Photopixar is a very simple-to-use application for creating and publishing photo albums with preset backgrounds and effects, along with user-defined captions and music.
The setup operation does not take a long time to finish. However, users should be careful when going through these steps, as Photopixar offers to make some changes to web browsers.
It automatically creates links to unrelated software on the desktop. A user name and email address are necessary to complete installation (confirmation is unsolicited).
The interface looks a bit unusual but it is pretty comfortable to work with, as the whole album creation process is broken down into three steps: importing photos, adding templates, and publishing the album.
Adding images can be done by using either the file browser, folder view or drag-and-drop feature. The supported formats are JPG, BMP and PNG.
Photos are loaded in the main frame, where it is possible to explore each part of the album, change the image order, remove an item from the list, or clear everything.
Templates are basically animated backgrounds applied to each photo of the album. There are 24 such designs built into Photopixar, and they depict various themes like nature and margins. The album can be further enhanced by attaching a song with the MP3 or WAV format (only one track), along with text captions and various image effects (leaves, bubbles, dragonflies, fireworks).
Once finished, the album can be saved by specifying a title, description and email address. Uploading it to Photopixar's servers can take pretty long time. Details about the login credentials are sent to the given email address.
The app does not put a strain on computer performance, as it runs on a very low quantity of CPU and RAM. It is very responsive to commands and did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs in our tests. Thanks to its presets, Photopixar is mainly catered to novices.
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