Thursday, August 9, 2012


Recently, I wanted to have a retro-effect like Instagram that can be use online.  After searching I found a really cool alternative to Instagram and it's called Pixlr-O-Matic. Pixlr-O-Matic is free online picture editor that can add retro effects and more.

Pixlr-o-matic online editor
This online editor is very easy to use.  You choose to select image from your computer, webcam or one of the site's own picture.  After you chose a picture you will go to their 'dark room' area wherein you will see your picture in a processing tray and as you move the mouse pointer in the tray it will make a ripple effect.  
Pixlr-o-matic "dark room"
You can add retro effects, overlay and border.  If you're lazy you can click the shuffle button to automatically use the effects to your liking.  Once finished, you click the save button and choose to save to your computer or share it.  If you have smartphones like android phones or iOS devices, you can use the app for free.  If you have Facebook account, you can use the app itself inside your Facebook account, once installed it'll create a new folder named pixlr-o-matic and all the finished picture will be save here.  So if you want to add an effect to your picure, I recommend Pixlr-O-Matic.  You can go by clicking here.  If you want to use the app online make sure your browser have a flash installed.
Pixlr-O-Matic final stage
If you want a more advance online picture editor or a picnik-like online editor you may go their main website here.


  1. THANKS for sharing! Am always looking for photo applications :)