Pixlr


What is Pixlr?

"Pixlr is a photo editor that makes it easy for anyone to make and share creative images. Pixlr users can quickly crop, rotate, and fine-tune pictures in a completely ad-free experience."

Pixlr is a cloud-based photo editor that offers a wide range of image tools and utilities for editing purposes. Although Pixlr was originally intended for non-professional use, the app now ranges from simple to advanced photo editing.

Pixar can be used across multiple platforms including PC, Mac, smartphones and tablets. In 2o13, Time magazine put Pixlr on its list of the top 50 websites of 2013.


Pixlr scored 87/100 in the Image Editing category. This is based on user satisfaction (81/100), press buzz (70/100), recent user trends (falling), and other relevant information on Pixlr gathered from around the web.

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Pixlr Review

Editors' Review by the Image Editing Software Review Team

Pixlr is a web-based photo editing software product designed for graphic engineers, designers, freelance professionals, and amateur photography hobbyists looking for a free, easy-to-use photo editing solution that is accessible on a wide range of devices, including mobile phones and tablets.

Pixlr offers a comprehensive suite of native and online-based image editing solutions. The online software provides users with the ability to edit a wide range image types, including .jpeg, .psd, and .gif formats.

The platform is Flash-based and available in three main applications. These are:

  • Pixlr O Matic – a lightweight, free image editing tool that allows users to add unique effects to transform pictures into appealing, professional-looking photos.
  • Pixlr Editor – a powerful and feature-rich photo editor designed for web browsers.
  • Pixlr Express – an online photo editor that allows users to apply quick filters, fixes, stickers, and overlays to various image types.

Pixlr Features

As previously mentioned, Pixlr is a Flash-based photo editing software solution, which means in order for the online software product to work, the Flash plug-in has to be installed and enabled on the user’s web browser.

Pixlr is free to use. The minute you visit the website, you can choose among the main photo editing applications and start editing images like a pro, without even registering an account. The online photo editing platform comes with a wide variety of features and capabilities you would generally find in most paid photo editing programs.

The online photo editing software supports a variety of functions, from basic editing to expert-level image processing. Pixlr enables users of virtually any skill level to easily alter images. They can quickly and effortlessly crop pictures as adjustable square-shaped photos, reducing background imagery. Alternatively, they can opt to use the lasso function to select a specific area of the image and edit it manually.

The application’s magic wand tool works just like any other wand tool in most photo editing software. It enables users to easily select specific parts of the image based on color.

Pixlr provides a variety of ways for users to edit images. Whether they are creating a new image from scratch, uploading an image from their computer, obtaining an image from a specific website, accessing an image from a photo library online, or taking a photo using a mobile device, there are a number of possibilities that await users of Pixlr photo editing software.

Adding text to images is also easy and straightforward. Pixlr allows you to change fonts, font size, style, and even font colors. This means users will have the tools they need to create their own greeting cards, posters, banners, and image layouts for websites. You will be able to create and share unique and attractive images with any caption you want.

Saving created or edited images is also pretty easy. Pixlr allows users to save and store images on their computer, mobile device, the Pixlr image library, Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, and the imm.io website. Regardless of the platform or venue that you choose to store your created images on, the online photo editing software makes it easier for you to share your works of art to your friends, colleagues, and the rest of the online community.

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Pixlr Benefits

There is a plethora of similar photo editing applications and tools available online, either free or paid systems. What makes Pixlr different from the majority of those programs are the built-in features and capabilities it has, despite being a completely free online photo editing software.

Pixlr is a costless graphic design and photo editing product that offers a wide range of tools that allow users to transform standard images into appealing photos, which they can save or share through various means. This makes the solution a cost-effective platform for graphic artists, freelance professionals, and small businesses looking for a robust, feature-rich photo editing application.

Pixlr is designed to be as lightweight as possible, even with the different features and capabilities built into the web-based platform. All users have to do to run Pixlr on their computers is to install and enable a Flash plug-in on their web browser and they can start creating or editing images.

