Unlike many traditional picture editors, Pixia
is a graphics editor designed especially for people with creative talent in comics. Similar to Adobe Photoshop Pixia
supports editing functions like masks, layering and retouching, but unlike Photoshop the interface is quite user friendly.
The interface is represented by a sizable window with a seemingly aged appearance, which loads four additional panels at the first startup. These are dedicated to applying photo filters, customizing colors, controlling the viewing mode, and tinkering with supplementary settings.
offers support for a wide range of popular image file types, such as .bmp, .ico, .jpeg, .png, .psd, .tga, .tif and .wmf. Apart from important local files, it is possible to obtain pictures from a scanner.
When it comes to photo filters, it is possible to choose artistic dither, button tile, circle button, half tone, stir, mesh, monotone, mosaic, random dithering, sepia, sphere mosaic, noise adding or removal, edge, blur, color inversion, relief, sharpness, shadow, color toning (sepia, blue, gold, cool, warm), transparency, and so on.
Few important features worth noting are that effects are applied to the picture with the last taken effect (not the original one), you can apply as many consecutive effects as you want, and it's possible to undo them one by one.
lets you set an action for mouse right-click (dropper or undo pen), disable masks, enable antialiasing mode, view a history with selections, zoom in and out of the image, navigate the color spectrum, as well as configure and apply gradient colors.
Multiple layers are supported, and you can add as many layers as you want, delete, merge, resize or duplicate them, as well as add alpha or dropshadow. 3D mapping and text are featured here too.
is a solid alternative to Photoshop if you are searching to quickly jump into character sketches and basic 2D art. It is perfectly capable for all except the most graphic intensive renderings.
Download and install Pixia
safely and without concerns.