Simple Tech Series #6: PicMonkey

5 years ago

I thought I was done with my Simple Tech Series, but alas, I have two more fantastic tutorials for you! I hope I have already cured your ails with Pinterest, Twitter, Blogger, Google Reader and the late Picnik. But, I didn't want to leave you on a low note with Picnik's sad news, so I am here to spread photographic joy! This week and next, I will post tutorials for Foto Flexer and PicMonkey. These are the best replacements for Picnik, hands down. So today I bring you...

Tutorial Six: PicMonkey

PicMonkey is brought to you by the creators of Picnik. It would seem as though I wasn't the only one upset with Google for killing off the best photo editing site on the web. A few of the creators banded together and came up with a photo editor that is simpler (if that was even possible!) and cuter.

To upload a picture:

After uploading, you have these options:

These options are no different from the options offered by Picnik. The only difference is that they layout is simpler and less cluttered looking.

1. Basic Edits

2. Effects (like black & white, Lomo, soften, etc.)

3. Touch Up (wrinkle remover, red eye remover, blemish remover...if you hate it, it will remove it)

4. Add Text

5. Add Stickers

6. Frames

7. Undo or Redo

8. Merge and Marry (once you hit this, any edits you made to the photo become part of the photo. In other words, you cannot edit them further - unless of course you hit undo)

9. Upload a New Picture

10. Zoom 

Pretty simple, right? It seems as though the creators are adding more options as time goes on, but for now, it is fantastic as is. Please enjoy this new site, and even send them an email thanking them! I may or may not have done that. They are super friendly and open to all suggestions.

If you have any questions about this new site, please let me know in the comment section below. I will do my best to help you out.


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