Picnik your Photos

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One of my favorite website applications ever has to be Picnik.com. I probably use it every single day at least once, and would be one of the sites I'd choose if asked, "Kim, if you only had five websites to take with your on a desert island, what would they be?"

Did I mention Picnik is free? (I have their upgraded/pro version - but they offer quite a bit with their free version as well.)

Sure, I have Adobe Photoshop and I also use that quite a bit when I need to. But for most of my jobs now - I'm a picnik gal.

Some quick and easy things you can do:

  • Resize photos
  • Crop photos
  • Add text, stickers on top of photos (lots of fun fonts)
  • Add frames
  • Add effects - like some blurring, neon, black and white, tinting, and more

Just upload your photo via computer file or Flickr and have some fun !!!

 

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Rainer
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Debbie Clifton
Broker/Realtor, e-PRO, CNS
Coldwell Banker Advantage

Thanks Kim for the tip. I will certainly check that out...and I love FREE! You can't beat that!

September 06, 2009 08:17 PM
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Kim Wood
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Hi Debbie - FREE and a favorite has to top the list - eh? Some free sites out there have so many pop ups or they are so limiting it isn't worth the frustration. But yes.... do have some fun... .and show off your creations :)

September 06, 2009 08:20 PM
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Russ Ravary
Metro Detroit homes - Michigan Real estate & Mortgage info
Keller Williams Commerce

Thanks for sharing picnik.  I need to try it out one day.  I never seem to have the time right now.

September 06, 2009 08:27 PM
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Barbara Altieri
REALTOR - Fairfield County CT Real Estate
RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Have to really check this picnik out. I just read another blog about the new slideshow feature for a premium account.  Really cool stuff -- and pretty cheap, too.

September 06, 2009 08:29 PM
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Susan Mangigian
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A

Thanks Kim!  I didn't know about this site.  I hope all is well with you.

September 06, 2009 08:29 PM
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Kim Wood
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Russ - Well, if you get stuck while you are designing your new home marketing or something - you know just where to go :)

Barbara - Yes - that is a fun feature too. I like that you can do so much with the free- they let you play - then you just must upgrade to spray tan yourself, haha.

Susan - Hey Girlio ! Nice to see you :)  I'm hanging in there among many rocky hills to climb lately - but all in all - very blessed !!!!  Are you good ?

September 06, 2009 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
Realtor, RI-MA, CEBA, Master, e-Pro, ABR, ABRM, GR
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI)

KIM:I totally agree with you that Picnic is  FANTASTIC Useful SITE. I learned about it as a Newbie back in February 2009 from AR blogger . DONNA BIGDA from Connecticut my neighboring state. She wrote a tutorial about how to make a banner border for our AR site using Picnic. I have been using Picnic ever since Love it:)

 

September 06, 2009 08:50 PM
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Gary Woltal
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Keller Williams Realty

A public photo editing site on the web, very cool Kim!!

September 06, 2009 10:25 PM
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
RA, CRS, Hawaii Mililani Oahu Real Estate
Century 21 Liberty Homes

Just making sure to stop by and say HIIIIIIIIII!!!!!

September 07, 2009 12:45 AM
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Kim Wood
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Kathleen - I figured many people have probably shouted them out already - but happy we all have (had, lol :) different readers to glean from.

Gary - YO Gary !  I should have known you would be certain to come by and say hi :)

Sally - Yay :) I'm baaaa-aaaack - but not with the big bash.... yet ..... nice to see you !!!

September 07, 2009 07:25 AM
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Derek Massey
Mid-Atlantic Settlement Services

Kim, you are my photo guru... I have so much to learn about this, but I'm so glad you've got the 411.  I am going to dedicate at least 1/2 day at some point this month to all things photo (Flickr, Picnik, etc.) and I'm adding this post to my "reading list".  Thanks!

September 07, 2009 12:13 PM
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Brad Andersohn
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Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy

I love picnik.com, so much so that I use the paid membership now.  You Rock Kim, and thanks for always being so supportive and for contributing great content to ActiveRain.  It's members like you that keep this place exciting, rewarding, and thriving!  xoxoxo!!

September 07, 2009 01:31 PM
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Douglas Fischer
East Oahu Realty - Selling Honolulu, Hawaii Condos

Thanks for the tip.  It amazes me how much I learn from this group.  I love it!  It took me nearly five years to (semi) master PhotoShop, but sometimes a fast, easy approach for simple things is a must.  I'll try picnik.com for sure!

September 08, 2009 03:15 PM
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Howdy there Kim

I do believe this is the first post of yours, that I've came along to read and to leave a comment on. Hopen to check it out this weekend. I've got some wedding photos, that I took last Sat. Of my ladys son's wedding. And video. I usual use Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 or Paint Shop Pro Photo.

I sure will let you know what I think and how I like using it.

Baker Home Inspection and Consulting AR Signature

September 08, 2009 07:15 PM
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David A. Wheeling
After 30 yrs in real estate, I am now Retired
RETIRED as of June 15, 2013

Kim, I use picnik.com and love it.

September 12, 2009 06:25 PM
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Krista Fuchs
Chester County Realtor - (484) 459-8025 - Home Buying and Selling
Prudential Fox & Roach

Picnik is a great one for sure!  Just wanted to stop by, say hello, and see how you are doing!

September 16, 2009 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Monique Hailer
CENTURY 21 New Millennium

Kim ~ I love picnik and use primarily. Thanks for the co-op webinar this morning with Amy Chorew. I thought I would meet via AR today!

February 10, 2010 11:38 AM
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Janice Roosevelt
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker
Rory Burkhart Team, Keller Williams

Kim, appreciate the post on this. I didn't know about it.

September 28, 2010 01:55 PM
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Leslie R. Willis
RON NEFF REAL LIVING

I just discovered Picnik the other day and I absolutely love it!  I like it because you dont have to download anything to use it (on free version, dont know about the professional version).

January 11, 2011 05:40 PM
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- I just LOVED these pictures!! Great job to Ester and crew. And I had no idea Chester wore those psrited socks!! I guess I was too captivated by Stef's beauty that day to notice. Congrats again guys!!
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