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Pixlr-o-Matic Adds Vintage and Retro Effects To Your Photos

If you love the look of filters and edgy effects on your photos but don’t want to mess around with Photoshop, check out It’s a free online application that allows you to upload any photo and apply a number of different image filters, effects and borders.

Once you’re done with editing, save your file and download it to your computer. It’s a quick and really easy way to add some spice to any image and works great for editing your images before bringing them into ProShow to create a video slideshow. You can also tweak a photo’s look in ProShow itself by using the built-in editing tools (click here to see a video showing you how!).

A few of our favorite Pixlr-o-matic filters are:

  • Sophia
  • Lumina
  • Aladin
  • Salomon

Click here to try it free >


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As the head of the Creative team at Photodex, Leslie is involved in the design & production of ProShow demos, slideshows & special effects. She is a self-professed Crazy Cat Lady who is into horror movies, music, good food, and riding her bike around Austin.