What is it? Pixlr is a free editing software program that allows you to modify or enhance images. There are three levels: playful, efficient, and advanced. It’s similar to other photo editing services like Google’s Picasa, Adobe Photoshop, or Gimp for Windows.
How can I use it in my course? Use Pixlr to add interesting visual imagery, provide cues, or add a personal touch to your online course. For example, adding a photo of yourself to your syllabus or instructor bio provides teacher presence in online environments.
How do I get started? Go to Pixlr.com. You do not need to create an account to use it. Begin at your level of expertise. Upload a photo from your desktop and start editing. It’s fairly intuitive.
*Save image to desktop often if you’re not planning on logging in.
*The Text feature only allows you to select the font. You will need to resize the text box in order to change the font size.
*The Stickers feature is a great way to add whimsy to your image!
*The Pixlr Editor (Advanced) has almost the same amount of features as Photoshop.
*You can make collages that look professional with the Collage tool.
*The mobile app is available at the App Store but is a bit cumbersome.
Download a free copy of the handout on Scribd.com:http://www.scribd.com/doc/166057641/Pixlr-Photo-Editing-How-to-Guide
(Originally posted on the http://teacherrogers.wordpress.com/ blog and submitted by ILC consultant, Sandra Rogers.)