People used to use Picnik for a lot of their photo editing needs, then it went away. However, I have recently realized (and I know many of you already knew this so why didn’t you bonk me over the head?) that some of the people who used to work at Picnik have now created PicMonkey.

  • PicMonkey is free
    *at some point they will be adding a membership fee for the premium effects, but currently all free
    **UPDATE 9/28/2017 – PicMoney  now is a paid service but has a free trial period. I have been using them for years as a paying customer and I highly recommend them!
  • PicMonkey is fast
    I really am surprised at how quickly the site loads, images are uploaded, and effects are applied.
  • PicMonkey can edit photos
    Simply upload your photo and crop, rotate, add colors, backgrounds, and all sorts of fun things
  • PicMonkey can make collages
    Pic all the photos you want and then the pattern of collage you like. I really love that they have templates set up just for Facebook cover photos
  • PicMonkey celebrates holidays
    At the time I am writing this they have some fabulous Halloween themes. My guess is that they have these themes throughout the year for all the different holidays too. Fun!

Pumpkin Collage


I used the PicMonkey collage function to create this for my Facebook cover photo.

I used the PicMonkey Vampires theme to change around my regular photo I use online to this creepy version!

Have you used PicMonkey? What is your favorite feature?