Pixlr Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Pixlr

Free photo editor for graphic designers

4.31/5 (16 reviews)

Pixlr overview

What is Pixlr?

Pixlr is a free online photo editor that offers web, iOS and Android app editions. It comes with a variety of stock photos and templates and is applied for editing images to be used in poster designs, cards, and other graphic design projects.

Pixlr X’s simple editing tools live on a toolbar on the left of the screen. The color of the working background can be customized to display in light mode or dark mode, depending on the time of day and user preferences. The user dashboard is also customizable, with the option to display favorite or current projects for quick access. Images from Google or Facebook can also be accessed right from the dashboard.

Photo retouching, background adjustments, object removal and doodling are all supported within the app. In addition, Pixlr X offers a number of filters and effects that can be instantly applied to images. All work is immediately saved in the cloud to make sure no change is lost. Pixlr X integrates with Dropbox through extensions and allows users to work on their images directly from Dropbox.

Pixlr Pro provides designers with advanced editing capabilities, including vector graphics conversion options and additional creative photo manipulation effects. PSD, XCF and .sketch formats are supported, and a range of PSD templates are built in.
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Pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
Free
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan

Supported languages

English, Japanese
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Pixlr user reviews

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Anonymous

Shifting how my brain works

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-09-14
Review Source: Capterra

My brain is very verbal, I prefer to work with words. In the modern world visuals, colourful graphics and memes are a primary form of communication, and I have needed to move and learn in order to keep up and appeal to prospects. Pixlr X has let me do this, and I am convinced the images I have created with it have facilitated many new client relationships -- most especially with people under 40.

Pros
I use Pixlr X a lot, and I am still finding new features and discovering shortcuts that make continued use simpler and the results more varied. I have zero background in graphics or visual arts, and Pixlr X helps me to create appealing memes to use in my marketing on Twitter and FaceBook and on my website.

Cons
The Pixlr X software is fine; I have been annoyed with my own inabilities to see what is directly in front of me. Features such as resizing can be done from several different places within the flow of use, and having found one I reused it over and over for months before noticing that I could do it in the save-screen and eliminate that extra step. Learning all the time!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

On-the-move photo editing

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

I turn to Pixlr X whenever I need a quick photo edit and the tool delivers most of the time. I have also used it extensively to work with mockups, also with good results.

Pros
Pixlr X is one of the most complete free web photo editing tools that I've used so far. It has all essential controls and a handy selection of pre-made filters.

Cons
Some tools like heal can be very slow and buggy, even in small images.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Sarah Hoffman

Pixlr - Social Media Graphics

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-07-21
Review Source: Capterra

Pixlr has been a life saver for me when I first started creating social media creative. Photoshop was very overwhelming to me at the time and Pixlr was a wonderful resource that gave non-designers like me the tools to spin up quick graphics in no time.

Pros
Pixlr offers excellent multi-purpose templates specifically designed for social media graphics and ads. There are so many variations with sizing and dimensions across all the social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, etc) and Pixlr is an excellent tool that has a free option to adjust dimensions specific to your channel without having to be skilled in Photoshop. The Pixlr Marketplace is an excellent resource for content planning and creation and offers beautiful inspiration to our design team. The layouts are very modern and sophisticated and aren't too text-heavy, which is perfect for ad content, especially on Facebook and Instagram.

Cons
I often find that we have been using Canva more than Pixlr lately because Canva offers a much larger array of templates and the drag and drop features in Canva are a little easier to use. I wish Pixlr would have a better team dashboard where we can organize projects by client and assign various team members to each one.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Dimitar Dimitrov

Pixlr is a good alternative of Photoshop and other professional design software

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-09-30
Review Source: Capterra

Very useful tool for small business owner and one man show businesses. I like the interface which is similar to photoshop.

Pros
I like web-based tools. Without need of installation and ugly registration form. I use a basic option for image editing and it is a great solution for my small business.

Cons
When we talk about free tool there's always something it's not a perfect. But there is no significant cons.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

One of the best Web photo editors

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-08-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pixlr X has often been my go-to tool when it comes to basic image editing tasks, mostly for Facebook posts.

Pros
Probably the biggest advantage Pixlr X has is its simplicity. It provides an intuitive interface with most of the basic tools you'd need for simple editing tasks. You can use it immediately without even having to create an account.

Cons
It lacks some handy tools like clone and healing. Plus, it forces you to downsize large pictures.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Pixlr pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Pixlr X and Pixlr Pro are available for free.
Subscription plans for Pixlr Pro edition start from $5/month.

Pixlr features

Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Social Media Integration
Template Management

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Reporting & Statistics (157 other apps)
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Third Party Integration (237 other apps)
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Additional information for Pixlr

Key features of Pixlr

  • Content Import/Export
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Editing
  • Vector Graphics
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