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Beginning Pixlr Editor

Learn to Edit Digital Photos Using this Free Web-Based App


  • The application is free and convenient, but it's also powerful. This book will quickly get new users up and running with Pixlr Editor

  • Pixlr Editor is a great program, but there is a serious lack of coherent documentation on how to get the most from this application. There is a lot of scattered information on the internet, but as of now there is no book about Pixlr Editor. This book will be a comprehensive guide for the beginner in one volume

  • This book is a potential boon for art or photography instructors across the U.S. (and perhaps the world). With so many schools operating on shoe string budgets, those that can't afford to subscribe to use Adobe Photoshop can still teach photo editing using Pixlr Editor. Now, there can be a comprehensive book to teach from-no more cobbling lessons together in a hodge-podge fashion


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Getting to Know Pixlr Editor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Phillip Whitt
      Pages 3-17
    3. Phillip Whitt
      Pages 19-52
    4. Phillip Whitt
      Pages 53-96
  3. Working With Images

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Phillip Whitt
      Pages 99-113
    3. Phillip Whitt
      Pages 115-133
    4. Phillip Whitt
      Pages 135-152
    5. Phillip Whitt
      Pages 153-169
    6. Phillip Whitt
      Pages 205-227
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 229-237

About this book


Learn digital image editing without the expense of using subscription-based editors. This book will pave the way for you to leverage Pixlr Editor, a free, web-based image editing solution that works on virtually any computer platform.

You'll learn image editing first hand by using the practice images with the corresponding tutorials—everything from creating simple graphics to enhancing and retouching photos. Explore all of the features you'd expect in a high end photo editing application; layers, history (multiple undos), and an array of powerful tools for handling almost any editing task.

Powerful image editing used to require purchasing and installing expensive, complicated image editing software on your computer. Beginning Pixlr Editor takes an easy-to-access and convenient look at the alternative from the Pixlr family of tools and utilities and offers you advanced editing techniques so you can enhance, retouch, and edit your digital images like a pro.


Image editor Photo editor Free Photoshop alternative Free image editor browser-based Online photo editor Cloud-based Training Education Retouching Restoration Small business image editing Image optimizing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ColumbusUSA

About the authors

Phillip Whitt has a passion for images, and has been involved with digital image editing and graphic design since the 1990's. As a freelance photo editing/restoration and graphic design professional, he has retouched and restored countless photographs. 

Mr. Whitt holds a number of certifications, which include one for Adobe Photoshop CS from Expert Rating, as well as a number of others for demonstrating proficiency in Desktop Publishing, Scribus Basics, GIMP 2.6, and Photo Impact. 
Mr. Whitt is the author of several Apress titles such as Beginning Photo Retouching and Restoration Using GIMP, Pro Freeware and Open Source Solutions for Business, and Pro Colorizing With GIMP.

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