Pixeluvo is a beautifully designed image and photo editor for PC and Linux. It contains a wide range of advanced features including non-destructive editing via adjustment layers, full support for raw image formats, powerful color correction tools, realistic pressure-sensitive drawing tools and many image enhancement filters.
User reviews: Positive (9 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 14, 2014
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November 19

New Video Tutorials

There are now some new video tutorials to help with learning Pixeluvo.
View them on the website here: http://www.pixeluvo.com/docs/tutorials, or from within Pixeluvo itself by choosing Help->Tutorials.

Currently there are tutorials on getting started, some special techniques for working with portrait photos, and an introduction to layers and masks. If you have any suggestions for future tutorials please let us know.

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August 20

Fix for KDE

For those of you that were having trouble launching Pixeluvo on KDE (getting an error about 'incompatible libraries'), there's now an update that should fix this issue.

Thanks.

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About This Software

Pixeluvo is a beautifully designed image and photo editor for PC and Linux. From simple photo cropping and resizing to complex image manipulation with multiple adjustment layers and masks, Pixeluvo can handle just about all your day-to-day image editing requirements. With its high quality toolset and attention to detail this is software that is simply a pleasure to use.

Pixeluvo contains a wide range of advanced features including non-destructive editing via adjustment layers, full support for raw image formats, powerful color correction tools, realistic pressure-sensitive drawing tools and many image enhancement filters.

  • Full RAW processing pipeline
  • Unlimited layers and masks
  • Adjustment layers
  • Huge selection of powerful filters and effects
  • Powerful tools for photo touch-up and editing
  • Realistic painting tools with pressure support
  • Easy to use modern UI

Photo Editing



With Pixeluvo it is simple to crop, resize or rotate images. But of course it doesn’t end there. With just a few clicks you can:

  • Fix perspective distortion
  • Add a vignette to your photos
  • Quickly paint out blemishes with the Spot-Heal tool
  • Transform the feel of an image with the Quick Color filter
  • Add text or captions to your images

Color Correction



Pixeluvo contains a full range of color transform filters, allowing you to quickly transform the look of an image.

  • Choose from a range of high quality presets in the Quick Color filter
  • Have complete control with the Curves and Levels filters
  • Adjust the color temperature
  • Adjust the color balance separately for shadows, midtones and highlights
  • Many other professional color filters

All the color correction filters can also be used in a non-destructive manner as adjustment layers, so you can come back and alter the settings at any time.

RawTools



Pixeluvo contains a full high precision raw image processing pipeline.

  • Import raw files from all camera manufacturers
  • Have precise control over exposure, color, and tone values
  • Raw files are placed in their own layer type (indicated by a letter ‘R’ in the layer preview), and all settings remain fully editable.
  • Add other layers to your project, use adjustment layers and masks, and all the while keep coming back to fine tune the settings for raw conversion.

When you are totally happy with the settings you can convert the layer to an ordinary bitmap layer in order to paint directly onto it, or apply destructive filters to it.

Powerful Tools



Pixeluvo includes many powerful tools for editing your images. The Paintbrush tool comes with many high quality brush presets for simulating real media, and supports pressure sensitive graphics tablets for even better realism and control. With the various selection tools you can quickly isolate regions for further editing. Other tools include:

  • Spot-Heal tool
  • Clone tool
  • Filter brush
  • Text tool
  • Warp tool

Layers and Masks



Using layers and masks can be an incredibly powerful way to build up complex images non-destructively.

  • Create unlimited layers and blend them together using one of the many blending modes
  • Use adjustment layers to keep color adjustments editable
  • Text layers also remain editable, so the text, fonts and styling can be altered at any point
  • Add a layer mask to any layer to control which areas should be visible
  • Create masks from selections and vice versa

Filters and Effects



Pixeluvo contains a wide selection of powerful filters and effects, from all kinds of blurs and distortion filters, to advanced image enhancement and unique painterly effects.

  • Remove noise and jpeg compression artifacts
  • Boost detail
  • Add a tilt-shift (miniturise) effect
  • Turn a photo into a beautiful drawing with the charcoal and chalk filter
  • Add a realistic lens flare with the flexible lens flare filter
  • And many more.

Modern User-Interface



Pixeluvo’s interface has been carefully designed to be intuitive, beautiful, and to stay out of your way wherever possible. We think that you should be spending your time making your images look amazing, not wrestling with the user-interface. We have tried hard to make Pixeluvo as easy to use as possible, whilst at the same time making sure it is pleasing to look at.

