Sunday, November 7, 2010

editing pictures

Only a few short weeks ago, my computer editing program decided it didn't want to work for me anymore...am I really that demanding???  Anyhow, I am sucky at picture taking and really need all the help I can get!  So I searched for a free online site to help out my sad photos.

I am now experimenting with Picnik! and so far I ♥ IT!  There are soooo many great FREE options, but you can definately make the move to upgrade if you so choose.  I have used this on many of my personal family photos as well, and with wonderful results. 

Here is a quick sample of some editing....

 Original photo : (
{that big hunk of burlap there was just to protect my wall from the chalkboard until I hang it}

 crop, exposure and colour play

collages and round borders
{my new header picture}

Picnik lets you do a very wide range of fun editing....from giving yourself a tan and removing wrinkles {uh yes please} to creating a variety of collages, adding text and much much more.  If you are unhappy with your picture results, head on over to Picnik...but I suggest bringing a snack, you just might have a little too much fun  : )


  1. Can't wait to try it. I love taking pictures, but a) I don't have a good camera and b) not very good at it so I'll give it a try.

    I LOVE visiting your blog Stacey!!! I love the music and the info - so happy for you - you seem very happy and content - lots of love, Diane

  2. I have played with the site a little, but I don't remember my photos looking as great as yours. I think I might need to spend a little more time over there messing around ;)

  3. Are you trying to make it so that I never leave my laptop! I need to go check it out. Under the weather so maybe right now is a good time! Your photos look amazing.

  4. Hi Stacey,
    I am going to check it out now. You did a great job on your photo.
    I remember you mentioned you have family in S'Side.I love to go to Miss Daisy's tearoom-great food also treasure hunting at Coulson's and the Homestead gift shop when I go there.

  5. I use picnik too (just the free version) & I love it! I haven't played too much with the exposure & colors but it is very easy to use for someone like me who can be technically challenged! Great pics!

  6. Stacey, I use picnik too and I love all the options. My photos need all the help I can get.
    Hugs, Sherry

  7. I've been looking for something like this!! What did you do to "colorize" your photos?? I've been looking for something to add a little vintage touch to my photos and your turned out GREAT!!! Please share :) Thanks!!

  8. Thanks for the tip!! I take horrid photos so this will be a big help! ;)

  9. I love your vignette, Stacey! Picnik is fantastic! I used it to create my new header picture, too. Your new header pic looks beautiful!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Jo :)

  10. Hey Stacey! I LOVE your new header pics...just
    beautiful! Can you edit my pics too? hehe Talk to you soon, Deb

  11. i love picnik tooo!

  12. Love the pictures and the way you cropped them is very cool!! I had to come see your pics, I don't know how I missed this post! Love them as the header!


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