For the past hour or so, I’ve been playing with a new Web app called enThread. It’s a photo processing app, of sorts, that runs in your browser, features a drag & drop upload process and is probably powerful enough for the majority of your quick daily edits.
enThread is a new project from Quinton Pike, a guy that you might recognize as the developer behind the music-streaming service Mougg. It seems that Pike went back to the drawing board with enThread, and produced something that I believe will be considerably more useful over time.
The argument for enThread is one of accessibility. Mac users have Preview, which can quickly fix the colors in an image, but any editing that runs more in depth requires firing up iPhoto, Lightroom or some other piece of software. Chances are you already have a browser window open, so enThread is quick to use for simple fixes. For Windows users, the story is much the same. The native apps just don’t do a very good job of subtle edits.
To launch it, just go to the site. enThread gives you access to loads of features, and even a couple of post-process options:
WIthin each of these tabs you’ll find sliders that let you dial in the settings that you want, then you can choose to undo, compare your photo to the original, reset it to how it started or save and share it.
Saving and sharing gives you the options that you’d expect, but it does require that you’re a registered user. If you are, you’ll get a link to a page with your photo, then Twitter and Facebook buttons for social sharing. Interestingly, from the saved image, you can choose to further modify it if you so desire.
I find myself working from a Chromebook, increasingly. While there are some decent photo editing options online, most of what I need to do centers around quick color correction. Because of that, I can see myself using enThread pretty regularly. It’s a free app, so give it a spin and see what you think.
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