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Pixo Image Editor

Compressing and optimizing saved images

We all know how important it is to have a fast web these days. The usual bottleneck for slower websites and apps is the uncompressed images. Starting off today, Pixo offers great image compression to all exported images as a premium feature. With the help of TinyPNG, one of the best image compression services, you will have compressed images to the max without any visual quality loss.

Image compression is disabled by default. The reason is simple: compressing images takes time and results in slower image export. To enable it add the following configuration to your Pixo instances:

new Pixo.Bridge({
   apikey: 'yourapikey',
   output: {
      optimize: true,
   },
});

JPEG vs PNG

JPEG is proven as a very good image format resulting in high quality images with lowest possible kilobytes. But it has one major drawback – JPEG does not support transparency; PNG does – at the cost of too many kilobytes, or even megabytes.

Pixo has a great algorithm for detecting the best output format for the exported images in terms of higher quality and lower filesize. Unless you explicitly specify the desired image format of the output, this algorithm comes in action by default and chooses the best image format (JPEG or PNG) for the output image based on transparency, number of colors, gradients, and more.

Let us help you speed up the web!

With Pixo Premium you do not need to care more about image compression anymore!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This week it’s Thanksgiving and Black Friday! Therefore:

  1. we deployed a thematic stickers pack
  2. we give you a special -50% discount on all packages!

Stickers

They are available in all plans, so enjoy!

If you do not want them, you may consider filtering them by using our filterStickers and filterFrames APIs.

Black Friday -50% OFF

When purchasing new plan, use this promo code:

BF2019

on the checkout page and this will give you -50% discount on all packages*. It can be combined with this November’s annual packages discounts, giving you a great price!

Use the code between Nov 25–29.

Happy Thanksgiving! Be good!

* Discount is applied only on the first subscription payment. Discount is not applied on recurring payments (subscription renewals).

Optimizing our response time

A few months ago we improved Pixo’s response time with smart routing. This optimizes routes across the network to deliver responses to your users more quickly, reliably, and securely. As a result, we got average speed improvement with almost 20%. You can see that yourself on our status page.

Speaking of status, you can observe Pixo’s status 24/7 on

status.pixoeditor.com

This report is hosted on a 3rd party servers, so in case you are having troubles accessing Pixo’s service or website, you can check the report. We are proud with our 100% uptime 🙂

Remember November! Get discounts up to 66% on all subscriptions!

It’s almost the end of the year! We are giving a huge discounts on each annual subscription!

  • Small annual package: $120/year $100/year, that makes $8.33/month
  • Medium annual package: $360/year $240/year, that makes $20/month
  • Small annual package: $1620/year $550/year, that makes $45.83/month

Promotion applies only on annual subscriptions and ends November 30, 2019.

Discounts are applied only on the first subscription payment. Discounts are not applied on recurring payments (subscription renewals).

Happy Halloween!

As Halloween is upfront, we released a thematic stickers pack + bonus frame for your users. They are available in all plans, so enjoy!

If you are not a Halloween fan, you may consider filtering them by using our filterStickers and filterFrames APIs.

New text features

Almost month ago we asked you which are your most wanted new features. Most votes were for extending Text controls. Therefore, we did it! We added a lot of new options to the Text plugin of the editor:

  • Text background-color
  • Line height
  • Letter spacing
  • Text shadow
  • Text stroke
  • Superscript / subscript
  • Text-fill Pattern

Also, we improved control over selections. Now users can apply text styles to selection only. Watch the video and see all these in action:

What’s next?

We plan to extend the Text-fill Pattern functionality by creating API for custom patterns, as well as add UI for uploading custom patterns.

The most wanted features form is still active!

Vote for your most wanted features now, and we will implement them with higher priority!

Customizing styles: custom stylesheet

As you know, when integrating Pixo you can customize its look & feel by setting colors and backgrounds of the main components. We’ve been asked by a couple of customers to allow styling of even more & smaller components, like form elements, buttons, etc.

Instead, today we provide hook for attaching custom stylesheets.

This will allow you to completely overwrite Pixo’s default styles with your own, matching in full the look & feel of your product (fonts, colors, etc.).

How it works?

