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).