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$7.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

English, Japanese

Pricing starting from:

US$7.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Pixlr: 18

  • CAD Tools
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Sharing
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Storage Management
  • Design Templates
  • 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

4.5 /5
(90)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.0/5

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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A fantastic option for doing quick photo work!

Reviewed on 6/5/2021

I use Pixlr for my side work and am thrilled to have invested in purchasing it. I use the software...

I use Pixlr for my side work and am thrilled to have invested in purchasing it. I use the software as my go-to for quick photo edits and social media post creation. I've used this for so many uses for simple graphic editing that I can't imagine not having it for image resizing, editing, and social media content creation. It is easy to use, intuitive, and I've never experienced an outage attempting to use it. There is a great tool for a content creator on the go who doesn't need to do extensive work that you may require Photoshop for but it still has 'most' of the features that the far more expensive platform has built in.

Pros

This is a way to edit photos from anywhere as long as you have an active Internet connection and having an account with them allows you to recall older creations on the fly.

Cons

My only downside to this is if you're used to having templates from alternate options like Canva there is far less to choose from though the selection has been expanding over the past year.

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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

On-the-move photo editing

Reviewed on 26/8/2020

I turn to Pixlr X whenever I need a quick photo edit and the tool delivers most of the time. I have...

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.

Sarah
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • 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!
wendsom
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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Reviewed on 6/10/2022

Pros

pixlr is very easy to use. its blurry background photo maker is a very big advantage

Cons

no complaints about this software are inferface is very user-friendly

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

One of the best Web photo editors

Reviewed on 25/8/2020

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

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.

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Pixlr FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Pixlr.

Pixlr offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$7.99/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, 1,001-5,000

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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