iPiccy Is Picnik’s Closest Replacement

In a hurried scramble last week to find a replacement for the Picnik.com closure in April, I had written an article featuring 7 FREE photo and graphic editing sites.  Some readers were hoping to actually find a replacement editor that was similar or at least closer to the look and feel of Picnik’s site.

Well here it is!  iPiccy.com is the closest you’re going to find to Picnik.com
.  The look and feel are more similar than any other site I’ve seen.  iPiccy might actually be Picnik’s twin brother.  Once you explore the site, you’ll see what I mean.  iPiccy is 100% free, no registration required, and offers many of the same features and benefits that Picnik does and more.  They include a painting module that Picnik didn’t provide.

Grabbing any image or photo is easy.  Just click the appropriate button and GO!  The editing options are endless and the ability to create some really cool customized graphics and images will be limited only by your creativity and of course your time and schedule.  The workspace on iPiccy will be easy to navigate, especially for Picnik users, and will feel just like your old Picnik stomping grounds.

There are multiple effects and single click options at your fingertips.  These will make your photos and images really “POP” and if you use a combination of the wide variety of tools and options available, the possibilities will be endless.

In literally minutes, you’ll be able to adjust your contrast, auto-correct colors, customize images, fix blemishes, remove red-eye, lighten and darken graphics, and even add text overlays, reflections, shadows and more.  Having access and the ability to utilize some really cool effects without being a graphics designer makes iPiccy one of my  TOP CHOICE recommendations.

Here’s what we just put together for our Valentine show next week.

We added a border,
created a matting,
went with  a sepia effect,
added a thick pencil sketching,
made it black and white,
re-sized it keeping constraints,
added a shadow border,
then dropped some text at the bottom and saved to the desktop.
This all took about 3 minutes from beginning to end.


Check out iPiccy.com and compare it to Picnik.  If you’ve never used Picnik, then you’ll have discovered a very cool free online photo and image editing site that you’re going to enjoy.  If you have used Picnik and feel as though you’ll be losing a best friend come April, I can promise that iPiccy will make the hurt a whole lot less.  In fact, some of you will like iPiccy even better than Picnik.

Comments (12)

  1. daveroberts

    Thanks for the tip, Brad. I usually use my more powerful desktop graphic tools, but more than once I have been away from my regular computer when I wanted to do image editing. Picnik was always a valued tool. I’m glad you have saved me the time to identify a good replacement.

  2. Thanks for the info! I am definitely feeling bereft at the loss of Picnik and, while I’ve found lots of fun and useful iPhone and Mac apps – so far none are as good or as easy to use as Picnic was at editing The photos from my digital camera. I’ll definitely give this a try!

  3. Margaret Woda

    I use Picnik several times a week, and sometimes several times a day. I’m still in denial about Picnik closing down and hoping that it will be reincarnated by new investors.. I just gave a quick try to iPiccy, and it will do, but it’s no Picnik. Many fewer fonts, for example. But you’re right, there are many similarities. Thanks for doing the research and coming up with this option.

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  5. jenniferwells

    Hi Brad,

    My name is Jenn, I’m part of a team of former-Picnikers. We also felt like we were losing a best friend so we decided to start a new site, PicMonkey. It’ll feel familiar to your old fave, sleek, and very user friendly. Sign up on our site and we’ll keep you updated on a launch date (soon, soon!). http://www.PicMonkey.com

    Also, feel free to send me your feedback, feature requests, and, of course, any questions you have!


  6. Hi Brad, Thanks for the lovely visit to SandwichINK and for the great info about iPiccy. Thought you’d enjoy hearing that Esther Surden, @techandboomers , reprinted it on her site – techandboomers.blogspot.com/2012/02/photo-editing-site-simple-enough-for.html 🙂 Again, thanks for ALL your hard work and great info.

  7. Long time no see, but I track what you share online fervently. Again you have anticipated a concern and provided a resolution – iPiccy is great! Thanks big guy. Let me know next time you’ll be in the PNW.

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  9. Konstantin

    Hi, Brad. Thank you for this review.

    Not a Picnik replacement. But, probably, a rival of Photoshop and Lightroom in a not distant future. Take a look at Edit by Pics.io

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