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    Feb. 17, 2017
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    Free; Requires Android phone
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Editors' Review

Combining a potent photo editor with a collage maker and basic camera app, Pixlr Express succeeds in being an all-in-one photo editing solution optimized for mobile users. When you take into account the hundreds of options and tweaks it features, the sleek and intuitive interface, and the overall quality of the editing process, this app stands out as a contender for the title of best photo editing app for Android.


Well designed: Pixlr Express's appeal lies not so much in one single feature, but in how it takes the most wanted mobile photo editing features, including blurring, cropping, effects, borders, fonts, and stickers and makes them available through a neat interface where every button is in the right place, and where every feature is only two or three taps away.

Fun to use: Editing images with this app turns out to be a delight, not only because of the many high-quality filters, lighting effects, or styles available but also because the buttons, menus, and sliders are intuitive and responsive.

Outstanding features: While not unique to this app, features like focal blur for drawing attention to the details that matter or color splash for enhancing only one area in an image are excellently implemented and can bring you great results when used creatively.


No default resizing option: Many users complain that Pixlr Express no longer has a straightforward image resizing option, like in the online version. You can actually resize an edited image just before saving it by either typing the desired size or using a slider to automatically reduce it by a certain percentage. But to get the resizing menu you must go to settings first and choose Custom as the default save size.

Plenty of downloading required: Almost all the effects, overlays, borders, fonts, and stickers have to be downloaded within the app before you can use them. Fortunately, the download takes no more than a few seconds on a Wi-Fi connection.

Bottom Line

Few photo editing apps can compete with Pixlr Express in terms of usefulness and overall quality. While you may find a handful of apps offering more advanced features, this app has the right mix of essential features and presents them in an irresistible interface. Whether you edit images constantly or only occasionally, you should grab this app right now, especially since it's free of ads and in-app purchases and weighs only 15MBs.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0.3
v3. 0. 3- Better Android 6. 0 support: ripple, doze & runtime permission check- Bug fixesv3. 0. 2Dear Pixlr users, History brush (now eraser) is available in the upper left corner in most of the adjustment tools. Focal is now part of the blur tool. Press and hold on your current image to briefly view to your original. For 3. 0. 2. Improved the performance of the double exposure and eraser tools. Fixed a crash with collage when re-selecting images. We also squashed a few bugs in this release.
Publisher Autodesk
Publisher web site
Release Date February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Version 3.0.3
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Digital Photo Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.02MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 68,222
Downloads Last Week 70
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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