The beta version of Picozu went live on December 1st, 2011. Two days later, the team began adding features including the Picozu Shooter which is the application’s Mozilla FireFox extension. The application has received plenty of attention online. Killer Startups gave the application high marks thanks to its high image quality and the many editing features built into it. Although some users may be disappointed by the browser requirements, the application has a lot to offer that makes it worth a browser upgrade.
Picozu offers creative individuals a convenient way to edit their photos and explore various editing tools. The application stands out because of the many editing options it includes. Users can work with brushes, filters, layers and much more. The numerous options gives Picozu a professional feel that lets the user work to maximum creativity levels using sketches, photographs and other images. The site also lists the user’s creations into interesting and entertaining categories to make the experience fun for all users.
Picozu keeps things convenient for the user as they edit their images. Tool icons are displayed to the left while menu options are listed along the top of the editing interface. The user’s image takes up a majority of the viewing area. Each item has a very modern, professional style. The menu options remain subtle so the user can remain focused on the end results of their efforts while they work.
A new user can join the Picozu community by filling out the form found along the left hand side of the homepage. The form asks for a username, password, email address and date of birth. The user must also check the terms of service agreement check box. A second box is automatically selected to sign the user up for email updates and special offers. The user must manually uncheck this to opt out of email updates. The user must check their email inbox for a confirmation message before accessing their new Picozu account.
Picozu invites all internet users to join its community for free. There are no subscription requirements and the user can edit as many or as few images as they want. Visitors can explore images without an account, however an account is needed to access all available features. The user is not required to make any purchases and can use Picozu as often as they like.
Picozu is an excellent resource for anyone who enjoys editing photos and exploring their creative side. The application includes many professional level editing tools that give the user total freedom. Users can also share their images with the Picozu community and establish a following or discuss work using the Facebook comments feature. The application is easy to understand and only limited by the user’s artistic talents.