Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Picniking

I'm sure most of you have heard of and probably used the photo editing site Picnik before. For those that haven't, it's a great site where you can edit photos for free (or pay to upgrade to premium membership). You can do more than just crop your pictures and change colored photos to black and white. They have all sorts of cool effects you can use or add text to the photos. Since I sometimes ride the slow bus I actually didn't start using this site until a few months ago. Granted prior to the wedding I really didn't have much need to, most of the pictures I take are pretty straight forward and don't need fancy editing.

Well I was bored a while back and decided to take some of my wedding pictures and see what I could do with them via Picnik. I should say that I love my pictures and didn't think they really needed editing but after staring at the same photos for a few months I thought it would be fun to change them up a bit.

Below are some of my newly edited photos. I'm a big fan of having the background blurred a bit, I think it gives such a neat effect.



You can even have a picture edited to look like a hand drawing. How neat is that??

So do you picnik?

17 comments:

Bicoastal Bride said...

I love these effects, and our photographer used some of them in our photos. I've never heard of this site, so I guess I'm really out of it! :) I'll definitely check it out. Thanks for the info!

Teenage Bride said...

Ok wow so the one with the white gate.... breathtaking!!!!

I have never used this site... I am going to visit!!

Bree said...

Yes! Picnik is so awesome! The blurry background really is a cool effect. I'm tempted at times to pay for the upgrade, and even though it's cheap, I'm also cheap, and likely won't do it!

KLaw said...

Love me some picnik!! I almost don't post a photo without it! Even if its just to take some lines off my eyes :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

I've never heard of that site before.. that's pretty neat! Your pictures look great! Thanks for sharing.

april said...

I've used the site before for cropping and small things but I haven't played around with that. I'll have to once I get a new computer. I love the one with the stained glass and flowers with the pop of color.

Mrs. Lopez said...

Ive never heard of it but I need to ck it out!

ajs {of MN} said...

every single photo on my blog is picniked, i love it!

Venassa said...

I picnik! I love the 'boost' effect and blurring the most.
I especially love your umbrella picture though.

Laura said...

I use it all the time! I've started editing all of my pictures for etsy and it makes my shop look so much better!

BenchesandChandeliers said...

beautiful! and how fun! i must be on an even slower bus because i've never used picnik before! thanks for the intro...

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Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Well apparently I'm outta the loop since I've never even heard of this site. Very cool! Were you able to add the pops of color in the black and whites too or were they already like that from your photographer?

Collins said...

love picnik. i use it for all my pictures. it's the bomb!

Alicia said...

i love picnic! we always use it!! your pictures look so cute! the stained glass looks so neat!

bananas. said...

a blogger without picnik is like a rarity in blogland!

love what you've done with your pics. not that you need any photoshopping. you're already pretty as you are.

Kristin said...

Wow. Clearly I need to play around with it more. I had no idea that it could all that!

jessica lynn said...

i looove picnik! you did a great job with those pictures!