For Android and iOS device users, Pixlr offers native mobile applications that require very little storage and memory space. They can run the product anytime and anywhere, using virtually any mobile device, to edit and share images.

The versatility Pixlr offers to users makes it a decent online solution to use when it comes to graphic design and editing. It supports Mac and Windows-powered computers and runs on various web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, and Apple’s Safari.

Pixlr offers a host of tools and functions designed to address more sophisticated editing processes, which is ideal for advanced users. However, the online photo editing software also has a number of tools for quick and easy fixes, which is good for those simple and short touch-ups and for less technically savvy users. Within a few minutes, if not seconds, you can share your photos on social media or your website.

Pixlr Pricing

Pixlr is completely free to all types of users and comes with no enterprise fees. To use the web-based photo editing software, all you have to do is use your Flash-enabled web browser to access the Pixlr website, choose the tool you want to use, i.e. Pixlr Editor or Pixlr Express, and start the editing process without the need register an account.

Additionally, if you’re on your mobile device—whether iOS or Android—you can access Pixlr Mobile through the native apps available and start adding touches and editing your photos in just minutes.

Conclusion

Pixlr is a robust web-based photo editing software designed for both novice and advanced users. It allows you to edit, create, and develop works of art from images of different file types and sources. It comes complete with a wide range of features and capabilities, essentially equaling the functionality of a number of popular paid photo editing software options.

All types of images can be edited and enhanced using a cache of filters and unique effects. Pixlr also offers a number of tools available in branded editing software solutions that will enable users to restore old images. Photos you have edited can be shared to a variety of platforms, including social media and websites. You may also choose to save and store your collection of images on your device or via the cloud.

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Pixlr Product Overview

  • Free and simple way to make, edit and share great looking creative images

  • Supported on multiple devices and platforms


Languages: English

Pixlr Features

  • CAD Tools
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Multi-User
  • Pixel Graphics
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Vector File Support
  • Video

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Pixlr User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.03/5 based on 53 user ratings.
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"Fast and efficient photo editing with Pixlr"


What do you like about Pixlr?

What I like most about Pixlr is its ease of use. By loading the app we can select several options, from opening an existing file to a new one, for those of us familiar with Photoshop we will not have problems here. Something that we must keep in mind is that Pixlr works with Flash, so we must have activated the plugin in our browser.

Already within the interface, we can see the great resemblance to the Adobe program, so we will not have problems in adapting to it. Obviously it has its limitations in terms of options, but if we want to do a quick edit online or we do not have the computer at hand, it will be very useful.

What do you dislike about Pixlr?

I wish there were different brush options for the paint mode and a broader range of simple filters packaged in to the app.Right now, there are many filters I never use that I ave to scroll through. I imagine not many people use many of the filter options and end up creating their own since they are so limited.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Pixlr solve?

I have been using this editor for some time and I can say that it has improved considerably. Every time it has more advanced functions that I find it incredible that a web application can almost equal a desktop application. The advantages are enormous since it is not dependent on an installation of our computer. Very good.

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"Incrediblely perfect photo editor with best features for professional photo editing"


What do you like about Pixlr?

I love that it includes abundant properties that can usually be seen in graphic design software, it provides tools that allow you to take your creativity wherever you want, brush controls, loop tools, filters and cloning that provide better quality to the images. The design gives the possibility to work in different formats such as PNG, GIF and JPG, has the purpose of spreading the screen completely without limiting it, it can also be used in different parts of the world because it has a great variety of languages. The software is very simple to use to edit even complex photos with best filters and tools to enable perfect editing of images.

What do you dislike about Pixlr?

A few times after some processes, the software stops and the whole task is lost, I would like that they could correct that. The editing tools seem basic to me and the filters are nice, but it would be inclerable if you could save your own filters after having made the configuration. If I am not connected to the internet then I cannot work with Pixlr. The internet speed has to be great in order for images to load and process faster.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Pixlr solve?

