Pixlr | Free Online Photo Editor

Posted on October 16th, 2013 by Jean

This is a fun tutorial to show how to use Pixlr Express, a free online photo editor. It can give your photos a fresh, unique look. I use it to create collages.

Pixlr Collage by Jean photo JeanPixlrcollage_zps2b6efa54.jpg

The steps are easy.

1. Visit Pixlr Express and “click” Collage. Choose Layout, upload your photos and begin editing.

Pixlr Tutorial

2. To apply different effects to each photo, click on the paintbrush at the top of each photo. Apply effects, then save to return to the collage.

Pixlr Tutorial step 2

3. To apply the same effect to all of the photos, choose finished. Then apply effects.

Pixlr Tutorial step 3

Edit options include Adjustment, Effect, Overlay, Border, Sticker, and Text. Select each one to see your choices. With Adjustment, you can rotate, crop, lighten, etc. Effects contain the filters. Overlays are bursts of images.

Pixlr Effects

When finished, save to your computer.

Pixlr Tutorial save

My edits in the top collage were as follows:
Top Left = Jenna Sue Text
Top Right = Hagrid Effect
Bottom Left = Satya, Gram, Helena and Hans Effects
Bottom Right = Tom and Ingrid Effects, bronze and Roger Overlays

PJ ART

Here’s one my daughter made! Now I’m holding a pop-tart while a monkey plays on the lawn. Super sweet!

Pixlr Express is also available to download for FREE to your iPad or iPhone.

Give it a try, and share your results!

Jean photo B16123E10292F5D0137E3C112C0110E4_zpsa65858d2.png

22 Responses to "Pixlr | Free Online Photo Editor"

  1. Jean, outstanding tutorial! You’ve explained everything so clear!

    Brava!

    I use PicMonkey right now for my online photo editing, but am always open to try something new.

    So thank you. I will give Pixlr a try!

    Have a super day!
    Ron recently posted..Picspiration

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    Jean Reply:

    Thank you, Ron!
    Let me know how you like it. I noticed PicMonkey wanted a lil’ $ from me.
    You have a great day too!

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    Ron Reply:

    Jean, just wanted to stop back and let you know that I played around with Pixlr last night and LOVED it! There are many things I can do there that I can’t do over at PicMonkey, so I think that will be my new photo editing hangout.

    And you’re right, PM charges to use certain photo editing effects.

    Thanks again for letting us know about Pixlr!
    Ron recently posted..Picspiration

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    Jean Reply:

    Ron, thank you! I was thinking my post was a big FAIL. I’m so glad you tried it and liked it! If you visit just pixlr dot com (without the express), you can use an editing program that is very similar to photoshop – again free.

  2. I usually use PicMonkey for my picture editing needs but I’ll have to check this out and see how it compares.
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    Jean Reply:

    Thanks, Krysten. I’ll try PicMonkey too. 🙂

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  3. I like. Maybe one day I will try this out. Thanks.
    Luisa Doraz recently posted..Leo Buscaglia quotes……

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    Jean Reply:

    You’re welcome, Luisa.

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  4. I have something like that on my computer. It’s fun to mess with photos.
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    Jean Reply:

    Hi Joyce – I enjoy messing with photos. The majority of my photos are enhanced in some way. Thanks for stopping by! I hope your bruise is healing.

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  5. Fun! I’m going to have to try this! I love your daughter’s edit…makes me wish I was eating a pop-tart 🙂
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    Jean Reply:

    Mmmmm.. pop-tarts! Now I’m craving one! LOL!

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  6. I’ve been using picmonkey of late.

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    Jean Reply:

    Hi Single Mom! I tried a simple project on picmonkey, but they wanted money for some of their features. Give Pixlr a chance if you ever tire of paying.

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  7. i’ve been using pixlr for years! who needs to dish out $600 for photoshop when you have this??
    kathy @ vodka and soda recently posted..99 problems and having money is one

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    Jean Reply:

    Exactly, Kathy! Thanks for stopping by. You have gained a new loyal reader aka stalker. 🙂

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  8. i have that on my phone. love it!
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    Jean Reply:

    Yes! It is good to know pixlr is used & enjoyed! Thanks, Elle.

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  9. I love Pixlr! I have Photoshop now, but I still occasionally use Pixlr. 🙂
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    Jean Reply:

    I was surprised how many photoshop-like options Pixlr has too! Photoshop is a wonderful program! We use it in our ad designs.

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  10. My friend just told me about your blog and also “Cooking With Mr. C. on Facebook. (also a blog) I just “Liked” his page and came to see your site. I appreciate when people share blogs with each other. Denise

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    Jean Reply:

    Hi Denise, and welcome! I checked out Cooking with Mr. C too now that you’ve told me about it. Hope to see you around again. Leave your website address and I’ll be sure to visit you as well.

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