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Article • April 26, 2010

Listing Agent

Give Fugly Old Craigslist An Extreme Makeover

If Google buys a web-based photo editing service, it’s a good bet that it’s one you should bookmark.

Enter the newly-acquired Picnik, a free photo editor that lives in the cloud, so you never have to leave your browser to alter or access your photos.

Create an account—it’s free and simple—and upload your photos to your library. The site pulls from all the various sites where you’re likely to store them (Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, Photobucket, etc.)

Once you’ve stocked your collection, you can begin to edit.

The site offers all the tools you’d expect to find in Photoshop, allowing you to adjust exposure and contrast, retouch blemishes, get rid of red-eye and crop your photos.

You can even set it to Furball to apply the tools to the family pet.

When you finish a photo, use Save & Share to preserve the photo and send it around. Picnik can post the photo on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or a personal website.

For $2 a month, you can upgrade to a Premium account, which gives you access to their full range of templates and effects, including complex layers and fullscreen editing.

Consider it Photoshop for people who don’t want to spend several hundred dollars.