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Pixlr is a photo editing tool formerly part of the Autodesk suite of products, now from 123RF from the Inmagine Group (acquired 2017).

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What is Pixlr?

Pixlr is a photo editing tool formerly part of the Autodesk suite of products, now from 123RF from the Inmagine Group (acquired 2017).

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Pixlr is a versatile photo editing software that offers a user-friendly interface and a wide range of editing tools, filters, and effects. Users have found Pixlr to be a convenient tool for editing photos when they are in a hurry or away from their desk. It is particularly effective for graphic design work, such as removing backgrounds, creating banners, and converting images to webp format. With its cost-effective solution for basic-level photo editing, Pixlr is suitable for users who are new to photo editing skills and looking for an accessible option without the need for expensive programs. Users appreciate the time-saving features of Pixlr, such as resizing images for web content and quickly editing photos before showing them to clients. Additionally, Pixlr is commonly used for creating social media posts, marketing images, and original content without the need for costly software. It offers similar capabilities to Photoshop but is free and accessible through a web browser. Users also value its benefits such as photo restoration, availability of features, and ease of installation. Overall, Pixlr has been widely used by individuals and businesses alike for various purposes including graphic design tasks, quick edits, resizing images, adding special effects, enhancing social media posts, improving branding, and engaging with customers more effectively. Its lightweight nature makes it ideal for impromptu work on the go and its versatility allows users to perform quick edits both on desktop tools and online express tools. Whether it's fixing poorly lit photos or retouching promotional posters and artwork with filters and borders, Pixlr provides a valuable solution for users seeking an easy-to-use image editing tool.

Users commonly recommend several things when it comes to Pixlr. First, they suggest trying the web version of Pixlr as it is considered excellent and easy to use. This allows users to learn the basics of photo editing and understand the best path for them. Second, users recommend downloading the desktop version of Pixlr for use in areas without internet access. This provides flexibility and convenience for those who need to edit photos offline. Lastly, users often recommend Pixlr as a good option for those who need to do photo editing but don't want to install any software. It is seen as a simple and inexpensive alternative to Photoshop, making it ideal for basic photo editing needs or adding special effects to images.


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Josh Cuthbertson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We maintain and update our own website using a template style website (Church Plant Media). CPM only offers minimal graphics for use with the templates so we have to create our own graphics for the different pages on our site. We also send out a graphics heavy weekly newsletter through the website. In addition to our website, we also use graphics each week during our service that are projected onto the screens. I use Pixlr to create all of the graphics for our organization.
  • 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.
  • It would be fantastic if you had the option to save your entire work history at once, instead of each "project" individually. In case your web cache was cleared.
  • Add more fonts.
  • Offer more templates, other than just templates that are social media based.
If you're in a situation where you're regularly creating content for a website, social media page, or even printed materials, Pixlr is a great option! It allows you to create something simple from scratch (with just a solid background and text) or something more complex (with multiple pictures, layers, fonts, shadowing, etc.). It's our go-to method for creating content. If you're someone who isn't very tech savvy, the learning curve for using Pixlr effectively could be discouraging. The interface is intuitive, but there's a lot to it.
  • Ease of use.
  • Quality of finished product.
  • Being able to save work, coming back later for edits.
  • The overall offerings in this design suite.
  • Over the past year, our reach (on social media) is up 20%
  • Our page visits are up 36%
  • Our page likes are up 188%
  • Having professional quality, eye catching graphics are a huge part of this.
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 to make top-notch looking graphics for our organization.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Pixlr is used by our organisation as a cheaper and more accessible version of photoshop. We use it to create graphics for our campaigns, as well as posters, report covers and other visual content for our work. Given that we use laptops with limited storage, we appreciate the web-based platform that Pixlr provides.
  • Enables the user to use a range of fonts even in foreign languages
  • Is relatively easy to learn
  • Is cost-effective
  • 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
Pixlr is well suited if you need to design graphics quickly, and using foreign languages. The fact that even if you use a non-Roman script (in our case, Khmer) but can still design things beautifully, is a huge value add for our team. It is less well suited for absolute beginners to graphic design, who can find the myriad tools and functions overwhelming or confusing.
  • Foreign language font support
  • Magic erase to remove backgrounds quickly from images
  • Ability to save layers and return to edit content at a later date
  • Pixlr has enabled us to design beautiful graphics in the local Cambodian language
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 different editing options.
Sandra Fojcik | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
With Pixlr, we can professionally perform image retouching, employing layers, filters, saturation, contrast, filter, insert a caption, edge sharpening, overlays, and distortions, among the dozens of adjustments perfected in photographs with which you can get edits with professional effects. It has been wonderful because we have no problems with formats, supports different and facilitates understanding, strengthens our campaigns, and attracts potential customers.
  • I love Pixlr because it has a wide variety of tools to achieve high quality in editing images and photographs, most simply, saving them in different formats or sharing them directly to social networks.
  • For me, it is the best basic online image editor, with a very easy-to-understand and use interface. Something significant is that you don't need to register because it is free to use.
  • Its use is simple; you have to access their page and start testing the full range of tools offered.
  • So far, I haven't found anything I don't like in Pixlr; I like everything from its price to how it works.
I would recommend this software to anyone, either a company or a professional; it is so easy to use that anyone can use it, as its user interface is very intuitive. It is the best alternative for photo and image editing.
  • Pixlr generates a simple way to edit illustrative content and works wherever and whenever I want as long as I have an Internet connection.
  • Pixlr offers something new and relatively easy to use that does not require excellent knowledge. In the case of professionals can make adjustments and artistic retouching of great value and excellent quality.
The support excellent, plus the price compared to others is low.
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