PICNIK: a fun way to edit and share photos in a flash

For those of you who knew me, I am a self-confessed, die-hard fan of Adobe Photoshop almost all my life. From photo editing to scrapbooking -- I do everything with Photoshop and I definitely can't imagine living my life without it. But with the advent of the social networking (such as Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and etc.) when things are shared faster than the speed of light, I had to reevaluate my strategy on how I edit and share my photos online. And then, luckily, I have stumbled upon PICNIK.

To those who are wondering what "PICNIK" is, well, it is a free online editing image program (which means no downloading!) offering many of useful tools to improve picture quality and a number of effects to stylize photographs and images while integrating with a lot of the post popular photo-sharing and social networking sites on the internet, including Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Photobucket and others.

Picnik is quick, simple and easy to use. It allows you to edit your images in a number of ways. You can crop, rotate, resize, edit exposure, edit colors, sharpen, fix red eye, and auto fix. You can even do collages, scrapbook pages and add some shadowed text or journaling. It has a lot of cool photo editing effects too such as whitening of teeth, removal of blemishes and insta-thin! Some of the even cooler effects includes shine-be-gone, air-brush, wrinkle remover, tan, blush, mascara, highlights, eye and lip color changer (and many more) comes with a price for as low as $2.08/month. 

But on the down side, because this program is web-based, the speed of editing your photos will depend on how fast your internet connection is. Although nothing can still replace Adobe Photoshop when it comes to its features and capabilities, I would still highly recommend Picnik for beginners and for those people who don't have the time to learn complicated photo editing programs. Picnik has a very straight forward and user-friendly interface that anyone can use and enjoy. This is definitely worth the try.

Picnik has a lot more to offer and if you want to know more about it, click here.

Happy photo editing!!!


LifeAsDinkers said...

hi Shell, will email this to my cousin who is starting out with digi-scrapping. so far, she's been making them on scrapblog...but this might be a good start before she dives into Ps. thanks for sharing!

Shelly said...

No, thank YOU Ava! Have you started your online gallery yet? If not, there are a lot of digi-scrapbooking sites that you can use to upload your work and share with the digi-scrappin' community(wherein they can comment and rate your work as well). I would recommend scrapbook.com as they have a user-friendly interface. And you can just add a widget in your blog to link to your online gallery.

I saw your LOs in FB and they were fabulous! I love it!

Hope to see more of your work! Keep it coming!

Kate said...

downloaded this program and used it a couple of times but now that you've mentioned and approved of it, i might as well use it more often!!! thanks!