Today, I wanted to talk about my newly found online photo editor that I am absolutely in love with! It’s called Pixlr on Pixlr.com and is great because it can do basic photo editing and image creation as if you were using Photoshop. It is *FREE* so it isn’t as advanced as P.S., but if you are just looking to brighten up your photos or add text to them, like me, you’d be impressed at just how far this program goes. There isn’t any need to sign up for the service so it makes it very quick & easy to use since it allows you to quickly go to work & then save your images directly to your computer. In the image above you can see that there are three different Pixlr programs that you can use.
- EDITOR is the program you want to use if you want something similar to Photoshop. It allows you to create images using layers, drawing tools, and has different effects that you can apply. Definitely a great one for when you want to add text to any photos for your blog posts or want to create link buttons for your site.
- EXPRESS is the one that I have been using the most in the past couple of days. This one is a tad bit simpler than the EDITOR program since it has the basic tools that allow you to change your photos easily. They have set effects that edit the photos perfectly to whatever style you desire. I personally love this one since I have been needing something like this to edit my photos. With the photography techniques that I have been using for product photos, they come out a tad bit lighter than I want so all I do is upload it into this program, use the brighten tool, & then I’m done.
- OMATIC: I have only used this one once, but this program is the more simpler program of the two. It’s basically for use if you want a retro effect for your photos. It doesn’t have any editing features, but it’s a great one if you are into this style of design.
If you haven’t checked out Pixlr before, I highly recommend it! I do have to warn you it’s very addicting when you have time to mess with photos. Oh, & did I mention the Omatic & Express programs are available for mobile? :)