A Full Review of iPiccy, a Free Online Image Editor & Collage Maker
iPiccy is an awesome online image editor. There are tons of useful tools and the interface couldn't be easier to work with. There's also a built-in free collage maker for turning your images into a photo collage.
There are lots of interesting and useful layouts and templates for you to use when making a collage, and all of iPiccy's tools are nicely organized so you can find the basic and advanced ones with ease.
Opening & Saving Images With iPiccy
You can upload images to iPiccy from your computer, directly from a webcam, or via an online image's URL.
You can instead skip opening an image and create just a blank canvas, from where you can then import existing images from your computer.
When you're finished editing with iPiccy, you can share the photo on Facebook or download it to your computer in either the JPG or PNG file format.
- Natural, easy to use interface
- Doesn't require a user account
- Supports fullscreen editing mode
- Lots of simple and unique collage layouts
- Various upload options
- Can upload more than one photo at once
- Results are shown automatically as edits are made
- Includes lots of basic and advanced tools
- Tools are easy to find and appropriately categorized
- Can download and/or share your photo when finished editing
- Only two file format options when saving
- Only one sharing option is available
- Images can't be resized within the collage
- Unable to create your own custom collage layout
More About iPiccy
- All the basic tools included in iPiccy are categorized in one of the following sections: Basic, Advanced, Adjustments, Color, and Filters
- Basic tools let you apply a one-click fix to the image, resize, crop, rotate, sharpen, or flip the picture, as well as edit the exposure, hue, saturation, and colors
- iPiccy's advanced tools include curves, dodge, burn, levels, liquify, and clone tool
- You can easily zoom closer (up to 800%) or away from an image by simply scrolling your mouse wheel in either direction at any time while editing
- Equalize Image, Local Contrast, and Light & Contrast are some of the adjustments you can make while using iPiccy
- A collage's background can be transparent or any color
- Dozens of collage layouts let you import images into basic or advanced collage shapes
- Your photos can be moved to a different part of the collage via simple drag and drop
- Color settings like converting the image to black and white, applying a sepia tone, editing color vibrancy, adding a color tint, balancing color levels, and inverting colors are allowed
- Filters like blur, noise, and emboss can be applied to a photo with iPiccy
- Collage layouts are categorized in sections like Basic, One Big Photo, Jigsaw, and Advanced, with other specific ones too, such as Facebook Cover, Twitter Picture, and resolutions like 1600x900 HD
- Effects to soften the image, add a matte look, apply a vintage feel, and dozens more are supported
- Many tools let you change the blend mode from normal to something like darken, lighten, overlay, hard light, difference, invert, multiply, screen, and more
- You can choose a very specific, custom layout size, which lets you define the exact width and height you want the collage to be
- New images can be added midway through creating your collage
- More effects are included with iPiccy such as a cartoonizer, pencil drawing, HDR style, artistic painting, retro comic, and neon glow effect
- Dedicated tools for retouching a picture are included, such as a skin, eye, and mouth editor. Some of these tools are a blemish fixer, sun tan applier, eye color changer, red eye fixer, mascara applier, teeth whitener and more
- Shuffle is a feature that will rearrange the collage's pictures randomly if you're not sure how they should be placed
- Text, stickers, and images can be overlayed on one another due to iPiccy's layer support
- A section of iPiccy called Painter lets you add pencil and brush strokes to one or more image layers, as well as add shapes and lines
- You can alter the spacing between the images on the collage as well as the roundness of the picture's corners
- Frames and textures are available so you can quickly add a unique border and style to your images
My Thoughts on iPiccy
iPiccy is really a spectacular photo editor. I've actually used some offline, downloadable image editing applications that weren't as exhaustive as iPiccy.
All the basic tools are there and the rest are things you probably didn't even think you needed or wanted until you began editing.
If I had to judge iPiccy on its functions only, I'd give it high marks, and because it's also so easy to use, I definitely recommend it above most other online editors.
I say above that you can't resize images in the collage. Some photo collage makers let you zoom in closer to a photo so it's easier to see or to focus on a particular portion of it, but iPiccy, unfortunately, doesn't allow this. All you can do with a photo once it's been added is adjust its position within its grid space.
I think it's great that you can use iPiccy's online photo editor to edit the individual images of the collage, but you, unfortunately, must download them to your computer after editing, and then re-upload them to the collage to use them. Some photo collage makers let you edit the images live, right there on the collage, which is really nice but isn't a feature with iPiccy.