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The Picnik is over, but . . .

I’ve been mourning my beloved Picnik. the photo-editing tool that closed its basket and moved to the Google+ Creative Suite.  We can use Picnik there. When we’re there.

Happily, we have several other free options for when we’re not.

I am kinda falling in love with PicMonkey.  In addition to basic edits, you can add: overlays; text; cool effects; textures; a lovely array of frames; touch ups like blemish fix, wrinkle remover, weight loss, lip tint and much more!  And it’s so easy to use. And it’s so elegant.

There’s also Aviary. Love it too!

Aviary, now replaces Picnik as Flickr’s default photo editor. (Click on Actions when you are looking at a Flickr photo.)  Aviary, of course, is really a Swiss-army knife tool kit.  Its image editor Phoenix, is a super-simple tool now designed to work with Google Drive.

iPiccy looks very much like Picnik, with similar interface and features.  Very easy, very flexible.

PhotoShop Express Editor is not as robust as its premium older sister, but it is robust enough for us amateur photo editors.  It offers both editing and lovely decorating options.

Even more editors:






For even more fun with images, visit this LibGuide!

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


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