About 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$5.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

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Markets

Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

English, Japanese

Pricing starting from:

US$5.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Pixlr: 15

  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Sharing
  • Data Storage Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Management
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Multi-Language
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Editing
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Social Media Integration
  • Text Editing
  • Watermarking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(39)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Ali K. Ali K.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Fast, powerful, smart, and very simple! The best online photo editor for daily photo editing

Reviewed on 20/2/2021

It feels great when you can do the same simple daily graphic tasks without the need for a laptop or...

It feels great when you can do the same simple daily graphic tasks without the need for a laptop or PC. Sometimes you want to complete a graphic design with your idea and post it quickly, which has been a dream come true for me with this platform. Pixlr X is a wonderful online editing tool for me. It saves me time and money, and by reducing my design time, I can quickly post a beautiful post with my favorite text on my business social media and pages. In our company, each unit independently creates simple graphic works of its section and publishes them on the site.

Pros

Photos can be edited very quickly and quickly through the browser. Sometimes I am on the road and need to design and create a new visual post for my LinkedIn or Instagram and I need graphic work that must prepare and post in less than ten minutes via my phone or iPad. This platform is great because it is both fast and works with any device and it gives me a sense of comfort while working. It has many ready-pre-built beautiful templates. Even a beginner can edit their favorite photo and edit effects, text, and resize without the need for a professional computer.

Cons

It’s a powerful and fast tool, only some new features should be added to it and normally there is no bug or problem and everything works perfectly. Adding the following items will be much more complete and professional: Missing Curves Tool, it doesn’t support BMP and Tiff format, need auto photo extension converter tool, and the most important thing is online cloud storage space to save projects, they must add this feature.

Alternatives Considered

Canva, BeFunky and Adobe Creative Cloud

Reasons for Choosing Pixlr

Some previous apps and software either needed a computer or were not compatible with the iPad or tablet browser, which caused errors and crashes, but Pixlr X is great.

Reasons for Switching to Pixlr

Great price and better performance, and more simple photo editing tools.
Sarah H. Sarah H.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Pixlr - Social Media Graphics

Reviewed on 21/7/2020

Pixlr has been a life saver for me when I first started creating social media creative. Photoshop...

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.

Alternatives Considered

Canva

Reasons for Switching to Pixlr

The free verison was unbeatable and offered the tools that I needed (as an inexperienced designer) and it was very easy to learn how to use them properly. There are also great tutorials available!
Candice B. Candice B.
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  • Industry: Medical Practice
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Pixlr - The Bigger and Better Photoshop

Reviewed on 23/11/2021

My overall experience with Pixlr has been positive! I have realized how much of a "hidden gem" this...

My overall experience with Pixlr has been positive! I have realized how much of a "hidden gem" this app truly is and I wish that it was more well-known for how amazing it is.

Pros

What I love most about this software is how accessible the tools are at a low to no price at all. Many of the features provided by this software are very inexpensive compared to other competing editing software, (PicsArt, Adobe, Canva, Photoshop), and there aren't any limits to how much I may use them. I always say that once a user truly understands how to utilize the features and tools on PIxlr, they can use it just like they with Photoshop. There are ads but they only appear after you save your edits so they do not bother me in the slightest bit.

Cons

What I like least about Pixlr is how it glitches at times after I switch tabs in the middle of an edit and thus, I have to completely start over. I also dislike that sometimes my edits save with lower quality. I also dislike that there are not any brush options for the "doodle" tool.

Deb P. Deb P.
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  • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Easy to use, powerful but still needs some work

Reviewed on 14/9/2021

I've been using it regularly for photo editing for the graphics I use in my business. It's easy and...

I've been using it regularly for photo editing for the graphics I use in my business. It's easy and quick to use. If it weren't for the glitches, I'd be a raving fan. Again, I assume they're working on it and things will improve.

Pros

I like how easy it is to use. I like that it doesn't take forever to load (like Photoshop). I especially love the background remover and color replacer functions.

Cons

It's a bit glitchy. Especially the automatic background remover tool. I assume the developers are working on getting the bugs out and I'm willing to wait.

Alternatives Considered

Canva

Reasons for Choosing Pixlr

Photoshop takes forever to load and it's more complicated than I need. I'm not a professional designer. I just need to make some basic edits quickly and easily. Removing a background in Pixlr takes a fraction of the time as it does in Photoshop.

Reasons for Switching to Pixlr

Pixlr is more robust. The price is also great.
Braden W. Braden W.
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  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Full Scope Free Photo Editor

Reviewed on 19/8/2021

Overall Pixlr is an excellent tool! I highly recommend for small business designers, especially if...

Overall Pixlr is an excellent tool! I highly recommend for small business designers, especially if you wear multiple hats within your organization.

Pros

Per the title, you can use this free!

There are three versions of Pixlr 1) Pixlr E, which is the "advanced" version that is really intended for intermediate-to-advanced designers; and 2) Pixlr X, which is the basic photo editor, intended for entry level designers and/or quick photo editing; and 3) Pixlr Premium, this is the paid version. To clarify, Pixlr E is completely free as well, no added subscription or "pro" upgrade. Functionally, Pixlr E's platform mimics the layout and functionality of Photoshop, and Pixlr X is more closely related in function and format to Photoshop Express.

Pixlr offers a wide variety of preset templates that provide a lot of benefit to expedite the design process. You will find blank artboard templates with preset dimensions for specific social media applications, so you don't have to worry about manually adjusting your dims each time you start a new post! Additionally, they offer a wide variety of pre-designed plug-and-play templates. Created by third-party designers, these plug-and-play templates are catered to all sorts of industries and applications - need a flyer for your classroom there's a template for that, need a brochure for a new product there's a template for that. The only caveat is that not all templates are free.

Lastly, both platforms are cloud based, so you access them using the browser. This feature can be incredibly beneficial due to the file size and RAM it takes to run design programs on your PC.

Cons

Honestly, I can't really think of much negative about this product. If you are looking for additional functionality and can't find it with the Premium Paid version, you probably are in need of an alternative software altogether!

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Pixlr FAQs

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Pixlr offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$5.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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

Pixlr has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Pixlr supports the following languages:

English, Japanese

Pixlr supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Pixlr integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business

Pixlr offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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