Android, Meet Pixplit.
Since the global launch of Pixplit in October ‘12, users from all corners of the world have connected through millions of splits on our rapidly growing network.
We have created Pixplit for Android with a lot of love, to give millions of new users the same experience we built for our iOS users.
Thank you for all the support you have been showing us, we’re excited to have Android users join our community and look forward to seeing those splits.
You can get Pixplit for Android on the Google Play for free.
New Pixplit version - 15 languages and Instagram support
Since we released our previous version supporting 10 languages, users from all corners of the world are connecting on Pixplit and creating beautiful photos together.
Today we are releasing version 1.8 today with these new features:
1. New supported languages
As part of our effort to make Pixplit available to more countries and cultures, we are adding today 5 additional languages: Dutch, Thai, Malay, Indonesian and Turkish, increasing our full language support to 15 (!).
2. Export a Split to Instagram
We are honoured and privileged to be one of the winning designs in the 2012 Pixel Dribbble design contest.
Former Mixel users - come and try Pixplit
Congratulations to the Mixel team for joining Etsy.
If you are a Mixel user disappointed that their social network was shut
down, we invite you to join Pixplit, a network of creative people from all
corners of the world creating photos together. It is the closest thing to
the old Mixel you can find online but it is actually a lot more cool, fun
and inspiring to use.
Download Pixplit for free, create an account, and start creating beautiful
photos and collages together. http://pixplit.com/download
This is Brazil
Let’s be very very very clear: Pixplit is not just another cool photo app.
We go beyond the whole artistic hipster thing. (Although we love that, too, obviously)
Still, the whole premise behind what we’re doing with Pixplit is very important to us: Art becomes a universal language that inspires interaction and communication. Just as TheNextWeb said, we’re “an Instagram for social photo collages.”
Anyway, we are loving this example of how Pixplit goes beyond the visual sphere to both rep and create community::
A Pixplit user in Brazil recently uploaded a split with a picture a cool sign that reads This. Is. Brazil.
And bam. Amazing responses from other users both in Brazil and around the world. Here are just a few.
See, this is what we’re TALKING about. We love when something organic takes off - when Pixplit users are inspired by the app and then take it to the next level.
And we hope you’ll do the same with YOUR country, or state, or hometown. Why not? Let’s make this happen.
Since its official worldwide launch last month at LeWeb, Pixplit has gained users in many countries.
The nature of our product, collaboration using photos, puts no language barrier in front of people and is the reason why people from all corners of the world meet, connect and create splits together using Pixplit.
Today we are making another major step on our journey to expand the footprint of our global creative network.
A new version of Pixplit (ver 1.7) just went live on the AppStore. It offers full localization of the app in 10 languages: English, German, Italian, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Korean.
We invite you to download / upgrade Pixplit and start creating awesome images together.
Finally, we would like to thank you, our users, for your support, feedback and inspiration. We love hearing from you. Please continue to send us questions, suggestions, feedback or just share with us a cool split you have seen or created yourself. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, twitter or facebook.
3 tips on how to take freaking awesome pictures
Ok, so check it. Some people know how to just pick up a camera and take freaking awesome pictures.
It’s like they have some kind of secret language with shadow and light - it’s kinda scary.
And then you ask them how they do it, they’re all like “oh, I don’t know. It just comes naturally.”
Don’t you hate that?
Yeah, me too.
Meanwhile, your pictures? Totally blown out. Or too dark. Or someones head gets cut off.
But it’s all good. Why? Because whether it comes naturally or whether they’re full of crap, there ARE some basic rules that anyone can master. And sure, while creating works of art with your camera phone may take time, at least you’ll learn a few tricks to help you figure out the rest on your own.
1. Know your lighting: If you care about nuance and pretty colors, never. And I mean NEVER. Ever. EVER take a picture during midday when the sun is at it’s highest. Not only can your images look burnt out, but if you’re taking pictures of people you will inadvertently highlight every hollow and every wrinkle. Actually, if you really don’t like the person you’re photographing, then by all means, shoot at high noon. But if you want your photography subject to feel good about the way he or she looks in the picture — or at least not mired in self-hatred when they see their haggard and hollowed out features — then shoot when the sun is a decent angle. (Sunrise and sunset are your friends, and will allow you to keep your friends.)
“But what if I’m not taking pictures of people?” I hear you cry. Same rule still applies. Sure, while colors can look vibrant at midday, they’ll look at lot better when the sun is filtering in gently from the side. If you can swing it, and if you have a banging espresso machine, then shoot at dawn. Otherwise, aim for the hour before sunset.
2. Learn how to count. No joke. You know how in fairy tales there are always 3 fairies or 3 brothers or 3 wishes? There’s just something magical about the “rule of thirds.” Here’s how it works: Basically, you should imagine your picture is divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines. (3x3 is 9, people!) The cool things in your picture should be placed along these lines or where they intersect. Basically, doing this creates a more interesting picture.
Now that’s what I’m talking about:
Law of thirds, baby. Law of thirds.
3. Make it interesting. Yeah, OK, trees and mountains are all pretty and whatnot, but unless your Ansel Adams that crap gets boring fast. So ditch the pretty scenic shots that could totally show up on calendar for a mortuary. Instead, find something dynamic that challenges you. Birds in flight! A plume of smoke! A busy street scene crowded with colors! And if that’s too hard, find SOMEONE interesting with a face that tells a story.
And you know what? Use Pixplit as your muse. See what people are uploading to a split, and use that as inspiration. See half a building? Find another one to shoot from the same angle.
Now that’s interesting.
So there you go. And remember, these rules aren’t hard and fast - but the do provide a solid framework so you can get better at taking pictures. And then go out and break the rules.
Pixplit can be your Instagram alternative
Many users are looking for an Instagram alternative following their recent
Terms of Service change. A lot of app names were written on blogs and
websites. Somehow they have missed Pixplit and it is time to fix this.
After all, Pixplit has all the social network features like Instagram (user
profile, lists of following/followers, leave comments & likes on photos,
share to other networks like Facebook and Twitter) and image manipulation
options with a range of filters and borders. But at the same time, Pixplit
is very different and can be a refreshing alternative to the photography
lovers around the world. Pixplit let’s you create those beautiful photos
with your friends and turn a photo into a visual story. It’s a place where
you could meet new people and create cool photos together.
Now wonder Liz Gannes from AllThingsD called “A Photo App That’s Actually
So don’t forget to invite your friends to download and join Pixplit. In our
latest version we made it very easy. All you have to do is tap on the
“Invite Friends” button located on the App’s main menu and follow the
Liz Gannes from AllThingsD visited our office a few days ago when she was in Tel Aviv. She spent about 30 min with us and posted a great review today. You can also search for her name on the app and invite her to a split. Read her review here: http://allthingsd.com/20121214/pixplit-is-a-photo-app-thats-actually-social/