Picture To People is a perfect example of software design done the right way. In just a few clicks, you can completely edit a photo, or generate a text-logo. There is no complicated user interface, no series of menus, nothing confusing at all. Despite the simplicity, it is an extremely powerful tool with hundreds of photo effects and filters available.
Completely Free, No Registration Required
First of all, PictureToPeople is completely free. Not only is it free to use, but you own full rights to any images you create with the web application.
Best of all, you don’t need to create an account, and the website never saves copies of your photos. Images are manipulated directly in memory through a stream, so any data is lost after processing. Nothing is ever saved to harddisk.
To start editing a photo, all you need to do is visit the website and upload a photo. There is nothing slowing you down, no extra steps, no login, and no intrusive advertisements. This tool is designed to be fast and easy-to-use.
Best User Interface Design
With most tools, the next step is very complex and requires significant experience with graphics design.
… Not with PictureToPeople.
Rather than complicated menus, the user-interface will immediately show you multiple thumbnail images of your picture with different effects already applied. To see additional effects or filters, there is a generate button to create more. All of this occurs on the same page, making it extremely easy to navigate or compare different effects.
With PictureToPeople, you really can completely edit a picture in ONLY three clicks.
This is far simpler than using a tool like Adobe Photoshop or GIMP where you are presented with hundreds of options upfront before seeing any changes to your image. Don’t get me wrong, Photoshop and GIMP are great tools where the user has a lot of control, but with PictureToPeople, you don’t need to be a professional designer to make the changes you want.
Don’t think for a second that the easy-to-use interface sacrifices any power. For users wanting more control, there is an option to open-up the fully customizable controls for any of the effects you are working with. This will open a new page where you will be able to edit the exact values applied by the filter.
PictureToPeople is the worlds largest collection of free online photo effect editors and text generators. The next time you need to edit a photo, give this tool a try.
… And Engineers, when you’re working on your next project keep in mind the simplicity of this user-interface. This is a powerful tool anybody can easily and quickly use because of it’s excellent design. This is a great example showcasing top user interface design for software products.