Graphic Design

Design graphics on the fly

admin Sunday November 4, 2018

We wanted to examine some Photoshop alternatives and we came across GIMP for LINUX which is quite powerful but since its layout, options and usability is different than Photoshop its not easy to shift to GIMP from Photoshop. But we continued the quest and found Pixlr.com which solved many of our problems and gave us a good alternative to Photoshop for making quick edits to images.

I was able to work with it instantly and it’s impressive. Pixlr controls are quite similar to Photoshop and in no time I was able to export an image. Emad Wasim (Graphics Designer)

Pixlr.com has three web applications:

  • Editor (Browser photo editor like Photoshop)
  • Express (Quick photo effects, filters, stickers and more)
  • O Matic (Turn photos into cool vintage images)

Some key features of using Pixlr web based image editor

  • Free Software Version (Recently Pixlr.com launched a pro version as well)
  • No installation / maintenance required
  • Use on any machine
  • Desktop and mobile application
  • Similar Editor interface as of Photoshop to quickly adopt to the software

Pixlr Editor is a not a full scale image editor like Photoshop but it can do many basic to advance level design jobs specially for web