Sunday, July 14, 2013

Playin' With PicMonkey

PicMonkey is a nifty free photo editor. If you are looking for a quick, multi-option editor to add effects to your photos, give it a try.

PicMonkey is totally internet-based. From the home page, you simply select a photograph from your computer and begin editing. There is nothing to download. The application is free. There is also a more fully-featured version available with registration, but the basic version is packed with choices. It includes options for red-eye reduction and blemish correction for faces. After you find an effect, simply choose "Apply." You can keep editing, or "Save" to a location on your computer. That's it!

Here is a photograph I took recently in bright sunshine, and I made several PicMonkey edits to it:

original photo

blue tint with rain drops
black and white
sepia tone with Polaroid frame
blur with museum matte frame
darkened with space texture
lips - because you can!

© 2013 Sally Knudsen


  1. I like the darkened with space texture. I will give it a try. I have PS but it is just to complicated for minor adjustements.

  2. That's my favorite, too. Thanks for reading.

  3. Sally, it looks so fun! Thanks for the examples and the recommendation.