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Pixlr

By Pixlr Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Pixlr

  • Choose among hundreds of effects, overlays, stickers, and borders, use familiar blending modes and add focus to your photos
  • Last updated on 04/16/15
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 1, 2014

Pixlr for Windows brings the popular mobile app's fast, easy, and intuitive image editing and ever-growing range of filters and effects to the Windows desktop. The changeover from handheld touchscreen controls to keyboard, mouse, and pen preserves much of the functionality and feel that made the app popular.

Pros

Familiar face: Pixlr for Windows looks a lot like the app, so it's easy to learn if you're familiar with Pixlr in its other forms. Beginners will find its app-derived features easy to learn, too.

Translates: Pixlr's well-developed features and functionality translate well to the big screen.

User guide and support: A user guide, blog, website, and user community augment Pixlr's support options.

Cons

No clone: Pixlr for Windows does a lot but lacks some features and options found in many desktop graphics solutions.

Reverse engineering: Despite Pixlr's app-derived features, you might find the desktop version too similar to Photoshop et al to justify its somewhat smaller feature set. Others could find it too different.

Bottom Line

While Pixlr for Windows lacks the full array of features and tools found in the major programs, it's far more capable yet just as easy to use as the stripped-down utilities.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.3.0

General

Release April 13, 2015
Date Added April 16, 2015
Version 1.0.3.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 119,405
Downloads Last Week 224
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Developer's Description

Introducing Influence Masks - completely new for the desktop edition of Pixlr. Pixlr tools provide more control over your photo editing process. Add focus to your photos and emphasize exactly what you want.Add effects like crosshatch, halftone, and dapple with a single click. Your options are limitless with hundreds of effects, overlays, stickers, and borders to choose from - experiment with different effect combinations and amaze yourself with the stunning art you create. Use familiar blending modes with double exposures, overlays, and effects for amazing results - free. Pixlr Pro members can use advanced blending modes with Influence Masks for greater creative control. Make your photos say more with Text Masking. Pixlr Pro members can use Influence Masks to add highly stylized text to their creations. Apply linear or radial gradient masks to blend effects or images, or create artificial light sources.

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Subscription includes access to both the Mac and PC version of Pixlr.