This week, we begin ending support for two Pixlr products: imm.io and Pixlr Grabber.
As part of a general tune up of our site and services, we’re phasing out these two legacy services. Ending support for these will help us focus on building new products and improving existing apps that are used by millions of people. It’s our sincere hope that anyone who uses these services will be able to easily find replacements. We’ll do our best to point you to similar, free alternatives.
The imm.io image sharer was designed to be a simple (and completely optional) way to host images over a short period of time or to share them with friends. It wasn’t designed to be a comprehensive image hosting service, and there are no user accounts for imm.io, so we don’t anticipate many people will be adversely affected by its sunset. We’re removing the few instances inside Pixlr apps that encouraged users to save images to imm.io. Most notably, Pixlr Editor for the web had this option.
Looking for another service like imm.io? Check out Imgur or TinyPic, two similar image sharing services. Both are great free options.
Pixlr Grabber is/was an add-on/extension for Firefox and Chrome that allows people to grab images on websites or take screenshots of browser windows and edit them within Pixlr apps. The Chrome app is currently no longer available in the Chrome Web Store, and we will be removing the Firefox version from the Firefox Add-ons gallery in the coming days. If you currently have either one of these installed, it will continue to work after this date. However, be aware that at some point in the future both versions will inevitably stop working. If you are a Firefox user, you are welcome to install it now if you want to ride it into the sunset.
There are numerous apps out there that allow you to take quick screenshots and edit them on the fly. Two free ones that stand out are Skitch for Mac and Jing for PC/Mac.
Is this a sad day for Pixlr? Most certainly not. We celebrate both of these services. They filled niches our users needed at times in the past. As web browsers and cloud-sharing services have evolved, their usefulness and necessity have dimmed for most of our users, but we’ll always be proud to have had them in our stable of apps. Farewell, imm.io and Grabber. We’ll sing songs of glory about you long after you’re gone.
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