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Tapajyoti Bose
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7 Free Lifesaver Image Tools Every Frontend Developer Must Have In Their Arsenal ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ๐Ÿš€

Images are an integral part of every frontend developer's journey, shaping captivating digital experiences.

To conquer the challenges of working with images, here are 7 Lifesaver Tools tailored for your needs: from optimizing and resizing to background removal and finding royalty-free images, these tools will empower you to create stunning visuals effortlessly!

1. Online Photoshop web client:

Photopea is a powerful online image editing tool that brings the functionalities of Adobe Photoshop right to your web browser, that too for free!

So forget setting up Photoshop on your machine and start editing images right away!


2. Royalty free images

Finding high-quality, royalty-free images is a constant challenge for frontend developers.

If you are looking for resources that provide a vast collection of images that can be used in web projects without the need for complex licensing agreements or costly fees, here are my go-to ones:

  1. Unsplash for nature and landscape images
  2. Freepik for illustrations & facial expressions


3. Responsive image generator

Now that you have an image, you would want to optimize it for different devices.

In today's multi-device landscape, responsive design is crucial for frontend developers as all apps want to save bandwidth without compromising on the user experience.

Responsive Breakpoints addresses the need for device-optimized images effortlessly.

By automatically generating multiple versions of an image in different sizes, frontend developers can ensure that their websites or applications look stunning and load quickly on all devices without having to set up services like Cloudinary or Imagekit.


4. Background generator

Creating visually captivating backgrounds can elevate the overall look and feel of a website or application.

Background generation tools, like Bg-jar and Hero Patterns, simplify the process of designing unique and eye-catching backgrounds that suit their project's aesthetic.


5. Background remover

While backgrounds can make or break the visual appeal of an image, sometimes you just need to remove them altogether.

Remove Bg comes to the rescue, allowing frontend developers to effortlessly kiss the "background drama" goodbye with a few simple clicks.

Whether you want to create a clean and professional product shot or superimpose an object onto a different background, this tool is the way to go!


6. Image converter

Convertio is hands down the best convertor tool I encountered.

With support for 300+ formats, it makes converting not only images but also audio, video, documents, and more a breeze.


7. SVG tools

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) play a vital role in modern web design, offering flexibility and resolution independence.

Tools that I love using are:

  1. Haikei for creating common SVG shapes
  2. SVGOMG for optimizing SVG


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Top comments (8)

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Pierre Bouillon

Great resources, thanks for sharing!

There is also unDraw that provides free svg of various illustrations

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Aliko Sunawang

And don't forget Designstripe and Storyset as well.

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Phylis Jepchumba

Great to see you here!..Welcome to Dev Community

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Rodrigo Isaias Calix

Loved this one!

Okay, let me share a few of my discoveries with you:

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Ashish Khare๐Ÿ˜Ž

I was looking for a tool for responsive images. Thanks for that mention! Also, is there any cli tool for those.

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Jesus Pacheco

I was looking for this long time ago

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Javel Rowe • Edited

Awesome list! Thereโ€™s also for illustrations that you can animate and to cut out any object from a pic and remove the background

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Aliko Sunawang

Boxy SVG for for SVG tool and Pexels for royalty-free images :)