Pixlr – free online photo editing – a video tutorial

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A good free editing solution

When I started taking pictures of my family, I wanted a good photo editor like photoshop so I could edit photos properly before having them printed – then I found out about the price tag for the full version (about £500) and so for many years made do with some really basic editors. If you are interested in family photography and want to edit your photos in something like Photoshop, please don’t waste your money – let me introduce you to Pixlr with a video overview of the basics.

My Pixlr tutorial video

Pixlr offers free online editing that has many advanced tools and is similar to Photoshop – the interface is almost identical; it’s an ideal and free solution to family photo editing – take a look. I made this tutorial video whilst writing my free email training course for families who want to learn the basics of taking better family photos. I wanted to give them an editing software guide that they could use for the optional assignments I set on the course. Below is my 35 minute video introduction to Pixlr, split into 6 parts:

  • Part 1 – An intro to the Pixlr interface.
  • Part 2 – Sizing and saving your work.
  • Part 3 – Adjusting bightness and contrast.
  • Part 4 – Adjusting colour saturation.
  • Part 5 – Healing and cloning unwanted elements in the image.
  • Part 6 – Cropping and saving for printing.

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    do you use it?

    Let me know whay you think of Pixlr in the comments – do you already use it? Would you use it? If not, what do you use?


    Find out more about Peter Marfleet a North Yorkshire child and baby photographer who covers the areas of Harrogate, York, Leeds and Weatherby as well as wider afield. Find out more about him by viewing the front page of his blog.

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