Picnik.com Premium-Why I Love You-Make Your Before Pictures Into An After!
Going, Going, Gone....
After a few awesome years Picnik.com shut down their main website and moved their editing tools to Google+ on April 19th, 2012. It was fun while it lasted. Interested in another site that has the same effects? Check out Picmonkey.com. Thanks for checking out this hub and sharing the love!
Picnik lets you edit all your photos online, from one easy place.
First off, I would like to start off by saying I am in no way affiliated with Picnik.com , nor is this a paid advertisement for their site. I am but a humble user and lover of what this site is capable of doing. My opinion is in no way the opinion of the owners or creators of the site, I am but a fan.
Picnik.com- A Bit of Information
Picnik.com came about a few years ago and their headquarters are located in downtown Seattle, WA according to their wikipedia page. I recently stumbled upon the website last year while making a quick little website whose photo editor was connected to Picnik. I had played around a little with their editing tools to do basic labor on photos such as : cropping, correcting exposure and maybe adding a fun border every once in a while. I always longed to see what was behind door number two though. They had premium features such as Wrinkle Remover, and an option to change your eye colour! I was excited and wanted to know more and was finally able to get my hands on a premium membership back in October. I've been hooked ever since! I want to share some of those features with you today!
Picnik.com-Premium features walk through
After you upload your photo that you want to manipulate you have the option of changing the eye colour to any shade you want! They have predetermined set colours like Blue, green, brown, and Gray. These colours can be brightened or made darker to make it look more realistic in hue or even more outrageous! I chose to go with a dark green to compliment the red/orange hue in her hair.
Her hair colour was a little faded and washed out from natural process and exposure on the photo and it was easily brightened and highlights added. These premium features allow you to go from any shade of hair you have to any shade of hair you want. So it's basically like giving yourself a "try it before you buy it" make over!
Picnik.com- You Rock!
After you are done editing your photo and all the final touches have been applied and you are happy, you have the option to save your photo how you want! They offer an array of sites to which you can upload your photos directly such as Facebook, Myspace, Picasa or you can even save it straight to your computer! They offer tons of free items and editing tools you can use on your photos. You are even allowed to test drive a Premium item on a photo to see how it works (though none of those processes can be saved). The website is free and you do not need an account to use their services but if you take a few seconds to make one all your uploaded photos are saved, as well as all of your edited photos. The Premium option is available to buy as a monthly trial, a six month trial or a year long subscription, costing as little as $2.08 a month with unlimited usage! I don't post a photo anymore without using Picnik.com.
Thanks for taking the time to read my Review and I would like to give a very special Thank you to Sunny Robinson for allowing me to use her photo! The finished product is currently her Hubpages Profile picture!