reviewed by Sam Reith


The Good:

Pixlr is a cloud-based set of image tools and utilities, including a number of photo editors, a screen grabber browser extension, and a photo sharing service. Free version of Photoshop, in browser form. Very easy to use and a lot of options. You don't need to sign in to use it.

The Bad:

Not as many options as Photoshop.

The Bottomline:

Very helpful tool if you want to edit your photographs.

Overall Rating:



The official website of the tool is

The tool is made by

The creator is Ola Sevandersson

You can find the official doccumentation on:

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?

There is no forum for users.

I reviewed version n/a of the Software

The interface:

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  • what is it : platform
  • what is it for ? other, image editing
  • this tool functions : online
  • this tool is available for : ALL
  • this tool is : Free Beer
  • does this tool have a paid version available? no
  • Review

    The user interface:

    The interface looks like photoshop. There are different toolbars on the side and on the top of the page. It has many different language options, which is handy.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 5
  • clear : 5
  • quick and easy to understand : 5

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!) reviewer 1: What do you like best? The PIXLR browser version is really great. As an AI and PS user, I feel like there are a lot of the same tools and features offered like the Adobe products offer, but with PIXLR you get all of those tools for FREE!! That is hard to beat. My favorite too, the clone stamp, is a featured tool and it is a great tool to use when editing photos. Plus I REALLY love the App! Very easy to use, exports easily, and maintains file sizes. What do you dislike? There is not much in the browser version that I do not like. However, in the app, I feel like when you are trying to save the image, or if you are done editing and you are trying to exit the program, it is kind of inconvenient. Recommendations to others considering the product If you know Photoshop, this should be fairly intuitive. What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized? I use PIXLR for editing photos and screen shots when PhotoShop is not available.] 25th july, 2017 reviewer 2: What do you like best? So so easy to use. For smaller projects and things that don't require a ton of processing power, you won't find a better or more usable photo editor. I also like that Pixlr has number of flavors for their products. What do you dislike? Exporting an image can be a little unwieldy, but other than that, everything works great. I would also love to see a little bit more integration with cloud services. Recommendations to others considering the product Do it! You won't find a better suite for smaller scale projects. What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized? Making simple graphics on a cloud-based photo editor makes producing graphics very easy and users don't have jump through hoops that other apps require. 20th september, 2017

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    It's a great tool for non-designers for fun-picture editing, but as a design student I'd prefer the original version, photoshop.

    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    There is a little bit of advertising on the website, but not that much that it bothers you during working with the program.

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    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Sam Reith, 27/09/2017

  • Interface

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    Testing the tool

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