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Pixlr is described as '® makes it easy to transform everyday images into stunning works of art. Whether you’re applying a quick fix to your photos or adding your personal touch with effects, overlays, or borders, Pixlr has everything you need to make your moments beautiful' and is a very popular Image Editor in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Pixlr for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pixlr are Adobe Photoshop, Paint.NET, Affinity Photo and Photopea.

Pixlr alternatives are mainly Image Editors but may also be Photo Editors or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pixlr.
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  1. GIMP icon

    GIMP

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    199 alternatives to GIMP 

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

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    1.  Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    3.  Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in GIMP.
    7.  Dark ModeGIMP supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    8.  Batch EditingGIMP allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    9.  Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    GIMP vs Pixlr opinions
    Almost everyone thinks GIMP is a great alternative to Pixlr.
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    It has a lot more features than Pixlr, it's more scalable, it's free of charge, it's open source, extendible.

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    Has a million functions but its very hard to learn on newbies :/

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    Gimp is similar to Photoshop, not to Pixlr. When you need a simple photo editing tool Pixlr is lighter, faster, you can use anywhere, web cross platform. Also, I don't like Gimp UI distribution, is not practical for Photoshop users. I cannot consider it an alternative to Adobe users.

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    GIMP is not really a Pixlr alternative. It lacks many of the features Pixlr provides across its suite of tools. Pixlr can be used via a web browser, it provides templates, AI background removal and effects.

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    These are best image editor software and easy to use.

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    Adobe Photoshop

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    • Windows
    • Online
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    • ReactOS
    231 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop 

    Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll.

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    1.  Support for LayersAdobe Photoshop supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Content-Aware FillAdobe Photoshop can quickly remove objects from your photo and it will fill in the picture based on the rest of the available content.
    3.  Hardware AcceleratedAdobe Photoshop can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    4.  Color PickerAdobe Photoshop allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    5.  Non Destructive EditingAdobe Photoshop allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    6.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe Photoshop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    7.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Photoshop supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    8.  Works OfflineAdobe Photoshop can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  Pressure SensitivityAdobe Photoshop can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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    Paint.NET

    • Windows
    • Windows S
    • .NET Framework
    167 alternatives to Paint.NET 

    Paint.net is a free and very capable image editing software for Windows. Great alternative to Photoshop for people that do not need all the stuff PS offers.

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    1.  Support for LayersPaint.NET supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  LightweightPaint.NET consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPaint.NET can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Dark ModePaint.NET supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  PortablePaint.NET can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Paint.NET vs Pixlr opinions
    Most users think Paint.NET is a great alternative to Pixlr.
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    Affinity Photo

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    95 alternatives to Affinity Photo 

    Affinity Photo is a professional, full-featured raster graphics editor. Working in Affinity Photo is always live and you can pan and zoom at 60fps, with live previews and non destructive application. It supports unlimited layers and a dedicated RAW editing workspace, as well as...

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    1.  Non Destructive EditingAffinity Photo allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    2.  Support for LayersAffinity Photo supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  LightweightAffinity Photo consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  No Coding RequiredAffinity Photo can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    5.  WYSIWYG SupportAffinity Photo integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    6.  Privacy focusedAffinity Photo is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    7.  Works OfflineAffinity Photo can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAffinity Photo can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    9.  Dark ModeAffinity Photo supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Photopea

    • Online
    102 alternatives to Photopea 

    Online photo editor, which can work with PSD, XCF and Sketch files (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch App). Convert between PSD, XCF, JPG, PNG and many other formats.

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    1.  Support for LayersPhotopea supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Editing text, many fonts available.
    Photopea vs Pixlr opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Photopea is a great alternative to Pixlr.
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    Better UI, very close to photoshop

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    Pixelmator

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    142 alternatives to Pixelmator 

    Pixelmator is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor. Featuring an elegant and streamlined single-window interface, it puts all the focus on the images you edit, rather than what's around them.

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    Photoscape

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    • Windows
    • Windows S
    181 alternatives to Photoscape 

    PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

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    1.  Batch EditingPhotoscape allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    Viewer: Slideshow, Fullscreen, Wallpaper, Lossless Rotation, Exif
    Editor: 120+ Frames, Resize, Rotate, Brightness, Color, Contrast, Auto Contrast, Sharpen, Clipart
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    MediBang Paint

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    70 alternatives to MediBang Paint 

    MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

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    1.  Pressure SensitivityMediBang Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MediBang Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Support for LayersMediBang Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportMediBang Paint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Dark ModeMediBang Paint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MediBang Paint.
    7.  LightweightMediBang Paint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Great for anime or comics
    Good simple!!
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  9. Glimpse Image Editor icon

    Glimpse Image Editor

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    174 alternatives to Glimpse Image Editor 

    Glimpse is an open source image editor based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program. The goal is to experiment with new ideas and expand the use of free software.

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    1.  Support for LayersGlimpse Image Editor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    Discontinued

    The Glimpse editor has been discontinuedSource: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

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    Polarr

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    142 alternatives to Polarr 

    From high-precision light and color tools, to advanced clarity and dehaze settings, to the ability to create and save your own filters. Polarr is the ideal photo editor for bloggers, students, and photo professionals alike.

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    Most users think Polarr is a great alternative to Pixlr.
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    it is very similar and super powerfull

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