Nice and Fresh: Pixlr Express

Pixlr Express is a new Universal photo editing app by Autodesk. I gave it a quick walkthrough and it felt very quick and responsive when editing full resolution photos (from iPhone 5).

Pixlr Express Plus is a fun photo editor that lets you quickly crop, re-size, and fix any picture, remove red-eye, and whiten teeth in a completely ads-free experience. Then choose from the huge variety of effects, overlays, and borders to personalize any image, all unlocked for you to choose. From the makers of Pixlr-o-matic, Pixlr Express Plus will make you look like a pro, even if you’ve never edited a photo before.

I recorded this video while using the app on my iPad. The sound quality is so-so since I just used my computer microphone as I watch a football game and enjoyed a beverage. 🙂

Here was the photo I created in the video.

Edited in Pixlr Express Plus
Edited in Pixlr Express Plus

Overall I really like the app. Right now the paid version is on sale for $1, so if you are interested grab the free version and see what you think.

Pixlr Express Plus (currently $0.99)
Pixlr Express (free version)

Full list of features from the description:

  • Crop, resize and rotate images easily.
  • ‘Auto Fix’ photos for a one-click fix to balance out colors, adjusting for dark photos and poor lighting conditions.
  • Remove red-eye and whiten teeth with simple tools.
  • Explore the growing catalog of additional effect, overlay and border packs to use, all unlocked for you.
  • Overlays help you adjust the mood – amplify the tone, cool it down, or add surreal shades.
  • Lighting effects can add drama, sparkle or a grunge look. Easily adjust the intensity and orientation of each effect.
  • Finish off your photo process with the right border – pick a style that fits you.
  • Look like a pro with cool photo effects like focal blur, denoise and more.
  • Explore color tools to adjust contrast, brighten, focus on one color with a color splash.
  • Keep track of your favorite effects and overlays with the favorites button.
  • Share your photo directly with your friends through Facebook or email, or just save it back to your Library.
  • No camera required! Select a photo from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and start applying filters. If your device has a camera, you can also snap a new picture from within the app.

4 Replies to “Nice and Fresh: Pixlr Express”

  1. How does this compare with Pixlomatic – which I already have? Does it have anything extra? Does it work with full resolution images and save full resolution?

    By the way, I can relate to your circumstances when making the video – I like watching football and working on my photos!! :-))

    1. Yep, full rez. It seems to be a much better GUI version with updated features. Cropping is much better, there is an undo button, and it feels much snappier. It also works in portrait and landscape. Give he free version a shot. 😉

      1. You are quite correct – nice GUI and very responsive. It is, however, annoying that you have to download each extra pack separately – must be ~50 of them – even though you only pay once. And it is essentially Pixlomatic – and it is a bit ordinary that they have changed the name and made us pay again – not really the done thing as far as apps go. I wonder if they will retire Pixlomatic now?

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