Saturday, March 26, 2011

pixlr - Splash screen

Many of you, we’re sure, would have felt the need for a image editing tool that is almost as simple as Paint, but also uses layers. Truthfully, the pixlr.com editor is far more capable than Paint. It’s online, and it’s free. At The Indian Geek, we require some basic Photoshop-level capabilities to put together images for our articles (stuff that we create ourselves). We have been using the pixlr.com editor for some time now, and we have to say that it’s quite useful. The ease of use, and the fact that it’s all online makes us highly recommend it. You have a base set of editing tools, filters, transform operations and of course, the best of all – layers. Things don’t work anything at the highly developed level at which Photoshop offers functions, but if you can live without most of the features of Photoshop, then pixlr.com editor is for you. The kind of projects that we feel would be perfect to be made using the pixlr.com editor are collages of photos, family photo projects and basic image cutting/cropping/editing. The pixlr.com editor uses Adobe Flash, so if you were thinking that this would be a great way to use that iPad that you purchased because you were feeling rich – think again. And obviously, your dSLR photography skills may not be complemented by much, if you plan to use this editor to completely redefine your photos and give them meaning. For now though, feel free to click on the screenshot we’ve captured and provided below for an idea of the basic interface of the pixlr.com editor. Or you can just click the source link below the screenshot and go check out the editor for yourself. For what it’s worth, we’ve spent a bit of time using the editor in both the just-released IE9 and Chrome 10, and we did not have any problems. We’re assuming it works just fine with that spanking new release of Firefox as well.

pixlr - Screenshot of User Interface

pixlr.com editor – running in IE9, on Windows 7 64-bit

Source: pixlr.com editor

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