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Ribbet

Advanced Online Photo Editor
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Published 11/27/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
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What can you use the app for?

Ribbet is an online photo editor that lets users instantly access the tools they need on the web. The application includes all the basic functions users expect, such as crop, resize, rotate and more. Users can also apply special effects that include moody or artsy filters as well as fun accents to go with their personal photographs. The service works on Macs, Windows and Linux operating systems and requires no downloads or installations. There are many appealing perks to using Ribbet as well, including designer made handpicked shapes, high quality fonts, single click corrections and the ability to fine tune image results with advanced editing controls. Users can transform any photo into something more stunning or improve an image that isn’t as good as it could be.

What is the history and popularity of the app?

Ribbet was founded in February of 2005. The application isn’t new, but has quite a few modern features that users can appreciate. So far the service has earned a number of positive comments and ratings all over the web. Many appreciate the quick and painless accessibility while others love the diverse tools included. Almost every users noted that the service comes at a very attractive price that makes it perfect for anyone regardless of purpose or budget.

What are the differences to other apps?

Ribbet stands out because the application gives users many tools that are easy to access online. While the service is very appealing, it doesn’t offer anything that is ground breaking. There are alternatives, such as Pixlr, that do not require a login to access their photo editing functions. Even though it may not be the absolute best option available, Ribbet still offers an appealing interface and many options that let users get creative with their photos.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Ribbet’s interface features a friendly green grass header with a lot of wide open space below. The user can easily figure out how to begin uploading images and making changes. A sidebar menu gives the user access to all the basic editing tools while more advanced features are found across the top. It takes minimal time to figure out how to edit with Ribbet, making it a great choice for users of all skill levels.

How does the registration process work?

New user can click the “Library” tab on the Ribbet homepage to access the registration buttons. One is available for free accounts and the other for subscribers. Free users must provide a username, password and email address. Those who click the premium option are asked to create a free account to access the subscribe option. The last step asks the user for their year of birth, gender and zip code. This portion is optional and can be skipped. The user is automatically logged in to their account after signing up.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can create a basic Ribbet account for free. There are no purchase requirements and the user can access their 100 most recently uploaded images at any time. The service also includes an upgrade to premium option however the user is advised that they are already given access to premium features for free. For the time being, premium is available at no extra cost. It seems likely that this will change later on since there is mention of two separate account options on the site, but no further information regarding cost or functionality is provided.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Ribbet is an interesting tool for anyone who wants to make changes to personal photos. The service has many attractive features, such as fun filters, the ability to view the 100 most recently uploaded photos and basic editing tools. Although Ribbet isn’t one of the best, it is certainly one of the brightest available with a clean interface and playful personality. It is best suited to casual use for individuals looking to improve their personal images or add fun touches to photos they share online.

  • Edit online without downloading or installing software
  • Apply unique filters that are fun, artsy or original
  • Utilize beautiful fonts and designer made shapes
  • One click correction provides instant improvements to images
  • Watch real time results while cropping, resizing and rotating


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