Not everyone needs -- or can afford -- the high powered image editing suites by Adobe and other manufacturers. For myself, I find that I most often need to resize pictures, overlay text and crop images to be used on my blogs. Amazingly, Pixlr provides all these features, and more, in a smooth functioning and feature-rich web took. If you were to hide the web browser menus, you might think that you were using a native application on your Macintosh or Windows PC.
If you have ever user Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Elements, most commands, menu choices and tool palettes are right where you would expect them to be, making Pixlr and easy transition. As a computer consultant, having a good, free, tool to recommend to people with some basic image editing needs is great and I am sure I will also be using Pixlr a lot in the coming weeks and months.
From the Pixlr web site...
Pixlr is the creator of online, mobile and desktop image tools and utilities. Today we have three applications in our suite: Pixlr Editor, Pixlr Express and Pixlr-o-matic. They are built in Flash and you need to have the Flash plug-in (get flash) to get it to work, however, 98% of all computers have flash so you are probably set. We also provide screengrabbing tools Pixlr Grabber and one click photo sharing imm.io. Pixlr is now part of Autodesk, a global leader in innovative design software and services.
Previously in On My Mac/Windows PC...
- Google Drive
- Send to Kindle
- Disk Inventory X | WinDirStat
- Celtx Scriptwriting Software
- Kindle Reader
- MarsEdit Blog Editor
- MPEG Streamclip
- Google Chrome
On My Mac/Windows PC is an on-going series highlighting the software (and sometimes, hardware) I use on my Mac nearly every day. Look for additional On My Mac…posts in the coming weeks! -- Douglas