Sketchpad is a web-based painting app that doesn’t use Flash

It’s a bit early to start claiming that Flash’s days are numbered, but there are a few of us that are frustrated with Flash’s performance sketchpad(and crashiness). If you’re starting to get frustrated about dealing with Flash, but are still craving full-featured web applications, there’s some good news on the horizon. New apps are starting to get developed with comparable functionality to Flash, but with no Flash in sight. Sketchpad is a great example of this.

Sketchpad is a nicely designed web-based painting and drawing application. It’s not going to replace Photoshop, but it’s certainly full-featured and fast enough for quick edits. In fact, Sketchpad is surprisingly frugal with processor cycles, and snappier than I’ve come to expect from similar web apps.

Visit: Sketchpad

Pixlr plugin for Firefox turns your browser into an image editor

Pixlr is a web-based image editing application. We first discovered the site a pixlr-pluginfew months ago, and it compares favorably to other web based graphics apps like Picnik and Fotoflexer. You can crop, resize, add effects, or paint your images. And now thanks to a Firefox plugin, importing images to Pixlr is even easier.

Once the plugin is installed, you’ll notice a little icon in the Firefox status bar that you can click to automatically import any web page you’re on to Pixlr for editing. Just want to edit an image from the web? No problem. Just right click and select Edit in Pixlr. The image editor will open in a new tab and load the picture automatically.

Visit: Pixlr