Pixo is an image editor that we’ve featured before — heck, we’ve even got a free customised copy to give to every TheDailyBuggle newsletter subscriber! Bendigo Design has recently released a simpler, more lightweight version of Pixo, which they’re calling Pixo SE and we’ll be taking a quick look at that today.
We’ve got 10 free copies of Pixo SE to give away to TheDailyBuggle readers so stick around and you might just win one!
Pixo SE was designed from the ground up to be faster and lighter than Pixo. It accomplishes this by removing a lot of the user interface clutter and by focusing mostly on adding effects to the image. In fact, the ‘SE’ stands for Special Effects. Pixo SE is also compatible with touchscreen devices and will work perfectly with tablet PCs. It’s edge is the ability to instantly “paint” effects on certain parts of any image and because of that, its capabilities are endless and is only limited by your imagination.
When the application is started for the first time, it will naturally prompt you to enter or buy a product key, or to continue the trial. If you were to win a free copy, you would select the second option – that is to enter a product key.
After clicking OK in the window as seen above, you’ll be asked to note your unique code and email it to Bendigo Design. An unlock code will be sent to you via email, which you will use to register the application.
Once that’s all done with, your copy of Pixo SE will be registered.
The welcome screen allows you to start bu loading an image file or selecting an image from the gallery.
Once an image is loaded, you’ll be presented with the main user interface. Pixo SE runs in full-screen mode and all of your options are presented in all sides of the application window. Starting from the top left and moving clockwise, you have the options of undoing the previous action, redoing the action, reverting to the original image, adjusting the brush size, accessing the help files, minimising the window, closing the application, displaying panel of effects, changing the view, accessing the menu, cropping, adding a frame, enhancing the image, selecting the fill tool and selecting the brush tool.
By selecting either the brush or fill tools, the effects palate will automatically appear. Pixo SE kept most of the effects from Pixo and added some new ones.
If the brush tool is selected, you’ll be prompted to “paint” the effect onto the image and it will appear instantly.
Conversely, if you’ve selected the fill tool, all you need to do to apply the image is to click on the image. Too easy.
Pixo SE will also allow you to easily add a colour frame of any size and colour. All it takes is just a couple of clicks and you’re done. If at any point, you’re unsatisfied with the border you’ve applied, simply click the undo button.
Once you’re happy with the way your image turned out, click on the menu and save your work either as an image file or you may save it to a gallery (if you’d like to work on it some more).
Pixo SE is a really easy-to-use application that allows you to “paint” or “brush” effects directly on images. It costs $14.99 (purchase a copy here).
We’ve got 10 copies of Pixo SE to give away this week! Here’s how you can be in the running to win one for yourself. There’s a new giveaway procedure in place but it’s really simple, just start at the top of the list and work your way down. Try to do as many things as you can and you’re golden.
This giveaway begins now and ends on Friday, September 30th at 2100hrs ACST. The winners will be selected at random and announced via email.
Spread the word to your friends and have fun!