Autodesk Debuts New Pixlr Memberships and Anticipated Desktop Product

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 28, 2014 — Autodesk debuted a major update to its Pixlr photo editing family, introducing three new membership offerings through a new user-requested desktop product for Windows and Mac. The paid Pixlr Pro membership unlocks the advanced features on the new Pixlr desktop offering for Windows and Mac, including the ability to access Pixlr offline for first time.

Pixlr Membership Offerings

Pixlr fans now have the option of selecting from three different Pixlr membership options:

  • Starter – Get started with basic photo editing tools and more than 600 effects — free*.
  • Essentials – Gain access to enhanced features such as advanced “Double Exposure” effects and additional effects, overlays, and borders simply by creating a free Pixlr account and signing in.
  • Pro – Pixlr Pro members unlock powerful photo editing tools such as “Influence Masks” effects, control over specific color channels, and more for just $14.99 per year or $1.99 per month. A paid Pixlr membership unlocks Pixlr for all desktop platforms, including Windows and Mac, and will unlock features in future versions of the Pixlr app for iOS and Android.


Pixlr—known for its Pixlr-o-matic, Pixlr Express, and Pixlr Editor mobile and online products —offers  photo editing features in a simple, easy-to-use interface for anyone looking to apply a quick fix to photos, or add a more personal touch with over 100 effects, 340 overlays, or 200 borders. Users can also erase imperfections with heal and red-eye tools, make photos pop by adding or removing color from select parts of photos with the “Color Splash” brush, add impact to photos by adding focus to specific elements of images with the “Focal Blur” tool, or transform photos into works of art with the “Stylize” feature that provides effects such as pencil sketch, watercolor, and many more.

“Over the past six years, Pixlr has grown a strong and passionate fan base, and we’re excited to share more ways to embrace its photo-editing features,” said Samir Hanna, general manager and vice president, consumer products at Autodesk. “These membership choices offer an even better experience to unlock your creativity and craft photo memories.”

Product Availability

Memberships can be purchased in the app, through the Mac App Store, and on the website. For more information, please visit

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*Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the software license agreement or terms of service that accompany such software or cloud-based services.