InPixio Review

By Eva Williams 23 days ago, Software Reviews

InPixio 10
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS
Price: FREE or $19.99
Free InPixio Mobile 2021: iOS
Free InPixio Photo Transfer: iOS / Android

VERDICT: InPixio is a small “family” of image editing programs. It consists of a full-fledged program, inPixio Photo Studio 10 Pro (it is used to solve various basic tasks) and several other options, such as Photo Focus, Photo Maximizer and Eclipse HDR.

They are all used to remove unwanted objects from the photos, perform cropping, work with formats, fix focus and so on.

  • Advanced auto-erase
  • Professional clone stamp
  • Ability to cut out the background in a few clicks
  • Convenient perspective correction
  • Deep semi-automatic color correction
  • InPixio Photo Suite trial version is only available with watermarks
  • Lack of batch image editing
  • inpixio interface
  • inpixio interface

    InPixio Photo Editor has a basic interface for the photo editing which is enough for the standard color correction, but not for the advanced image manipulations. The rest of the programs are more limited in the number of possible functions, but the tasks they specialize in are done perfectly.

    inpixio eclipse hdr pro

    The only thing I liked so much is that all the features in the trial version are available and the program has absolutely no advertising and constant reminders that you should definitely purchase the full version. That’s why I can’t put InPixio on the list of best free photo editor.

    InPixio Modules

    InPixio Photo Editor Review

    inpixio photo editor logo

    This InPixio Editor is a free photo editor and the main program from the InPixio group. While loading, you won’t get right into the program, but in the selection menu, where you will see all the programs available for the use, as well as those that are not purchased yet.

    Getting Started and Uploading JPEG

    inpixio photo editor started interface

    The running of the program is accompanied by a picture similar to how it is done in all Adobe programs. Immediately after the starting, you are offered to choose one of the test photos for editing.

    To be honest, this is the first time I see something like this in such programs. It's generally very convenient if you just want to test how the program works but don’t have your own pictures.

    In addition to uploading JPEG, PNG, BMP and some similar formats, the developers added RAW files support in the updated version of inPixio Pro. That is good news for many users. Most photographers like working with RAW images because it gives them more control over the final result.

    inpixio photo editor upload jpeg

    I didn’t want to form the judgment by InPixio Photo Editor reviews only. That’s why for the retouching I decided to pick up the most standard portrait on a neutral background, so it's much easier to judge the usefulness of effects and other tools that this program offers.

    EXIF Data and Useful Histogram

    When downloading RAW files, you can view and edit all the information, including date and location. As it is mentioned in most inPixio reviews, you can add tags and ratings or even copyright information to a photo. The second option is usually popular with freelancers uploading their photos to various online platforms, such as Flickr.

    Another useful tool is a histogram. It automatically measures the exposure levels in your photo so you can figure out how to adjust the light and dark areas of the image.

    Updated Filmstrip Panel

    inpixio filmstrip panel

    A Filmstrip panel that displays all the images has finally been improved. In version 10, it is completely interactive now. It means that you can easily filter images by date of shooting, camera, file type and a number of other criteria.

    You can also apply changes directly from the Filmstrip. For example, you can automatically correct an image with a simple right-click without opening it in the workspace. It is possible to delete changes in the same way.

    Oversaturated and Dim Presets

    inpixio photo editor oversaturated and dim presets

    The first thing that I could not but try was the presets. There are more than 100 presets available and they are divided into 10 categories. But to be honest, there are only 2-3 decent presets in all the collection, while others have a very strange effect.

    They made the photo either oversaturated or vice versa too dim, so the quality of the presets is very low. By the way, you can’t control the way the presets work.

    inpixio photo editor use texture presets

    I couldn’t decide what preset to use, so I chose a simple “Texture” variant. After I applied it, there were slightly visible changes, a little color correction. The background tone became more pleasant and the skin color more natural.

