Looking for a feature-rich, yet easy-to-use Image Editor Tool? The Pixlr app has something for everyone….and it’s free. Yes, FREE. It’s a web-based app so you don’t even need to download anything. Performance can often be a major drawback with web apps, however I’ve experienced no lagging during uploading, editing or saving with the Pixlr suite to date.
It offers 2 main tools:
The Editor is very similar to Adobe Photoshop. It gives you full control over your images with editing tools, including layers and effects. Graphic designers and Adobe users will love this tool because you can very quickly browse and upload a photo and access familiar editing options.
Express allows you to apply quick fixes, overlays, filters, and stickers to make any photo beautiful. Want to add a Bokeh overlay of hearts on a photo? Express is the option for you. It’s particularly useful for bloggers and social media professionals who need to add text, or apply a style to add visual impact to social media graphics, as in the example below.
You can see the full modified photo on my Instagram channel.
Try it for yourself and let me know your thoughts.