Archive for April 2012

Online Photo Editor to Replace Picnik

As a “Do it Yourself” website manager you may be using the photo editor we recommend in our post about preparing your images for the web.

Unfortunately Google, the company that purchased Picnik, has decided to just shut it down. Of course, I could spend hours trying to figure out the logic (why did Google buy it if they were just going to shut it down???) but I just don’t have any spare time for pondering that question right now.

So, I have searched the web and this one is my favorite (as of today):

http://ipiccy.com/

It’s free, no log in required. Of course, it is still new. I am sure over time you will start seeing ads and / or upgrade offers. But for today it does what’s needed. You can download a brief tutorial on resizing (the most important part of preparing your images for the web) here: Preparing your images for the web.

Your website tools will automatically create thumbnails for you so you only need to create the “big” picture (we recommend 600 to 800 pixels wide at the most).