Just define your stylesheets in the styles option property:

var pixo_instance = new Pixo.Bridge({
  apikey: 'abc123xyz000',
  styles: {
     // CSS text
     css: '.pixo-canvaswrap { outline: 15px solid red }',
     // Stylesheet URL
     url: 'https://yourdomain.com/path/to/pixo-overrides.css',
  },
});

You can define both.

Backward-compatibility?

This change preserves the old way of setting custom styles.

Custom styling is a Premium feature

Check out our Pricing for further details.

Upcoming features

What are your most wanted features?

We are ready with the list of features we want to implement in Pixo in the near future. Now, you have the power to determine what’s your most wanted ones, so we can start with them! In this form we ask you to determine the importance of each feature we plan to implement. These determined as most wanted by you will be implemented sooner than the others.

And here is the list with the planned features, and their descriptions:

Image Zoom In/Out

The ability to zoom the edited image will allow users to precisely edit small parts for it, for example erase some tiny text or improve faces using the Drawing tools. Users will be able to double or triple zoom small images, or zoom large images to their actual size, and see specific region.

Additional Text features

Rich text editing features, such as:

  • Text background-color
  • Line height
  • Letter spacing
  • Text shadow
  • Text stroke
  • Superscript / subscript
  • Text-fill Pattern

Custom Stickers from File or URL

Together with our stock collection (or your custom stickers collection) users can choose to upload sticker from their file system or URL.

Collages

Users like creating collages – combining multiple photos in one. See Examples.

Additional Stock Filters

  • Vibrance
  • Denoise
  • Unsharp
  • Vignette
  • Exposure
  • Gamma
  • SoftContrast

+ ability to configure filter strength via <input type="range" />

Image Resizing

Resize image (enlarge, reduce) manually + pre-defined image sizes (Facebook/Twitter cover, etc.).

Image Perspective

Drag to change image perspective.

Replace Background

Users will be able to replace the original background of the edited photo with another one – either choose from stock backgrounds or upload custom image background. Or simply replace with solid color.

Batch Editing API

You provide a list with images to edit. User edits just the first one, then Pixo smartly replicates changes to the batch!

Custom Filters API

This API will allow you to implement additional image filters.

Custom Shapes API

This API will allow you to implement additional shapes.

What are your most wanted features?

Fill in the form, and the features with most votes will be implemented sooner!

Shapes just shipped to Pixo

Hey hey, it’s the middle of the Summer, and it’s getting hot at Pixo’s office! After the release of the subscriptions service, we moved back to features development and improvements. Today we released Shape, our new feature, with which users will be able to wrap their images inside specific shapes. Current list of shapes includes:

  • Rhombus
  • Circle
  • Ellipse
  • Diamond
  • Star
  • Hexagon
  • Octagon

Give them a test drive, or watch them in action:

This is a Premium feature. It will be available in the FREE plan for 1 month, starting off today.

Improved mobile menu

With the release of Shape, we updated our mobile menu to accommodate even more features:

It’s almost August…

…and the 1 month bonus for existing users ends. Did you purchase your subscription already? If not, here’s how to do it. After Trial/Bonus period ends, all projects without subscriptions will be converted to a FREE plan. FREE plan has some limitations, in terms of APIs and features:

Our paid service is now available

Hello,

As announced a month ago, Pixo becomes paid starting effectively today. Pricing plans can be found in the “Pricing” section in this website.

One change we had to introduce regarding pricing was the fact that yearly subscriptions will be charged once, in full, and not on monthly basis, as initially announced. The reason is the fact that we had to change our payments gateway partner in the last minute. The new partner (2checkout) does not support this model, unfortunately.

All existing users, registered prior today, will be considered as new users and will get 30-day free trial. During this trial, you can purchase a plan, and cancel it anytime. Plans can be purchased from the Control Panel –> Projects, per project, by clicking the Subscription button:

If you cannot determine which plan best suits your needs, don’t worry – you have 30 days trial period, during which you can observe your usage, again through Control Panel –> Projects, per project, by clicking the View button:

You may select a range by using the date picker, and see how many images your users saved:

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us ASAP.

We wish to thank you for using Pixo as your Image Editor. We will do our best to continue improving and extending it with new functionalities. In the next couple of days we will announce our next upcoming features, so stay tuned!