Sep 16th, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

Pixlr-o-matic: Everything You Need To Know

As if the Android Market wasn’t already filled with enough Photography and Photo Sharing Apps, Pixlr-o-matic just arrived for Android and, I’ll call it right now, is going to be a huge hit. Now, most of these photo sharing apps tend to use the popular iPhone app Instagram as an example, and, as some of our readers may know, we always an always up-to-date guide on the best Instagram Alternatives for Android. Pixlr-o-matic is more of a photo enhancement app that’s meant for sharing and does not have any of it’s own social networks that you can sign up for. Honestly, this is a little disappointing since the Pixlr-o-matic is one of the best photography apps for Android. Period.

Pixlr-o-matic is a sexy, fresh new photography app for Android.

So when you stat up Pixlr-o-matic you’ll be given the option of using an existing photo or taking a new one. As soon as you take your shot, you’ll be able to add and apply filters. This is really the best part of the app, since applying filters is not only fast but intuitive. Pixlr-o-matic comes with a ton of filters and frames that you’ll love to use, that you can select from three different categories within the app. But the downside of the way that Pixlr-o-matic is setup is that you can only select one filter from each category. I know: this is a nit picky detail, but it would be really incredible to add multiple layers of different filters in the same category. But you can still create a lot of variation the way the app is set up now (according to the developer almost 25,000 combinations are possible).

Pixlr-o-matic has a pretty intuitive and slick set up for adding filters.

Again, Pixlr-o-matic is fast, which means that folks who do take a lot of pictures will have the opportunity to snap photos without processing taking all day. Moreover, the app itself is beautiful, and I wish we’d see more applications like this in the Android Market. Once you are done editing your photo you can Save it, Export, or upload to, the developer’s temporary image hosting service. I should note that the strangly labeled “Export” is actually how you share your photos (it should bring up options to upload to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail etc, assuming you have these apps installed).

My Altoids tin looks way cooler now.

Minor complains aside Pixlr-o-matic is a wonderful photo app that will make everyone happy that they’re on Android.

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