A simple to use painting application that provides you with a wide variety of tools which you can use to create all kinds of digital art
The application allows users to create new files from scratch, but also import existing pictures, of diverse formats, that they can then edit and adjust however they please. Users can even import images from a scanner or a camera.
Pixia supports a wide range of input formats, including JPG, ICO, PBG, PICT, PXA, RGB, TGA, WMF or MPO, enabling users to work with any file they need.
This drawing tool offers users an impressive color palette, as well as several ready-made patterns that they can apply to their designs. Users can work with a wide range of shapes, geometrical figures and lines, having the ability to adjust and customize the brush size.
With Pixia, users can load photos from their computer and apply visual 'Effects' and 'Filters' to enhance their appearance. The provided 'Effects' include 'Artistic Dither', 'Stir', 'Mesh', 'Mosaic' or 'Sepia'. Additionally, users can add or remove 'Noise' from their pictures, as well as 'Blur', 'Reverse', 'Sharpen' or 'Shadow' them. Several 'Tones' can be applied, such as 'Blue', 'Gold', 'Cool' or 'Warm'.
Pixia offers numerous utilities users can work with, for instance the 'Color Adjustment' component that allows them to customize a color's 'Curve', 'Channel' and 'Points'; the 'Brightness and Contrast' feature along with the 'Color Balance' and 'Tone Balance' functions provide users the possibility of modifying their images however they want.
Pixia is an advanced application that has an extensive array of components and tools, the only negative aspect being the fact that it could improve its user-friendliness; it can be rather difficult to understand and handle at times.
Nonetheless, Pixia is a great piece of software, that can come in handy for all those interested in working at a professional level with a comprehensive drawing program, willing to put in the extra effort to obtain great looking results.
Reviewed by Marina Dan, last updated on December 4th, 2014
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What's New in version 4.70d
- This version features a renewed engine (same as Phierha ver. 1.10a) and fixed the problems found in the 4.3y
Application descriptionPixia is a comprehensive drawing tool that you can use to create, edit and export graphic designs in an easy manner.Pi...