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SUMO Paint

Web-Based Image Editing Software


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Published 03/09/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

SUMO Paint is a web based photo editor that lets users improve their images from any computer with an internet connection.

The application gives the user access to many basic editing tools with a few extras thrown in. Users can draw on images using pencil, ink or paint brush tools. An entire palette of colors is available along with a fill tool. A text tool lets users type directly on images. The interface includes a clone stamp, crop, dropper, lasso, magic wand and eraser. A list of shapes is also included, ranging from simple squares and circles to unique stars, flowers and other fun shapes. Users can also adjust opacity, flow, diameter, blend mode, brush type, symmetry and zoom view.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

SUMO Paint has been praised for its many features, which include many things the user would expect along with a few they might not. Many have boasted the application as a favorite because of the many customizations it offers.

Users will find the paintbrush drop down list is very extensive and contains options that are not found elsewhere, such as leaves, snowflakes, wheels, ornaments and three different stars. Each shape can be used as a shape trail, adding more editing and drawing options. SUMO Paint manages to impress users thanks to its versatile editing features.

What are the differences to other apps?

SUMO Paint has drawn in many users because of its unique editing tools. Users will find modifications on the typical drawing and editing features. The application offers pen, pencil and paint brush tools just like its competitors, but it goes the extra mile by throwing in an enormous list of unique brush types.

The user can get really creative thanks to SUMO Paint’s many artistic features. Rather than providing a simple photo editing service, the application gives users a canvas to create unique masterpieces on.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

SUMO Paint gives users a simple grey tone interface. Users will notice many recognizable icons that make it easy to adapt to SUMO Paint’s environment. The image is displayed at the center of the page with icons and features available to the left, right and top of the canvas. Users will notice that the site includes a few banner advertisements, but these are kept out of the way so the user isn’t distracted while they create.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the SUMO Paint community by clicking the “Register Now!” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The form on the next page asks for a username, password, email address and Captcha code entry. After submitting the form, the user is automatically logged in and can begin editing photos or accessing other features. All new users are given access to a free account when they register and sign in for the first time.

What does it cost to use the application?

SUMO Paint offers a Pro version that can be downloaded and used on the user’s desktop. This version includes a number of additional features, such as the fractal morpher and designer, page turn filter, cube and cylinder designer, perspective mapping, dithered poster, animated brushes, symmetry, lighting effects, radial blur, mosaic, advanced settings and more than 300 brushes.

The Pro version costs 19 € and comes with one year of free updates.

Who would you recommend the application to?

SUMO Paint is a great tool for anyone who loves to edit photos and create images. The application comes with a number of ways to get creative. The interface is user friendly and everyone can access the web based version for free.

The desktop version is available at an economical price and includes even more features and effects. Users can create stunning digital art using the many tools packaged with SUMO Paint.

  • Users can access SUMO Paint online for free or buy the desktop version
  • Numerous brush strokes gives users more editing options
  • Basic editing tools are included, such as eraser and paintbrush
  • Users can return to previous images to continue editing
  • Public comments let users discuss images


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