    Any manipulations with presets are rather inconvenient since there are only 4 presets you will see on the screen. So, you will need to spend approximately 20 minutes to choose them. And in the end you’ll get sick and tired of this.

    Inconvenient Curve Feed

    inpixio photo editor inconvenient curve feed

    Next, you should examine the Adjustment tab of InPixio Photo Editor, which opens an access to the standard changes in exposure, saturation, and sharpness of the pictures. Still, it is not clear why there is a separate tab for Tone Curves.

    In general, making all the changes is very inconvenient as you will see them displayed in a large window. Though, it is better to observe them in a small window in the upper right corner.

    Correct Gradient from Lightroom

    inpixio photo editor correct gradient

    The next function available in the program is that you can make the gradient. The way you control the process is completely copied from Lightroom and that's why it is very convenient and easy to understand. But the work of the gradient itself is so good.

    In the photo, even with the slightest application of a gradient with the blurred edges, you will see a clear transition and a sharp line of this transition that cannot be corrected with the tools of InPixio Photo Editor.

    Auto Erase Function

    inpixio auto erase

    Another important function is an erase one. It allows you to remove any object or person from your photo without losing optimized quality.

    The erase slider automatically detects color contrasts, helping you during the work. In order to erase an unnecessary object, you just need to select it in the photo.

    Semi-Automatic Selective Retouch

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    The “Selective Retouching” tab helps you customize individual sections of the photo using special gradients or brushes. You can change some settings using the following sliders: hue, white, black, blur, sharpness and noise reduction.

    In practice, this tab is not as useful as the developers claim since most of these tools are already scattered throughout the picture editor.

    Auto Background Removal

    With the inPixio Photo Editor Premium, you can cut out any details and separate objects in your photos. Select the outline of the subject using the slider or background that you want to erase. Then the Photo Studio algorithm will be activated automatically.

    Besides, you can use the “Save” slider for important functions to make sure that your cutout is perfect. It is possible to remove hair, water drops and small details from the background to the nearest pixel.

    After that, you can put the cut objects on accessible backgrounds to make photo montages or collages instantly. You only need to select a background pattern from the new original images or upload your own ones for unique photomontages.

    Incorrect Sharpness and Noise Reduction Settings

    The next tab for image editing is called “Correction” and allows you to make slight improvements. But the truth is that sharpness is completely useless, even having set the value to the maximum rate you won’t see absolutely any changes.

    Confusing Effects

    inpixio photo editor confusing effects

    The next set of tools is called Effects and I do not quite understand why Color balance and Vignetting, for example, could not be included in the “Adjustment” where they would be more useful.

    inpixio photo editor using effects

    I liked the creative blur effect, which allows you to select the part of the photo that you want to keep clear and blur everything else. Actually, this was the way I achieved a smooth gradient transition line.

    The most terrible thing about this tool is that you cannot work properly with a brush. With each click, you will see this annoying inscription “Processing”, which will make the work of the whole program will very slow.

    I do not see anything complicated in the functioning of such a small tool. Besides, I don’t understand why it’s necessary to perform the “loading” after each click.

    inpixio photo editor result from the effect used

    The Film Grain effect increases the graininess of the photo. I have come across the InPixio Photo Editor review and understood that this effect may be useful for some photographers.

    The vignette tool works the same way as in other editors. But the function of both dark and light vignettes isn’t a standard one.

    Classic Set of Frames

    inpixio photo editor classic set of frames

    You can add a frame to your photo, but I never use frames in such programs and do not see the reason to do it. In most cases, a frame spoils the picture, instead of making it more interesting. This, by the way, reminded me of Fotor.

    Oversaturated and Stupid Textures

    inpixio photo editor oversaturated and stupid textures

    In the Textures toolbox, there are a few interesting effects that can slightly improve your photo by adding a few extra colors to it. There are also some oversaturated stupid effects and I’m not sure if anybody uses them. Fortunately, there is InPixio trial you can use to check the tools.

