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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Debbie Clifton
Coldwell Banker Advantage - Clayton, NC
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Thanks Kim for the tip. I will certainly check that out...and I love FREE! You can't beat that!

Sep 06, 2009 08:17 PM #3
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Kim Wood
The Tech Byte - West Chester, PA
Kim Wood ~ The Tech Byte

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 :)

Sep 06, 2009 08:20 PM #4
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Russ Ravary
Keller Williams Commerce - Commerce, MI
Metro Detroit homes - Michigan Real estate & Mortg

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

Sep 06, 2009 08:27 PM #5
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Barbara Altieri
RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

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.

Sep 06, 2009 08:29 PM #6
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Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

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

Sep 06, 2009 08:29 PM #7
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Kim Wood
The Tech Byte - West Chester, PA
Kim Wood ~ The Tech Byte

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 ?

Sep 06, 2009 08:40 PM #8
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) - Providence, RI
Realtor, RI-MA, CEBA, Master, e-Pro, ABR, ABRM, GR

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:)

 

Sep 06, 2009 08:50 PM #9
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

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

Sep 06, 2009 10:25 PM #10
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
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Just making sure to stop by and say HIIIIIIIIII!!!!!

Sep 07, 2009 12:45 AM #11
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Kim Wood
The Tech Byte - West Chester, PA
Kim Wood ~ The Tech Byte

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 !!!

Sep 07, 2009 07:25 AM #12
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Derek Massey
Mid-Atlantic Settlement Services - Hunt Valley, MD

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!

Sep 07, 2009 12:13 PM #13
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Brad Andersohn
Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad 707.646.1876

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!!

Sep 07, 2009 01:31 PM #14
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Douglas Fischer
East Oahu Realty - Selling Honolulu, Hawaii Condos - Honolulu, HI

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!

Sep 08, 2009 03:15 PM #15
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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

Sep 08, 2009 07:15 PM #16
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David A. Wheeling
RETIRED as of June 15, 2013 - Morganton, NC
After 30 yrs in real estate, I am now Retired

Kim, I use picnik.com and love it.

Sep 12, 2009 06:25 PM #17
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Krista Fuchs
Prudential Fox & Roach - Exton, PA
Chester County Realtor - (484) 459-8025 - Home Buying and Selling

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

Sep 16, 2009 09:49 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Monique Hailer & Todd Combs, PA
Schooner Bay Realty - Cape Coral, FL
Waterfront Specialists!

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!

Feb 10, 2010 11:38 AM #19
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Janice Roosevelt
Rory Burkhart Team, Keller Williams - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

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

Sep 28, 2010 01:55 PM #20
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Leslie R. Willis
RON NEFF REAL LIVING - Chillicothe, OH

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).

Jan 11, 2011 05:40 PM #21
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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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