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#137079 - 06/17/17 12:56 AM Photo Editing Made Easy with Pixlr..
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If you have an interest in photo editing (and who doesn't these days!),Pixlr is a great online photo editor that runs directly in whatever browser you use. It's an easy to use app that comes with a wide variety of tools for whatever photo editing job you may have, whether you're creating a new image from scratch, uploading a photo from your computer or importing an image from the web.

Pixlr comes as either a complete photo Editor, amazingly similar to Photoshop, or as an Express photo manipulation app that lets you do fast, one-click changes to photos without getting too technical.

Pixlr's one downside is its lack of tutorials. Pixlr's blog provides basic how-tos, but other than that you’re on your own. Fortunately Pixlr is really easy to use, however some basic familiarity with photo editing software helps in achieving the sort of results you're looking for.

I'm running Pixlr in Google Chrome on my Linux Mint machines, and it does pretty much everything I need it to do photo editing wise. Give it a shot! You'll enjoy it whether you're new to photo editing or an old hand at the game!
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#137083 - 06/17/17 03:05 PM Re: Photo Editing Made Easy with Pixlr.. [Re: Az4x4]
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Sounds interesting. I've used irfanview for years. It's also freeware and does the usual editing tasks with ease.
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#137084 - 06/17/17 03:16 PM Re: Photo Editing Made Easy with Pixlr.. [Re: Az4x4]
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I usually shy away from internet based apps on PCs for such tasks. Years ago we worked on dumb IBM 3278 terminals with all applications on the mainframe. Coax cable was the data trunk. Few options back then. Now it seems with cloud storage and fast servers we're going back to centralizing applications. I wouldn't call Google Chrome a dumb terminal, however.

My beef is with security, data transmission speed and download/upload limits. None are issues if things are kept on a local PC. GIMP does a good job but is complex given the problem(s) it solves.

I've had a SmugMug account for years and they provide some editing tools. Beyond rotating a photo here and there I haven't delved into these deeply. Photo/video storage and archiving are the only cloud services I use. You can't really store all that data (and back it up) cheaper than a photo hosting site does. Plus you have HUGELY convenient organizational tools, links, titles, captions, slide shows, thumbnails, etc. All that said, it's good to have options to play around with.

The gold standard for photo editing is ImageMagick. But that's a command line tool and API interface. Which removes it from consideration by most users. Pick what works best for your needs. Mileage will vary, however.
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