    Auto Color Correction in 1 Click

    inpixio automatic color correction

    Further in this inPixio Photo Editor review, we will talk about the color enhancement function. Using automatic intelligent technology, the program will improve the quality and color of your photos in seconds.

    Analyzing the photo, the tool improves colors, focusing on the main object. It works really top-notch.

    Working Semi-Automatic Vista Correction

    A smart new feature is a Perspective tool that will be useful for correcting buildings and architecture shots. The tool will help you eliminate distortion and fix any tilted or distorted object in photos.

    Three automatic settings are offered for correction. They include horizontal, vertical and full correction. When auto-correction does its job, you can use simple sliders for tuning. Finally, if you want to have full control over the process, there is also a manual mode. It allows you to apply guides to your photo to make an accurate correction.

    Video Tutorials and HELP Tools

    A detailed and regularly updated database is now available in one click from the interface. This resource anticipates potential user questions and provides full answers to offer improved help. This is another useful feature of this photo editor that is worth noting in this inPixio review.

    Besides, tutorials have been added to the new user support section to make its help as informative and effective as possible. They provide an easier and more effective way to get started.

    Export with Watermarks

    inpixio photo editor export with watermarks

    The most interesting thing happened when I was trying to save the edited photo. I saw such an ad saying that the photo I want to save will contain watermarks until I buy the full version of the program. There wasn’t any chance to choose the format or anything else. After saving and rather long waiting I finally got such a photo:

    inpixio photo editor watermarks

    I'm very disappointed in InPixio. What is the reason to offer InPixio trial version if you can’t it normally use? Hardly anyone will want to have a photo with watermarks. Everything in the program is completely free and available but what’s the use if you can’t save any photo and look at the changes you made.

    The most interesting is that even Adobe products have fully working trial versions of all programs and not for 5 days as InPixio, but for 14. That’s why I can say that InPixio developers just try to get more money and don’t bother about helping users with image editing.

    Eclipse HDR Pro

    inpixio eclipse logo

    In 2020, inPixio added a couple of separate programs, such as Eclipse HDR and Eclipse HDR Pro. They allow you to create beautiful photos with perfect lighting and tones.

    The main purpose of Eclipse HDR Pro is to increase the dynamic range of the photo by adding backlight and choosing the right tones to create a perfectly exposed and more realistic looking image.

    Advanced HDR Effect

    inpixio eclipse hdr effects

    One of the advantages of this software stated in many inPixio reviews is the ability to add HDR effects to a photo. It means that even if you don’t have the equipment, such as an HDR camera for multiple exposures, you can still create amazing HDR-style photos with bright lighting and color.

    Advanced HDR Effect

    inpixio eclipse hdr presets

    Another thing that makes Eclipse HDR easy-to-use is presets. You can test various effects in your photo with one click. Presets can give you a professional-looking result in several seconds. This feature allows the program to stay on par with various inPixio competitors.

    Advanced Tone Mapping Engine

    inpixio eclipse hdr tome mapping

    A professional version of Eclipse HDR offers you an advanced Tone Mapping Engine. This tool produces perfectly exposed, natural-looking HDR images without the usual halos and color change problems. You can also accurately edit RAW images using a wide selection of adjustment curves. Moreover, it is possible to remove noise from your HDR photos.

    Individual Lighting

    inpixio eclipse hdr light sources

    A professional version of the program contains another unique feature that should be mentioned in this review inPixio. It is the HDR Relight module. It allows you to choose which lighting areas you want to show in the photo. The software automatically detects light sources in your image and allows you to turn them on and off one by one. You can also modify your light sources to change day and night or completely change the color of the light.

    InPixio Photo Focus Review

    inpixio photo focus logo

    Photo Focus is designed to control the brightness of the photo and its contrast, as well as to regulate the background blurring and to create the focus.

    Getting Started and Minimal Differences

    inpixio photo focus getting started

    At the first opening, I immediately realized that the program isn’t inherently different from InPixio Photo Editor, only the functions are significantly reduced and concentrated mainly on the focus adjustment.

    inpixio photo focus minimal differences

    In the upper part of the screen, you may see quick actions with a focus that you can do. There are only four of them – Architecture, Landscape, Macro, and Portrait.

