Just when you thought it wasn’t possible for PicMonkey to get more incredibly awesome, they did it anyway.
Collage is here!
Until Picmonkey I primarily used Photoshop for my photo editing, but as using images has become more important in blogging and social media, I’ve been frustrated with the amount of time it takes to edit photos in Photoshop. As awesome as it is, doing something like making a collage can take forever. I, sadly, didn’t really like Picnik in it’s early days so never really bothered to use it.
But when PicMonkey entered the field, I immediately fell hard for the service. Now I can easily edit photos without the strain on my poor laptop that Photoshop causes, and without wasting a ton of time. I use PicMonkey to make many of the images I use here at MomCrunch, too, which is much easier than hunting for stock images.
So when I saw yesterday that the collage feature had finally been added to PicMonkey (something you Picnik fans were eagerly awaiting), I saw that as an opportunity to tackle a couple of simple projects I’d been neglecting: my Twitter background (as I’d changed my blog design, I really needed to keep my branding consistent), and a new Facebook cover photo.
The new Collage feature on PicMonkey? It has a Facebook cover photo feature.
All in all, it took me about a half hour to do BOTH layouts; the Twitter background took multiple tries because unlike Photoshop, you can’t tell the dimensions of the each image box in the collage (a feature I’d love to see them add) so it took several tries to get the photos I wanted to use visible on the tiny side bar on Twitter (it’s only 66 to 99 pixels wide or so). But eventually I did, and I’m very pleased with the results.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, go forth and PicMonkey.