Will Picasa Replace Picnik?

Picasa-PicnikAs you know, an extremely popular online photo editor, Picnik will be closed on Aplil 19, 2012. Unfortunately, Google, the owner of Picnik, has decided to shut down the online photo editing website and shift several features to other services such as Google+ and Picasa. In these circumstances, Picnik fans examine the new Picnik substitute suggested by Google – Picasa. However, the question remains: “Can Picasa replace Picnik or are all well-known photo editing tools lost forever?”
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Top 5 Video Tutorials on Photo Editing

Video Tutorials

YouTube is full of video guides on photo editing for Windows software, open source photo tools and web apps. There are many professional long videos that cover each photo editing aspect. Besides, YouTube contains helpful short video overviews on simple photo editing tricks which photo amateurs might need. Let’s explore top 5 video tutorials that enable you to edit your images better and tip you on new photo manipulation techniques.
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You are the Star! Enjoy Your Photo on a Magazine Cover

Watch Your Face on the Magazine Cover

At least don’t lie to yourself. Sure, you dreamt about seeing your face on Forbes or Vanity Fair covers! Your dream can become true. Fortunately, nowadays there are lots of online services that offer dozens of magazine covers that will boast your face, or you’ll boast this cover.

The principles are the same for all online photo editors. You choose a photo, adjust the image, select the cover you like and click the Create button. Ready, set, go!
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Pizap: Amusing Free Photo Editor for Facebook Pics

Fun photo editing with Pizap

Pizap is a tremendously popular Facebook photo app for fun photo editing with over 3 million fans. The success secret is simple: Pizap helps to edit pictures easily and post them directly to your Facebook online album.

Although the application is absolutely free, it is surprisingly feature-rich. Pizap lets create collages with friends, edit photos, delete image background and add photo frames. Login to Facebook, install Pizap photo editor and start editing your pictures.

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Free Photo Software Reviews: 5 Sites to Read Before Download

 

5 Star Editor's Rating

When I search for free photo editing software I always check its reviews. I want to know in advance an unbiased opinion on how to edit photos with a certain photo application. I look for information about technical requirements and drawbacks before I download any free software. Besides, I need good user guides, how-to videos, tips and tricks. To cut a long story short, a free photo software review is an indispensable thing for the right photo tool choice.

There are top 5 websites with free photo software reviews you should read:

1. Photo Software & Design Blog

The newbie in the photo blogging world publishes informative photo software reviews. Among examined free photo editors, you will find GIMP review, Loonapix review and PhotoScape review. Plus, take a look at free image viewers with photo editing options such as IrfanView review or FastStone ImageViewer review.

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What Else You Can Do with Discs

CD disks

If you rack your brains about an unusual present an individually designed CD/DVD or Blu-ray discs might be the unconventional solution to the dilemma “what-to-present-the-person-with-who-has-everything”.

In fact, there are several opportunities to customize your disc surface. Earlier there were special discs with soft cover and special printers that were specifically designed for this kind of discs. You could also buy extra felt pens to decorate discs, but I met too many complaints about their smearing effect. Laser printers for disc surfaces do their job well but I wouldn’t call it 100% hand-made disc then.
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