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Pixlr is a free online photo editor. There are two versions of the editor available online: X and E. The X version is described as “the easy to use photo editor.” It features a simpler interface and is a great choice for those who are just getting started or looking for basic image editing tools. Pixlr E is described as a “powerful photo editor for pros” and contains more features and an interface that emulates Adobe Photoshop. A third option is a tool that intelligently removes an image background. Because these tools all fall under the Pixlr brand, you can switch between programs quickly and seamlessly. While there is a premium version available, it is not necessary for most projects. In fact, you do not even need to set up an account to use any of these Pixlr editors.

Technical Requirements

  • An internet connection is required, as this is web-based.
  • No account is needed.
  • Images are uploaded and downloaded (or stored in the computer cache).
  • A free account is available (as is a paid upgrade).
  • Images can be downloaded in multiple formats, including .jpg, .png, and the native Pixlr format.
  • Pixlr will work on a Chromebook, PC, Mac, and tablet through a browser application.

Check out this video and tip sheet for an overview of Pixlr:

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