Have you checked out the iPhone and Android photography app Pixlr Express yet? If not, grab your phone and get downloading! Don’t let the word “express” fool you, as this app is anything but light on features. It’s easy to use, chalk full of editing options, and lots of fun to play around with. Below is the low-down on what the app has to offer.
The editing options with this app seem to be boundless. When you first get started, the homescreen will give you the choice between choosing an image from your camera roll, or capturing a new one. From there the image will open up in a new window, and you can get started on perfecting it.
There are 6 categories to choose from — adjustment, effect, overlay, borders, type, and stickers. Each category opens up multiple little editing packs that you can permanently download to the app. In adjustment, you can completely overhaul your image with crop, sharpen, blur, heal, and rotate features (to name a few).
The effect category opens up 7 different effect packages, which then offer dozens of options to add to your image. Transform your photo completely with a vintage, black and white, soft, or even psychedelic looking filter. Each take only seconds to apply.
Want to add some text, stickers, overlays, or borders to your image? You got it! Check out the alternate categories in the editing window to see what they have to offer. Fully customize your font, and border options if it suits you. Add some textures to your photo with the overlay category, including a canvas or paper texture. Pop on a vignette, or even a cool bokeh effect!
We love an app with a good collage option, and Pixlr Express doesn’t disappoint. There are literally dozens of ways for you to customize your photo collage. Choose from 5 categories which open up a ton of personalization features — layout, spacing, roundness proportions, and background.
Once you have the general layout of your collage picked out, you can start adding your images. Click the individual boxes and choose which photos you want to add from your camera roll. From here you can further tailor your collage by editing each individual image. Zoom in and out, move them around, or open each image up in the editing window to really amp it up.
To say we’re impressed with Pixlr Express would be an understatement. It has quickly become our go to photography app for easy editing, photo fixes, and collage making. Not only are the features plentiful, we also found the app to be user-friendly, and quick as a whip. Just what you need when you’re on the go!
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