Canva vs. Pixlr

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Canva
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Canva is a popular, simple online graphic design tool. Users can import images, use templates to design banners and logos, or pay to use Canva's premium stock images/paid templates (elements starting at $1).
$12.95
per month
Pixlr
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Pixlr is a photo editing tool formerly part of the Autodesk suite of products, now from 123RF from the Inmagine Group (acquired 2017).N/A
Pricing
CanvaPixlr
Editions & Modules
Pro
$12.95
per month
Enterprise
$30.00
Per Month Per User
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CanvaPixlr
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CanvaPixlr
Considered Both Products
Canva
Chose Canva
Canva stands far ahead of its competition as it offers a wide range of graphic design options which most designing tools don't have. The best part of Canva is, all contents are divided among different categories according to the size and content requirement of that particular …
Chose Canva
Canva has a great interface with easier instruction. The software is loaded with tons of templates & features which helps to create great designs easily & super fast than the alternative tools available. Anyone with basic skills can be a Canva expert within a few days & access …
Chose Canva
I have selected Canva as it is User friendly, no much designing knowledge needed and is very easy for beginners to handle. The exporting option is quite easy compared to others and can be easily shared with the team. Images clips or elements needed for the design is easily …
Chose Canva
Canva's ease of use and multifaceted toolkit are the gold standard for me. I can create new content on Canva in minutes with any necessary images, elements, or fonts that I am likely to need. The ability to then collaborate with team members or share to social media makes my …
Chose Canva
Canva is free, and the free-to-use option is extremely generous and fills many needs across our company. We have not even had to consider upgrading to a paid option because everything we already need is right there. The learning curve is also great, unlike Photoshop in …
Pixlr
Chose Pixlr
Pixlr has additional tools and a wider range of functionality than Piktochart and Canva and other similar tools. This can be a drawback for beginners, however for those staff who have more experience with graphic design it is very helpful in being able to get more creative with …
Chose Pixlr
Canva is a similar program using for creating content. I've tried out their suite as well but always end up coming back to Pixlr because of ease of use, and my familiarity with the product. They continue to make upgrades to the product and have always had what we feel we need …
Chose Pixlr
The support excellent, plus the price compared to others is low.
Top Pros
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User Ratings
CanvaPixlr
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(169 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.2
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(27 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CanvaPixlr
Likelihood to Recommend
Canva
I would say that Canva is best suited for beginner and Novice level applications. If you're an experienced designer, there's definitely no point in using Canva as it's developed for designers entering the field. OR, if you want to experience that flexibility while you designing and let the creativity flow, You shouldn't consider Canva as your Choice. If you feel like delivering quick and not spend your time on deciding on 'How to Design', then you should go for Canva.
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Inmagine Group
The app is responsive and has a user-friendly interface that can easily be understandable by users. It also has multiple options for spot editing and even auto-lightning adjustments. The users can also make college on the app with different layout options. The app is good, but the filters available on the software are kind of bold and boring they need to be exchanged by the developers. Also, working and editing photos through the Pixlr editor makes the quality of the image a little blurry, which is bad and frustrating for the users.
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Pros
Canva
  • Provides readily accessible approved fonts and colors for our university publications.
  • A great selection of templates to select from.
  • Lots of resources for design, like photos, clip art, backgrounds, and other design elements.
  • The ability to share your design with others at the university.
  • The ability to download your design as a png, pdf, jpg, svg, even MP4 video or gif.
  • Easy to edit and alter the design and not lose what you had by creating clones of previous designs and then make the changes.
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Inmagine Group
  • It offers a broad range of editing options.
  • The ability to "save" your work history within the browser but also to a file.
  • Has a large database of copyright free images for background use.
  • Has a great selection of fonts.
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Cons
Canva
  • Some pretty basic fonts are missing from the database, which proves to be annoying when trying to stay on brand
  • Pre-grouping sections of templates can be a hassle to figure out
  • Creating your own template from scratch can have it's hiccups, but that could be my lack of design experience.
