March 9, 2021: Pixlr, the Free Web-Based Photo & Graphics Editing Program

The meeting begins at 7 p.m., although we ask that you please arrive about 15 minutes before the meeting begins.

Cropping and straightening a photo in Pixlr, a free photo and graphics editing program - screenshot by Michael Blank
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Adobe Photoshop has a well-earned reputation for being among the top photo and graphics editing programs. However, not everyone needs to use its powerfull feature-set every day. Advanced users may also not be happy with Photoshop’s subscription plan, nor find that free editing programs meet their needs.

One interesting alternative is Pixlr, a free Web-based program which can meet occasional photo and graphics editing needs, yet has some of Photoshop’s more powerfull features (like simultaneous crop & resize, layers, and masks.)

PMUG’s Michael Blank will demonstrate Pixlr version E — he will start by introducing the program’s interface and tools, show how to use it for basic photo editing tasks, go through some of its more advanced features, then take you step-by-step and show how to make graphics from scratch with it.

The meeting will be held online through Zoom — members should check their e-mail for instructions on how to connect and attend. Our friends from the Main Line Mac Users Group will also be with us. We hope you can join us.

A limited number of non-member audience “seats” are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to our Zoom meeting. If you wish to attend, please e-mail, and include your full name for an invitation with connection information.

About the presenter
Michael Blank has been PMUG’s Webmaster since 1995, and a member since 1989. He also manages the group’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, and produces its Monthly Meetings Podcast. Michael is a Website designer for the Princeton Internet Group.