App of the Week | Issue 19

App of the Week | Issue 19

www.pixlr.com/editor

Pixlr is a great web app for quick but thorough image editing. Itís better than Microsoft Paint; itís not as good as Photoshop. This is not one for graphic designers, and if you use it, your graphic designer friends will cringe. But it does the trick.

Open up the web app and you can choose to work with an existing image or create one from scratch. You can work with layers, brushes, and filters to edit your image, just as you would with more sophisticated software. It may not be as robust as Photoshop, but it does a pretty fucking good job for a free web app.

Pixlr is perfect for quickly editing a picture before posting to social media. The pinch and bloat tools are particularly useful if you want to decrease the size of your nose and plump up your lips in that selfie. Just Ö you know Ö hypothetically.

Itís web-based, so you donít need to worry about installing anything, and you donít have to make an account or sign in. Just edit your image, save it to your computer, and be on your way.
This article first appeared in Issue 19, 2013.
Posted 2:29pm Sunday 11th August 2013 by Raquel Moss.