I have been able to cut production costs on my editing works. It also saves me a lot of time as i don't have to always work from my desktop, i usually do some of clients editing on the field.i have also improved the outlook of professional work gaining positive feedback from my clients. Am also able to edit photos and images directly from social media and online sites with ease without having first to download them.

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"Pixlr the online photo editor"


What do you like about Pixlr?

The thing that I like the best about pixlr is that the program is exactly like photoshop but it is free. The next best thing about pixlr is that you run it on the browser which means you dont have to download any program and risk getting a virus or malware. Being run on the browser also means that you can access pixlr on almost any desktop/laptop unlike photoshop which is really graphically intensive sometimes. They have thir own file format which also gives you the ability to save with layers which is great. Pixlr is a perfect photo editor to use online because it allows you to make changes to the fots from your computer, tablet or mobile phone, ideal for making retouching and placing filters to your photos quickly and without installing the program , you just need to have an internet connection.

What do you dislike about Pixlr?

The only thing that i dislike is that you cant use certain keyboard shortcuts like for example, ctrl + z to undo or hold shift to make straight lines. Pixlr has no disadvantages the only thing is that you must have an internet connection. The other disadvantage is that if the file is too heavy, the working environment becomes slow.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Pixlr solve?

From Pixlr I am assembling the photographs and I edit them quickly from the mobile since it is easy to edit and has the advantage that I do not need to install any program but online so I can make all the necessary adjustments to the photos.

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"Easy photo editing"


What do you like about Pixlr?

It is a simple tool that I use to make my designs, with the ease of personalization creating photos with attractive and extraordinary editions, which I can share with colleagues through synchronization with other programs. I like that it has solid and simple tools to use, with a free subscription.
It is easy to access it from different devices which makes it accessible and versatile for all the designers that use the software, since sometimes we are in moments of inspiration and we do not always have our computer at hand.

What do you dislike about Pixlr?

Edit photos and make them look amazing is really simple but when trying to synchronize or access from other devices can be slow, the process is delayed and you have to be patient so that the program works smoothly and properly.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Pixlr solve?

Using Pixlr has been a quick and easy solution for all my design problems. It is free what has allowed me to access and perform all my work, quality and professional, at no cost. I solved my access problems, with Pixlr I can access from anywhere, either in my work area or outside it with total freedom.

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"Photo Editing Made Easy"

// Comms Consultant at MediaMixUp

What do you like about Pixlr?

I used Pixlr, at first, for making collages, stylish image selections. It's great for this. I might seem kind of basic, but there weren't great or flexible options out there when I first tried to find a solution to my collae issues!

I now use it for photo-editing too. Along with Canva - which I use for graphic design purposes - it's my most used piece of online software, simple and sweet and, for the basics - which is all I really need - free.

What do you dislike about Pixlr?

I've sometimes wondered if importing it onto my browser bar has slowed things down. I don't think it has... In any case, you can simply visit the site and edit in the cloud there with no need to place it on the browser.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Pixlr solve?

Without photoshop I've always been limited. I don't say I can use Pixlr in the same way a professional uses Photoshop, but it has given me much freedom to fix images ASAP at no cost. I wholly recommend it.

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// Sales Champ at Crozdesk

I was using Pixlr for a long time until I re-discovered Gimp. The good part about Pixlr is that it lives in your browser (which really can be quite an advantage), but if you want something more robust I would suggest Gimp at least, or if you can afford it Photoshop. Although Pixlr is simpler to learn, there are not as many resources & discussions about it online as for Photoshop, but because it's free, it definitely gets a decent star rating!

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My go-to for all my editing now. I have it on all my devices and even edit my photos in the Chrome app before posting them! Love Pixlr.
It is easy to use, includes numerous filters and editing features (quite extensive if that takes your fancy), and makes it easy to share via the app to any number of social media apps.

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