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Inmagine Group
  • The previous version of Pixlr, albeit more basic, was a lot easier to use
  • Would be good to have pop up labels explaining what different tools are for
  • More videos and resources showing how to do the basics would be helpful
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Likelihood to Renew
Canva
The ease of use makes Canva a powerful tool for manipulating images, creating original content, and testing ideas without requiring the involvement of graphic design or more time-intensive image editing software such as Photoshop. While it doesn't have the full functionality of a mature software, such as Photoshop, The speed and simplicity of Canva makes it a necessity in a business of any size
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Inmagine Group
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Usability
Canva
It is super easy to use, but it could be limiting if you're on a small device. It is easier on a bigger device because you can resize graphics and text easier than with your fingers on a small device. I do think it's perfect and easy for non-designers who don't have any training. As long as you have a good eye for visuals, Canva is a wonderful substitute for graphics programs on-the-go.
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Inmagine Group
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Reliability and Availability
Canva
I have yet to encounter Canva being offline in at least 6 years of using it regularly. They also announce well in advance if there may be upgrades to the code and the hours during which there may be issues accessing the service.
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Inmagine Group
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Performance
Canva
I haven't ever had issues with a slow-loading site and there haven't been any lag issues within the software. There have been maybe a handful of times over the past six years where I have tried to upload a large image and it will slow down as it loads the last megabyte, but I have yet to have the system time out or require any interference by me
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Inmagine Group
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Support Rating
Canva
Overall, Canva is easy to use, easy to train others to use, allows for creativity with a professional look without enormous associated costs. The mobile apps works almost as easily, but at a minimum allows for easy review and downloading in a pinch. Really, anyone can learn to use Canva quickly and will immediately benefit from the results.
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Inmagine Group
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Implementation Rating
Canva
Remember to download the mobile app onto your phone for easy image manipulation on the go. Adding company colors, logos, and typefaces to your company account is an easy process. When images are uploaded, these can also be shared between accounts within a company, as can canvases you've created for easy editing among teams.
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Inmagine Group
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Alternatives Considered
Canva
Canva is faster and easy to use. There aren't complex menus like Adobe products and everything is generally intuitive. Menus are mostly open and visible or relatively small. Small changes to the program add to it's usability rather than detract. I also appreciate that Canva helps the user become more creative through use. By giving you editable examples through templates you can choose to re-design something ir create something from scratch w/ a similar concept or feel. Canva often gives me ideas that I can implement into my design or into the entire project even. I also like how Canva is intuitive in it's approach. The program gives you suggestions when it comes to graphics, etc. without getting in your way if you know what you already want
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Inmagine Group
The support excellent, plus the price compared to others is low.
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Scalability
Canva
Very easy to add accounts and share content between them. Collaboration is also easy to manage and can be done on a project-by-project basis. The cloud-based software means it is incredibly fast to add a coworker and have them editing images within minutes. A live internet connection is required to access Canva so this is something to consider if expecting to use the software while on journeys without access to wifi etc
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Inmagine Group
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Return on Investment
Canva
  • As far as ROI is concerned, Canva has proven itself time and time again as having a positive impact for business.
  • Just yesterday, I had to prepare an hour-long presentation on the fly; the great reviews of the presentation and the materials (all made in Canva) only served to advertise for Canva and it proves that Canva is a smart investment.
  • I don't think in the time that I have been a Canva pro user that I can say that my ROI has been negatively impacted. Highest recommendation. The software more the casually pays for itself time and time again.
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Inmagine Group
  • The app is free of cost as I have the mobile version.
  • Helped me to post digital content on regular basis.
  • It gives quick results which makes it more appropriate for working on it consistently.
  • Increased engagement of customers on our social media platforms.
  • Which helped in increasing our overall turnover.
  • There are some premium features which lacks on Pixlr.
  • And filters are something on which Pixlr needs to work on.
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