I just found out about PicMonkey today, tried it, and am so excited about it, I just had to tell you about it right away.
I’m in love, and you will as well. After finding out that Google is closing their online photo editing site Picnik I used to use, I was at a loss as to what to do now.
Google+ promises to offer similar features once Picnik closes on April 19, 2012, but now I don’t even have to familiarize myself with those — I’m a PicMonkey fan!
PicMonkey is a truly free photo editing service, you don’t even have to sign up for it. It looks like that means you can’t save your creations for the future on their site, but that is okay by me.
See that button on the top? It took me about five minutes to make that. I’m not a webdesign or photo editing whiz, but anyone can create a button on PicMonkey. The site is pretty self-explanatory, and you will figure out it’s features in no time.
Here are just a few other photos I edited to give you an idea of the editing options you have with PicMonkey:
PicMonkey makes is super easy to add a watermark to any picture. This is becoming increasingly important if you add your photos to Pinterest because people often don’t pin photos from the original source.
By adding a waermark of your site somewhere in the photo, you are making it easier for someone to know where the photo is coming from — and harder for them to not give you the credit.
It’s not the prettiest solution, and I still don’t put watermarks on all of my pictures, but I’m going to make an effort to at least add them to buttons I create.
Try out PicMonkey and let me know how you like it!