Saturday, January 21, 2012

Picnik closing....

I don't know about you but this came as a shock to me... as of April 19, 2012 Picnik will be closing.  There are so many that will be affected as this is their primary photo editing program.  So I am putting a request out there to all my blogging friends.  What do you use for your photo editing?  If you currently use Picnik what will you be switching over to when the time comes?

Here is a copy of the e-mail I received.... 

Official Announcement: Picnik is closing 

Since joining Google in 2010, we have been creating editing magic in Google products while continuing to keep Picnik awesome. But now we get to focus on even awesomer things. Picnik will be closing on April 19, 2012.
Your photos liberated
Amazing photos are created in Picnik, so we have launched a new feature, Picnik Takeout, that easily downloads your photos to your desktop in convenient zip files. You may also elect to copy your photos toGoogle+ where you can store and share your creations. You may request your photos at any time and use this handy tool as many times as you like until our closing date of April 19, 2012. Learn more.
Premium Refunds
To our primo Picnik Premium members, we'll begin processing a full refund of your current membership fee within a week of this announcement. By "in full" we mean the whole darn thing. Yep, this means even if you are on your very last day of an annual membership, we will refund you the entire $24.95. Just because we want to say thanks.
Now the Good News - Free Premium for ALL!
To express our gratitude for your support over the past 5 years, Picnik Premium is free for everyone! Use Picnik in all of its premium glory, for free, from now until our actual closing day. Touch-up, Textures, Advanced, and more are all free for you to use!
We have been incredibly proud of building a product that is used and beloved by so many of you. We continue to be amazed and humbled by the photos you create and we are immensely grateful for all of your support, creativity, and passion.
We are excited by the photo-editing fun we have already brought to Google products, like Google+, where you can find many of your favorite Picnik effects in Creative Kit. We encourage you to visit Google+ andgive it a whirl.
Please visit the Help Hub for more information on our wind down, and check the Picnik blog for updated information on our April closure.
It's been awesome,
Team Picnik


  1. Anonymous1:51 PM

    But google+ has similar effects and filters, honestly I am glad to see it closed because I am sick of young girls posting pictures on Facebook claiming to have great edit skills.

    1. I will have to take a look at google+ but I have to admit when it took me FOREVER to figure out Picnik and don't relish changing over to something different (at least not right now due....)

  2. GraphicConverter from Lemkesoft - free and so very useful. You can do everything from simple to photoshop-style high end stuff, and it's a great way to keep track of photos with it's photo album style layout. And no, they didn't pay me anything to write a rave review, I just love it that much!

  3. We use Picasa. It's a free download and it works great.