Archive for January, 2011

Footnote: Two more tools…

Friday, January 28th, 2011

… now support the selection: Brightness/Contrast/etc and Color balance/Levels. This allows neat effects like changing the face color of a person while leaving all else untouched.

Color balance in eliptical selection with feather

Color balance in eliptical selection with feather

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Text tool, reloaded

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The text tool has always been Phixr’s most popular tool. When we added the shadow feature a while back, we got much positive feedback. Reason enough to think further.

The result are the following new features:

  • Shadows, which previously looked kind of “harsh”, can now be blurred to look smoother.
  • The text tool can now draw inner and outer bevels in order to give text as neat 3D look.
  • In reaction to public demand, you can now select a background color. This is especially useful for text in front of very colorful backgrounds, where it was difficult to read.
  • Better preview: The preview now works like in other tools, the selection can be changed inside the tool window. (We introduced this feature in fact a few weeks back already, but it was never mentioned in the blog.)

Happy phixing!

PS: Phixr now works with IE9 (platform preview). However, IE9 is still beta and buggy, so there might be one or the other problem.

Slightly blurred shadow

Slightly blurred shadow

Inner bevel

Inner bevel

Outer bevel

Outer bevel

Phixr Photo Editor

2011, pt. 1

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Happy new year, crowd!

Since our last post we added numerous decorations, greeting cards and a few details. Among the latter is a variable border width for geometric shapes, some convenience features in color tools (some tools can now also add a matching border to save you time) and a new set of tool icons. No more “photoshop of the 90s”, as some bloggers pointed out (somewhat accurately).

Furthermore, we have made some important changes under the hood. Please report any problems, especially in connection with Facebook.

So long, happy phixing!