Using Photoshop, I can edit the image by using the lasso tool and warp tool, but Photoshop is not open source, I need an open source software to edit the image by using the same tools.

I tried GIMP but there is no warp tool in that. Can you please suggest some open source software with lasso and warp tool?

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    I don't have GIMP on the machine I'm currently on, but it does appear there is a warp tool: fineartamerica.com/blogs/how-to-find-the-gimp-warp-tool.html
    – DA01
    Oct 21, 2013 at 16:18
  • Its hidden in menu "Filers - Distorts - IWarp..." for freestyle warping (but it lacks presicion). The cage tool transform tool (see answer below) is quite good as well.
    – Takkat
    Oct 21, 2013 at 18:17
  • I think your edit would be better as a different question now because the edit doesnt match the title. May I suggest you make a new question in regards to the warp tool?
    – user9447
    Oct 22, 2013 at 14:17
  • Hi, good question, sorry that I can't help. But, could you mean "wand tool" instead of "warp tool" ?
    – jeff
    Oct 22, 2013 at 18:38

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If you do a Google search for Lasso Tool in Gimp you will receive a few links and the first link in the search is from GIMP's documentation that shows the Free Selection Tool

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Per an insert from Gimp

The Free Selection tool, or Lasso, lets you create a selection by drawing it free-hand with the pointer, while holding down the left mouse button (or, for a stylus, pressing it against the tablet). When you release the mouse button, the selection is closed by connecting the current pointer location to the start location with a straight line. You can go outside the edge of the image display and come back in if you want to. The Lasso is often a good tool to use for “roughing in” a selection; it is not so good for precise definition. Experienced users find that it is often convenient to begin with the lasso tool, but then switch to QuickMask mode for detail work.

If I search for warp tool in Gimp it provides a link to GIMP's documentation on the Transform Tools

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An insert per Gimp

Inside the Transformation tool dialog, you will find eight tools to modify the presentation of the image or the presentation of an element of the image, selection, layer or path. Each transform tool has an Option dialog and an Information dialog to set parameters.

  • Thanks for your reply. I have editted my question, Please have a look. I can warp but there is no preview option in Gimp. I have explained it in detail, in my updated section. Kindly have a look.
    – 2vision2
    Oct 22, 2013 at 5:36

In addition to desktop apps there are online photo editing tools as well. One is Pixlr: http://pixlr.com/ and has a free, no-account-needed editor that you can test out its functionality with.

I'm not sure of its (or it's other versions') complete feature set -- but I do see on the Pixlr Editor version that you can test for free: lasso as well as pinch and bloat tools that may or may not warp/distort similar to what you need.

I don't know how their pricing is set up - if at all. I was able to test the online Pixlr Editor and save an image to my desktop without creating an account.


old answer, but found the solution on https://www.freephototool.com there is wrap and Polygon Selection tools.

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