There are little quirks I’ve never liked about iPhoto. It seems slow to respond, it makes extra copies of files.
“I want to add a caption on a photo I’m uploading. I know it can be done because I see
If you ever decide to print a book of photos to give to someone, the list of printing companies to
Each year I get several questions about photographing fireworks around the 4th of July and again around New Year’s. I
“I almost never need to scan documents, so I don’t own a scanner. Today I need to scan in something
“I accidentally deleted photos from my digital camera memory card. Is there any way to get my deleted pictures back?”
There have been several occasions where I wanted to upload some photos and images to post online, but I didn’t have immediate access to my computer with Photoshop Elements installed on it. I’ve used Adobe’s Photoshop Express a few times, but it feels far to cumbersome for minor edits and it doesn’t support common image types like GIF. More recently, I’m finding Picnik to be a great alternative for editing images from any computer. There’s nothing to install, so you don’t need to worry about having administrator permissions. Picnik supports JPEG, GIF, and PNG, which are the primary formats I’d work with in a pinch. Features include resize, crop, sharpen, minor color correction, exposure and contrast, and the ability to save out more than one file format when you’re done. If you upload images to Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, PhotoBucket, Picasa, Webshots, or FreeWebs, you can edit those images using Picnik. I also have a plug-in for editing images uploaded to Movable Type, which further extends the usefulness of Picnik. There is a $25 version, which is useful if you need to upload many files at a time, but for quick edits on the go, the free version of Picnik will likely be all you ever need. In addition to bailing me out in a pinch, I’m looking at Picnik as a handy way to edit files on a netbook without needing to use precious disk space for a bulky application.