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Monday, April 1, 2013

Photo Editing Like A Pro!

     I had so many really nice comments to my Bead Soup entries that I thought I should share a cool site that I use to edit my photos. I'm not a great photographer but I do understand the importance of great pictures for websites, blogs, Etsy listings etc... The other important thing to note is that although there are some really great photo editing software packages out there, like Photoshop, I don't have the $699 they want! So, I surfed around awhile and found Picmonkey - an amazing online editing site that does everything I could possibly want. The best part is that the basic package is FREE! You can upgrade for $4.99 a month or $33.00 a year if you must have access to all the features.

     The site has a lot of really great features. It does basic editing like Crop, Rotate, Colors, Exposure, Sharpen, Resize, but it also has a ton of really fun features - there are tons of different effects; text, frames, word bubbles etc... and my serious favorite the Collage feature. When you're trying to show a piece from several angles and close up for your blog or on facebook the collage feature makes it super simple to make a group of shots all fit in one frame.
     The site is really easy to navigate, the instructions are simple and clear, everything is just point and click. When you've created a masterpiece Picmonkey even makes it uncomplicated to share your work. As part of the Save feature - you can select where you want to share your work - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Flicker or by email.
     Now that you know my photo editing secret you can have professional looking photos for all your applications! Don't you just love it when someone comes up with something crazy technical that makes your life so much easier??? Thank you Picmonkey!!


  1. Thanks for sharing, I will give the site a try!

    1. You're going to love it! Wait till you see all the fun special effects!

  2. I use this site frequently and love it. There are tutorials on the Internet that are helpful.


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