I will miss you Picnik

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I will miss you Picnik

Dude, I'm so sad. Picnik is closing tomorrow, April 19th.

For those who didn't use this great editing program, Picnik was awesome. It had free services, or a really inexpensive Pro account that easily allowed you to edit photos, make collages, add text and do fun stuff. It worked seamlessly with Flickr and was so easy to use. So freaking easy.

If you were a user of Picnik, what are you going to do? (Besides cry like me?! :)  The Aviary program that's in Flickr now SUCKS. You don't get to choose any fonts? What?! I haven't used Google+ because, well, it's Google+ and I'm mad at them for killing Picnik. I hear you can make the edits like in Picnik, but not the collages...and it isn't tied to Flickr (since that's a Yahoo product) so you can't save them back to Flickr.

At least PicMonkey has a font collection and they say "Collages are coming soon"... I'll be trying them out as soon as I'm over my mourning period for Picnik. Let me know if you found something similar to Picnik.

By the way, I have Photoshop Elements and Lightbox, but I found Picnik so easy to use and the web-based aspect was so handy when working in a coffeeshop. Perhaps I'll head to these programs... Sigh.

Oh Picnik...I'll miss you so! Thanks for many good years! :)

- mary the food librarian
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18 comments:

sparecake.com said... [Reply to comment]

Photoscape (http://www.photoscape.org/) is a free editing program that is pretty simple to use. Their 'combine' feature would let you make those collages. (combine - then pick the tab to checker, and at the bottom you can set how many columns...)
You can also resize all the images in a folder at once, which is pretty handy. Works for my super minimal needs.

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

I'm super bummed about Picnik too. You're right, the new Aviary program in Flickr is terrible. I'll probably switch over to PicMonkey for now, but eventually might try to learn Lightroom.

debbie koenig said... [Reply to comment]

Ugh, I'm so with you. I'd only been using picnik for about 6 weeks when they announced it was shutting down. Even after such a short relationship, it felt like a friend was dying. I still don't know what I'm going to do, and I'm out of time. Oy.

Cheoy Lee said... [Reply to comment]

If anyone has any other Picnik alternatives, please say!

Kellie Mowat said... [Reply to comment]

I came across this one http://www.picmonkey.com/
posted here http://georgielove.blogspot.ca/

I've tried it and I love it almost as much as picnic........

almost......

Joanne said... [Reply to comment]

I was a picnik FIEND as well and have started using picmonkey to wean myself off it the last few weeks. I really like it a lot and find it to be just as fabulous as picnik!

LibraryGirl62 said... [Reply to comment]

I am SO sad! I did my daughter's graduation pictures, beach pics...so bummed!!!!!

Krissy @ Make it Naked said... [Reply to comment]

I miss picnik too. been using picture2life for collages http://www.picture2life.com/
i don't love it at all but it works till i find a picnik replacement.

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

I am also very sad to see Picnik go. I used it because of your blog and loved the different fonts. Definitely not a happy camper...

May said... [Reply to comment]

I was really upset about picnic too! But I learned that PicMonkey is made by some people from picnic. And I must say that the picmonkey is just the same but much better. Now I wait for the collages.

Bec said... [Reply to comment]

I'm bummed too and don't know where to go next . . .

Jessica @ bake me away! said... [Reply to comment]

I am so bummed about this, too! If you have picasa, you can make collages with that, but it's kind of a pain compared to picnik, and I don't think they have nearly as many fun editing features. I was always totally content with the free picnik, but then they made they break-up even worse by giving us all access to the pro version! ahhhhh. I guess I'll try picmonkey before google+...

Rakhi said... [Reply to comment]

wow,..so yummy...

Heidi said... [Reply to comment]

I couldn't agree more! I will really miss them!

Jodie said... [Reply to comment]

Me, too! I'm so bummed that it's shutting down. I didn't get what's happening- will it still be around, or completely gone?

Patricia Scarpin said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, I will miss Picnic too. :(

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

I am bummed out too. I was in a mad rush to get all my pics edited and collages done before they went bye bye. I managed but I don't know where else to go. I have Adobe Photoshop but it's hard to use and I can't do all the fun stuff on there that Picnik offered. I tried going to PicMonkey and it wouldn't let me do anything, not sure why.

Anyway, if you find anything I hope you'll let us know :-)

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

I AGREE! I am in Picnik MOURNING. WHY? Why?!!

Aviary does really suck. And like you, I refuse to use Google Plus since they killed Picnik. (Actually, I checked it out for the collage purposes. DON'T HAVE ANY!)

I'll check out PicMonkey. Or I might try to learn photoshop.....

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