Canadian in Candia

August 4, 2009

Picnik Fixes

Filed under: Photography — Tags: , , — Miriam @ 10:45 am

Lets face it, I work a full time job, I have a husband, a house, pets and way more hobbies than anyone has a right to participate in. Sometimes I just don’t have time to work in photoshop for pictures I’m using for blog posts. So often I just throw the original jpg into Flickr and use Picnik to fix the flaws.

And when I resort to this lazy method, often all I use is the Auto-Fix feature. I guess there’s all sorts of fancy Picnik Premium features, but I find the yearly cost of Flickr Pro ($24.95) hard to justify to my spouse right now. For some of the effects you can do with Picnik Premium (including some pretty neat collages) an additional $24.95 is cheap money, but I can do that editing from my Photoshop.

Here’s an example with a lily from my garden.
Picnik collage

A larger version of the auto-fixed flower:
Lilies

The key is still to catch the best picture you can initially though. Dew is so conducive to photography.
Lilies
Lilies

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3 Comments »

  1. Those are beautiful photos!
    I wish I had photoshop (but I can’t justify the cost of it) so it picnik a good alternative or should I look for greener pastures elsewhere?

    Comment by Bean — August 4, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

    • If you aren’t doing major fixes to your pictures, I find Picnik to be a great substitute. You can adjust light balances and contrast. Most people don’t know how to use Photoshop well enough (or to it’s true capacity) for it to be really useful.

      Comment by Miriam — August 4, 2009 @ 9:39 pm

  2. I agree Miriam. PIcnik is a great tool for for editing photos because it is so eay to use. No classes necessary.

    Comment by Jessica — August 5, 2009 @ 8:31 am


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