SumoPaint -- Photoshop in your browser
January 24, 2009 10:56 PM   Subscribe

SumoPaint is an impressive little flash applet that mimics Photoshop in your browser, complete with layers and filters. See it in action.
posted by spiderskull (18 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
Very nice. Can't wait to play around with this, and good to see we are back in action!
posted by theperfectcrime at 11:16 PM on January 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

[this is good]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:22 PM on January 24, 2009

[this is good]

Good? This is incredible!
posted by woodblock100 at 11:36 PM on January 24, 2009

Not bad, but doesn't support enough image formats, and without pressure sensitive brushes I can't paint with it.
posted by jfrancis at 12:14 AM on January 25, 2009

It supports PNG, which you can then use some free tools (IrfanView on Windows, or this website) to convert into something else.

I'm at least glad they let you export in a non-proprietary format.
posted by spiderskull at 12:20 AM on January 25, 2009

Is there a way to control text object attributes, such as font, color and size, after text is put down?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:45 AM on January 25, 2009

See also: Project Draw
posted by Rhomboid at 5:15 AM on January 25, 2009

That's seriously impressive. Definitely one on my recommended list for next time someone wants a free copy of photoshop.
posted by ArkhanJG at 5:22 AM on January 25, 2009

Neat, but refused to open the a JPG, citing an error. It opened the second one just fine, but took forever to manually adjust Brightness and Contrast.

I'll stick with Photoshop, thanks!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:28 AM on January 25, 2009

It loads JPGs from URLs, but has trouble uploading them from your local machine, I'm finding.

Super cool for free. Not bad.
posted by fourcheesemac at 5:38 AM on January 25, 2009

Not bad, but doesn't support enough image formats, and without pressure sensitive brushes....

Dude, it's a freaking web app!

I have been using this for a couple months. It's definitely best of web as tech demo alone. Expecting web apps to outperform desktop apps in 2009 is asking a lot, and Photoshop is one of the holy grails. Much harder than your average word processor, spreadsheet, slideshow, database...
posted by rokusan at 6:34 AM on January 25, 2009

Wow, impressive stuff, thanks!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:16 AM on January 25, 2009

That is freaking amazing. And now I have to go see if my Photoshop has that symmetry tool. Thank you for sharing!!
posted by headspace at 8:14 AM on January 25, 2009

There seeme to be quite a few web-based image editors. Here are six, but there may even be more.
posted by jfrancis at 8:54 AM on January 25, 2009

Wow - I can't imagine the level of effort involved here - mimic-ing a program that is so large and cpu intensive they use it to benchmark new computers! Kudos.
And all the filtering effects, I programmed a few in college, they are not easy to deduce (at that time), I must assume alot of the matrix secrets for filters have gotten online...?
posted by uni verse at 9:19 AM on January 25, 2009

This is unbelievable. I have to show this to my students at the next Photoshop class I teach.
posted by maudlin at 12:49 PM on January 25, 2009

My work productivity is about to take a huge dive.

Thank you.
posted by cereselle at 11:11 AM on January 26, 2009

Wondering how it compares to Pixlr?
posted by talldean at 8:49 PM on January 26, 2009

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