Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PicMonkey, I Think I Love You!

In fact, I know I do. I try basically every free photo editing program I come across and have not really been loyal to one. But I think that’s going to change with PicMonkey. If you’re lamenting the loss of Picnik, lament no more!

We recently took a day trip to Port Townsend WA, a city north of Seattle which is on the National Register of Historic Places. As you can imagine there are lots of old buildings and I had fun taking pictures of several.

I had even more fun playing around with them in PicMonkey!

Old Bldg Smudge

I used an effect called “Smudge” on this one and a film strip edge. Here’s the untouched pic:

I cropped out all of the construction junk and then "smudged" it.

Old Bldg Paint Photo Corners

This one is the Jefferson County Museum which I converted to black and white, applied an effect called “Paint”, added photo corners and changed the background. Here’s the before:


I have a thing for old doors. Don’t know what it is…they just fascinate me. These I used an effect called Daguerreotype to mimic one of the original photographic techniques:

Old Door Daguerreotype

And the original:

You don’t need to register for PicMonkey. You can just choose a picture and have at it. You can add text, embellishments, frames etc. This could be VERY dangerous!


Christine said...

I agree...pic monkey rocks!!

SLMPetersen said...

After Picnik left us high and dry I started using, also a free site with no registration.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

How fun, Carol!! I will have to check them out. :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These are so fun, Carol! I love PicMonkey,'s really easy to use and so creative!

Unknown said...

Oh! You've totally convinced me to give it a go. I usually plonk my photos on and really should try to take some time with the editing.

peawink said...

Me too, me too! Even more than I loved Picnik .. go figure. Picassa left me frustrated. Aviary? (you can edit again from within Flickr) is a waste of time ... they have one font and one font only. Picmonkey and I are destined to be best friends :)

Netty said...

wow they look terrific am going to have a go at this, thanks for the info. Annette x

Unknown said...

I've been hearing a lot about PicMonkey lately. I think I am going to have to go check it out now :) I got to visit Port Townsend and it is a very pretty place. Wish I had taken more pictures and gotten more time to spend there.