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Pixlr

Online Photo Editing Application


Tiny
Published 04/03/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Pixlr is a photo editing service that comes in many sizes. Users can open the basic photo editor or try retro vintage effects. Images can be created or uploaded from a computer, URL or an online library. The editor includes many common photo editing tools, such as the paint brush, pencil, dropper, lasso and magnifying glass. Users can also apply a red eye removal tool and different colors from the color palette.

Users can work with layers, adding more versatility to Pixlr. The retro vintage editor provides three settings (accessible from the dial). Each features a side scrolling list of effects, ranging from bubbles, fog and glitter to stylized border shapes. There are many combination users can try to customize personal photos.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Pixlr was designed to provide a detailed photo editing solution for internet users. The application has been discussed on the web and has enjoyed mostly positive reviews. Users really love the different versions offered by Pixlr. Users can easily add photos and make significant edits using the many tools provided.

Pixlr surprises users with a number of functions that provide nearly limitless options to its users.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are many photo editing applications available on the web, but most offer a watered down selection of tools. Pixlr has its limits, but manages to present an admirable list of functions and effects to its users. The different versions makes it easier for user to find a tool that works for their purposes and preferences. The photo editor includes common tools while the retro vintage editor is a fun version with creative effects and borders.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Pixlr gives users a clean interface and lets them run with it. The site is very professional and contains no annoyances. Users can glide right into the photo editing tools from the homepage. The user’s focus remains on their image, which is presented at the center of the editor canvas. The application gives users total creative freedom and an interface that stays out of the user’s way.

How does the registration process work?

New user can register by opening the Pixlr image editor then clicking the white “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner. A small pop up box appears and asks for a name, email address and password. The user is automatically logged in as soon as the form is successfully submitted. A note lets the user know that they can now save their work and access their account. The process requires no additional steps.

What does it cost to use the application?

Pixlr offers all of its photo editing tool to visitors for free. Users are not required to sign in to access the editor. The free price tag makes the application very enticing, especially compared to some similar services that come with a fee. Mobile versions are available in the Android Market and App Store, but both can be downloaded and installed at no cost.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Pixlr is a great photo editing resource for anyone who wants an economical way to customize and improve their images. The interface is easy to use and gives users access to all the tools they need to make basic and more advanced edits. The stylish retro vintage effects add more ways to personalize images.

The application packages together all the editing tools a user could want at a price that can’t get any better.

  • The application gets uploaded in less than 2seconds.
  • It incorporates sleek and semi transparent color palettes.
  • Includes flexibility to perform adjustments.
  • Provides an API for developers to include the application on different platforms
  • Includes options for applying filters or visual effects to images.


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