The brand-new
Pixlr for desktop is here

Pixlr has been a favorite online photo editor and mobile app for years. Now, you can get the same Pixlr experience with even more fun and powerful tools on your Mac or Windows computer.
Getting started is easy – download Pixlr and start transforming your photos into works of art.

Selection Made Easy

A Pro membership gives you greater control over specific photo enhancements. Easily select exactly which elements get the applied effects.

Adding beautiful style to your photos is easier than ever

Introducing Influence Masks - completely new for the desktop edition of Pixlr.

Sometimes, a little more control goes a long way. Influence Masks give you precise control over how effects are applied to specific areas of your photo, allowing you to be creative and original in completely new ways. Use Influence Masks to create stunning photos that look professionally-edited – no boring training course or phone-book sized manual required.

Autodesk Pixlr Influence Masks

More control for the look you want

Pixlr tools provide more control over your photo editing process. Add focus to your photos and emphasize exactly what you want

Turn your photos into works of art

Add effects like crosshatch, halftone, and dapple with a single click. Your options are limitless with hundreds of effects, overlays, stickers, and borders to choose from - experiment with different effect combinations and amaze yourself with the stunning art you create.

Autodesk Pixlr Effects Panel Interface

Blending Modes

Use familiar blending modes with double exposures, overlays, and effects for amazing results - free. Pixlr Pro members can use advanced blending modes with Influence Masks for greater creative control.

Text masking holdon

Make your photos say more with Text Masking. Pixlr Pro members can use Influence Masks to add highly stylized text to their creations.

Autodesk Pixlr Text Masking Interface

Apply Effects with Gradients

Apply linear or radial gradient masks to blend effects or images, or create artificial light sources.

Pixlr Pro Membership

Automatic updates. Full masking controls. Unlimited photo creativity to make your moments beautiful. Get a Pro membership today.


Free Download
Download Pixlr desktop for free and start creating!

To download the Pixlr desktop application please use a desktop computer.


Sign up for a free account and login within the app to unlock some great features.
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A Pixlr membership gives you access to the FULL Pixlr software on desktop.

Choose the way you use Pixlr. Learn more about Pixlr Memberships