Fauxto is a pretty cool online Photoshop Clone.  It looks so close to the real thing, you may have to look twice! Major differences are hard to notice. At first, I was confused with the name, but it’s actually pretty simple. Fauxto = Fau-to = Fo-to = Photo. Fauxto….like photo. So far, it’s the best use of Adobe Flex that I’ve seen.! It is super easy to use, even for those who don’t have any photo editing experience.

With all of the different options for editing your photos online, some may wonder why it’s worth spending the time creating yet another.  Fauxto looks and performs so much like Photoshop, that you’d hardly know it’s simply a free web application.  They even included the filters! I haven’t seen another online editor that has allowed you to use filters.  The filters that are included are:

  • Sharpen
  • Blur
  • Find Edges
  • Emboss
  • Enrich
  • Clouds

One thing that I did notice is that if you’re wanting to remove a layer, it takes a few extra clicks. I’m sure there are other glitches that you’ll come across, however this is completely understandable considering the program is “way beta” and “definitely in development” as the site notes. Along with the filters, there are the basic drawing and editing features. You’re also able to open multiple images at one time which show up in tabs so that switching from one to the other is easy.

Fauxto gets two thumbs up from me, and I can’t wait to see how it progresses!

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