We knew it was coming, and now it’s here! Now you can edit the photos you’ve uploaded to Flickr right in Flickr using Picnik, my favorite online photo editing service. The folks at Flickr must have “creating a fantastic experience for our users” at the top of their priority list, because the service continues to get better and better. It was just two weeks ago when they launched a new version of their popular uploader with a bunch of changes so that the whole process of uploading photos is effortless. It looks like they have the uploading experience down pat, and now they’re incorporating the editing portion as well. Ultimately, Flickr is taking care of any photo need that you may have starting with the uploading, moving on to the editing, and finishing with the option to have your photos printed thanks to their partnerships with a few different companies.
Here’s how the editing process will work:
- Log in to your Flickr account
- Click on the photo that you’d like to edit
- Click “edit photo” button at the top (in between “rotate” and “delete”)
- A box will appear asking if you’d like to enable Picnik to open inside of your Flickr account – click OK
- Picnik will load right within Flickr, and then you can start editing your photos
You’ll have all of the same great editing features that you have available to you when you visit the Picnik site like auto-fixing, rotating, cropping, red-eye removal, resizing, etc. You can even convert a colored picture to black and white by adjusting the saturation and temperature in the “colors” option. There are a few effects and features that you won’t be able to use unless you have a Picnik Premium account (which is $25 per year), but the common things that most people would want to do are available for free and easy to use. If there’s something you’ll only be able to do with a premium account, it will be noted.
The whole editing process is so simple and works perfectly right from Flickr. Two thumbs-up to both Flickr and Picnik – what an awesome collaboration!