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So today, I ran into a cool new and innovative web app. It’s called Picnik, and it’s an online photo editor, with a twist. Even though it’s an online editor, if you happen to get disconnected, you can keep on editing! It’s really been fun to play around with, and I think that it’s got some potential to be useful for a whole bunch of people. So I decided to give it a brief overview/review, to show you all what it’s about.
Picnik allows you to edit things in a variety of ways. You can crop, rotate, resize, edit exposure, edit colors, sharpen, fix red eye, and auto fix. The auto-fix tool is cool, because it will take inconsistencies in the photo, and spruce them up a little big. But all of the other tools are pretty much self explanatory.
On top of just editing photos, you can do some other cool stuff with them. The first thing you can do is save directly to flickr. This is a really neat feature, so if you just need to crop a photo you can crop it with Picnik and then upload it right to flickr. You can email the photo to anyone you’d like. You can print the photo, right from the app, which is something that just about everyone would expect from something like this.
I personally think that the best feature is the “Email to Web Site” feature. It allows you to send the photo directly to a slew of internet accounts that you may have. You can send the photos to PhotoBucket, Imageshack, TypePad, Costco Photos, Snapfish, Walmart Photos, SmugMug, Windows Live Spaces, Kodak EasyShare, LiveJournal, Fotolog, Nakama, PictureTrail, Fotopic, and of course Flickr.
Picnik is a great tool for simple and quick edits of any kind of photo, and the thing that I think makes it extremely useful, is the fact that you can send the photos to a crap load of sites, which I think is a major feature, that large programs like photoshop, can’t even do. So by simplicity, and ease of uploading, they have the big boys beat.