App Review: Pixlr-o-matic for Android

October 15, 2011
by Lim Pei Hao

15 October 2011 - Spending most of your weekends snapping with a camera phone? Thinking of spicing up your common looking photos? Have no worries as Pixlr-o-matic is able to satisfy your creative needs. 


Picking a good photography filter or effect app can be a daunting task, especially when there are bountiful of photography apps that can be found in the Android Market.  


Color Filters
We found out that Pixlr-o-matic is one of the well-polished photography apps that do the job in a quick and easy way. Basically, the app has three types of photo tweaks for you to choose, including color filters, lighting effects and borders. It offers 20 over color filters to experiment with and it also covers filters to produce the famous retro and vignette effect. 


Lighting Effects
Plus, there are various light effects to spice up your regular looking photos such as adding artificial bokeh or raining effect on the photo. Before saving your final artwork, you can select an assortment of creative borders to enhance your photo. 


Creative Borders
Once you are happy with the enhancement that you have made, the final output can be then saved to a SD card or share it with your friends via email or your favorite social sites. 


A sample photo enhanced by Pixlr-o-matic
The biggest advantage of the app is that you are free to experiment with all the effects without damaging the original copy of the photo. You can either choose to tweak the photo taken from the camera or choose a previously taken photo. Plus, you can preview the photo with the effects instantly, saving only the final copy of the photo with the desired effect.  


The best part of the deal for this great app is you have to pay nothing for it!  


Pixlr-o-matic works on Android 2.1 (Éclair) and above. 


Hit here to download Pixlr-o-matic from the Android Market and start spice up your photo collection.



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