Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day! My heart's breaking!

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Natural curl of the telephone cord, altered in Picnik. I had too much fun with too many special effects to remember exactly what I did!

Now for the heartbreak. Picnik's going away.

Here's what you read when you click on the banner at the top of your photo you're about to alter in Picnik:

"Picnik will be closing on April 19, 2012. Since joining Google in 2010, we have been creating editing magic in Google products while continuing to keep Picnik awesome. But now we get to focus on even awesomer things.

Premium Refunds: To our primo Picnik Premium (That's me!) members, we will refund your current membership fee in full. By "in full" we mean the whole darn thing. Yep, this means no prorating here. Just to say thanks. (They did!)

Now the Good News - Free Premium for ALL! Now the silver lining. To say a great big thank you, Picnik Premium is free for everyone! Use Picnik in all of its premium glory, for free, from now until our official closing date of April 19, 2012. Enjoy!

We are excited to bring even more photo-editing fun to Google Products, like Google+, where you can find many of your favorite Picnik effects. Just look for them under Creative Kit. "

Suffice it to say, I am one great big ol' unhappy camper. Even if I don't use a special effect, I resize my photos because I like the impact that results when I do so. I straighten photos, I crop photos, I can't go on, or I'll be crying on my keyboard.

6 comments:

Kate said...

Good symbol for the day!! Too bad for Picnik!

parker said...

A creative pic! Lynette, try Picasa. A free download and has about the same tools as Picnik.

Melissa said...

This is a very creative photo. I love it! "Love is where you find it!"

bill said...

Great image for today. That stinks about Picnik. You might try Paint.net. It's like photoshop except it's free. Here's the link.
http://www.getpaint.net/

Randy said...

Awesome shot! I heard about Picnik I do have to make time to check it out.

billyB said...

The latest Picasa 3.9 has a lot of the Picnic effects bundled with it.