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Pixies (iOs) Review

 
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At a Glance...
 

Formats: iOs
 
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Final Score
7.0
7/ 10


User Rating
3 total ratings

 

We liked?


Fun and easy to use.

Not so much?


Not a whole lot of features available.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Pixies is a cute little app that is easy to use and fun to play around with. It’ll have you giggling as you add chicken hats to the boring pictures of Aunt Elsa’s birthday party, tattoos to your studious professors, and puppies everywhere. With tons of different illustrations to choose from and a super simple to use interface, even your kids will enjoy spicing up your photo albums. While it doesn’t claim to do a whole lot, it does what it does well enough, and it’s a lot of fun.

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Posted March 27, 2013 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

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It’s the age of social media, my friends, and absolutely nothing is private anymore. From dozens of nauseatingly boring scenery photos to quick snapshots of your loaded burrito to a triumphant pic of your toddlers first trip to the potty, everyone has turned the online world into a virtual photo album to bombard their friends with. And there are definitely advantages to that. No longer do people have to print out photos for all the aunts and uncles, carry over loaded brag books everywhere, or (God forbid!) email their friends and families massive photo files that take years to download. But let’s face it – all those photos can get a little boring after a while. If you want yours to stand out from the crowd (and have a little fun while you’re doing it), photo editing apps are a must.

Lest you be confused, I’m not talking about those programs where you can edit your photos to look like something out of Vogue. You know,  a little blending here, a little red eye reduction there, and VOILA! Instant supermodel! Nope, those are actually a lot of work (and expensive too!). Nope, we’re talking about having a little fun with your photos, on the cheap, and that’s where Pixies comes in. It’s a very simple program that lets anyone add graphics and text to their pics in a flash.

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Pixies is very easy to use. You can start by either snapping a quick photo, or giving the app access to your current albums. Once you’ve chosen a picture to work on, you’ll find a little arc of options in the bottom right corner of your screen. You can add text to your picture, with a variety of colors and fonts to choose from, and drag and drop to get it just where you want it. Then come the pixies. These aren’t filters or frames – they’re kind of like little cartoons, and you can add them to your photos however you like. Add a birthday cake for a photo to send some quick and unique birthday wishes. Add an alien hovering over your picture of lunch, and suddenly people will care. Add comic characters to your kids photos to be the coolest mom ever.

There are tons of pixies to choose from, from farm animals and funny faces to holidays and hats, and all of them are cute and colorful. Obviously, adding a little purple comic sans and a cartoon puppy to your pictures isn’t going to turn you into the next Ansel Adams, but it’s fun and that’s good enough for me. Pixies is a freemium app, so as you’d expect there are microtransactions involved. However, they don’t really take anything away from your use of the app, and you get a lot of content even without dropping any cash at all. Developers have to make money somehow, and they’ve added them in a way that won’t irritate the customers.

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Pixies is a cute little app that is easy to use and fun to play around with. It’ll have you giggling as you add chicken hats to the boring pictures of Aunt Elsa’s birthday party, tattoos to your studious professors, and puppies everywhere. With tons of different illustrations to choose from and a super simple to use interface, even your kids will enjoy spicing up your photo albums. While it doesn’t claim to do a whole lot, it does what it does well enough, and it’s a lot of fun.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)