Sunday, January 22, 2012

Picnik Closing

Hi everyone!  Thank you so much for all of the entries for the giveaway and for all of you who have participated in the Disney Tag.  It's been lots of fun seeing everybody's answers. :)

This is a sad day for many of us in the blogging world.  (And no, I'm not talking about SOPA, although I'm a bit concerned by that, too!)  I just got an email from Picnik.com last night, explaining that on April 19th, Picnik will be closing.  I have loved using Picnik for editing photos, creating headers, and much more.  I'm really going to miss it.

Along with this sad news comes some happy news for all of you.  From now until their closing, Picnik is offering their premium package, normally $24.95 per year, for free!  You can make things and save them to your computer for future use, so if you want to have some extra headers or blog buttons on hand, now is the time to do it!

The nice thing about Picnik premium is you have many more options for photo collages, fonts, and effects.  You also can store somewhere around 100 pictures at a time on Picnik instead of the 5 at a time for their normal free service.

The email was somewhat vague, but it kind of sounds like they're merging with Google plus, and it may be possible to transfer photos over from Picnik.  Hopefully it won't be too much of a hassle or too expensive!

Just thought I'd get the word out to everyone.  I'm not a real fan of change, especially when I've found something that works well for me, so I'm pretty disappointed by this.  I'm sure life will go on without Picnik, though.  I think. ;)

I'll keep you guys updated if I find another site that I like just as well.

10 comments:

Priya said...

Hi beast'sbelle! I discovered a website called fotoflexer.com, it's nota s good as Picnik but is pretty similar! :)

Anonymous said...

That's sad but at least it's not
SOPA right i'm a teen so i dont know that much about it but from what i understand it is not a very good thing:( I will have to try picnik though
your reader
savanah

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, Priya...I'll have to check it out. :)

Hi Savanah. You can get more info about SOPA by looking it up online. Just to give you a basic idea, the government is wanting to crack down on the piracy of copyrighted materials online, which sounds great. Unfortunately, there are some pretty negative ways that many Internet sites would be affected, including Blogger.

Emma said...

Hi!

Here is an AWESOME website to use instead of Picnik: befunky.com

Also, fotoflexer.com is good!

I am VERY sad about Picnik closing too. :(

~Emma

Anonymous said...

I wonder why they're closing :( They were the best!

Anonymous said...

Thank you :)I got to go on picnik and it is a great site ever since that comment i have ben making lots of pictures. So fun.
Your Reader
Savanah

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, Emma...I'll have to check that one out, too!

I'm not sure, Anonymous, but I agree.

Great, Savanah! I'm glad you got to try it out. :)

Elliebob said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! This IS a sad day!! :,( I'm so disappointed. But the plus is I get to use premium. Haha! Thanks for the info. :)

leah said...

Have you tryd picmonkey. it works Great.

beastsbelle said...

Hi Leah! I tried picmonkey but actually found I preferred Ribbet.com. I use it to this day. :)