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Pixlr

Pixlr

Tool Summary

Pixlr is an easy-to-use tool that can help people of all skill levels make photos and images more creative. Pixlr X is available on any browsers as long as you have a solid Internet connection. With an intuitive interface, Pixlr makes it easy to do quick photo editing such as removing backgrounds or applying filters.

Quick Facts

  • Price
    • Free: Pixlr X and Pixlr E versions. Basic editing tools and limited overlays and stickers.
    • Paid: Premium, and Creative Pack. Access to AI CutOut, and exclusive video tutorials.
  • Platforms: Mac, Windows, Mobile
  • Recommended for: Beginners and Advanced – Pixlr spotlights two versions, Pixlr X for beginners with less experience in photo editing, and Pixlr E for more detailed and advanced image editing.

Things to Know

Start by making an account on the site so that you will have access to your edits between sessions. Since it is a browser application it doesn’t use a lot of resources on your computer.

Pixlr X makes it easy to perform quick edits for photos, letting you start with simple sliders and tools that make it easy to master. It also includes an easy to use background remover that does the hard work for you.

Pixlr E offers more precise editing tools for those already familiar with image editing software. You can easily move images from one version to the other just by opening the version you want and selecting the image you wish to edit. Pixlr accepts many image formats including PSD (Photoshop), PXD, JPEG, PNG (transparent), WebP, SVG and more.

Getting Started Guides

Learn the Basics of Pixlr X

Learn the Basics of Pixlr E

Additional Resources

What image file type should I use?

Need Help?

Have questions about this tool? Book an appointment with a DKC consultant.

Canva

Canva

Tool Summary

Canva is a free online infographic creator for anyone of any skill level. Its user-friendly interface makes it super easy to create flyers, posters, thumbnails, etc. It comes with tons of customizable assets which you can tailor to the color scheme of your choice.

Quick Facts

  • Price: Free basic account, additional features available with a paid Pro account
  • Platforms: Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • Recommended For: Beginners

Things to Know

Use the Duplicate button. It helps you try out different ideas without losing your progress. If you’re In need of inspiration, Canva has lots of templates to start from. Canva also has templates for social media including YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.

Check out the Canva Features tab for some of the tools they include to help your design shine. Their Graph Maker helps you through making a visualization for data. Canva can integrate other apps as well like Giphy and Google Maps, and there are hundreds of free designs, photos, and backgrounds for you to use.

Getting Started

Make An Account

Learn Some of the Basics

Additional resources

Crash Course in Graphic Design
Other Canva Tutorials
What is an Infographic?
What Makes a Good Infographic?

Need Help?

Have questions about this tool? Book an appointment with a DKC consultant!

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