Whether you’re a pro-photographer or just wanting to tweak some photos of your cats, Pixlr Touch Up is a Chrome app well worth checking out, especially for Chromebook owners.
Made by software giant Autodesk, a company with pedigree and experience in making photographic applications, Pixlr Touch Up boasts an impressive set of editing tools.
These range from self-explanatory editing basics like ‘Crop’, ‘Rotate’ and ‘Resize’, to advanced options for tweaking colour, contrast and focus. Bowing to popular trends, a slew of Instagram-esque effects are also included.
For most, however, the biggest draw will be the “Touch Up” tool. Using a resizable brush, this feature lets you quickly remove unwanted flaws from images, such as spots, misplaced hairs, etc.
Those who regularly convert images to different formats will also find the live JPG export preview another highlight.
As Pixlr Touch Up is a Chrome App it runs outside of Chrome and in its own window. This helps the app feel more like a traditional desktop app. For example, it can open files directly from your local folders or, by connecting to Google Drive, those stored in the cloud.
But the best bit for Chromebook owners is that, like the built-in image editor in Chrome OS, this also works offline.
Whether you’re on a Chromebook or on a regular computer, and regardless of whether you need an offline editor or not, Pixlr Touch Up is best in class.