Have you heard of PicMonkey? After my friend Destri (aka The Mother Huddle) did a post about iPiccy and I shared it, we found out about this new site and I wanted to give it a whirl. PicMonkey is a brand spanking new site, a couple weeks old, that was created by some members of the former Picnik team.
They knew a void had been made with Picnik leaving and wanted to fill it. So you can go to PicMonkey and check it out for yourself. It’s FREE!
I went over and edited a photo. The setup is very similar to Picnik. There are slider bars that make it very intuitive and easy to follow.
The options are really neat. they have basic editing like color adjustments, exposure fixing, sharpening, and cropping. They also also have touch up option of blemish fixing. They offer the ability to add text with a wide array of font styles. You can add symbols, emoticons, arrows, and comic bubbles for fun, too. To finish it off, they offer borders and frames for your photo as well.
I think it is a really solid program, especially for free. They do have upgrade options and are offering FREE TRIALS for those right now. So sign up and take advantage.
I would like to see more options form this site such as a clone tool, collages, and more artistic actions. But I must admit the site is brand spanking new and I am sure those things are in the works as we speak. This team is awesome and they are ready to bring it!
Oh, if you would like to see it in action a little more head over to The Mother Huddle to see the tutorial of basic edit using PicMonkey. I give tips on sharpening and break each editing option down. It’s perfect for the beginner. This is just a quick and simple way to make everyday snapshots look a little better without costing a dime.
**In case you were wondering I was not compensated for this review. PicMonkey is a free site and I thought I would test it out and then share with you guys. It was solely my idea to write this and all of my opinions are always my own. Have you ever tried to make a redheaded woman think your way about something? ;)