Tuesday, March 20, 2012

PicMonkey Review

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.

Exposure slider after

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!

If you want to connect with this cool team you can find them on facebook and twitter.

Before after

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?  ;)


  1. I know better than to make a red-headed woman think my way about something :)

    OH this sounds so tempting, but I don't need another time sink....... But, it's so pretty, and probably at my level of photography.

  2. awesome, thanks! i was wondering what i was going to do after picnik is no more. although i lost the charger to my little camera and i can't use it for now :( believing God for a better camera!!!

  3. Cool!! I was wondering if something else would come along. I always liked the idea that if something happened & I needed to edit away from home that I had Picnik available since I am not a fan of the options in Picasa. So now I know that I have a backup again. Thanks for the rundown!

  4. Gotta go check that out now. So sad picnik is off.

  5. This is good news! I used to love picnik. I'll definitely have to check it out. Thanks!

  6. Yay! Thank you VERY much. I had been wandering around looking for the next picnik. This is perfect! I love it!

  7. I was so glad to see this. Picnik was my go-to!

  8. YES! I can't wait to try this site out! (By the way, I received my PSE software and loaded it up but now I'm worried that I didn't get the full version because when I try to follow the instructions for loading presets, etc., I don't have the same folders available...any hints, clues, advice? Thanks! :D)

  9. Great review! I'll have to tell my step-dad about it. He's been asking about a free editing option.

  10. Sounds great. I don't have PhotoShop so will go and check it out!

  11. Thanks for this! Found the link of Pinterest. FYI - Have you seen Pixlr? That has been my go to replacement for Picnik for now. They have a more advanced interface AND a beginner interface so you can use what feels right to you.

  12. I tried it after seeing this post as I have been looking for a user friendly photo editing site. I use Photoshop too, but I'm diggin' Picmonkey. Thanks for sharing it.

  13. Thanks for this post!! My daughter will be so happy!! I used Picnik up until just recently. I taught my daughter how to use it and she loves it for all her fun photo edits. She will be thrilled to find something she can use again!!

  14. I've been using picmonkey for the whole time it has been out and I'd like to say they do now have collage and a lot of new options (some of which are more artistic). I absolutely love it!

  15. picnic is back its called Ribbet, just go to Ribbet.com and youll get the website its exactly what picnik was.

    Anyway, I had a bad experience with Picmonkey, I thought that their options were horrible when Picnik had more to offer! so I found PicMonkey before I found this blog. and I bought the year subscription. I was displeased with it, and now I get an automated response saying tht they have too many messages and that they will eventually get back to me. I said good luck to that, So with 35 dollars BLOWN im steaming over this!

    That is not how you treat a paying customer. it is ridiculous. I will no longer use their product, and Ill discredit it till that 35 dollars is payed off. so Ribbet is better, just so everyone knows! its free they don't even charge for the upgrade. so ... that tells me that picmonkey is just a rip off of Picnik and Ribbet. well I hope you guys don't get scammed like I did! Best of luck everyone~!

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  36. عزيزى العميل لاتعرف كيف تتخلص من الدهون والزيوت المتراكمه داخل المطابخ والاوساخ والبقع والاتربه داخل كل زاويه من البيت مع القيام بغسل
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    الالات الحديثه التى تقوم بانهاء العمل بسرعه ودقه مع استخدام مواد فتاكه وفعاله فى القضاء على الدهون والبقع فى ثوانى معدوده مع ارسال
    فريق لديه الخبره فى التعامل مع اثاث ومحتويات البيت والمهاره فى اتقان العمل فنحن نتكلم عن شركة الكمال لتنظيف الشامل داخل وخارج البيت
    شركة تنظيف بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف بالدمام
    شركة الكمال لتنظيف الخزانات بالدمام تضمن لكم الحصول على مياه نقيه خاليه من الشوائب والرواسب لما للمياه من اهميه كبيره فى بناء الجسم
    فماذا يحدث اذا كانت غير نظيفه فان معظم سكان المملكه يعتمدون على المياه المحلاه من البحار التى تمتلئ بالرواسب ومع كثرة استعمالها تتكون
    الطفيليات والرواسب داخل الخزان فتحتاج الى شركة تنظيف للخزانات فشركة الكمال تعمل التخلص من الرواسب والطفيليات وتعقيم الخزان للحصول
    على مياه نظيفة وذلك من خلال استخدام احدث الالات والمواد المنظفة الامنة على ايدى خبراء متخصصين مع تصليح العيوب فى الخزانات ان وجدت
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بالدمام
    هل تريد مكافحة الحشرات المتواجده داخل المنازل والحد من انتشارها والتخلص منها نهائيا لما تسببه من انتشار للجراثيم وانتقال العدوة من شخص
    لاخر وهناك انواع من الحشرات تؤدى الى الاصابة بامراض مذمنة وحشرات قد تؤدى الى انهيار البيت مثل النمل الابيض والعته وغيرها فشركتنا تضمن
    لك التخلص من الحشرات نهائيا ودون عوده من خلال مراقبتها ومعرفة اماكن تجممها والمبيد الخاص بها مع استخدام الات تصل الى اضيق وابعد الاماكن
    فلا تقلق عزيزى العميل مع تواجد شركة الكمال لمكافحة الحشرات بالدمام لما تمتلك من مصداقيه وثقه من عملائها الكرام
    شركة مكافحة الحشرات بالدمام
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام

    معنا فى شركة الكمال ستحصل على ماهو جديد فى كافة مجالات التنظيف وكشف التسربات ومكافحة الحشرات

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