Hey you guys! I have some really good news. I know we've all been worried about Picnik closing down in April. Well have no fear!! Allison from Feeding My Temple has done our homework for us! She's found some awesome substitutes for us:
Hey, friends! I'm Allison.
Have you heard the news? As of April 19th, Picnik will be gone. Good bye. Never to be heard of again.
Great. :: sarcasm::
The only good news I can possibly find in all of this? We all get Picnik Premium until then. I'm not sure if Google has actually come out and said this, but we all know this is another hideous attempt to shove Google+ down out throats.
So what is a blogger to do?? I wanted to share a few alternatives to Picnik for all of us who
might of had a panic attack when we heard the news.
Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it's easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress.
I actually use this as an extention in Google Chrome.
Described as Photoshop in a browser, continues to amaze many.
It lacks features like importing from other sites like flickr, but you can still open an image by specifying its URL.
Snipshot is not a flash based editor. It’s a highly responsive, Ajax powered image editor. So, this should be your choice if stranded in a computer having no flash plugins. You can import photos stored in your computer or from the web by mentioning its address. You can also import photos from flickr using a bookmarklet. Snipshot allows you to export and save your photos in a number of different formats - JPG, PNG, TIF, BMP and even PDF and Photoshop PSD.
BONUS: You can make collages with Picture2Life!
Unlike all classical picture editors with toolboxes and a number of buttons, Picture2life has a descriptive side panel stacked into four vertical tabs – Quick Fixes, One Clicks, All and Featured. Selecting any tab replaces the sidebar with a new sidebar that contains a number of options like Brightness, Color, Contrast etc. But, instead of showing them as buttons, it takes your picture and shows you how the picture will look if the effect is applied and uses this as thumbnails for the buttons.
This one is from the creators of Phoenix (a STRONG competitor for Photoshop). It is one of the easiest I have seen, but filled with TONS of tools. It also integrates well with mobile and tablet editing. This one reminds me a lot of Picnik.
iPiccy makes your photo awesome with many easy to use photo tools. Edit pictures, apply beautiful photo effects, add text and even paint!
Nothing will ever really replace Picnik, but we do have some good choices when it goes away!