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
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.
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:
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!
I agree...pic monkey rocks!!
After Picnik left us high and dry I started using iPiccy.com, also a free site with no registration.
How fun, Carol!! I will have to check them out. :)
These are so fun, Carol! I love PicMonkey, too...it's really easy to use and so creative!
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.
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 :)
wow they look terrific am going to have a go at this, thanks for the info. Annette x
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.
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