Better Than Instagram for Computers (feat. My Hiking Trip)
May 21, 2012
A friend recently introduced me to Pixlr Express, an image editing website that lets you add filters, effects, borders, adjustments and more to your existing photos. Since it is the express version of the photo editing software, it’s super easy to use and really fun too. I especially recommend it for bloggers who love to photo filtering. The website gives you the option to edit a picture on your computer, on the Internet, or one you take with your webcam. It’s so easy to use and there are literally hundreds of filters and fun things on Pixlr. If you’ve heard of Picnik (now closed), then this is very similar – but even easier to use! I went hiking today and took a few pictures. Here are some example before and after pictures that I edited on Pixlr in literally less than thirty seconds!
Before Pixlr Express: Notice that I am attempting to look cool.
(Also notice that I wear tights under shorts because I play too close to the river and must avoid ticks at all cost.)
After Pixlr Express: Here, I am really cool because I have animal friends. Kidding. Just playing with the stickers.
Before Pixlr Express: I am pointing something important out, but no one cares.
After Pixlr Express: It appears that I am an important person, possibly directing an army of squirrels in the woods.
This is no Photoshop, but it definitely is amusing to try out all the available filters. Also available is a normal Pixlr editor and a Pixlr app for Androids and iPhones. I haven’t tried any of those yet, but I will probably check them out soon. If you try Pixlr Express, let me know how you like it!