Pixlr Editor/An Overview of the Pixlr Screen

An Overview of the Pixlr Screen edit

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The general layout of Pixlr is the menu bar across the top, the tools bar on the left, the Navigator, Layers, History, and advertising windows on the right. Don’t knock the advertising. It keeps the program free. Looking at Pixlr Editor above, the menu bar (ribbon) has the selections of “File, Edit, Image, Adjustment, Filter, View, Language, Help, and Font” is across the top. To the right is “Login” and “Sign up”and resize and close file icons. By signing up, you join Pixlr for free and get some free storage and other benefits. (Look above under ”Open image from library” for more detail.) Beneath the menu bar under “File”, you see the current tool selected which is the Crop tool. It is highlighted in the upper left corner of the Tool bar to the left. Note to the right of the Crop tool in the second row, are boxes allowing you to make various adjustments to how you use the tool. To the left beneath the top two rows, is the tool bar with its various tools. The rectangle with the 6 small boxes is “Set main color”. These colors are used in brushes, pencils, and other tools. The large window in the middle of the screen is the work space. The file name is located at the top of the work in white letters. The vertical and horizontal bars appear when the image shown is bigger the work space and allow to get to the portion of image you wish to modify. The lower left corner of the work space shows the image magnification which 100% in the example above. To the right of the magnification percent is the width and height of image in pixels. On the far right at the bottom are two arrows . These arrows can be used to change the size of the work space. To the right are the three windows, Navigator, Layers, and History. They will be discussed below.