Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pixlr, A Pleasant Browser Based Image Editing Software, Worth Your Time

Not all of you need to create and edit images for class, but many of you probably do.

 The tool that I want to share with you today is called Pixlr, and it works great if you are trying to accomplish a simple to moderately complicated edited image. Get this though, Pixlr is browser based, can be created and saved from your Google Drive account, and it's free!  Is that a hat-trick?  Yup.

Obviously, the most popular name in image editing software is Photoshop. If I was going to compare the two in usefulness via metaphor in a single sentence, I would say that Photoshop is to aircraft carrier, as Pixlr is to Subaru Outback.  Maybe that's not the best metaphor in existence, let me try again: Photoshop is to Microsoft Office, as Pixlr is to Google Docs.  Well... Still not the greatest, but the point is that Photoshop is extremely useful, expensive, and has a ton of features that almost certainly go unused if you are just using it for basic photo editing.  Where Pixlr is packed with the features that encompass the basics of photo editing, lacking in extremely advanced features, does not have issues of installation and licensing, and it's free.

The next time you find yourself needing image editing software for your school work, give Pixlr a shot.  You certainly will not lose any cash on a product key, and you just might find yourself a tool worth using into the future!