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Article • July 8, 2011

Create Beautiful, Vintage-Filtered Photos

Add beautiful effects to your online photos with Pixlr-o-matic

Just like being good at math or having x-ray vision, being a gifted photographer is a natural ability. And we’d give anything to be able to take good pictures instead of see through walls.

Now we use Pixlr-o-matic to make our snapshots look better. It lets you alter your digital photos or webcam pictures with a bevy of gorgeous and fun filters and effects.

It works a lot like Instagram for your desktop. You can use it to add awesome – if not awesomely cheesy – special borders, popping colors or a faux-vintage feel.

Once you’re done, you can download the picture or easily share it with a link. Is it corny at times? Absolutely. Awesomely corny.

When your photo masterpieces are ready, consider immortalizing them with Photogram. The free iPhone app lets you send custom photo messages with up to 4 pictures. Once you’ve framed your images with confetti or a moonscape (our personal favorite), you can instantly share them with friends and family over Twitter, Facebook or email.

Send this to mom next time she suggests another family photo sitting with matching sweaters.