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[TEST] “Photoshop is so hard!” Here Are 7 Reasons M’sians Will LOVE This Free & Easy Photo Editing App

Have you ever scrolled through any of those super aesthetic-looking Instagrams and wondered how on earth could they achieve such good looking pictures?

You can see these feeds have a coloured theme going on which makes the feeds very pleasing to the eyes!

Believe it or not, everyone can create these cool photos and you don’t even need any fancy gadgets. All you need is a good photo editing tool and you’re set! But if you’re thinking, “photo editing is super difficult lah!” Well, it doesn’t have to be, especially if you’re using the right one. Don’t know which app would be good?

Then, say hello to Pixlr!

If you’ve used Photoshop and thought that it was too hard or expensive for you, then you’ll definitely love Pixlr! Here are the reasons why…


1. It’s absolutely free and safe to use

If you’re a professional designer or a content creator, then it’d make sense for you to drop hundreds of ringgit per month just to subscribe to a few good and reliable editing tools. But if you want to use this tool casually or you’re just as broke as I am, you’re probably not able to fork out such money.

That’s where Pixlr can come in handy! It’s completely free and safe to use for everyone. But if you’re a professional creative on a budget, you can also subscribe to their Creative Pack on a monthly or yearly basis to enjoy unlimited downloads and free content!


2. You don’t have to install it because it works on any kind of browser

On top of it being free, Pixlr works best on a web browser. Yes, that’s right, you don’t have to go through the hassle of installing an app on your device! In fact, Pixlr works on all of the commonly used browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, even Microsoft Edge.

Editing on the desktop is not convenient enough for you? Fret not, Pixlr is also available on mobile! You can either use it on mobile web or you can download their app which is FREE via the App Store and Google Play for some quick on-the-go editing.

FYI, their app currently has over 130 million downloads! Must be worth checking out 👀


3. Available in playful and advanced mode

The best thing about Pixlr is that it is also available in two different modes: the playful Pixlr X or the more advanced Pixlr E. The main differences between the two are as listed below:

Pixlr X:

  • A simple and intuitive layout that’s great for beginners.
  • Provides tools for quick edits such as color adjustments, cropping, resizing, retouch, etc.
  • Decorate your visuals with stickers, shapes or fonts, or add photo effects and filters.
  • Organise and optimise your projects with layers.

Pixlr E:

  • A more advanced editor for seasoned users.
  • Has the basic functions of X with added tools such as brush options, colour replacement, gradients, drop shadows and more.
  • Multiple tabs function allowing you to work on different projects at once.

So, whether you’re a newbie who just wants to improve that selfie you just took or a budding content creator looking to level up your photos, everyone can use it.


4. The interface is very user-friendly

People tend to think photo editing is tricky due to editing tools with a maze-like interface where you don’t even know where to begin! But with Pixlr X especially, you can see that there’s no complicated interface for you to walk through and the features are very straightforward, so your learning will come naturally!

So if you’re looking to crop out your background, convert picture formats or even remove that annoying pimple, you can find it all in one place.


5. There are tons of smart tools you can use

Bye-bye, ugly backgrounds!

Given that it’s a free tool and also works on a browser, you might be a bit sceptical as to how good this tool is but once you fire up Pixlr E, you’ll notice that it features some advanced tools including:

  • AI cutout
  • Liquify tool
  • Background remover… and so much more!

Bonus point: thanks to their sleek and simplified functions, most of their features are super easy to use. For example, their background remover is fully automated! Now, you don’t have to spend hours carving out your image just to remove the background. Simply upload your picture and the background will be cut out for you in a matter of seconds!

Don’t worry if the initial result is not accurate, you also have the choice to fine-tune the photo!

Imagine how great this tool would be for business owners and content creators!


6. It supports all kinds of images

The Pixlr app can not only edit the photos you took, but you will also have the ability to create your own photos from scratch. This is great for original content creation such as promoting a product or creating infographics.

Other than that, you can also import images that you already have as it supports various photo formats including:

  • PSD (Photoshop)
  • PXD
  • PNG
  • JPEG
  • WebP


7. Easy access to their well-stocked library

Apart from importing your own photos, you’ll also have access to their royalty-free stock library where you can access content such as:

  • 10 million graphics
  • 28,000 extra overlays
  • 7,000 extra icons/stickers
  • 5,000 decorative texts and fonts
  • Templates and photos
  • Videos and 3D files

You can simply search up all of these content in the editor itself and use them in your projects for FREE when you subscribe to the Creative Pack. It’ll be like a one-stop centre for all your editing needs!


Don’t these make you want to run off and give Pixlr a try? But before you leave us, we have more great news that we’re sure you’ll love…

Pixlr is offering our WORLD OF BUZZ readers an exclusive promo code that will get you 30% OFF any of the Pixlr products!

Remember the Creative Pack subscription we mentioned? Now you can get it for even lesser with this code.

All you need to do is simply type in the promo code PixlrWOB30 when signing up and enjoy!

But do be sure to hurry and check out the packs here because this offer will only be valid from now until 31st January 2020! C’mon guys, do it for the ‘gram! 

To make the most of your editing experience, don’t forget to also check out Pixlr’s Youtube channel where they’d regularly post editing tutorials that are super easy to follow.

Can you imagine how nice your Insta feed will look after this? Confirm can make your friends jealous!


If you’re eager to try out Pixlr for yourself or if you want to know more about it, you can simply head on over to their website here, or you can also download their app via the App Store or Google Play.


Do you have any tips to achieve those aesthetic pictures? Share with us below!


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