Like thousands of others when the news broke of the photo editing tool Picnik shutting down I groaned. There are times when a quick fix is needed and doesn't require a full version of Photoshop or Gimp.
In the past I turned to Picnik for quick edits. In this case it was removing the blocks and lightening up the photo of this old piece of farm equipment before I posted it in a Speechless Sunday post on entitled "Welcome to 2012-Out With The Old In With The New."
This past week I've been playing with Photoshop Express on-line. Not only does it allow you to do simple "blemish removal" as Picnik did but it allows you to take a photo and change the colors with their "pop" tool. Here is a before and after of my bike that I had taken last summer after a ride.
Not only could I remove the water faucet on the brick wall but I could change the background and the color of the bike. Now this isn't something we might do with a photo of a home but it certainly gives us some options.
For those of us who like to play with photography they are lots of good free tools available. I'll never be a professional photographer but if you are like me and like to find simple options then you might want to check out Photoshop Express.