  • Simple and intuitive controls
  • Panels can be hidden when they are not needed to allow the maximum room for your images
  • Make the most of every pixel with full-screen mode
  • Quickly view and switch between all open projects with ‘exposé’ view

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, AMD Opteron with SSE2 support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Dual or Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, AMD Opteron with SSE2 support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Dual or Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Photo Editor with less fluff than PS or gIMP. If you're creating content for games or websites then you'll want to stick with PS or gIMP. If you're a photographer looking for something with a small footprint that has all the image editing abilities of heavier weight programs with few of the features you likely won't even use, in a pay-for-it-once package, then this is a good solution. Full RAW file support for those of us who like to shoot that way.

It could use batch operations to process multiple images, but the developer seems responsive and open to feature requests.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
I'm an amateur photographer who primarily uses Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop for post. Occasionally I'll use a standalone product for a specific effect, but I'd say 99% of my work is done in Lightroom/Photoshop. I've been frustrated with many company's switch to subscription based products (like Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office 365), and have been looking for alternatives.

Recently I have started using Darktable and Pixeluvo as Lightroom/Photoshop replacements and have found them to be very efficient and effective. I can do post on hundreds of images quickly with excellent results and rarely find myself missing features of their more expensive competition.

As for Pixeluvo, I really like the interface. It is modern, fast and clean. The dialog boxes for effects and such work extremely well and show very fast previews of what they will render. It can also handle RAW files, which is a huge plus. Basic photography workflow is typically opening, cropping/rotating, brightness/contrast, color saturation/temperature, resizing and sharpening for output. While a digital asset management program like Lightroom or Darktable is engineered specifically for working with large numbers of digital photographs and are very efficient at doing so, image editing programs like Photoshop and Pixeluvo are essential for individual image manipulation, especially where more technical work needs to be done such as with layers and compositioning.

I've only had one minor issue wth Pixeluvo on linux. I'm currently running Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64bit and for some reason when opening images within Pixeluvo, the highlighted file selected in the open dialog dissappears while selected. You can still open it, and if you mouse or keyboard to another file, it shows the previously selected file, but it is odd. I contacted the developer and they promptly investigated and replied saying they could reproduce the bug and are now looking into it. They said it was something specific to the Steam version as the standalone version did not show the same error. They even gave me a new license key for the standalone version, and they were correct, the file open bug is absent.

When traveling and editing photos, I like to take my Acer C720 Chromebook, which has a Haswell CPU and 4GB of memory. The SSD has been upgraded to 128GB drive, and the ChromeOS replaced with Linux Mint. For doing basic tasks, this very cheap computer with the SSD and running linux seems just as fast as my i5 an i7 systems. Obviously it has its limitations, but for quick and dirty content creation is certainly can do the job. Pixeluvo running on this system takes around 51MB of RAM and launches in around 2 seconds and uses 43.9MB of drive space. Darktable also launches in about 2 seconds and uses 110MB of RAM and uses less than 1MB of drive space. I do have Lightroom 5.2 and Photoshop CS6 installed on this system also with WINE and in comparison Photoshop launches in 8 seconds, uses 216MB of RAM and takes up 470MB of drive space, with Lightroom launching in 7 seconds, using 103MB of RAM and takes 920MB of drive space. The well programmed Pixeluvo and Darktable are small, fast and efficient at their tasks with their expensive competition the opposite.

I highly recommend this software.
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28 of 40 people (70%) found this review helpful
54.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Lots of features simple to use dont think ive scratched the surface of what it can do. I have not used many photo editing programs so can't compare to anything except maybe MS paint and it beats it by alot 10/10 maybe not as advanced as some people may want but for a novice like me its excellent and not ridiculously priced like photoshop. Its got everything most people would want or need works great buy it... The devolper is the mad headenest
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Great little photo editor package. Instant load of a SSD (under 1 second). No bloatware unlike some free or cheap elemental photo packages. Has all the basic tools you need for normal users to edit or manipulate photo's or digital art. Great price (even at full price on steam).

The stuff in the demo video seems all built in already and working.

DLUK 10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Absolutely fantastic image editor, and not just for the price. I'll use this in lieu of Photoshop any day. Give it a try - A demo is available on their website.
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4 of 66 people (6%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I have to not recemmend because it has no Tutorial's for beginner's the Interface is nice and clean almost like Photoshop but Honostly this is a waste of $30
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