Pixelfed is a photo and image sharing network on the Fediverse with a photo-oriented interface that includes albums, filters, moments etc. You can follow Pixelfed accounts from Mastodon, and Mastodon accounts from Pixelfed.
See the official site at pixelfed.org ⧉ to find out more.
Where do I sign up for Pixelfed?
The official site has a curated list of servers to join ⧉.
How do I use it? Which apps can I use?
Server website interface:
You don’t have to use an app at all if you don’t want to. Pixelfed can be used entirely through a server’s website on computers and smartphones, and has a good web interface. If you do want to use an app, there are a number of options (see below).
Dedicated Android apps:
- The official Android app is currently in beta testing and available to download as an APK from the pixelfed website ⧉
- The third party Android app PixelDroid ⧉ is available through F-Droid
Dedicated iPhone apps:
- Vernissage: a third party free open source app for iPhone, now in the App Store ⧉
- The official iPhone app in public beta testing on Apple TestFlight ⧉
Pixelfed is compatible with the Mastodon API so you can also use Mastodon apps with PixelFed accounts if you want. However, some Pixelfed-specific features may not be available.
How do I set up my own Pixelfed server?
If you are not technical you can host your own Pixelfed server through managed hosting ⧉, or if you are slightly techy you can use tools like YunoHost ⧉. If you are very techy and just want to install and maintain a server without any help, see the official documentation here ⧉.