Friday Freebie: Pixlr Photo Editor

If you're looking for a FREE alternative to an expensive full photo editor like PhotoShop, then look no further than Pixlr.  I've been tinkering around the site and find it to be almost as powerful as the Adobe products (at least for amateur users like me.)

When you launch the application, you have the option of starting from scratch or uploading an image. Then you have a full array of tools. Those of you familiar with Photoshop will be amazed to see ...
  • layers
  • filters (blurs, noises, pixelation, etc)
  • erasers
  • pens
  • smudge tools
  • a spot healing tool
  • clone stamps
  • and much, much more
I took a simple picture like this...


And after adding a layer, applying a quick filter, tweaking the opacity, and adding a vignette, I turned it into this ...



Downloading your finished product is a snap and no sign up is needed. So save yourself a few bucks and try out Pixlr!



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