Friday, April 20, 2012

Farewell Picnik

For a number of years now I have been using an online picture editor to 'enhance' my pictures. I chuckle as I type the word enhance because for the longest time all I did was crop, add borders and add words to Lucy's weekly pictures. The program is called Picnik. Shortly before Christmas this year I decided that I would upgrade my free subscription to the paid Premium subscription. It was something I had wanted to do for a while and just couldn't justify paying the fee (all $30 a Anyway, I upgraded and started playing around with some of my shots and proceeded to kick myself for not doing it sooner. Not long after the upgrade I received an email from Picnik informing me that the website would be shutting down and until it closed, all Premium features would be free! Yay for free upgrade!! (they refunded me my money for my subscription) Booo for closing Picnik!! Well, yesterday was the day for the end of my beloved Picnik - and now it is gone for good :( 
Thankfully the folks at Picnik were kind enough to suggest a few alternate photo editing sites. One site was I didn't really check this one out much but do intend to try it out soon. I did check out the other alternate site that was suggested - It was nice that there was no sign up to try out the site, though once I got using some of the features it became clear that they intend to run their site similar to how Picnik ran, they are simply offering everything free right now to get you hooked. Works for me! 
So if you are looking for a fun way to 'enhance' and play with your pictures - check out these sites! And let me know which you prefer (or maybe you have another option!).

 The top picture is unedited and the bottom picture was edited using the Premium features on Picnik.

The picture above is unedited and the picture below is edited using the new PicMonkey site.

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