Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Shhhh!!!! I am going on a picnik...

Who knew I had so many artistic readers listening to my silly blog? I was blown away the comments made yesterday on my post. So many of you commented about my talent. Thank you. I blush.


Shhhhhhhh......

Don't share this with anyone.

Yes, I have talent. Yes, I have thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment. Yes, I have invested hundreds of dollars into photo editing software. But sometimes. SOMETIMES. Sometimes, I take bad pictures.

Yes. It happens. To me. A wanna be photographer.

Take this horrible picture I took on Monday. Fifi was playing our piano and the lighting inside, on a cold March day, was absolutely horrible. But I really liked her expression.
See?

Perfect expression. But horrible lighting. Taken with a VERY expensive camera.

Here is where picnik comes in. It is a FREE photo editing website. You can auto-fix your exposure. See the after for yourself....


And picknik does much more. You can create borders.

You can create black and whites with picknik. And. And add font! For FREE!!!
This is my favorite shot that I think I will print out. A vignette. Does it get any classier than that? I think not. What do you think? You can't even tell she has carrot smeared across her right eyebrow. I fixed that too.
Okay. I have NEVER sent my readers elsewhere nor have I ever earned a penny.
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But visit http://www.picknik.com/ where you can edit your photos online without downloading a poopie program. Tell them OHmommy sent you.
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Anyways, you can save your pictures onto your computer or send them to so many different locations like... your blog, flickr, photobucket, costco, snapfish, smugmug, and WALMART for crying out loud!
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Does this sound like an ad? It isn't.
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It is just a mommy that is doing the happy dance cause she found a FREE photo editing website that is fool proof easy.
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It is free. It is soooo simple.
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Again, for crying out loud the picnik people invented an UNDO button that you can hit over and over and over again. This is the most PERFECT photo editing for busy moms. Still uncertain? It took me exactly 17 minutes to download and play around with all of the above pictures.
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I am going on a picknik. Are you?
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You can thank me now.

62classy comments:

The MomBabe said...

Ooh, I'm going there Right.Now.

Thanks so much!

Lisa said...

so, I'm going to be cursing you tomorrow morning because now I'm not going to get enough sleep because I'm going to go mess with this new site.....see what you've done???

(Seriously, I'm SOOO excited!!! Thanks for the great hint :)

MommyTime said...

You are sooo amazing for posting not just the link and the "hard sell" but also all the wonderful photo options so we could see for our very own selves how great things could be. Because seriously? I have one of THE most photogenic kids on the planet (not biased, of course), but he just WON'T stand in the light just right sometimes. :) Now I can fix that. One question: is this site great enough to add hair to all the not-quite-as-appealing photos of bald little Daughter during her first year?

krissy said...

I love you! I have been searching and searching for photoshop sites!

How did you know?????

Big Hugs for this one OhMommy!!!!

And BTW....I think your photo's are always beautiful but you have beautiful children to work with too! :-)

Kimmylyn said...

I Picnik!! I do.. and my photos still stink..LOL

But I even paid for the prem membership because it is THAT cool.

Awesome tip and such a great photo.

MamaWise said...

Wow! I am going to check it out. I love all that you can do with that site. Thanks for the post!

Mr Lady said...

On that sh$t like white on rice, sister. Thanks for the tip!

TheVasquez3 said...

wowzer!! i love love love it! i wanna go on a picnik!!

Maria said...

Thank you , I am going to go there. That's amazing what you did with that picture!

Jeni said...

When it comes to taking pictures, I am among the world's worst - have very little understanding of how to set a scene up much less how to operate the camera properly and then, working with the pictures, after the fact -a total dummie, klutz, whatever. So thanks for providing a site where I might actually be able to doctor photos up a bit.
And honey, I have yet to see a picture you've taken that wasn't great!

Natalie said...

Oooh how fun, must go look-see! I missed your post yesterday somehow, but MAN that chair picture is fantastic!

Jenni said...

I do like Picnik. But I really like the Gimp too. It uses a lot of the same scripts and brushes as photoshop but is free!

Rachel said...

Adorable! You are the second person I've read in the last 10 minutes talking about this site. I must go see.
Darling picture, and editing. You are so precious.
Glad you like those songs.

Wendi said...

I am going on a picknik too! Thanks for the tip.

(and yes, I was away the weekend... but I am back!)

Mom Of 3 said...

I am going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Grandy said...

I only just got my digital camera. So much to learn indeed. I like what you've done here.

carrie said...

I love the cropped one the best!

See? You can't take a bad picture after all! And ALL talented people have little "secrets" they just keep them all to themselves instead of sharing like you did because you, my dear are not greedy!

Karen said...

I am SO going. thanks. I got a new camera and the editing software that came with it is less than stellar. I'm fed up. Sounds like I need a Picnik.

girlymom4 said...

Thanks so much for sharing this site! Can't wait to try it out! And I also wanted to add that I LOVE the chair photo!! It is truly magnificent!!!

Around The Funny Farm said...

I am THANKING you for sharing this site!

Of all your readers.. I bet I need the most help!

;-) Beth

Just Janice said...

Wow! I`m off to go on a picnik! Thanks for sharing!

Crystal said...

OHmommy I puffy heart you! That website is awesome. I was just thinking about how I needed to find a new editing software for my new computer. I HATE what it came with. This is exactly what I wanted. So so fun. Focal B&W is so fancy for free!!!

Stephanie said...

Amazing!!! I'm definitely going there. I love photo editing sites and am not real happy with the one I currently use.

The final product looks perfect! Thanks for sharing mommy tips!

Kelly said...

That is an AWESOME site....thanks for recommending it!

Katie said...

OOH, I LOVE that last pic!! Thanks for the website, that looks like fun!

