Archive for December, 2010

Selection, reloaded, pt.2

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

In addition to “smooth” selections (using the “feather”, see our our previous blog post), we can now also make elliptical selections: The selection, shown as the dashed rectangle, is treated as if it was elliptical by the tools already supporting the feather feature (Color tools, Sharpen, Blur/Soften, Fun effects). Here are the usual examples:

Sepia in elliptical selection. Feather 0.

Sepia in elliptical selection. Feather 0.

"Pop art" fun effect with elliptical selection, feather 100.

"Pop art" fun effect with elliptical selection, feather 100.

B&w color effect, inverted elliptical selection, feather 100

B&w color effect, inverted elliptical selection, feather 100

In other news, we saved some screen estate by moving the “Upload more photos”-button into the area below, now in shape of small photo with a green “plus”-sign. Clicking on this icon makes the upload-form visible. We hope you don’t get confused by this basically trivial change.

Happy phixing!

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Introducing “feather”

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Hello again. Today we have a new option for the selection. Remember the “selection”? This is when you select a part of your photo by clicking into the photo and dragging the mouse elsewhere. The area covered by your dragging movement is highlighted and hereinafter called “the selection”.

Until now, applying special effects to parts of the photo gave not-so-nice results like this:

Charcoal effect with inverted selection

Charcoal effect with inverted selection

This is where our new feature comes in. It is called “feather” and it is for softening the edges of the selection. The same effect applied with a feather of “100” looks like this:

Charcoal with feather 100

Charcoal with feather 100

I think the result speaks for itself. Here is another example, first without feather, secondly with feather:

Santaclausify without feather

Santaclausify without feather

Santaclausify with feather

Santaclausify with feather

The feather is available for sharpen, blur/soften tools, special effects and color effects, and is found in the bottom area of the tool windows:

The feather slider

The feather slider

Happy phixing!

Phixr Photo Editor

Santa Claus is coming to … Phixr!

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Ho ho ho!

Phixr’s all Christmas! Photo effects, decorations, borders and greeting cards for the holiday season are all online now. Lots of stuff to choose from, here’s a glimpse of what you can do:

Rednosifier, santa's hat and holly border

Rednosifier, Santa's hat and holly border

Rednosifier, Santa'a hat, Shopping lights, xmas lights border

Rednosifier, Santa'a hat, Shopping lights, xmas lights border

Christmas card

Christmas card

Another Christmas card

Another Christmas card

Have fun, and happy phixing!

Phixr Photo Editor