Picnik, or my new obsession

November 7, 2009

While I had known about this free online photo editing program since this summer, I hadn’t really messed around with much.  However earlier this week, I discovered that it is actually now linked directly to Flickr, so with the click of a button and a little messing around you can do all kind of neat edits to your already uploaded photos and save them as new photos on Flickr.  You can also just save over the origional if that’s more your fancy.  Obviously the software isn’t as powerful as Photoshop, but for basic fixes and a few fun things it is a pretty nice program. Also if you feel like having unlimited options you can purchase their premium edition which includes even more edit options and lots of stickers/fonts/etc of that’s your thing.

Luckily enough I managed to get Jess into it as well when we both had to work late Thursday night.  So below are the fruits of our labor.  I highly suggest you all give it a try if you don’t have a Flickr account, now is the time to sign up!

These first three were all edited by Jess, who I must say did a bang up job, don’t you think?



Jess sipping tea in the Lake District

The rest of these I edited, but this first one was taken by Jonathan and the last one was taken by either Erini or Becca.

Leaves and Ice

Close-up of the Pinus Negra

Hills of Swaziland

Joanne pretending to watch the kite

Not actually black and white

Walking through the leaves

Walking with Jess


  1. Love these. 🙂

    I found picnik at BlogHer… I’ve had fun with it. I love giving my photos the same feeling that my old fuji-whatever camera I had in the 80s did… plus, it saves me from splurging on some plastic lomo camera.

  2. ooh gorgeous pictures – I fail at using things like photoshop (way too complicated for this little technophobe) so i might check picnik out, thank you! 🙂

  3. Wow, these are beautiful! It was really nice to see pictures of friends again. 🙂

  4. I made it! I’m famous! 🙂 (Also, I wore that shirt today!)

  5. Thanks you all and Miriam, you are of course always famous! 🙂

  6. I shall show these to my elder daughter who enjoys photography – she will be impressed too, and maybe envious. Thanks for sharing them.

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