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Pixlr vs PicMonkey

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Andy Lefebvre

on 20 March 2014

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Transcript of Pixlr vs PicMonkey

After reviewing the two programs, we think that
Pixlr
is the clear winner. Although PicMonkey provides an easy interface for beginners, Pixlr offers
higher precision
and
control
for all users. Its
cloud-based system
is an
easy-to-use
, free alternative to more advanced photo editing programs, like Photoshop.
Math-
Graphs, Diagrams (embedding shapes, grids, or functions onto images),

Science-
Diagrams, Visual
representations for projects (i.e., posters, etc.)
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
PIXLR IS...
A photo editor that lets you quickly
crop
,
resize
, and
fine-tune
any picture.
There are over
2 million
combinations of free effects, overlays, and borders
Pixlr Express and Advanced versions appeal to both the
newbie
and the
pro

PicMonkey
PicMonkey is a
free online
photo editor. The software allows you to crop and rotate images and add effects such as,
overlays, fonts, textures, frames
and
touch up tools
.

Easy to operate, PicMonkey can be downloaded on
desktops, apple products (non-mobile),
and
android

It offers advanced features such as,
curves
and different
image filters
Pixlr was featured in
Time Magazine's
top 50 sites and services that keep you entertained and informed

"Pixlr is worth a try. It costs nothing and doesn't install anything on your computer. There is no registration..." (
Terry Lane-Melbourne Broadcaster and News Columnist
)


PicMonkey Recognition
Received a
4.3/5
star rating on ActiveRain, which is a community sharing review site for computer software

For a monthly fee,
PicMonkey Royale
offers advertisement-free editing and additional effects

At just two years old, PicMonkey is like "a young adult: fun to party with and mature enough to hail a cab home"
Goal
Photo editing software can be used as a cross-curricular tool that helps students connect with the material on a creative level.

Students can interact with technological resources such as, PicMonkey and Pixlr to enhance their learning and develop skills that meet the expectations of the media studies and communication strand.
Pros of Pixlr
Vast
range
of edits, filters, frames, drawing, retouching, cropping, warping tools, colouring, etc
Smooth
user interface
Pinch to
zoom controls
Easy to
save and share
FAQ
section is helpful and informative
PicMonkey Pros
No sign-up
required for free use

Easy to use and gives
great tips/directions
as you use it

Lots of
different editing options
.

Nice
layout
of program and easy on the eyes.

Very
user friendly

Can
access anywhere
you have internet service.

There is a
Facebook app
and you can edit your Facebook photos.

There’s a
Chrome app
for those that use Chrome.
PicMonkey Cons
Advertisements
Slow editing
time depending on the size of your photo.
Uses
cookies
.
A little
difficult to differentiate
which features are free and which ones require a premium membership
Does not operate through apple apps
Cons of Pixlr
It
requires internet access

Appeals to the more
advanced photo editor

You
can’t paste
into the editor from outside

A little
slow
when working
with larger files

Applying Photo Editing Software to Courses
History-
Propaganda (i.e. war posters, colonization, nationalism, and Independent study units)

English-
Book covers, magazine/newspaper activities, photo journals

Incorporation into CommTech
Incorporating Photo editing software into a communication technology class allows students to practice creating media text for an intended purpose and audience.

A summative task could be to create advertisements, and then display them around the school
Tool Bar:
Crop tool
Text
Advanced photo editing tools
Layers/History Panel
Pixlr Interface
Tool Bar:
Basic Edits
Effects
Touch Up
Text
Overlay
Frames Texture
Themes

PicMonkey Interface
Applying Photo Editing Software to Courses
Pixlr
vs
PicMonkey
Survey
Resources
Verdict
Pixlr Link
PicMonkey Link
Layering Comparison
Overview Comparison
Tools Comparison
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