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Pixlr Logo.png
Developer(s)Ola Sevandersson
Initial releaseAugust 2008; 13 years ago (2008-08)
Stable release
2021 / April 2021; 1 year ago (2021-04)
PlatformWeb browser
Available in29 languages
List of languages
Arabic, Brazilian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
TypeOnline Photo Editing Tools
Licensesoftware as a service

Pixlr is a cloud-based set of image editing tools and utilities, including a number of photo editors and a photo sharing service. The suite is intended from the range of simple to advanced photo editing.[1] It features three subscription plans which include Free, Premium and Creative Pack.

The platform can be used on desktop and also smartphones and tablets.[2] Pixlr is compatible with various image formats such as JPEG, PNG, WEBP, GIF, PSD (Photoshop Document) and PXZ (native Pixlr document format).[3]

The platform introduced more features in December 2021 with a new logo and added tools which include; Brushes, Heal tool, Animation, and Batch upload.[4] The brush feature enables the creation of hand-drawn effects. The Heal tool allows users to remove unwanted objects from their images[5] whereas the Animation feature can be used to include movements into their edits.[6] Users can also utilize Batch upload to edit up to 50 images simultaneously.[7]


Pixlr was founded in 2008 by Ola Sevandersson, a Swedish developer.[8] On 19 July 2011, Autodesk announced that they had acquired the Pixlr suite.[9] In 2013, Time listed Pixlr as one of the top 50 websites of the year.[10] 123RF acquired Autodesk Pixlr for an undisclosed agreement on 24 April 2017[11] and Sevandersson joined the company.

The platform rebranded itself in 2019 by introducing Pixlr X, Pixlr E and Pixlr M.[2] In 2022, Pixlr announced its first decentralized art museum which also features its own NFT named Pixlr Genesis. Its virtual collection consists of 10,000 NFT artworks generated by AI.[12]


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  3. ^ "Photo editor online graphic design : Pixlr". Photo editor online graphic design : Pixlr. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  4. ^ Li Ping, Ong. "Pixlr reimagines creativity with Pixlr 2022". Marketing Interactive. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  5. ^ "REIMAGINE CREATIVITY WITH PIXLR 2022". News Wires. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
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  7. ^ Li Ping, Ong. "Pixlr reimagines creativity with Pixlr 2022". Marketing Interactive. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  8. ^ BHANDARI, DEEPA. Take Off with Computers 7. S. Chand Publishing. ISBN 978-93-5253-251-3.
  9. ^ "Autodesk Acquires Online Photo Editing Service Pixlr". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  10. ^ "Pixlr | 50 Best Websites 2013 | TIME.com". 2013-05-11. Archived from the original on 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  11. ^ Pixlr. "123RF Acquires Autodesk Pixlr to Boost the World's Creative Ecosystem". Pixlr Blog. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  12. ^ "Pixlr Genesis, a NFT-based movement to build the world's largest decentralized art museum on the metaverse". Art Daily.