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Thank you so soooo much TeamPixlr for the Pixlr Desktop... I't so so awesome. I love your photo editor so much that I also use it on the phone. You guys are really awesome. Thank you! :D

Thank you sooooo much, oneanothersmileone! Means a lot for us to hear that. 

Glitch photography seems like a fitting new art offshoot that reflects our modern-day world, which —despite being cutting edge technologically — still suffers from lots of messed up pieces. Sabato Visconti raised money for a gallery showing of his glitch art on Kickstarter, and this avant-garde aesthetic seems to be gaining some steam. As Visconti tells re:form in an interview, “You could say it’s like torturing an image.”
Via re:form. Collage made with Pixlr Express. Do you make tortured art out of photos? (Tag them #pixlr and we’ll find ‘em.)
Glitch photography seems like a fitting new art offshoot that reflects our modern-day world, which —despite being cutting edge technologically — still suffers from lots of messed up pieces. Sabato Visconti raised money for a gallery showing of his glitch art on Kickstarter, and this avant-garde aesthetic seems to be gaining some steam. As Visconti tells re:form in an interview, “You could say it’s like torturing an image.”
Via re:form. Collage made with Pixlr Express. Do you make tortured art out of photos? (Tag them #pixlr and we’ll find ‘em.)

Glitch photography seems like a fitting new art offshoot that reflects our modern-day world, which —despite being cutting edge technologically — still suffers from lots of messed up pieces. Sabato Visconti raised money for a gallery showing of his glitch art on Kickstarter, and this avant-garde aesthetic seems to be gaining some steam. As Visconti tells re:form in an interview, “You could say it’s like torturing an image.”

Via re:form. Collage made with Pixlr Express. Do you make tortured art out of photos? (Tag them #pixlr and we’ll find ‘em.)

Pixlr-o-matic: New Look, New Price (Free!)

Apple released iOS 8 last week, which means every app maker worth their salt has been busy updating their iOS apps to be as friendly as possible with the new mobile operating system. The main detail? New resolution sizes. As iPhones become available in more sizes, the apps that run on them need to look as good as the beautiful phones.  

If you’re a Pixlr Express user, you will find that Pixlr Express 2.3 is now available. This new version doesn’t contain any new features (just yet), but it’s ready to be updated when you’re ready for it. 

The real big news: Pixlr-o-matic gets a huge makeover. Pixlr-o-matic was the first mobile app we built, and it’s been chugging along reliably for over 3 years. Since then, iOS development has changed a lot, and we felt it was time to give Pixlr-o-matic a new look and feel. You’ll find a more modern look, but the functionality is still the same. We’ve really only changed one thing about the app — it’s now free for everyone.

Previously, you could unlock the greater list of effects packs in a Pixlr-o-matic PLUS version for 99 cents, but now it’s all free. If you’ve never used Pixlr-o-matic before, download Pixlr-o-matic 2.3 and give it a spin. We’ll go ahead and suggest you start with its most popular feature: the randomizer. It’s a one-button effects roulette that lets you try out effects, overlays, and borders in a rapid-fire way. 

Pixlr Project: Show us your space shots

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Last month, we made a video that showed you how to make exceptional space silhouettes based on some simple but powerful techniques from Pixlr superuser Aldrin Gersalia. At the end of the video, we asked you to make one of these spaced-out images and share the result with us. We’ve been bowled over by the photos you’ve been sending to us, and we’ve collected a bunch of them for a special project. They’re wonderful. 

If you haven’t shared your own space silhouette with us yet, we’d love to see a few more. We can’t guarantee all of the photos you share with us will be used in this upcoming Pixlr Project, but if we do use your space photo we’ll include you in the credits. 

Sound interesting? Open up a batch of weekend creativity and make one for us. Once you’re done, pop in the hashtag #pixlrspace or point us to it on Twitter or Flickr or Instagram or Facebook or Pinterest or Google+ or anywhere else you see us online. (Or, just pop it into an email.) And watch this blog in the coming weeks for the final project. 

@icky_pix on Instagram shares what can sometimes be a cliche — the close-up eyeball shot — and adds some serious color and intensity to it. Just look at those eyeball veins. And the eye itself looks like a collapsing sun. Well done, sir! 
@icky_pix on Instagram shares what can sometimes be a cliche — the close-up eyeball shot — and adds some serious color and intensity to it. Just look at those eyeball veins. And the eye itself looks like a collapsing sun. Well done, sir! 

@icky_pix on Instagram shares what can sometimes be a cliche — the close-up eyeball shot — and adds some serious color and intensity to it. Just look at those eyeball veins. And the eye itself looks like a collapsing sun. Well done, sir! 

Is Pixlr a photoshop alternative? I have some huge and small projects for photos, logos, etc to be done to build my website. Would love some tutorials or assistance in using pixlr to create circular photos (or photos with a circle border).

Some people use Pixlr Editor for this kind of thing. We have some tutorials on our support site, and you will find lots of user-created tutorials on YouTube. Try this tutorial for making a circular avatar from our support site. Should get you started on that project.

