Thursday, April 19, 2012

So Long, Picnik, It's Been Fun

...frolicking in the warmth of your Polachrome sun.
In your final hours, know that I'll remember you fondly
Each time I go bananas with your cousin, PicMonkey.

( screenshot by Elizabeth)


The sun will set for the final time tonight on the popular photo editing site

But there's good news:, created by the makers of Picnik, is darn near just as awesome (some things are actually better). And I should know; I've tested it.


Straight out of the camera

Basic color editing at

And one more...

Straight out of the camera

Basic color editing plus "Urbane" effect at

You really should go and try this with your own photos!


P.S. Here's a nice, more detailed review about the basic capabilities of


  1. Thanks for the tip. I never really used picnic (unless I found myself in dire need of a photo touch-up while not at my own computers) but I went out to picmonkey just now to play around and it's pretty cool. I thought it was funny that the very first item I tried based on my attraction to it was one of the 'branded' items but I think that's just the way my life goes. ;)

    You do have a lovely model for all of your photos. :)

  2. Thanks for the tip. I've been using picnik quite a bit lately, and was disappointed at them closing. I did just update my version of photoscape (a free photo editing program for your computer) and I like the updates in the new edition. I will check out picmonkey though if I need any additional photo editing power!

  3. Thanks for sharing this as I was enjoying using Picnik and though Google was suppose to come up with similar editing I haven't tried it yet. I just got through playing with PicMonkey and it could be fun to use now.

  4. Yep, I went there the other day and had fun playing! I am still going to miss Picnik as I was used to where everything was. I also tried Aviary but it seemed too complicated and not nearly as intuitive. Google supposedly has all of Picnik incorporated into their "Creative Kit" but I couldn't find it....

  5. I was wondering what I was going to do without Picnik! No idea that PicMonkey even existed! Thanks! :)

  6. Hi Y'all,

    Wanted to stop and say hello! How are y'all doin'?

    Thanks for the review. My Human doesn't edit my photos. What you see is what the camera took. I wonder how'd I look doctored up? Maybe she'll try PicMonkey.

    Right now my Human is havin' problems solving why my posts have stopped posting automatically. Sigh :(
    It's meant I'm not gettin' around to keep up with everyone.

    Hope y'all are havin' a great week!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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