Pixlr

Free photo editor for graphic designers

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Pixlr Overview

What is Pixlr?

Pixlr is a free online photo editor that offers web, iOS and Android app editions. It comes with a variety of stock photos and templates and is applied for editing images to be used in poster designs, cards, and other graphic design projects.

Pixlr X’s simple editing tools live on a toolbar on the left of the screen. The color of the working background can be customized to display in light mode or dark mode, depending on the time of day and user preferences. The user dashboard is also customizable, with the option to display favorite or current projects for quick access. Images from Google or Facebook can also be accessed right from the dashboard.

Photo retouching, background adjustments, object removal and doodling are all supported within the app. In addition, Pixlr X offers a number of filters and effects that can be instantly applied to images. All work is immediately saved in the cloud to make sure no change is lost. Pixlr X integrates with Dropbox through extensions and allows users to work on their images directly from Dropbox.

Pixlr Pro provides designers with advanced editing capabilities, including vector graphics conversion options and additional creative photo manipulation effects. PSD, XCF and .sketch formats are supported, and a range of PSD templates are built in.

Pixlr Overview

Cost

Starting from
USD 5.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Pixlr X and Pixlr Pro are available for free.
Subscription plans for Pixlr Pro edition start from $5/month.


Pixlr Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan
Supported Languages
English, Japanese

Media

Pixlr X cropping features
Pixlr X drawing feature
Pixlr X image filters
Pixlr X borders
Pixlr X cut-out functionality
Pixlr X settings
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Pixlr Reviews

Pixlr Reviews

Overall rating
4.3
/
5
Excellent
5

Very good
11

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.1
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.4
100% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

Shifting how my brain works

My brain is very verbal, I prefer to work with words. In the modern world visuals, colourful graphics and memes are a primary form of communication, and I have needed to move and learn in order to keep up and appeal to prospects. Pixlr X has let me do this, and I am convinced the images I have created with it have facilitated many new client relationships -- most especially with people under 40.


Verified Reviewer

One of the best Web photo editors

Pixlr X has often been my go-to tool when it comes to basic image editing tasks, mostly for Facebook posts.


Sarah H.

Pixlr - Social Media Graphics

Pixlr has been a life saver for me when I first started creating social media creative. Photoshop was very overwhelming to me at the time and Pixlr was a wonderful resource that gave non-designers like me the tools to spin up quick graphics in no time.


Michelle V.

Editing made simple.

This is great photo editing software for beginners.


Verified Reviewer

On-the-move photo editing

I turn to Pixlr X whenever I need a quick photo edit and the tool delivers most of the time. I have also used it extensively to work with mockups, also with good results.


Verified Reviewer
Industry: Individual & Family Services
Company size: Self Employed

Shifting how my brain works

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 14/09/2020
Review Source: Capterra

My brain is very verbal, I prefer to work with words. In the modern world visuals, colourful graphics and memes are a primary form of communication, and I have needed to move and learn in order to keep up and appeal to prospects. Pixlr X has let me do this, and I am convinced the images I have created with it have facilitated many new client relationships -- most especially with people under 40.

Pros

I use Pixlr X a lot, and I am still finding new features and discovering shortcuts that make continued use simpler and the results more varied.
I have zero background in graphics or visual arts, and Pixlr X helps me to create appealing memes to use in my marketing on Twitter and FaceBook and on my website.

Cons

The Pixlr X software is fine; I have been annoyed with my own inabilities to see what is directly in front of me. Features such as resizing can be done from several different places within the flow of use, and having found one I reused it over and over for months before noticing that I could do it in the save-screen and eliminate that extra step. Learning all the time!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

One of the best Web photo editors

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 25/08/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pixlr X has often been my go-to tool when it comes to basic image editing tasks, mostly for Facebook posts.

Pros

Probably the biggest advantage Pixlr X has is its simplicity. It provides an intuitive interface with most of the basic tools you'd need for simple editing tasks. You can use it immediately without even having to create an account.

Cons

It lacks some handy tools like clone and healing. Plus, it forces you to downsize large pictures.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Sarah H.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Pixlr - Social Media Graphics

Used Monthly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 21/07/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pixlr has been a life saver for me when I first started creating social media creative. Photoshop was very overwhelming to me at the time and Pixlr was a wonderful resource that gave non-designers like me the tools to spin up quick graphics in no time.

Pros

Pixlr offers excellent multi-purpose templates specifically designed for social media graphics and ads. There are so many variations with sizing and dimensions across all the social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, etc) and Pixlr is an excellent tool that has a free option to adjust dimensions specific to your channel without having to be skilled in Photoshop. The Pixlr Marketplace is an excellent resource for content planning and creation and offers beautiful inspiration to our design team. The layouts are very modern and sophisticated and aren't too text-heavy, which is perfect for ad content, especially on Facebook and Instagram.

Cons

I often find that we have been using Canva more than Pixlr lately because Canva offers a much larger array of templates and the drag and drop features in Canva are a little easier to use. I wish Pixlr would have a better team dashboard where we can organize projects by client and assign various team members to each one.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Michelle V.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Editing made simple.

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 14/11/2020
Review Source: Capterra

This is great photo editing software for beginners.

Pros

I liked that the software was easy to use and there are several options available than most software.

Cons

I find it to be glitchy when using some of the features, but this may be affected by internet speed.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

On-the-move photo editing

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 26/08/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I turn to Pixlr X whenever I need a quick photo edit and the tool delivers most of the time. I have also used it extensively to work with mockups, also with good results.

Pros

Pixlr X is one of the most complete free web photo editing tools that I've used so far. It has all essential controls and a handy selection of pre-made filters.

Cons

Some tools like heal can be very slow and buggy, even in small images.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
7.9/10
Based on 16 user ratings
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Pixlr Pricing

Pixlr Pricing

Starting from
USD 5.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Pixlr X and Pixlr Pro are available for free.
Subscription plans for Pixlr Pro edition start from $5/month.

Pixlr X and Pixlr Pro are available for free.
Subscription plans for Pixlr Pro edition start from $5/month.

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 16 user ratings
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Pixlr Features

Pixlr Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customisable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4.1/5
Based on 16 user ratings
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Pixlr FAQs

Pixlr FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Pixlr.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Pixlr offer?

Pixlr offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: USD 5.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Pixlr X and Pixlr Pro are available for free. Subscription plans for Pixlr Pro edition start from $5/month.

Q. What are the main features of Pixlr?

We do not have any information about Pixlr features

Q. Who are the typical users of Pixlr?

Pixlr has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Pixlr support?

Pixlr supports the following languages:

English, Japanese

Q. What type of pricing plans does Pixlr offer?

Pixlr has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Pixlr support mobile devices?

Pixlr supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Pixlr integrate with?

Pixlr integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, Dropbox Paper

Q. What level of support does Pixlr offer?

Pixlr offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials