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Original author(s) Ola Sevandersson
Developer(s) Autodesk
Initial release 2008
Development status Active
Type Image tools and utilities
Website pixlr.com

Pixlr is a cloud-based set of image tools and utilities, including a number of photo editors, a screen grabber browser extension, and a photo sharing service. The suite was intended for non-professionals, however the apps range from simple to advanced photo editing. It can be used on PCs, and on smartphones or tablets using a mobile app.[1] Time put Pixlr on its list of the top 50 websites of 2013.[2] It has web-based 'paint' features similar to online image manipulation software such as Sumo Paint.[3]


Pixlr was founded in Sweden in 2008 by Ola Sevandersson. On 19 July 2011, Autodesk announced that they had acquired the Pixlr suite and that Sevandersson had joined the company.[4]


  1. ^ Vogel, Sandra (13 June 2012). "Edit photos for free with Pixlr". pcadvisor.co.uk. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  2. ^ McCracken, Harry (1 May 2013). "50 Best Websites 2013". TIME.com. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Broida, Rick (22 June 2009). "Windows 7 Features on a Vista or XP System". PC World via the Washington Post. Retrieved 26 January 2016. ...Try a Web-based paint program. Two good free options are Pixlr and Sumo Paint.... 
  4. ^ Wauters, Robin (19 July 2011). "Autodesk Acquires Online Photo Editing Service Pixlr". Retrieved 8 April 2017. 

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