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Pixlr Editor: reference documentEdit

Pixlr Editor is a free online browser-based photo, picture and image editor.

Programmed in Flash, this application let the user create, modify and save on the user's local computer or alternatively, on the Web.

This book aims to be a reference for the functionality offered by this application.

This book was last updated in 2016 and is not complete. I intend to change this book into something you can use to learn photo editing. I make no claims to be a Pixlr expert but many people particularly beginners who use Pixlr Photo editor should find this helpful. Please feel free to add your comment, suggestions, and changes.

Pixlr Editor is a powerful free photo editor and has many of the capabilities of Photoshop. My goal is introduce you to photo editing through Pixlr Photo Editor. It is a start but no way complete. Photo editing can be simple or quite involved.

It is important when using this book, that you have Pixlr Editor open to see what is being discussed since illustrating screen shots have yet to be added. See "Getting into Pixlr Photo Editor". My originally text had numerous screen shots. Those screen shots are not in this document as of yet. However, I believe this document will be useful if used with Pixlr open in another window. Try it and tell me what you think. I intend to add screen shots as I can at a later date.

SOME CONVENTIONS

“Click on” means to left click using the left button on your mouse. Right click means to use the right button on your mouse. When Pixlr is noted, it refers to the Pixlr Photo Editor. In Pixlr as in other Windows programs, boxes highlighted in blue can be selected by pressing “Enter” or clicked on. I use the following format for instructions. For example to undo an action, I state “Edit-Undo” The left click is understood. Using the Ctrl key with a letter as shown in various windows does not work with Windows Internet Explorer or Edge. When it does not work, click on the appropriate item in the window to take the desired action. When making adjustments to images, you usually press “Enter” to finalize the adjustment. This is usually understood unless otherwise noted. When a box is highlighted in blue, you can usually press “Enter” or click on the box to make the adjustment. When typing in a text or number block, you have to use either the Backspace or Delete keys to remove whatever is in the block and then type in the new text or number. Pixlr does not allow you to overwrite or highlight text or numbers in the blocks.

If you leave your cursor, i.e., arrow over an icon for a few seconds it will usually bring up a name for the icon.


Table of ContentsEdit

  1. Getting into Pixlr Photo Editor
  2. Contents
  3. A few concepts
  4. THE PRIMARY WINDOW
  5. Menus
    1. File
    2. Edit
    3. Image
    4. Layer
    5. Adjustment
    6. Filter
    7. View
    8. Language
    9. Help
    10. Font
    11. Freebies
    12. Free Tool
  6. Windows
    1. Image windows
    2. Tools palette
      1. Selection tools
      2. Drawing tools
      3. Modification tools
      4. Various tools
      5. Color tools
    3. Navigator
    4. Layers
    5. History