accessed for free in a drag-and-drop format. It supports a ton of tasks from resizing, file type conversion, background removal, color pickers, and more.

Called Quicktools, Picsart’s service gives access to 19 specific editing tasks that generally require ownership of editing software like Adobe Photoshop but condenses them into a simple drag-and-drop, browser-based interface that requires no membership and no downloads.

The company says that Quicktools puts all of Picsart’s major editing tools in one place in order to give anyone the opportunity to try the “advanced yet easy to use” tools that can be found in its dedicated app.

“From removing backgrounds, creating transparent backgrounds, trimming videos, and converting file types — you can do it all easily with Quicktools,” a Picsart representative tells PetaPixel.

Picsart Quicktools

That’s not an exaggeration. There are a lot of editing tools here that are simple but usually rather tedious to perform in Photoshop. For conversion, Quicktools can turn a PDF into JPEGs, HEICs into a JPEGs, or turn a JPEG into a PDF or PNG into a PDF. It also can merge multiple PDFs into a single file or perform the reverse and remove selected pages from a PDF or just extract it into multiple files.

It also has a color wheel that allows users to find complementary colors easily, a color palette tool to help find a coordinating color scheme, or a color picker that allows users to get the exact HEX, RGB, or CMYK code for any color.

There are also video tools, such as the ability to convert an MOV into an MP4 and another tool that allows for easy video trimming directly from a browser window.

Picsart even included its background removal tool, which — after just a few seconds of analysis and processing — is able to generate a photo with a separated subject from the background that can be downloaded as a full resolution PNG. Below are a couple of examples (photos by PetaPixel’s David Crewe).

It is not perfect, but for a free browser-based tool that only takes a few seconds, it’s remarkably powerful.

Picsart has been going hard at the creative space over the last year after it raised $130 million in August, and these tools simplify the editing process it brought to browsers in October of 2020. Last month, the company added its free editing tools directly integrated into Google Drive. In February, it made all of its tools available to developers through an API.

The full list of 19 tools can be found on Picsart’s Quicktools website.