Sumo Paint

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Developer(s)Sumo Ltd.
Stable release
Written inActionScript
TypeGraphics software
SUMO Paint converted a square green two-dimensional image into what appears to be a cube (layered on top of a NASA image of stars). Shown: fictional planet Envaporanium V.
Sumopaint enabled an image of an ocean to be bent upwards to create a fictional innerocean on Planet Hugubu with a hovering power plant.

SUMO Paint is a free online Flash-based image editor similar to Adobe Photoshop.[1][2][3]

SUMO Paint has web-based "paint" features similar in some respects to Pixlr.[4] It was created in 2007 by Sumo Limited[5] and has many of the same tools and features as Photoshop but is geared more toward illustration, where other software such as Photoshop are more suited for heavy image editing.[6] [7] It has been used to teach students how to edit images.[8] Like Photoshop, it has layering capability, image adjustment tools such as changing the color balance, options for blending images, shadows and bevels, filters such as sharpening and blurring.[9] Reviewer Kris Fong of MacWorld magazine described some "quirkiness with certain tools and layers" and noted that it only works with certain file formats such as JPEG, PNG and GIF formats, and only allows users to save images in the JPEG and PNG formats,[9] as well as an internal file format called Sumo files.

There is a support community called with community features, such as uploading, commenting on, and rating images, which are accessible to those with accounts. There is a paid professional version of the software called SUMO Paint Pro which activates features such as a downloadable version of the software which runs on Adobe AIR.


  1. ^ Steven Rosenberg (January 2, 2009). "SUMO Paint: Like Photoshop, except free and on the Web". The Daily News. Retrieved January 26, 2016. photo-editing product ...
  2. ^ Fong, Kris (June 19, 2009). "". Computer World.
  3. ^ Bouard, Annabelle (2008-12-25). "Sumo Paint, le meilleur logiciel de dessin gratuit en ligne". 01net.
  4. ^ Rick Broida (June 22, 2009). "Windows 7 Features on a Vista or XP System". PC World via the Washington Post. Retrieved January 26, 2016. ...Try a Web-based paint program. Two good free options are Pixlr and Sumo Paint....
  5. ^ Note: formerly Snap Group LLC
  6. ^ Wen, Howard (March 18, 2009). "Review: 6 Web-based image editors help you fix your photos". Computer World.
  7. ^ Usman (August 25, 2018). "Sumo Paint – New Online Paint Tool which Made Easier to Edit and Draw Photos Online". MUSTips.
  8. ^ Matt Wilson (April 7, 2011). "Cupertino, Sunnyvale schools use technology to reach a new generation of students". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved January 26, 2016. ...Oncay's class uses the free Sumo Paint website to edit pictures and graphics for the student publication....
  9. ^ a b Kris Fong (2011). "Sumo Paint: Photoshop-like Web-based image editor". Mac World. Retrieved January 26, 2016. ...a free Web-based, Photoshop-inspired image editor and creator ... many similar graphics-editing tools and inspiring paint tools...

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