It is becoming more and more common for home users to carry out image processing tasks on our computer. The proliferation of good cameras on mobile means that we take more and more photos and that they finally end up on our PC, from where we can view them on the screen and edit them easily. To do this, it is possible to use certain software programs, although we can also do it through extensions for our Edge browser.
We must not forget that Edge is a browser that has support for the use of add-ons, and even Microsoft has already introduced its own application store for its browser from where you can install these add-ons. Although it is still in the Beta phase, it already has a good catalog of available addons. In addition, since we are talking about a Chromium-based browser, it makes it compatible with the largest extension store, such as Google’s Chrome Web Store.
This will provide us with access to a large number of add-ons to carry out all kinds of functions and expand the capabilities of our computer. One of these possibilities is to be able to view and edit images directly from Edge, as we will see below.
Edge Addon Store
As we have mentioned, Microsoft has its own extension store from where you can install it directly in Edge. If we want to use the browser to view our photos and perform basic editing tasks, we must take into account the following accessories.
We are talking about a free complement specially designed to be able to see and edit our photos quickly. This Edge extension supports popular image formats like JPG, JPEG, PNG, and GIF. Therefore, we can use it to edit our photos and improve them quickly to share or save them. It includes some of the most common functions for this, such as adding rounded corners, changing brightness and contrast, adding filters and blurring any photo.
Also, it allows us to download images from social networks like Instagram and instant messaging applications like WhatsApp to save them on our computer and start editing them from there. Any image edited with this plugin can be downloaded and even printed once the editing process is finished and displayed in a photo gallery.
We can download it at no cost from the Edge Add-on Store .
The use of this free extension is especially aimed at home users who want to achieve great results when it comes to retouching their digital photos without having to install dedicated software on their computer. This editor will allow us to create different types of effects on our images, combining the features of Instagram with the sophistication of Photoshop. It will not be necessary to have previous knowledge of design, since it has different characteristics to help us carry out our work.
For example, we will be able to easily adjust the brightness, exposure, tone, saturation and colors. This complement will also help us solve different problems that we have been able to find when taking the photo, such as poor lighting, the appearance of digital noise, the presence of colors, blurry or the always annoying red eyes. All these corrections can be carried out with a single click. It also has filters like dialog bubbles, includes frames and text tools, and even allows the use of layers. Once finished we can save the final result on our hard drive.
We can download Photo Editor for free from the Edge Store.
This add-on for Edge will allow us to create photos that really stand out so that we can share them on our social networks, adding different effects to surprise our friends. To do this, this is a free application that allows us to transform our normal images that we take with the mobile phone camera into extraordinary graphics that we can share with our friends online. As with other similar applications, we will be able to have a good number of features to be able to modify the light configuration, eliminate blurs and apply different effects to achieve a truly striking and spectacular result.
All you have to do is upload any photo to the extension to later be able to add texts, filters, clip art and play with tools to change the brightness, saturation and sharpness until you achieve the desired result. We can also check out photo filters, clip art features, and experiment with their black and white filters. Once finished, we can save the new photo obtained on our computer again.
We can download the Photo Effects extension from the Microsoft Store.
Add watermark to photos
This plugin allows us to edit our photos so that we can protect our copyright on them so that other people cannot use them without our permission, by inserting a watermark or specific text on it. To do this, we simply have to press the Add watermark button and start using this plugin that will allow us to choose the position where we want to add the brand. It is compatible with batch editing so we can add the same watermark to all our photos at the same time.
If we are especially concerned about our privacy, the developers of this extension ensure that security is guaranteed because the software only takes care of adding the mark to the photos and then it is automatically removed from its servers after an hour, so They don’t keep them at any time.
We can download this plugin from the Edge Store .
Use the Chrome Web Store
As we mentioned, the fact that Edge is based on Chromium will allow Microsoft’s browser to have full compatibility with the extensions found in the Google Store. Although it should be noted that there may be cases where the plugin does not work as well as it should since it has not been designed especially for Edge, but in most cases we should not have any problems.
PhotoStudio Photo Editor
This complement allows us, on the one hand, to use our PC’s camera to take photos, and on the other hand, to modify, import and edit any type of images and graphics . To do this, it provides us with a flexible area with a multitude of editing, effect and filter functions that can give us greater creativity in the final result. It also allows us to use custom filters that we have created with other popular programs such as Photoshop, GIMP or Lightroom, as well as make adjustments to brightness, contrast or clarity and unleash our creativity.
There will be no lack of the possibility of carrying out cutting, turning and rotating jobs and adding text, counting on a library of fonts that can be exchanged, expanded or reduced. In addition, it provides stickers and a Brush tool, specially optimized for interaction on touch screens, supporting different brush strokes that can be edited both in terms of thickness and color. Once finished we can download or share the modified images.
Install PhotoStudio from the Google Store and use it in your Edge browser.
PaintMagick Image Editor
This add-on will allow us to create and edit photos from our Edge browser. To do this we can paste the image from the clipboard, load it directly from our PC or drag and drop the photo directly onto the extension. It supports popular image extensions like PNG, JPG, BMP, WEBP, GIF, and JSON. Within its editing functions we can undo, copy, paste and cut. We can also make cuts, change size, rotate and flip. There will also be no lack of color corrections such as modifying the brightness, contrast, tone, saturation and luminance. Another important factor is that it allows working with a multi-layer system, blending, flattening and compatibility with transparency.
Of course we will lack the ability to insert different effects (blur, black and white, gamma, gray scale, vignettes, etc.) and the ability to use different tools such as pencil, brush, magic wand, color picker, blur, restore the alpha, among others.
Install PaintMagick for Edge from the Microsoft Web Store.
Easy Online Image Editor
We are talking about an excellent tool to edit photos, create banners and logos quickly, without the need to download any software to the PC or even have to register. To do this we will only have to add the desired image by inserting its URL or loading the image.
We will have different tabs with functions, such as Basic to crop, rotate, change the size or merge images. The Text tab allows us to add text, having a good number of fonts for it. Using the Drawing tab we can use the Brush tool with seven types of shapes to draw. We can also add different filters (sepia, noise, gray scale, etc), insert stickers (bubble, beaches, animals, clouds…) and add shapes like a triangle, rectangle, etc.
Download and install Easy Online Image editor from the Google Add-ons Store.