    Incomplete Semi-Automatic Mode

    inpixio photo focus incomplete semi-automatic mode

    Here is the result of the Portrait action applying. I will not say that this is the best blurring possible. Lots of unnecessary things were blurred, especially the fingers. The artificial blurring is very noticeable. I would not use it for my photos, and especially because it cannot be changed.

    inpixio photo focus semi-automatic mode after

    The Sharpen button makes unnecessary graininess throughout the photo, which significantly degrades the quality of the entire picture.

    All in all, the program is useless; it has the same functions as the InPixio Photo Editor but in a reduced variant, it also lags with Creative Blur and also does not save a photo without watermarks. The general conclusion about the program is that it’s totally useless.

    InPixio Photo Maximizer Review

    inpixio photo maximizer logo

    Having started the program, I laughed out loudly as the guys from InPixio made 6 absolutely identical programs. Each program has one additional function that distinguishes it from the others. So, if you want to get everything at once, think about InPixio Photo Editor free download.

    Intensive Scaling by 1000%

    inpixio photo maximizer intensive scaling by 1000%

    The only difference between Maximizer and other InPixio programs is the possibility to maximize the photo by 1000%. But even this function is completely useless, as you can do only cropping, color correction and noise reduction, using this module.

    Such an intense zooming you will need only if you are working with really gigantic images, which are, by the way, can hardly be opened in this InPixio app. I opened the photo in the resolution of 6000x4000 but I sincerely do not understand what can be done with this zooming.

    I don’t see the point of purchasing the program, as the same image manipulations can be done in Photoshop. Besides, the latest wins InPixio vs Photoshop battle when it comes to the number of useful tools and functions. The funniest (or the saddest) thing is that this program costs $49.99, and actually, it doesn’t do anything important.

    InPixio Mobile Review

    InPixio Mobile 2021
    Platforms: iOS
    Price: FREE
    inpixio photo editor mobile logo

    Mac App Store

    inpixio photo editor mobile interface

    I was extremely disappointed with the computer version of the program, I decided to try my luck with the mobile InPixio app. I downloaded it in the AppStore and started to study. The first picture I saw set the records straight. Everything is done very tasteless and uninteresting, I didn’t even want to continue as I knew that there would be nothing good.

    Trying to take pictures, I realized that the application does not know how to somehow “help” a phone while shooting, so I proceed to image retouching. The menu is very narrow and allows you either to save a photo or to start the image retouching. I really don’t understand what is the use of this menu.

    The choice of tools is quite wide, like in the other similar apps. The changes are made with the help of the slider, but the problem is that they are applied too abruptly and there is no scale to see the degree of the used effect. At first glance, there are a lot of tools, but if you look closer at the most interesting ones, such as Effects, you will notice that InPixio developers wanted to earn more money even in such a way.

    There are only 2 free effects, and the rest will cost $2. In fact, InPixio Photo Editor mobile is useless because it does the same actions as Instagram, and offers the same filters, but it requires additional payment for this.

    InPixio Photo Transfer Review

    InPixio Mobile 2021
    Platforms: iOS, Android
    Price: FREE
    inpixio photo editor mobile logo

    Mac App Store

    download for windows

    inpixio photo transfer interface

    InPixio Photo Transfer lets you quickly upload and back up photos and videos from your iPhone to a computer via Wi-Fi. Your images are transferred locally so they never go online. It doesn’t matter whether you want to transfer photos for backup to your computer or share them with your friends, inPixio Photo Transfer will do the job in a few seconds.

    Before you start transferring photos, make sure that your iPhone and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Then you can start the process. To avoid any inPixio problems at this stage, follow a few simple steps:

    1. Download and open the free app on your iPhone/Android.
    2. Enter the URL specified by the application in a web browser on your computer.
    3. Select photos or videos to download and save to your PC.


