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Phix! tool example

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

I have a feeling that the Phix! tool didn’t get the attention it deserves here yet. So here it comes:

This tool’s speciality are “dull” looking images, like this one (shamelessly taken from here):

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The Phix! tool can …,well, fix this photo with one click:

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or for the cooler types:

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or for fans of In***gram:

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We won’t say that this tool can fix any bad photo, but it definitely has some power.

Try it out!

Inspiration

Saturday, August 20th, 2011
Zoom blur (with darken and fade out)

Zoom blur (with darken and fade out)

Swirl (fun effects), Holga (c&l effects)

Swirl (fun effects), Holga (c&l effects)

Sphere (fun effects), Lights (decorate-tool)

Sphere (fun effects), Lights (decorate-tool)

Partial b&w (color effects), Reflection-frame

Partial b&w (color effects), Reflection-frame

Decorate, "Camera"-border (Decorate tool)

Decorate, "Camera"-border (Decorate tool)

Decorate-tool, Collage-Tool, "Artistic" border (Decorate-tool)

Decorate-tool, Collage-Tool, "Artistic" border (Decorate-tool)

Lomo (c&l effects), Poster-frame

Lomo (c&l effects), Poster-frame

Gradient-texture (Decorate-tool), Popart (Fun effects)

Gradient-texture (Decorate-tool), Popart (Fun effects)

Gradient (Gradient-tool), "Artistic" border (Decorate-tool)

Gradient (Gradient-tool), "Artistic" border (Decorate-tool)

Funnel (Fun effects), "grunge" border (Decorate-tool)

Funnel (Fun effects), "grunge" border (Decorate-tool)

Colorbox (color effects), "Mirror"-frame

Colorbox (color effects), "Mirror"-frame

Blur-vignette (c&l effects), soften (Blur tool)

Blur-vignette (c&l effects), soften (Blur tool)

Face-through-a-hole

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Face-through-a-hole-tool Last-minute-Xmas-cards anyone? Phixr can help! With our new “Face-through-the-hole”-tool, you can create Xmas cards in no time. Just mark a persons face (nose in the center), activate the tool and choose from a set of images. You can rotate your face and its colors in order to fit it in properly. (Note: In case you haven’t noticed: You can move or resize the selection even if a tool window is currently open; the tool window will automatically update to the new selection).

There are two things we’d like to mention though: We added this tool today, but due to the hurry (well, can’t move christmas, can you) we also released it today without further ado, read: testing. Hence, please consider it to be “beta”.

Also, we kind of lack suitable photos at this point. If you have a photo showing a person from the front, and if you want to share your photo (including credits and a link to your site) with all those thousands of people using Phixr daily, don’t hesitate! (The minimum resolution is 1024×768. )

Countryside

Thomas (2)

Thomas (3)

Phixr Online Photo Editor

Did you know… (again)

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

.. that you can move the tool windows in Phixr? Just like any window, just grab it by its title bar, click and move.

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Tool of the day: Mix photos

Monday, December 7th, 2009

mix2 Today, we go for the Mix tool. This is actually quite powerful: Using this tool, you can make several photos into one. For example:

cheese+eiffeltower

In this simple example we worked with the cheese photo, selected the target region for the Eiffel Tower photo, activated the mix tool, selected the Eiffel Tower photo for mixing, set the opacity to 0:100 and executed. By varying the opacity and the blend mode, you can create sophisticated collages:

cheese+tower+moneyFor the “projection” of the dollar bill on the cheese, we used the “overlay” mixing mode. This actually works best if the background of the source image (here: the cheese) is white. The Eiffel Tower was mixed (mode: normal) with an opacity setting of 50:50.

Another application of this tool is merging photos. This involved a second tool, the “Add space” (or “grow canvas”) tool. We use it to add space to our first photo, into which we then mixed the second photo so that the photos don’t overlap:

cheese + tower aside

In other news, scientists finally found evidence of what we all already knew: The moon is made of cheese.

cheese + moon

Phixr Online Photo Editor

Did you know… (pt 1)

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

decorateToday, we decided to start a series of articles about Phixr’s features: Some of them are “buried” in the tool palette and not easily found and/or obvious. A good start is the “Decorate“-tool, symbolized by the “heart”. This tool pastes preset graphics or patterns into the photo in many different ways. A simple example is the following:

decorate with "one heart"What better way to say “I love cheese”? Here, we first selected the target region of the photo (just click into the photo, and move the mouse with the button clicked) and then mixed “One heart” into the photo, at 90% opacity. Simple, isn’t it. Here’s are two more samples, with “party hat” and “light bulb” respectively:

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I think you get the idea.

The “Decorate”-tool also has some stock images that are meant for the entire photo, not just a part of it. In the following two examples, we used the “Snow” and “Starglitter 3″ alternatives:

EiffelTowerSmall_phixr EiffelTowerSmall_phixr(2)

So, go ahead now, try it for yourself!

Phixr Online Photo Editor

Mixin’ time

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Yesterday we were bored. Terribly bored. Until someone had the idea to check out MySpace for their members’ current in-stuff. A few minutes later, we added some more images to the “Mix with preset images”-tool. Folks, now you can finally create those neat “glittering” graphics using Phixr. These seem to be extremely popular among the MySpace crowd.

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While we were at it, we also added a “mode”-selector to both of the “Mix” tools. The different modes (not every one looks good in all situations) allow a bunch of new effects. Here’s one using “Dodge” mode.

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And here’s another one. The same image mixed twice, each time using a different “Copy XXX channel” mode:

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Erm, now there’s one more thing. We accidently  dumped the “Position”-selector in the “Mix with other Photo” tool. This must have happened shortly before the relaunch. Well, long story short, it’s back. Sorrrry.

Finally, we have a 中文(简体) version of Phixr in the pipeline. The translation is in progress.