Kathryn said...

Okay. Cleary I know nothing about photography. I liked that first photo!
Picnik sounds fab! I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

just jamie said...

Great tip. I'm all about photos. And I'm all about free. Thanks.

P.S. Can she be any cuter?

Shirley said...

My daughter has all the fancy smancy camera equipment and the latest copy of PhotoShop. She spends countless hours working with it. I like the looks and for what I do, the ease of picknik. I'm going to try it and see if I can make her jealous.

Then I may tell her about Picknik.

Tara R. said...

Thanks for sharing....shhh! I won't tell your secret to be-u-ti-ful photos.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing that, it's amazing! I thought, aside from using an expensive camera and knowing what you're doing, achieving results like that were only possible for professional photographers! WAY cool!

Lizzy

Carrie said...

Wow! Thanks so much. I've been using Kodak EasyShare b/c it came with my camera, but it is the worst photo editing software I've ever used.

Kelly said...

I know nothing about photography. I just point, shoot, pray. I think I need me some picknik.com
Thanks!

Kellan said...

Hey, I'll never take pictures as nicely as you, but I do appreciate the link - thanks a lot. That picture is beautiful - everyone of them!! Have a good day - see you soon. Kellan

Sue said...

Thanks for the link. A picknik without going to the grocery store first. Right on!

John-Michael said...

OK, enough already! You've moved me; swayed me; enchanted me; wowed me; made me love you in SO many ways!!

And now you add even more generosity and caring for others to this already HUGE chamber in my heart with your name on its door. Next we will be adding an entire wing!!

Thank you [happy grin]

April said...

Thanks for the info! My mom will love this. She's the family scrapbooker.

Irene said...

I just found that site last week and yes, it was really easy and amazing! I have a copy of Photoshop, but now I am thinking of just using picnik...much easier, especially for us novices.

Melissa said...

This is the second time in 24 hours that I've heard of picnik. I'm going to have to check it out! Thanks for the headsup.

lattemommy said...

Thanks for the great tip! I'll be scooting on over there ASAP.

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

thanks for all the great tips! I use to do photography but since having my little girl I don't get to do it as much or at all lately. I use to love going to the dark room and spend hours in there developing my own photos! Oh I miSs it!

suchsimplepleasures said...

the original picture...i didn't think it was bad but...wow...those little tricks...so cool! i'm going to have to inspect this little site that you've so class-ily mentioned!!
xoxo...
sorry you've got yourself a snowday, too!! sucks, doesn't it? at least we could sleep in, a little!!

Janice said...

Wow- you do rock you hot little thang.... Love the pictures, I love that you can fix it if the lighting is bad, hmmm go figure- I want to take some photogrphy classes, but then I would have to get a new camera, i dont think my $300 little pink Exilm would cut it.

Ruth said...

Thanks for the tip, I'll be sure to check it out. I finally got my first digital camera in December (yes, my FIRST, FINALLY!), so I'm in need of something helpful & easy! :)

-Ruth

LunaNik said...

Thanks for the link! I can't wait to check it out!! I have Photoshop but no time to play around and learn how to use it so this website sounds perfect!!

April said...

This is my new favorite site! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your secret.

Cecily R said...

Funnnnnn! Thanks for the tip, I LOVE free!

But really, you must know that I LOVE this picture of your little one. I love her expression and her cute chunky hands, and I LOVE the shadow that her finger cast on the piano. Perfection!!

Kristen said...

Wonderful! Thank you for the heads up. Maybe it isn't too late to try and "work" on some of my little ones b-day pics!!

Thanks again!! Way to think of others. :-)

Kristen said...

Wonderful! Thank you for the heads up. Maybe it isn't too late to try and "work" on some of my little ones b-day pics!!

Thanks again!! Way to think of others. :-)

Amy said...

Thanks for the site girl!! Can't wait to go and try it out!

Amy said...

I love that the pictures can be uploaded to Costco. I have been meaning to print our our pictures and start a photo album forever.
Thanks for the recommendation.

Lisa said...

Very cool info-
I love how you can make a picture so perfect--good to have a cute subject too!
What picture did you use for the contest?

Dawn said...

It's just amazing the difference in the pictures. I am going on a picknik! Thanks for sharing.

secret agent mama said...

Greatness! I have/use Adobe CS3, but Picnick is where it's at, yo!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

OMG this is the coolest thing EVER! And I'm so photoshop impaired! Thank you!

The Schneider's said...

Thanks for tip! I can't wait to check out picnik! BTW - Adorable picture!!! :)

scraps_n_stuff said...

oh the ease! THANK YOU!!!

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

yep - this website is awesome!

i love it and found it a little while back...hehehehe

i used to dabble in photography myself...would love to get back into it.

and again - as always U ROCK and then some!

;o)

and that photos is ADORABLE!!!!

a-licious

The Immoral Matriarch said...

I *love* picnik - I use it to freshen up the camera phone pictures that I take!

I'm considering the pro account, but I have photoshop and lightroom so I'm not sure I can justify it, other than you get to use cute little graphics! *lol*

Erin said...

Thanks for the information about picknik. It works wonders with my bad photo taking skillz :). This is late I know but I like the photo where your daughter's back is toward you. It's more artsy.
How'd the show go?

Happy Homemaker said...

I just came across your blog (via 3 Peanuts) and I love it! What fun! Thanks for sharing the website; I'll have to check it out!

Rhea said...

I just heard about Picnik from someone else the other day, and it sounds wonderful. I also heard you can put watermarks on your photos so people can't download them off your website without the watermark on them...do you do that?

rmgales said...

Great post. One thing that I lack is photo editing skills. I'm going to check out this site.

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