One of our favorite people, Marey Mercy, tried out our new Pixlr for Mac and PC, and we’re thrilled to learn on her blog that she likes it. We profiled her a few months back, and we can’t get enough of her amazing self-portraits. In addition to all this great make-up, it looks like she’s trying out some of the new HD color packs in Pixlr Desktop in this zombie steampunk shot. Superb photo!
One of our favorite people, Marey Mercy, tried out our new Pixlr for Mac and PC, and we’re thrilled to learn on her blog that she likes it. We profiled her a few months back, and we can’t get enough of her amazing self-portraits. In addition to all this great make-up, it looks like she’s trying out some of the new HD color packs in Pixlr Desktop in this zombie steampunk shot. Superb photo!
One of our favorite people, Marey Mercy, tried out our new Pixlr for Mac and PC, and we’re thrilled to learn on her blog that she likes it. We profiled her a few months back, and we can’t get enough of her amazing self-portraits. In addition to all this great make-up, it looks like she’s trying out some of the new HD color packs in Pixlr Desktop in this zombie steampunk shot. Superb photo!

One of our favorite people, Marey Mercy, tried out our new Pixlr for Mac and PC, and we’re thrilled to learn on her blog that she likes it. We profiled her a few months back, and we can’t get enough of her amazing self-portraits. In addition to all this great make-up, it looks like she’s trying out some of the new HD color packs in Pixlr Desktop in this zombie steampunk shot. Superb photo!

New Effects in Pixlr Express: Fractured Patterns, Smashed Overlays, Totemic Animals

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"More effects!" That’s a cry we hear from people who use Pixlr Express all the time. We know they love new things, and we add them from time to time. Today, we’re adding some of the effects from the brand-new Pixlr Desktop in Pixlr Express for a limited time. 

The new downloadable Pixlr for Mac and PC has a lot of things you may be familiar with if you’re a Pixlr Express user, including packs like these that we’re showcasing. One of the great things about our desktop app is that it supports higher resolution effects (like these new HD packs). This installed app has more power behind it than our web-based apps, allowing you to save your image (and these effects) at your full original resolution. 

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This pack will stick around for awhile, so give them a shot and make something new with them. We’re including some very pretty isometric animals called Heroici, neat geometric overlays we called Smashed, and some nice fractured Patterns to give your backgrounds  cool textures. It even has a few neat word quotes included. 

If you like these and want to try more, download the new app. It’s chock full of new effects, and we’ll be adding more as the app grows. 

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Thank You for the Wonderful Feedback!

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Phew. The past week or so has been a busy one for Pixlr:

  • We released a completely brand-new app, Pixlr for Mac and PC.
  • We updated our website with a completely new (and quite striking) design.
  • We launched a brand-new knowledgebase with a support ticketing system.
  • We gave away more prizes than we ever have in the #mysuperpower Photo Contest
  • We spent four days at Fan Expo in Toronto spreading the word about Pixlr. 
  • We took a boatload of photos of cosplayers, some of which you can see on our Instagram page
  • We gave away unique prizes like photo ops with two of the most esteemed Star Trek captains: Picard and Shatner. 

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We want to express a sincere thank you to everyone who entered our contest, had their photo taken at Fan Expo, stopped by our booth and said hello, won a prize, tweeted, retweeted, liked, loved, or otherwise interacted with us. Your feedback this week was spectacular, and we thank you for taking time out of your day to share it. Special thanks to everyone who downloaded the new app to try it out. Thanks to you, we’re #3 in the Mac App Store this week!

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That’s it for us for the year. We’re all going on vacation. Actually, it’s just the beginning. Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks and months. 

#mysuperpower Photo Contest Winner #14: MrsKBad’s Weather Control

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We’re down to the final winner in our #mysuperpower Photo Contest. This last winner is MrsKBad on Flickr. Her superpower? The ability to change the weather. Just like Storm in the X-Men. Sort of. What a creative entry. Thank you for sharing it with us, MrsKBad! 

She chose the Polaroid Cube as her prize. We’ll get her set up with that, a mount, and a microSD card, which we’ll send to her in Cincinnati.  

That’s it, everybody! The contest is over, but we’ll do another one before you know it. 

#mysuperpower Photo Contest Winner #13: Tammy’s Face Plant

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We have our thirteenth winner in our #mysuperpower Photo Contest! Tammy — aka @tamdoll on Twitter — shares this amusing photo of her superpower: the ability to see faces in inanimate objects. Very clever. She totally places those eyes from the contest pack in the right place. Nice job! 

For her prize, she chose a 6-month subscription to Lootcrate. Such a great prize. Thanks  for sharing your superpower with us! That’s prize 13 of 14. One more to go. 

#mysuperpower Photo Contest Winner #12: Alexis the Summoner

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Winner #12 has been chosen in our latest photo contest. Alexis Greiner (@Alexis_Greiner on Twitter), puts her mind to the task of showing us her superpower. You’re never going to believe this, but she has an elemental power to summon waves at will. 

That is the kind of creativity we’re looking for, Alexis! For her prize, she chose The Polaroid Cube, which has been a popular prize in this contest. We’ll also send her a mount for the camera and a 16GB micro SD card, which we’ll send to her in Sea Ranch Lakes, Florida. 

The contest is closed to entries now, but we’ll be announcing the last winners here on the blog, so stick around for those.

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