Pixlr-o-matic Photo & Video App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English

Seller: Autodesk

• iOS 7 compatibility
• bug fixes and enhancements

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
53 Ratings
All Versions:
3057 Ratings
Photo & VideoFreeIOS


Don’t miss one of the most talked about and popular photo apps, with over 2 million combinations to make your photos will look spectacular! It’s so easy that anybody can create stunning shots.
This fun and simple darkroom app makes it easy to add an effect, overlay and border to get that retro, grunge, clean or stylish look, all in just three simple steps. And with more options than any other photo app, you will never be out of new styles.

Pixlr-o-matic fans: We heard you and we’re sorry for the way we implemented ads in version 2.2. Our #1 goal is to make sure you have a great experience with Pixlr-o-matic. We've currently stopped serving the ads and we'll be issuing an update soon. Stay tuned for more from us!

• Effects help you adjust the mood – amplify the tone, cool it down, or add surreal shades.
• Overlays add drama, sparkle, neon, light leaks and grunge.
• Finish off your photo process with the right border – pick a style that fits you.
• Want it all in a single swipe? Try the randomizer and we’ll select an effect, overlay, and border for you.
• No camera required! Select a photo from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and start applying filters. If your device has a camera, you can also snap a new picture from within the app.
• Share your photo directly with your friends through Facebook or email, or save it back to your Photo Library.
• Activate PLUS to get access to the complete and growing catalog of additional effect, overlay and border packs.
Millions of users and critics agree!
“Pixlr-o-matic isn’t the only app that lets you do this, but it’s the best” –LA Weekly
“If you have any interest at all in iPhoneography or artful photography editing, all I can tell you is: download this app!” –AppAdvice.com

Customer Reviews

  • Overall, I dig it.

    by kris hays 

    I really enjoy this app, but I cannot for the life of me get the in-app purchases to download! It's one of two photo apps that I use all the time. Love it, but wish I had more!

  • Great App !!

    by  Goalie 22

    Love it

  • ❤️

    by Hghvtcycjcfx

    I just found this app and I love all the filters and effects

  • It works now!

    by MandyKruz 

    It used to crash every 5 seconds so i had to Reinstall it. If you got the upgrade you have to do it again but it won't charge you. It will ask you if you want to buy it, select yes and then it will ask you if you want to pay the $$$, select yes. After a few seconds it will say that it was already purchased. It won't charge you again! Try it! Its an awesome app!

  • Kylie Jenner Light Leak

    by Lalitteruas

    This is the app tha kylie uses for her purple light leak.

  • Fantastic

    by  Fanilya

    Puts all other layer based photo manipulation app to shame....

  • The Best

    by  cahnimeals

  • perfect.

    by 4Aces+DblEgle444

    I absolutely love this app. it is my all time favorite. totally worth spending the 99 cents for the rest of the effects.

  • like it!

    by Ghy ming

    this is what i'm looking for!!! :)

  • Multitasking?¿

    by The king of kings 6 

    Really needs fast app switching!!!! Other wise the one of the best

  • My effects

    by mirco_midget

    I purchased about 3 effects, and i switched phones now i dont have the effects i purchased its telling me to buy it again. I would like them back without purchasing them again.


    by Hutchweez 

    I give it five stars because this is an amazing app and I use it all the time. But since the update I have not been able to save any of my pictures. Please fix it. I don't want to do the screen shot method. I won't deduct a star because of course people make mistakes but please fix soon! IG: augiegohard

  • goooood

    by Happlez


  • Really nice app, but...

    by Sammysgranny

    After I bought the entire catalog, I now have to scroll through hundreds of choices! Is there a way of isolating just my favorites? This gets really tedious, and I should have made careful choices when initially selecting which to download, but didn't know then. This feature should really be addressed.

  • Love it

    by Crmr88

    I love this app, it's simple yet has a lot of different filters and effects to choose from.

  • Great Effects

    by EMSEETWO 

    If you're looking for effects and don't need heavy photo editing this is the app for you.

  • Please add scale for filters

    by Chella F

    I love the filters and countless was to be creative with photos. I will update my review to 5 stars when effects are scalable. They are great, but effects are far too strong on many images and I wish I could tone them down.

  • Awesome

    by Joecbrogdon

    I love it

  • Crashes

    by John Nahm888

    Keeps crashing on me......but has potential

  • Help!!

    by Tallgrrl43

    I already purchased the full version when I had my iPhone 4 but now that I have my iPhone 5 S it's saying I need to purchase it again!! So I go to purchase it and it says, this app has already been purchased, but not downloaded!! I try to download & it says I need to purchase! It's very frustrating!!! Please fix this!!!

  •  bugs!

    by  Gopurple1

    The effects trip out a lot! They disappear out of nowhere!!! The app is almost useless!!!

