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Most web apps are aimed at text-centric productivity: word processing, email, notes, project management, chat, and such. Then, there’s a special category of web apps that go far beyond what you’d expect from a web app, making your browser turn into apps that could rival Adobe’s Creative Suite. It seems the bar would be far to high for new advanced photo editing apps, but just this week, we looked at Photo Raster, an exciting new full-featured photo editing web app that’s currently in beta.

There’s tons of options for editing photos online, from apps like Adobe’s Photoshop Express which lets you do some basic edits, to more advanced apps like Sumo Paint that’d let you create new images online. Apparently, it’s tough to make a business out of advanced multimedia web apps, though, because the front-runner in advanced web apps, Aviary, recently shut down its pro web apps, focusing instead on light editing that others can embed inside their own apps.

I personally could never get into using Aviary’s apps, or other very advanced multimedia web apps, as much as I liked them. The main problem is that it takes extra time and steps to upload pictures, then edit them and export them back to your computer, only to upload them again to WordPress to use in an article. I do basic cropping on images in Facebook and other apps all the time, but that’s the extent of photo editing I do online. For everything else, I use Preview or Photoshop CS6 on my Mac.

How about you? Were you frustrated when Aviary’s pro apps were shuttered, and do you still use advanced multimedia web apps?

The ability to edit images and photographs directly from your web browser is a wonderful thing, whether the ability serves as a simple alternative to more costly desktop software or a solution for when you’re away from your computer. There are a number of different apps available with a variety of specialties. This review will focus on Sumo Paint, a browser based image and photo editing tool.

Sumo Paint provides a great feature set with tools ranging from basic shapes to advanced painting tools. Unlike most other other online graphics editing apps, Sumo Paint also has a burgeoning online community. It’s far from a new app, but it’s one of the internet standbys that come up in every list of great web apps. Whether you’ve never used it before or have tried it out in the past but haven’t used all of its features, it’s a great web app to learn more about. Keep reading to see why Sumo Paint is a web app you should try out.

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