fun thing: picnik

amy posted this June 10th, 2009 | filed under: 2.0 fun, library skül, moi, silliness | 4 comments »

i am addicted to modifying photos using picnik – especially since every social network requires you to have some kind of avatar for you profile.

picnik is free and doesn’t require you to register (though there are some perks if you do). you can crop and rotate and fix colours (you can even use curves), as usual, but picnik also allows you to add filters to your photos, text, funny pix, and frame things in a bunch of different ways.

so you can make a boring picture like this:


look like this:


(there’s lots more you can do – i just wanted to give you a rough idea. this was cropped, rotated, had the Orton-ish effect applied, speech bubble and text added, and i gave myself a loverly ‘stache.)

4 Comments on “fun thing: picnik”

  1. 1 John Fink said at 7:16 am on June 11th, 2009:

    Aww, what was wrong with the original? I thought it was loverly enough.

  2. 2 amy said at 8:56 am on June 11th, 2009:

    but with picnik, i get a mustache!

  3. 3 Janice said at 6:16 pm on June 28th, 2009:

    Please tell me how you added the text inside the speech bubble–using picnik.

  4. 4 amy said at 11:26 am on June 29th, 2009:

    Janice – it’s under the “create” tab – you’ll see a button for text, and then you can configure it in a bunch of different ways.

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