Thursday, November 18, 2010

Photo Thursday- A cool Picasa update

There is a new update to Picasa that I am loving. When you open a photo in Picasa, it now gives you the option of clicking a button that will open your photo up for editing in Picnik. What is Picnik? It is an online photo editing site that offers everything from basic touch-up to cute and festive frames for your photos. Picnik is an online site, so you will need internet access to use this new feature.

After you click the button it will ask you if you really want to edit in Picnik. Of course you do!
Then a boring white screen.
Then you have Picnik. You can edit your photo, add all sorts of borders and then save the picture back to your computer. If you don't want to save over your original, make sure you tell it to save a copy.

The one downside to Picnik is that if a feature or frame says Premium next to it, you have to have a paid membership to be able to use it. Their memberships are pretty reasonable. I paid $24.95 for a full year about half a year back. There is so much that you can do with this online program that if you like to edit photos, then this might be a great option for you. There are still plenty of things you can create with Picnik even without a membership.
So go check out Picnik. Next week I will start telling you about my favorite Picnik features!


Lu said...

So cool! I have heard such great things about Picnik but I've never tried it... yet.

Mark's favorite Picasa feature is the face tagging. Remind me some time to show you all the random faces that Picasa has found in our photos. We've starting tagging them. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Yeah, I use Picnic on Flickr. I'm still a little creeped out by Picasa, cuz I didn't realize that photos I put up were in a web album and thus everyone has access to them. I got a notice that someone I don't know liked a particular photo. Huh? Where'd they come from? So I still download my photos singly to my blog from my computer, rather than using Picasa.

Nevertheless, I really do like Picnik. It's so easy to use! :-)

Megan Harmeyer said...

My hubs is going on a trip this weekend, so I'll have plenty of time to play around with this. I was just thinking yesterday that I really need to make a blog button. Time. All I need is MORE time. LOL Who doesn't right?

I'm just the MOM said...

I've just discovered picasa and just downloaded it today! I've used picnik before and like that i can "watermark" my photos. So off I go to play with picasa some more

Brandy@YDK said...

I need to give in pay for the premium. I love picasa and picnik

sayma nehal said...

I'm trying to be connected with the picnic a long time, but I can not. it show that.... connecting to creative kit..... what can i do?

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