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Autodesk Pixlr

By Autodesk Inc.

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Pixlr® makes it easy to transform everyday images into stunning works of art. Whether you’re applying a quick fix to your photos or adding your personal touch with effects, overlays, or borders, Pixlr has everything you need to make your moments beautiful. Getting started with Pixlr is free and easy - install the app to discover the magic of Pixlr today.

Membership levels:
• Starter - Download for free to get started with basic photo editing tools and over 600 effects.
• Essentials - Gain access to enhanced features such as advanced Double Exposure and additional effects, overlays, and borders simply by creating a free Pixlr account and signing in.
• Pro - Pixlr Pro members unlock powerful photo editing tools such as Influence Masks, control over specific color channels, and more for just $14.99/year or $1.99/month.

• Powerful features in a simple and easy-to-use interface.
• Apply quick fixes to your photos with features such as crop, straighten, resize, and more.
• Auto fix feature balances out colors and adjusts for poor lighting conditions in a simple one-click fix.
• Easily modify different elements of your photo and adjust its color, contrast, resolution, and texture.
• Merge two images with the Double Exposure tool.
• Erase imperfections with heal and red-eye tools.
• Make your photos pop by adding or removing color from select parts of your photo with the Color Splash brush.
• Add impact to your photos by adding focus to specific elements of your image with the Focal Blur tool.
• Add your personal style to photos with over 100 effects, 340 overlays, and 200 borders. Adjust transparency, resize, and rotate each element to create the perfect touch.
• Transform your photos into works of art with the Stylize feature - choose from effects such as pencil sketch, watercolor, and many more.

Advanced features available for Pixlr Pro members:
• Influence Masks make it easy to enhance specific elements of your photo. Pro members can create up to 5 different Influence Masks and have advanced masking controls such as:
- Select the area you want to enhance with the Brush Masking tool or select by color, marquee, or object.
- Control how effects are displayed with gradients.
- Make your photo speak for itself - shape your photo into letters or words with type masking.
• Advanced Double Exposure tools to adjust transparency and blend images with 11 different blend modes.

Memberships can be purchased through the app with your iTunes account and managed through the Account Settings page on

Additional Information:
• If you choose to upgrade to a Pro membership, you will be charged through your iTunes Account.
• Membership automatically renews for the membership period you select, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You will receive a reminder email prior to the end of your current membership period.
• Manage membership preferences in the Account Settings page on
• You may cancel your Pixlr membership at any time but it will not take effect until the end of your current membership period.
• Autodesk Privacy Policy is found here: and the Autodesk Software License Agreements here:

Visit our Support page at for tutorials, tips, and more.

What's New in Version 1.1.1

Bug fixes..


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Customer Reviews


This app had EVERYTHING going for it. Aside from a few bugs which were mostly fixed, this thing was great. You could even add text to your pictures in any font you had on your computer! I loved it!

Then I used the new version. I tried adding text to a picture, but there was no way to change the position of the text by dragging or resizing the text box. I tried it, but couldn’t get it to work. Why did they have to change it? And the color of the text. I was outraged to find that they had changed the color spectrum to some new “cool” looking circle thing. One of the reasons I kept the app the first time I downloaded was because I was fed up with that kind of spectrum in other apps. I was relieved that it was a familiar, practical, simple to use color spectrum. Not any more. They went for the looks of the new one over the functionality of the original.

Other than that, it is a decent enough app. Not nescesarily professional, but easy enough to use, and free.

Great App! My Favorite and I have Affinity, Photoshop and Pixlmator

I have Affinity, Photoshop, and Pixlmator but Pixlr is by far my favorite! The others are very difficult to use if you are not a pro. Pixlr is the only one I can create pro effects with and actually understand what I am doing. I am no beginner. I have had Photoshop for years. I just bought Affinity and spent hours toying with it to get any function. But with Pixlr I instantly began creating!! I am not a friend or family member of creators and have no knowledge of them. I’m simply writing this review so you do not waste your money on everything else that is functionless to amateurs.


It seems that it is a nice app from the preview and from the reviews from friends and family members of this app but you don’t get a whole lot without paying for these ‘awesome effects’. The effects the come free are okay but nothing special or anything you wouldn’t get from any other app. I wouldn’t say this app is neither better or worse than any other effects app but it certainly doesn’t have feautures or effects that stand out or make it any better than many, many others.

Autodesk Pixlr
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  • Free
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 35.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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