Recommended Photo Editing Sites & Free/Legal Images

Now that my favorite photo editing web site, Picnik, is shutting down on April 19th (thanks to Google), here are some alternative and recommended photo editing sites to replace it:

 (requires a login, but also includes a music creator, audio editor, screen capture, effects editor and even a vector editor).
Sumo Paint (this is a lot like Photoshop, but may be too complex and powerful for most quick-use situations) (good, basic photo editor. A nice replacement for Picnik)
Pixer (as simple as you can get.  Just upload, re-size or crop, and then save and re-name back to your computer).
Creative Kit in Google+ (Picnik recommends this, although I haven't tried it yet myself). 

If none of these excite you, there are even more online photo and graphics tools in this article from 's blog ( 
Replacing Picnik will take a little getting used to, but I'm sure we will all manage and discover some great new photo resources as a result. 

While I'm at it, here is a list from back in 2008 of 5 sources for free and legal images.  Good resources even if the article is somewhat dated.  It's well worth checking out.  Thanks to Jonathan Bailey of the Blog Herald for this one. 


  1. But why Picnik is shutting down?? Is there any particular reasons for that they are shutting down. So please let me know

  2. Thanks for the recommendation, I like to edit photos and often use photo editing software from there are a lot of professional solution, all of them are simply to use and has a lot of functions for photo editing, try to and I'm sure you'll like it too. Good luck.


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