You may have come across Pixlr, a very cool new browser based image editor. It has some amazing features to rival photoshop, and best of all it’s free and can be accessed wherever you have access to the net. The application loads fast and looks great. You can upload and edit images from your computer, or grab images from the net by pasting in a URL.

Pixlr has been developed by Ola Sevandersson, and in a short space of time seems to have grown rapidly in popularity, with over 19,000 fans on facebook. Great for people who don’t want to pay out for expensive image editing software – if you just need to resize your pics for facebook. Equally handy though for designers on the move!

Just some of the features include:

  • Layers, including layer masks and basic layer styles
  • A wide range of filters
  • Custom Brushes
  • Full colour adjustment tools
  • Selection tools – lasso, magic wand etc
  • Clone stamp, burn and dodge tools
  • Red eye reduction
  • Text
  • Gradients
  • Crop tool

Pixlr Custom Brushes

Pixlr allows you to use custom brushes. Some of these are built into the app, but you can also define and save your own, and upload them from your computer. I’ve created a set of Pixlr brushes from my Vector Stalks set for you to try out for free. Look out for more Pixlr brushes on Mels Brushes soon.

(This brush set is for Personal use only)