Well, PicMonkey is here, and it is AMAZEBALLS.
That’s a technical term, yo.
I spent some time on PicMonkey and I simply cannot believe the ease of the interface and the simple elegance of the software. In some ways I find it to be exactly what I need, a perfect combination of Instagram and Photoshop, allowing me with a simple click of a few buttons to take a photo from drab to (oh, it’s clichéd, but I’m going for it) divine.
My daughter agreed to pose for a photo (and you can see the finished product there on the left) for my PicMonkey editing experiment, and contributed heavily to the outcome; in fact, it’s an easy enough program that my daughter – who is five and a half, but computer savvy – can use it.
Here’s a quick tour of what I did to the photo and the various things that PicMonkey has to offer. Enjoy!