    The first time I used the program I thought that all the 7 elements of the InPixio kit can be purchased as a one set at a single price. But it turned out that each program has an individual price, and you can choose either InPixio Photo Editor premium or standard version, which valid to all other programs of the collection as well.

    The InPixio guys want to get too much for their programs, taking into account the fact that functions are rather limited. So, to have the full opportunity to edit a photo you will need to spend at least $150. But the good news is that it works on a one-time payment.

    If you want to download InPixio Photo Editor and get a completely free program for image editing – InPixio is not the best option. They offer the free mobile version and a strange program for TV. You may also get the trial version of the 6 program, except for the InPixio Photo Suite.

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    InPixio FAQ

    • Can I perform selective photo retouching?

    Yes, inPixio Photo Studio 10 Professional has developed a separate selective photo retouching module with sliders for temperature, hue, denoise, and dehaze.

    • How to download free InPixio?

    A simple and free way to download InPixio Photo Editor is described in the article.

    • Does InPixio support batch photo processing?

    No, the developers did not add a batch photo processing feature.

      • What RAW files are included in the InPixio database?

      Among the supported Raw Files are NEFF, TIFF, DNG, CR2, ARW, and many others.

      • Can I install third-party plugins?

      No, you can only use the built-in effects and filters.

        InPixio App Tutorials

        The Lasso Selection Tool Tutorial

        How to Change a Background from a Complex Photo

        Erase Tool Tutorial

        Duplication Tool Tutorial

        How to Remove Blur from a Photo

        All InPixio Software Review

        InPixio Photo Editor Review: The biggest advantage of this Editor is the variety of professional tools. You can use them just to perform the basic image editing to share the photos in social networks, show the relatives and mates or make more advanced improvements that are needed for your job. The program features lots of frames, themes, and designs, so you can choose any that match the style of your pictures. The image editing is done rather quickly.

        InPixio Photo Clip Review: This software is used if you need to remove some unwanted objects from the photo, preserving its original look. Unfortunately, the app isn’t powerful enough if you intend to change or enhance the background or apply some advanced effects. Considering the strong points of InPixio Photo Clip, we can mention the automatic color detection option. The program detects the part of the image that requires color improvement and thus, you have a chance to get really admirable results.

        InPixio Photo Maximizer 3 Review: It happens quite often that your photos taken with a tablet, phone or even a camera are blurry, pixeled or grainy when you zoom them on the computer. The Photo Maximizer was designed to reduce or eliminate these defects. You can zoom your pictures up to 1000% and see what area need to be improved. What is important is that this app doesn’t distort the original image and the definition is saved. Using the tools, you may:

        • focus;
        • adjust;
        • sharpen.

        So, the finished photos become clearer.

        InPixio Photo Focus Review: Photographers sometimes ignore the tiny details of the photo, which also require editing. With this app, you’ll notice the smallest defects, adjust clarity and contrast, enhance the photo by dint of the color adjustments, sharpening and blurring tools. All the changes are saved with several mouth slicks.

        InPixio Photo Cutter: If you think that the background you have in the photo isn’t the best variant to accentuate the main object, or it lacks bright colors, you may easily remove it with the help of InPixio Photo Cutter.

        InPixio Photo Eraser Review: If there are some secondary objects, which only distract attention from what you’ve tried to capture, you can benefit greatly from the Photo Eraser module. Starting with large objects, such as cars, to small ones are gone within several seconds.

        InPixio Photo Suite Review: The app has interesting effects, professional image editing tools, diverse frames, and pictures organizing features. In fact, not every popular editing software offers such functions. Even if you have a very powerful digital camera, this module will help perfect the images. You can:

        • remove the red eyes;
        • improve colors;
        • eliminate dark circles;
        • crop;
        • fix brightness;
        • smooth skin;
        • whiten the teeth and much more.

        Any manipulations connected with old photos restoration are also possible to perform with several clicks.

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