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Google is closing Picnik in April

Real Estate Agent with Weichert, Realtors

Picnik has announced that Google is going to be closing this popular website on April 19, and moving its editing tools over to Google+. If you have a Premium account, you should receive a full refund, and their premium features are available to everyone from now until the day they close.

Picnik users can download their content existing content with Picnik Takeout, and can also copy it over to Google+. As much as I like and use the Google suite of products, I'm not very excited about having this functionality bundled into Google+. When I work on photos, I'm not usually interested in sharing them that way.

If you've been using Picnik, and now want to find some alternatives, there are some other good sites out there.  One of my favorite editors is Pixlr. They are a free service, and also available as an Android or iPhone app.  Another good product is PhotoShop Express. You can currently only work with .jpg files with this product, but you can do a lot of work with those files.

This article first posted on my RealEstateToolsOnline blog.

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Jo Ann Maddalena and Robert Helmbrecht, Bridgewater NJ Realtors

Robert Helmbrecht

Weichert Realtors

Serving Bridgewater, Somerset, and all of Central Jersey


Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
The Savvy Broker - ABR, CRS

Wow, I had no idea!  And I just signed up for the premium account.  Thanks for posting this.  I'll have to check out the alternatives.

Jan 21, 2012 04:35 AM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORSĀ® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

I really liked Picnik. I guess Google is taking over the world. Thanks for the advance notice.

Jan 21, 2012 04:56 AM
Willis Jackson, III
ShownHome - Overland Park, KS

How much did it cost before they announced it was closing?

Jan 23, 2012 08:40 AM
Mary Hillerman
Crye-Leike RealtorsĀ® - Bentonville, AR

Thanks for the post, Have a great spring season.

Apr 07, 2013 12:10 AM