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I found Pixlr.com by accident when attempting to open a .JPG file format which is a format for those photo images very small files. The acronym for .JPG is “Joint Photographic Experts Group”. There are numerous standard file formats, but only a few of them and they are mainly JPG, GIF and PNG that are commonly used on the pages for sending in a form of email. Focusing on JPEG which is widely used for distribution via the web or email due to enough detail while being very efficient. Let’s move on and how I became familiar with this awesome web base program.
I was reading through my messages within my Gmail account. Attempting to open a.JPG file from one of my messages I noticed on the very top that says “Open With”. Then I point and click appeared with drop down list of various Android connected apps such as Pic Monkey, Pixlr editor, Pixlr Express and Connected more apps. Going down the list and decided to select “Pixlr editor” to open my attach .JPG file. It opens up what appears to be like a miniature version of Adobe Photoshop and its all web base nothing to be installed on your computer! See the images below.
This is what I observed so far, when you access http://www.pixlr.com the first THREE layers in your face images like appeared such as “Pixlr Editor”, “Pixlr Express”, and “Pixlr O-Matic”. I don’t’ want to get into the other (2) programs, let’s just focus on “Pixlr Editor” for now. Google play has this app listed as free to download then I started to figure it out also that this app. is created for the android market in which caters to your mobile device or any device that runs Android OS, but you can use it in a Windows environment in which can be launched through your web browser.
The only downside is you will need to have an internet connection to open up Pixlr Editor when working in a Windows (XP, 7 and 8) environment. I tested also on a Chrome book which is running on an Android OS. Download the app from Google Play and when launching the app. it’s not actually installed on your system just the app icon attach on your android device. When launched It creates a new window within your browser and its running all nothing but web base.
The good part in which I really enjoy, First it’s absolutely FREE (online image tools and utilities) and 2nd nothing to install or configure not taking up space on your computer’s hard drive. According to Pixlr; this app are built in flash and you need to have the Flash plug-in to get it to work. When you launch; Pixlr Editor it comes up fairly quickly and I have not seen it crashed as of yet. I’ve been using it for about 2 months now and it’s shockingly very reliable app. This is just an intro and I will continue on how this app actually works on my next article. Good Day!