Google’s free photo hosting service Picasa, just got a fresh new upgrade called – Picnik! Picnik is a free online photo editing service Google Aquired back in May, and now that they’ve combined the two services, it feels like a match made in heaven.
Using Picnik you can now easily edit, retouch, add funny effects and stickers, change the exposure, shadows, highlights, etc., etc., etc. Picnik is one of the best out there when it comes to online photo editors – and now with the simple-to-use integration with Picasa Web Albums it’s a definite Wow! Very groovy indeed!
Here’s a shot of what it looks like when editing a photo:
From a cost standpoint, Picasa Web will continue to be free. However, to use some of the most advanced features of Picnik, you will need to subscribe to the “Premium” service which for now is $2.08 per month. It’s affordable. But for most of us, the basics should be good enough.