12.11.2013

Check Out PicMonkey for Your Holiday Photos!

We all know one of the most important aspects of a good blog is the pictures. I used to take pics with my phone (yikes) and never edited them. I get asked often what I use to edit my photos. And the answer is simple: PicMonkey.

PicMonkey is a free online picture editor. It allows you to take pics from good to great in a user-friendly format. It's so easy to use and has tons of options. You can have a beautiful picture in just minutes. And it's fun!

I admit--I've tried other programs in the past and found them either too intimidating or too expensive.  While PicMonkey does have special paid features for an affordable monthly fee, most everything you'll need is free. I was able to play with the Royale features for this post! All you have to do is select a picture! Let me share an example with my favorite subject, Charlie.


Adorable, right? But this hardly looks like a Christmas card. Let's lighten things up a bit and resize--I use this for so many of my pictures. I could also crop, but I'm keeping it as is for the moment! Of course PicMonkey has those standard editing features I just mentioned, but there's so much more! While I find the site easy to use, there are tutorials to give you guidance and ideas. I'm only mentioning a few of the options you can play around with to make your pictures pop, whether for your blog, yourself, or for special occasions. 


PicMonkey has seasonal sections, like Winterland. I decided to use Santaland--full of fun features to decorate your pics. I added a Santa hat, a background, and text. It took all of 5 minutes and was so easy!


Look at that sweet face! I hope you'll stop by PicMonkey and give it a try. I can't wait to see what you come up with!



29 comments:

  1. I haven't tried this, but I need to! Charlie is so adorable!!! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow, great editing, thanks for this fantastic suggestion Elle, will try it out! Thanks for participating in my last post sweety, it was great to hear your thoughts.

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  3. I use Picmonkey. I also use piZap here and there.

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  4. fun! ill def check out that site. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  5. Your little sweetheart is so heart meltingly adorable! Thank you for the review about the programme - will have a look. x

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  6. I have checked PicMonkey and it's a great fun to edit photos. So simple and fun. xx

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  7. I absolutely love PicMonkey, I ended up signing up for the paid subscription!

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  8. Thanks for sharing! It sounds like a great resource.

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  9. I love picmonkey. I use it all the time to edit or make images for my blog. It's way friendlier than photobucket and I love that you don't need to make an account.

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  10. PicMonkey is my fav...I use it all the time for my blog! The photo of Charlie is adorable!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  11. I LOVE PicMonkey! I use photoshop for all my professional shoots but when I need a quick fix Picmonkey works awesome. I've subscribed to the extra features too and they are worth it.

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  12. That last pic is just priceless:)

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  13. Sounds awesome! I love the way your card turned out!

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  14. Such a cute outcome, I need to give the photo editing a try, thanks for sharing Elle, xoxo.

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  15. I've paid for the Royale option, just for fun, I got it discounted at some point. But there's a full free another one, www.befunky.com, they got some funny stuff there as well, similar to Picm.

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  16. Awww so cute! I've never tried PicMonkey because I have PSE and Lightroom, but it looks like it's a great lightweight editor.

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  17. So cute! I might use this when editing our holiday cards, which we have to get started on this weekend!

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  18. How weird, I was JUST looking at this website 5 mins ago!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  19. Charlie is sooo cute! Gonna check this out, thanks!

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  20. I love PicMonkey! It's all I've used so far and I love it so much that I don't really even LOOK for anything else. It's so user-friendly! And there are so many cheap options... but even if you pay for it it's cheap!

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  21. I will definitely check this out! Charlie is so adorable!

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  22. Super cute & super easy! I love picmonkey

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  23. Before I became a photographer, I used PicMonkey too! It's great for the basics and for fun additions! :)

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  24. Cute! I am definitely trying this out! I tried Fotor for a little while and liked it for creating quick photo collages, but they've changed things and I can't figure it out. I love how easy this looks to use!

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