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I say football, you say soccer

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Anyway, we have some specials related to the event in our sleeve, have fun.

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Facebook Blues

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

We are experiencing some issues with Facebook at the moment, so downloading from and uploading to Facebook is currently not functional. Also, Phixr’s Facebook app and page is down. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

For people who used Phixr only from within Facebook: Phixr is not just a Facebook app, it’s also a website. Go to http://www.phixr.com (eventually select your language in the bottom of the page) and start from there.

We hope that we can restore our Facebook features soon.

Update: Facebook app, page and features have been restored. Yeah.

April, first.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Phixr is now even better for marking stuff in photos. We added a whole bunch of arrows and circles for highlighting.

Arrows & circles

Arrows & circles

The Fun Effects tool now has a brightness and contrast slider. This is especially useful for the charcoal, shade and magic halo effects.

Magic Halo (high contrast)

Magic Halo (high contrast)

The remaining changes are mostly under the hood, and we’ll spare you the details ;) – Happy phixing!

Phixr agora fala português.

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Phixr is now available in seven languages! This week we added Portuguese. The portuguese version is available at pt.phixr.com. Except for some help text, the site is completely translated. If you find translation errors, drop us a note – we’d be happy to know.

In other news:

  • Sliders: Double-clicking on the slider handles now resets the slider to its default value.
  • Tool windows: A small lock icon in the title bars now allows locking and unlocking the selection’s aspect ratio. Previously, this was only possible using the respective button in the main window.
  • On touch devices, double-tapping the selection resets it.

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Touch me, touch me, touch me

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

We are happy to announce that Phixr now also works on the iPad and probably on Android tablets running Google Chrome for Android. If your fingers are like toothpicks and your eyes the ones of an eagle you might even run it on the iPhone… however, we cannot seriously recommend this. Androids own browser, despite its AppleWebkit background, has some problems – which we are not going to work around.)

In other news:

  • If you decide to download your photo in GIF or PNG8 format, Phixr now shows a preview. This is especially useful for deciding on how many colors to use. However, this preview is only supported if the image is smaller than 200×200 pixels. (You shouldn’t be using these file formats for larger images anyway.)
  • When you upload an image that is too big to handle, you can now crop and shrink it freely (unlike before). (Feature is online starting March 4th)
  • New clipart and new objects for the Decorate tool.

That’s a wrap. Happy phixing!

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Phixr Photo Collages enhanced

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The Collage (aka “Mix/combine photos”) tool has just got its overly long overdue overhaul. Apart from instant previews on modern browsers(*) and improved placement selection, you can now rotate the foreground image and add a shadow or glow (depending on the color you choose – dark makes this a shadow, light a glow). Frequent readers know that instead of words we used to use pictures, and this entry won’t be any exception from this tradition:

The new Collage Tool

The new Collage Tool

And here is an example:

new_collage_tool

Collage of 6 images (with tilt-shift effect from Camera & Lens tools applied afterwards)

In other (minor) news, the Text tool’s inner bevels can now be blurred. Even though this is only a tiny change, here is a before (without blur) and after (with blur to maximum) example:

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Happy Phixing!

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* Some effects (shadows, transparency) can’t be done instantly.

Happy new … everything!

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

In the recent weeks we have been updating Phixr quite frequently. The reason for this is a transition to using modern browsers’ full capabilities (read: HTML5) which – among other goodies – allow instant preview operations. A number of tools are already taking advantage of this technology (rotation, crop, many Color Effects, the Decorate tool for objects, Brightness/Contrast/Saturation/etc, Color Balance/Levels, etc).

If you are using Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or IE 9 (or later), you might have noticed that, in these tools, sliders react faster an, in many cases, immediately. For old browsers (most notably IE8 and older), everything works as before.

In other news:

  • The “Instant photo”-tool was moved into the “Picture Frames”-tool;
  • several new objects, borders and textures for decorating your photos;
  • new fonts;
  • new blend modes (vivid light, pin light, linear light, hard mix, etc);
  • special effects and decorations for July 4th (US only).

Happy Phixing!

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Text with "Difference" blend mode

Text with "Difference" blend mode

Motion blur with "Green channel" blend mode

Motion blur with "Green channel" blend mode

October News

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Instead of apologizing for not blogging in recent times, we’ll simply give you some pictures to look at. We added several new color and camera/lens effects during the last few weeks. Also, there are some more decorations (hats, smileys, borders, overlays/textures)

"Collage" (Greeting cards tool)

"Collage" (Greeting cards tool)

Bella (Color effects, Camera & Lens effects)

Bella (Color effects, Camera & Lens effects)

Princess (Color and Camera&Lens effects)

Princess (Color and Camera&Lens effects)

Avalon (Color and Camera & Lens effects)

Avalon (Color and Camera & Lens effects)

Alien (Color and Camera & Lens effects)

Alien (Color and Camera & Lens effects)

Effect collage 7 (Color effects)

Effect collage 7 (Color effects)

Tau Delta (Color and Camera & Lens effects)

Tau Delta (Color and Camera & Lens effects)

Meme…?

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Hi folks,

the “Round corners” tool was moved into the “Picture Frame” tool, in order to make room for our new “Quick Text” feature:

Quick text in action

Quick text in action

Advanced tools upgrade

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

This week’s update targets mostly some advanced tools. Although these tools aren’t the most popular according to usage numbers, we still think they’re quite powerful. Here’re the details:

  • The generic Brightness, contrast etc. tool got a new Vibrance slider. As the name indicates, this is for making a photo’s colors more vibrant. It increases saturation of less saturated colors, but leaves already saturated colors untouched. Also, the temperature and Brightness algorithms are now a lot better.
  • The “Channel” tab inside the Color balance/Levels tool received a major update. The changes are now much smoother, “Lightness” works a whole lot better.

On the fun side, we added another 4 filters to Color tools and Camera & Lens tools, going by the names “Heatmap 2″, “Fire”, “Atmosphere” and “Amoeba”. These are new incarnations of the old Heatmap feature, but using a different color scale. Also, new overlays (earlier called “Textures”) were added in the Decorate tool; it’s “Wall”, “Marble”, “Rusty metal”.

Atmosphere II (Camera & Lens tools)

Atmosphere II (Camera & Lens tools)

Happy phixing!

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