Flickr has always been the go-to spot for both pro and amateur photographers, but at one time it was the spot where seemingly everyone went to not just share photos but to have conversations that sprung out of the enjoyment of photos. Until Yahoo bought Flickr and put it on auto-pilot.
We’ve always been fans of Flickr (still Pro members!). To show our support for them — and to create an easy place for our customers to share their photos — we recently created a new Pixlr on Flickr group. It’s open to anyone, so please feel free to join us and share your Pixlr Editor, Pixlr Express, or Pixlr-o-matic photos.
Pixlr Pic of the Day
We’re already seeing some amazing things being shared, and we want to highlight the absolute best of these images you’ve created. Each day, we choose one that blows us away with its beauty or creativity and post it here. We also share that photo on our three Pixlr Facebook Pages, which means that if your photos is chosen potentially 2.5 million (Pixlr-o-matic is about to hit 2M!) of our Facebook Fans could see it. It’s a way for us to see your most creative work — and a great way for you to get recognized.
Want to join in and post your best, most creative, most super beautiful Pixlr photos? You are so totally invited! You’ll need a Flickr account, which we’re guessing quite a few of you already have. If you haven’t used it in awhile, dust it off and start uploading your best Pixlr created or edited snaps. We’re dying to see what you’ve created.
Pixlr Express Plus version 1.2 for iOS adds text and stickers
Since we introduced Pixlr Express about six months ago, we’ve been bringing some of the more popular details and features of the web-based version to your smartphone. The last update for the iPhone and iPad (in March) added the Vibrance tool and beefed up Color Splash. This time around, we’re bringing two of the most popular tools people have been asking for to the iPhone and iPad: text and stickers.
The text options on Pixlr Express for the web have always been a huge hit. People love the many unique, script-y font choices, and now you can add text, resize it, and experiment with fonts directly on your iPhone. Each font pack can be downloaded separately, and you can pick your favorites for easy access later if you like. It’s very similar to the way Pixlr Express works on the web, so you should be able to get started with this quite easy if you’ve ever used it on the web.
The second big addition to the iPhone version of Pixlr Express Plus are stickers. You can now slap whimsical stickers onto your photos. Resize them with your fingers, rotate them, or use the fade control to change the opacity. My favorite stickers are the comic book style Bam! Pow! stickers, so I’ve loaded up my favorites with those. And the cute Kawaii stickers of happy cupcakes and smiling clouds are completely irresistible.
We’ll undoubtedly be adding more to Pixlr Express Plus, both for iOS and Android. We’ll keep you posted about new updates as they happen. If you’re an iPhone user, download the Pixlr Express Plus 1.2 version today and start trying out these new features. Pixlr Express Plus is a free app, so of course the update is free, too.
Never tried Pixlr Express Plus for iOS? It’s free. Get it here.
Upgrade to Pixlr Express 1.2 for Android — Stickers!
We released a new version of Pixlr Express for Android today. The update was an opportunity to fix a few very simple bugs, but it was also a chance for us to introduce stickers to the Android version of the app.
Stickers are something that appear in the Pixlr Express web version, and it’s been a very popular feature. People love their stickers, and we’ve been hearing requests to include something similar in the mobile versions. Like the Pixlr Express web version, the Pixlr Express Android stickers are a lot of seasonal, whimsical, and fun images. My favorites are the comic book BAM! and POW! style stickers. If you’re familiar with stickers on the web version of Pixlr Express, you’ll be happy to see something similar make its way to the web version.
That’s the latest update. We’ll keep you posted on future updates for Android and iPhone. If you aren’t already a Pixlr Express for Android user, you can get the new version 1.2 for free on the Google Play Store.