January 29, 2012

Editing weekend pics: An alternative to Picnik

Many of us have lamented about the sad news that Picnik is ending its services on April 19th.

I'll admit it. I use Picnik almost daily. I even taught my faculty how to use this tool because it was so easy to use. Although I have have access to high-end software for photo editing, Picnik was just a quick way to get decent results for "free". I've been doing some research (in part to help my faculty) but selfishly to see what else I might be able to use for online photo editing. This weekend, I started playing around with FotoFlexer.

As you can see it has a working relationship with several photo-hosting sites. Most of my photos come directly from my memory card or laptop, but you can edit photos from photobucket, myspace, facebook, flickr, picassa and more. For a more detailed review of FotoFlexer, go here. If you would like to see a side-by-side comparison of other online photo editing software, see this site.

Here are a few of the photos that I edited this weekend using FotoFlexer.



It's been a very snowy weekend in West MI.
At least 6 inches of fresh snow, made for great outdoor adventures.

Be sure to check back first thing Tuesday morning.
I'll be announcing a no-strings attached
Valentines give-away.


XOXO

13 comments:

Nellie said...

Looks like another week-end of fun! I'm such a "newbie" with blogging/taking pictures that I haven't "graduated" to anything like what you mention here.:)

Shirley Hatfield said...

I had never heard of Picnik until people started talking about it. I tend to stay with what works...my world spins out of control if I have to learn something new...but I am trying to overcome this. =D

Donna said...

Thanks so much for the info on photoflexer, Kim! I'm checking it out for sure. Looks like you finally got your snow! how pretty!

Pam said...

Your "I'm having a giveaway" graphic cracks me up. I'll check out Photoflexer, it looks interesting. I use Picasa or Photoshop mostly (sort of on opposite ends of the spectrum), but used to use Picnik when I wanted to do something fun to the photos.

Trisha said...

I will have to check out that site. Thank you for sharing...I am so sad too!

~Trisha

My Vintage Mending said...

So glad you did all the hard work for us. I this looks like more fun. Thanks my dear...smiles...Renee

Courtney said...

I will have to look at this new site. Love the weekend pictures. I have to admit I am a little jealous of your snow. Logan and I are very bummed that we haven't had a snow day to go out and build snowmen and play in the snow.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Thanks so much for sharing this info, those photos look great (as does all of your snow - we have none!). I have used picnik, but currently use Picasa or the simple editing features in livewriter, but I am always investigating other options so I am going to check this out. Have a great week!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Thanks Kim, I am definately going to check this out...all of your pictures are great.

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh, so glad you posted this-I'm sick about Picnik closing! I'll have to try this out for sure!

Heather said...

I've been so upset about Picnik closing! Thanks for posting this, Kim. I am going to go check it out!

Cheryl G. said...

Interesting. I never used Picnik before.
Thanks!

Jboo said...

Thanks for the info -- will check it out!

Wow -- snow -- real snow! 70+ degrees in Nebraska today! Winter, what winter???

janet