I (actually my kids more than me) have been using the Pixlr Express Chrome app for some time and really love it. Pixlr Express is a photo editing app. It is straight forward and very easy to manipulate. There are tons of options and effects at your fingertips. My 9 year old was a “master” after about 5 minutes of discovery. What she ends up with is amazing. I was VERY happy to see that there is an iOS app from them as well…and it is FREE!
Pixlr Express PLUS is an iOS app designed for both the iPhone and the iPad. It is great for students (and adults) of all ages. You can very quickly edit images to use for other projects or share.
From the main screen, take a picture with your device or choose one from your camera roll.
The image will open and display your editing options. You have 6 buttons at the bottom to work with. Each of those buttons will open to reveal even more choices. Besides your normal editing options (adjustment) such as crop, rotate, and red-eye removal you are able to add effects, overlays, borders, text, and stickers. As I said earlier, it is quick and easy…unless you are like me and have to click on every option just to see what it does!
When you are done creating your masterpiece, use the share option in the upper right-hand corner. You first choose the size you want to the image to be. You can select from suggestions they give you or customize the size to fit your needs. Once the image size is determined, you have the ability to email the photo, share through Twitter, or save to your camera roll where you can access for other project needs.
After downloading the app, in my first real attempt I was able to go from this…
…to this in just a few minutes. Fun, quick, easy!