Pixcetera, a website devoted to high-quality photography that was launched last year by AOL, is now available as a free app for iPhone and iPod touch users. Pixcetera the app features professional-quality photos from the news, around the world, and even celebrity events.
By downloading the Pixcetera app to your device, you have instant access to outstanding pictures and photojournalism content. Spanning sources like Reuters, Getty Images, AP, and even personal galleries, Pixcetera was originally designed for a niche audience of photography buffs, but frankly, anyone can appreciate it.
The photo quality of Pixcetera images is top notch. Not only can you view pictures of headline news and events, there is a diversity of images that could inspire any photographer.
For example, on my first launch I viewed a stunning photo of the Santa Barbara wild fires, several poignant images of poverty in Baghdad and around the world, and one adorable photo of a nine-day-old giraffe born in Switzerland. You don’t have to be a member of the Pixcetera community to view photos, but you do need an Internet connection as pictures are updated on a regular basis.
From images of world events to inspirational photographs, if a picture is truly worth a thousand words, then Pixcetera supplies a wealth of visual information. Many of the photos are accompanied by expandable captions, which gives you a brief idea of what is going on in the world you may not have known about. You can also share individual images via email.
Though the Pixcetera website has ads present, the Pixcetera app does not (at least for now). It is simple to navigate — click an image category and swipe to scroll through individual images or tap on gallery view and view thumbnails — and best yet, for free, you simply can’t go wrong. Whether you enjoy looking through high-quality, professional photos or are looking for photographic inspiration, Pixcetera provides access to amazing photos quickly and conveniently. As an ancillary to news apps or just for fun, simply download Pixcetera and enjoy.