Photo editing is a Picnik

Picnik is an online photo editor , right in your browser. It helps give people photo editing skills without the learning of complex programs. Picnik is fast, easy, and offers users loads of powerful tools, artistic effects, touch-ups, frames, stickers, scrapbooking and many more tools. And itâ€s All for Free!

In March of 2010, Picnik was picked-up by Google and is now part of the family of consumer apps, just look in the Google App Store.

If you are looking for a Fast online photo editor and don’t want to have to pay for the service or even sign-up if you choose not to, then Picnik is the App for you.

Here is a photo I edited with Picnik and it took less than 5 minutes to complete the process and that was with my upload from my PC and saving it back to my PC when completed.

They have been very thoughtful of users and deliver a range of browser plugins called ‘Tools‘ which you can easily add to your browser so that all you need to do most of the time is click the bookmarklet or right-click in your browser to choose the options you want.

This is truly a great program for those of us that are technologically challenged and just want to get some good effects added to their photos before they share them either with friends or are more serious and need a fast way to get photos onto their website to show what it is you are discussing.

Try it now, it’s FREE remember?
Yes, they do have a premium version and it will cost you $24.95 a year, but like everything else, if you are seriously using it then you should also be making money because of it’s use.

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Stock.XCHNG – Now Better?

Stock.XCHNG is under new management!
Getty Images has taken over this ‘Great Free Photo’ site

They are committed to making all the files in the SXC collection safe and reliable and the technology team behind iStockphoto, the world’s number one microstock site, will keep SXC fast, stable and secure. In fact, they’ve upgraded much of the hardware recently, and done a full security audit.

Here’s some of stats for the site:

  • 394569 photos online
  • 1788 pending
  • 37 added today

More than 30.000 photographers are adding photos regularly to the site.

image taken from Stock.XCHNG

Need a wallpaper for your desktop or illustration for your blog? Need a pic for your commercial website design? Looking for inspiration? All Free of charge!

SXC is a helpful, friendly community of photography addicts who generously offer their works to those who need them free of charge. If you have some nice photos that you’d like to share with others, it cost nothing to join today! It not only feels great to share, you will also get a huge exposure for your work, and you may just get some work if that is what you’re looking for.

I have been a member since 2005 and every time I need a graphic – this is where I head to first, I have also saved the RSS feed to my feed reader and see what new images are added daily.

So, if you need to find some useful photos/images for a project and you are on a budget or just need to find something fast, you could do it on Stock.XCHNG, my favorite image repository.

Whether SXC will become better from the merger with Getty Images is probably a given, because of the huge clout that Getty possess, I have mentioned some of the initial changes and they look as if they are starting to add more options soon, so as long as they don’t want to make people pay for access or something unheard of like that, I will commit to a resolute Yes!

Find out for yourself, you’ll see.

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