  • Keeps CRASHING on startup after update

    by Shahid Hussain

    Keeps crashing on startup after update! Please fix. Thanks!

  • Won't work

    by dancarl 

    Mine will not work. I tap on upload & it won't do anything. It's like I'm tapping on a picture, it just doesn't work! #fix it please!

  • Was great but...

    by Avid User/Infuriated Customer

    I had ALL the filters downloaded, and haven't used the app in a while. Well I went to use it today and suddenly all the filters are gone and I only have access to the default ones and have to pay for all the other ones. As someone who has used the app and used the editor even before it was an app I'm highly disappointed. Don't know how they can take something away from their loyal customers after we've already had it so long, it's a bunch of bs. They'll get 5 stars when I get my filters back without having to pay for all of them, as I had them ALL before and now they've taken them away and I suddenly have to pay to get them back. Was once my fave pic editing source.

  • I use to like it

    by Sassie79

    As soon as I purchase from this app, it spits me out and will not reopen. I loved it and used it all the time.

  • Pretty Nice App!!

    by  Mich112233

    It's been crashing a lot since the upgrade though, is that going to get fixed anytime soon?

  • Junk!!!

    by  RemyA95

    Keeps crashing. Never able to save my photos. Pure junk!

  • Ruined by iOS 6 update


    does not recognize that I paid to get all the extra filters, frames, effects. Did not save my favorite (starred) filters! :( please fix this!! I used to love this app! used it all the time...

  • Love it, Hate it

    by Sweetness122

    I love this app but it keeps crashing!! Now I can't even use it. Please fix!

  • Lost Filters

    by Tara Lynn

    I used to use this app faithfully but once after updating or changing phones (can't remember which) I lost most of the extra filters I had purchased. So now I don't use it as much as before. Why were the purchases erased?

  • Paid for App - All Functionality Gone

    by SaltyMaltese

    Need someone to Contact me pls, purchased and paid for app and does not show in cloud when using my new phone. Help

  • For the "not so savvy"

    by peace_love_granola

    I have ZERO talent in photography. But this app takes my lacking, to huge, talented heights! Thank you Pixlr! You rock!

  • This app is great!!!!!

    by Nickywoody

    I love this app, it has really good editing options. If you are a big editor like me, than I definitely suggest this app!!!!

  • Good App

    by Ms725

    Its a good app, but not that great.

  • Appreveiws

    by Kyky06

    Awesome its amazing soo cool with that touch of sparkle.

  • problems?

    by infinette

    I had this app for a while & I love it dearly, but after the update, all of my purchases are gone? I restored them through the app, but it says unavailable.. please help :c

  • Pretty Good

    by Ya m0mz

    I'm a huge photo editor and whenever I need to edit a picture this app seems to always be my go to

  • Good & Bad

    by Al Yamamoto

    the app is a great app but when i save the picture to my gallery the picture is blurry .-.

  • Best photography app

    by Joseph551

    Best app yet

  • .

    by Electric Beagle

    make an icon to match iOS 7

  • My app is gone ?

    by JoeyKong94

    Not sure what happened but i went to use the app today and its gone its not on my phone i search it its not there I look up the app in the app store it says open i tap it noting happens . No idea why or how it happened iv tired restarting my phone ect still no luck Not sure what to do to fix it When i got the app store it says 1 update i hit the update section and theres no app to update I love the app when it was working

  • Love it!

    by Alexmtippett

    I love Pixlromatic it lets me edit my photos better than I would be able to if I just used Instagram. It's really great!

  • App Art

    by Jackieboy 427

    IDK if its just me, but I see the new artwork (black) on the App Store but when I download or update, it still had the old art (grey). Please fix this!

  • I love this app

    by Adam Brookes

    This is a really good app for Instagram!

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    by Monse

    Best app ever .

  • share to

    by gelihornewer

    i really love this app and all of its filters. i just wish it had a "share to" option where i could upload the new picture straight to instagram or other social media apps.

  • Awesome

    by Alliecat709

    Love this app. So many filters, borders, light choices its amazing. You can hit a random button and it will mix it up for you. Very cool, use this app often one of my top apps. Although all filters, borders, etc are an extra charge.

  • Award Worthy

    by emmaluvs2daydream

    I don't understand how this app isn't more famous than it is, this is my absolute favorite app, I use it 24/7. Yes it can be a little slow at times but I heard that there a paid version that may be better.....? Otherwise this is my favorite app ever, total award worthy, perfect for tumblr or insta.


    by PeaceLovePhotoedits

    This is awesome! Love the sparkle effect. Its one of the apps i use a lot! And i have 20 photo editing apps!! Hah. Its a must have!

  • I love it

    by Rosy 234

    I love this app is so awesome

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