Pixlr Editor – online photo editing solution

You may need to do something like photo editing or music editing for some purposes. To edit photos or music you will need reliable software, you may not have the software installed on your computer. In such cases, online editing software is the best solution. Pixlr Editor is a powerful photo editing program; it allows creating or editing images for free.

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Photo Editor Online from Pixlr

It is one of the photo editing programs from Pixlr, which offers Pixlr-o-matic and Pixlr Express other than Pixlr Editor. All of these programs are created in Flash; hence you should have Flash plugin on your computer to run any of these applications. Pixlr is a part of Autodesk (a renowned name in the software industry) now. Both the professional and non-professional users can use this software; especially those who need to edit their photos for posting on different social networks can use this software effectively.

One of the most important advantages of this application is that it can be used without performing any registration process; just open the page and start to edit. You can start to create a new image or open an existing image from your computer, image URL, or image library. You will view all important menus in the menu-bar – File, Edit, Image, Layer, Adjustment, Filter, View, Language, and Help. On the left side of the screen, you will see the tools-box and on the right side you will see Navigator, Layers, and History windows.

All the important tools are in the tools-box. This application has similarities with the Photoshop software. Experienced Photoshop users will feel familiar with this app. Use the crop, Marquee, Lasso, or Wand tools to select, cut, copy, or edit a portion or whole of your images. Tools like Gradient, Clone Stamp, Color Replace, Blur, Smudge, or Sponge will help you to give excellent view and color balance to your images.  Bloat tool or Pinch tool will help you to give different shapes to your images. Hand tool and Zoom tool are very useful for scrupulous photo editing tasks.

When you edit a photo, you can edit it by creating different layers. Pixlr Photo Editor has the facilities to work with layers. If you duplicate the original image as a new layer, your editing task will become easier. You need not to be afraid of losing the original image; anytime you can compare the resulting image with the original one. After completing the editing tasks on layers, they can be merged according to your needs. All of your editing tasks will be listed in the History window; it helps you to go to a previous stage anytime.

If you are working on a slow computer, shut down the web-pages which are running Flash, such as ads and games; this will improve the performance of the application.

Author: SalimuddinSultan

Syed Ahmed Salimuddin Sultan is a Computer Science graduate. He has written many technical articles on different sites.