Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Picnik for Photo Editing
Part of selling on Etsy is getting articles to your email about how to improve your business. One I received a few days ago was about a free on-line photo editing site called Picnik. Here you can edit your photos using such tools as exposure, resizing, editing, cropping and the like. For those of us, me included, that aren't quite up to par with photoshop, this is a great way to edit your photos.
I used to use picasa, mostly because it was free, associated with my google account and a great way to also house my pictures and send albums to the grandparents. One of my basic complaints, however with it was when I uploaded my photos back to my hard drive, it created a separate folder. For photo editing for Etsy that just got messy for me. With Picnik it replaces them. That is an aspect I very much like.
As you can see, the first picture is brighter than the second. The second picture was taken in front of a window, with secondary lighting and on a macro setting. Now that we are heading into winter, finding days with decent lighting are going to be hard. I can eventually buy or rig a light box, but that won't happen for some time. Picnik is my next best option. Considering that the above picture is the third card I have used the site with, I am happy with the results. I think as I use it, I will get better at it. But, as a third try, it isn't too shabby.