Company Profile

Formed in 2005, Sxoop Technologies Ltd. is a software development company based in Cork, Ireland. We specialize in developing Photo software for the web - it's what we know and love.

Products - The Online Photo Editor.

Pixenate is our flagship product. It's a photo editor with a difference. Using Pixenate software on your webserver, your customers can enhance their photos without downloading and installing software onto their PCs. In this age of malware, worms and viruses, people are increasingly wary of downloading and trying out new software. For Universities and other large organizations, Pixenate is a compelling alternative to per-seat licensing of desktop photo editing software and also offers the added advantage of being easier to install and administer.

The Pixenate editor uses standard web technologies (HTML, CSS & JavaScript) and works with all modern browsers (Safari, Internet Explorer (6+), Firefox and Opera).

If you operate an online photo storage/sharing or printing service - you should talk to us about how Pixenate can enhance your service and make your customer's lives easier. For more information on Pixenate please see the product information page or check out the Sxoop blog.


TwitterMosaic ~ Social Networks and Merchandising.

TwitterMosaic is a simple online service which lets you see at a glance, your friends and followers on twitter as a mosaic. You can copy the Mosaic to your own blog or website. You can also create custom gifts (T Shirts, Mugs, Bags, Mousemats etc) from the mosaic. TwitterMosaic is a working proof-of-concept of how online photo content can be turned into custom personalized merchandise. If you are a website publisher looking to get more from your photo content, get in touch.

Pixenate Workflow Services

If photo storage, sharing or printing is part of your business, we can help you streamline your processes, by providing a tailor-made automated solution that makes your business more efficient. We have provided solutions for the online classifieds market. If user-generated photograpic content is a key component of your service, we can help you manage photographic content for web and print media. Contact for more information.

Pixenate Customization

If you would like us to integrate and customize Pixenate to suit your website's look and feel, contact


Who we are

Walter Higgins is the founder and CEO of Sxoop Technologies. Walter studied Computing at Sligo Institute of Technology and has been working in Software since 1992. Walter spent some time working and living in San Sebastian, Spain before returning to Ireland in 1993 to work at Microsoft. He has also worked at Apple, EMC and small and not-so-small Irish Software companies like CBT Systems (now SkillSoft) and Vistech Software. Walter's background is in software development and project management. Before Sxoop Technologies, he was a senior solutions architect at EMC. Walter has been programming for the web since 1997 and is keenly interested in the creative things people do with their photos.

Ursula Galvin is Sxoop Technologies' user experience maven and resident domain expert. Not many people can claim to have photographed atoms but that's exactly how Ursula got into photography. As well as people and landscapes, Ursula has photographed the smallest things in the world using an Electron Microscope (A camera considerably more expensive than even the priciest Hasselblad). Ursula studied BioChemistry in University College Cork and has a Masters degree in Microbiology.


Contact Details

To keep up to date with the latest Sxoop Technologies news, read our blog .

Sxoop Technologies Ltd. Phone: +353 21 4928924
Rubicon Centre Fax: +353 1 6335876
CIT Campus Sales:
Bishopstown Support:
Cork. Ireland Enquiries:
Sxoop Technologies is a Limited Liability Company (LLC). Registered in Ireland : Registered No. 413183.
Registered Office: 81 Maple Lawn, Muskerry Estate, Ballincollig, Cork.
Directors: Walter Higgins, Ursula Galvin.