Ever find yourself on a computer without any editing software? All you want to do is to crop an image, fix the contrast, and resize it?
Well, if you’ve got a reasonably new browser, you’re saved: Enter Picnik, a brand new type of image editing software, bringing the genre well into line with all the other Web 2.0 apps out there.
I discovered it a couple of hours ago, and am already deeply in love with it. I expect the Digg crowd and Slashdot will turn their server to mush within the next, oh, 20 minutes or so, but once the storm has died down, go have a play!
So far, the Picnik service is a little bit limited — you only get rotation, cropping, exposure (brightness / contrast and, amazingly, a levels tool), colours (white balance and saturation), sharpening tools, and a couple of auto-fix tools. However, I don’t know about you, but those are my most frequently used tools anywhere. I doubt it’ll replace Photoshop anytime soon, but as far as quick hack-up image editing goes, it’s not at all badl
No doubt the MySpace crowd will love it to bits, and even seasoned photographers might find it saves them in a pinch.
In summary, Picnik is well worth adding to your bookmarks!
Via Matt of CleVR fame…
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