If your editing software is not available to you for any reason, using a browser-based one is a great option. Colorcinch is one that recently appeared, and it’s a pretty capable and fast option. It’s also free to use (although there’s a paid premium version too), so let’s see what you get and how it works.
Colorcinch allows you to make basic edits such as cropping, adjusting exposure, vibrance, colors, adding vignettes, text, doodles, and so on. These features are available to everyone and don’t require a premium subscription. There’s a handy little card with brief instructions on how to use each tool, but you can choose to remove it if it annoys you.
There are also all sorts of effects that let you turn your photo into a digital painting, cartoon, or sketch. You can add a bunch of filters, overlays, and masks. Some of them are free (like this light leak I added to the photo below), but others require a premium subscription.
When saving your finished work, you can choose between JPG or PNG. Premium users can also save their images in PDF and save projects on Colorcinch.
If you’d like to unlock all features, it’s pretty affordable. An annual plan costs $3.99 a month and it’s billed $47.88 annually. If you’d like to pay monthly, the price is $5.99.
Like every editing tool, Colorcinch has its upsides and downsides. On the plus side, it’s is fast, very intuitive, and offers basic edits that most of us need. If you want to unlock premium features, it’s pretty cheap to get them. But on the minus side, it doesn’t have some more advanced features that you’ll find in Photopea for example. You can find our review of that tool here.
All in all, Colorcinch seems great for quick edits. It’s handy when you’re not using your computer and don’t have access to your preferred editing software. For example, I use Photopea on the road to edit photos on my laptop since I have Photoshop CC and Lightroom Classic on my desktop only. But for basic edits or creating cover images for my blogs, Colorcinch is great too and I’ll gladly make it a part of my arsenal.