PicMonkey Photo Collages Released!

Two months ago we were pretty disappointed to find out that our favorite photo editing site Picnik was going away.  I began what can only be described as a man hunt for the perfect “next best” site.

Enter PicMonkey.

At first glance the site seemed promising. It had all of the basic edits, many of our favorite photo filters, and most of the touch up tools and stickers we’d grown to love. Best of all, the site was PRETTY and easy to use!

But it was missing one fundamental quality that to us, made Picnik so valuable.

Photo Collages

So much of blogging is about the visual presentation of a post and we were using collages on nearly a daily basis. PicMonkey promised they were coming and my friends?

They’ve delivered.

PicMonkey has released collages and in so doing has become our number one, without a doubt, most favorite photo editing site online.

PicMonkey’s collages incorporate everything we loved about Picnik’s collages and took them a step further to completely blow Picnik out of the water. You can choose a collage from a list of templates, create your own from scratch, and even move the borders within the collage by dragging them where you’d like them to go. There is so much freedom to create the perfect collage every time!

Here’s the quick of it:

1.) Upload your photos

PicMonkey also provides some stock photos to play with.

2.) Choose a collage layout (or create your own)

3.) Adjust the border

You can fiddle with spacing, round corners, and use the eyedropper tool to match a color in a photo exactly.

We also love the addition of the “transparent” border that allows you to keep the overall layout of the collage, but removes any visibility of a border.

See:

After you’ve selected your pictures, layout, and adjusted your borders you simply save to your computer and you’re free to go!

Other favorite PicMonkey additions?

The new Facebook Cover option! It seems PicMonkey has been working directly with Facebook because not only do they have a Facebook App available that allows you to edit any of your Facebook photos right there ON Facebook, but this new Facebook Cover Collage option makes it a million times easier to create and update your Facebook pages.

No more worrying about dimensions, you can just pull your pictures into the spaces provided OR, just like with the other collage layouts, drag the borders around to create the perfect cover photo for your page!

Have you used PicMonkey for your photo editing yet? We’d love to hear what you think of it as a photo editing resource!

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  3. Bob Parsons says:

    Amazing timing – on June 1st, a new site called Picisto launched – a great way to make photo collages.
    http://www.picistp.com

  4. Didn’t know about the Facebook option but I love PicMonkey. Adore it. It is so instinctive.

  5. I saw that PicMonkey had these new features recently, but hadn’t tried it out yet. I am going to make a facebook cover photo right now. Excitement!

  6. I am certainly intrigued… I’ve been using Photoshop, and just recently wanted to start utilizing photo collages, this may be an easier option.

  7. Oh, I’m soooooo glad!!! Yay for PicMonkey!

  8. Never even heard of them, but I likee :) Thanks for showing all the awesome tools. Love the collage and fb cover options!!!

  9. OMG Love!! I’ve been using PicMonkey to edit my photos and have been doing a make-shift collage. this looks great and can’t wait to try it out!

  10. I was so bummed that picnik closed and I was in search for another site to do my collages. I’ll be checking out this site. But, in the meantime, I’m having fun with doing them in photoshop. Please stop by and let me know what ya think!
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    http://www.weatheranchormama.com/2012/05/would-you-let-your-kids-model.html

  11. I’ve been hearing so many great things about picmonkey! I have to give it a try!

  12. