Techie Tuesday: Let’s Go on a ‘Picnik’!
A few months ago, Bethany from Dreadlock Girl, talked up a photo enhancing and editing website called Picnik. I popped over for a visit and was instantly smitten! The site has a snazzy layout and is really user-friendly. Best of all, many of the effects and tools are free to use! Even though I have Photoshop and Corel, I love Picnik’s ease of use and wide range of tools. No need to have a degree in Graphic Design to navigate Picnik.
Simply create an account, upload some pictures, and get to work editing or adding text or captions. You can sharpen images, whiten teeth, and even take off a few pounds with their editing program. After working on some of my road trip photos, I upgraded ($25 for a year) and now have access to all of the tools and extras–and it’s well worth the $2 a month that I pay.
Here’s an image from our 2008 road trip. Photo A is straight from the camera, while Photo B’s color and sharpness has been enhanced.
I was a bit heavy-handed with the Vibrance tool in photo B and it’s a bit to orange for my taste, but I wanted to give you an idea of how the program works. Stop by and spend a few minutes editing a photo and I know you’ll be hooked. Your Library Loot or Mailbox Mondayphotos will pop off your blog page with a little help from Picnik!
Today’s contest: The first person to correctly identify the historical significance of this photo will win a small prize of my choosing–leftover turkey, perhaps?!?! Good luck and have fun.