I wrote about Pixlr in a different context before. But not writing a post about this tiny, powerful and yet too easy to use image editor would be a gross underestimation. Pixlr has 3 modes:
- Editor: the full featured photo editor and most useful
- Express: for quick edits
- O-Matic: Apply vintage effects to photos
Possibilities just start from there. While Pixlr might not have all the bells and whistles like native full-blown image editors (e.g. Gimp), it has enough to awe anyone and get the job done in most cases:
- Simple and easy to use interface with powerful tools
- Open images directly from local disk, URL, webcam…
- Excellent speed and you won’t probably feel that it is not a native application
- Offline plugin for Google Chrome (works disconnected).
- A huge array of image effects (besides regular ones) like spot heal, heat map etc.
Once you start using it, it’s hard to switch to anything else other than in very specific cases. However, if you are looking for something else, check this article.