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Review Pixlr Express
Simple and easy photo decorating app
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 16 Jul 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Powerful functionality, stylish design
Slow renders, lags a bit
Pixlr Express for Android is a feature rich photo editing, collage builder and decorating app that’s simple to use and fun to create with.
Pixlr Express is actually pretty amazing. I’m more of a Photoshop guy, so there are a host of advanced features I’m accustomed to working with. However, I was quite impressed with the functionality of this app. It features a host of advanced editing and filtering options, yet all of it is very easy to comprehend and use, even if you are a complete novice. Kids will love this, as will technologically challenged adults.
The collage feature is very enjoyable and well done. Just select pictures from your gallery, online, or take new ones with your camera directly within this app. Once you have made all your selections, there are an exhaustive series of options available to you that will make your collage all your own. Set the layout arrangement, choose what filters to apply, then assemble everything into a complete work that you can save locally, or share with friends via your favorite social media sites.
The interface is very clean and modern. I was impressed with how many features and filters they were able to cram onto the screen, yet still make the app feel airy and clean. There are tons of options here, yet it’s all presented very nicely so as not to overwhelm and remain inviting. The superior layout invites you to explore and try new things with your photo creations.
The app functioned relatively smoothly with few hangs. Some of the added effects and filters were a little slow to render, but it still was a pleasure to use this app.
Pixlr Express strikes just the right balance between advanced features and ease of use. Anyone, form child to adult, can enjoy tweaking, personalizing and sharing images with ease. This is an excellent and entertaining app.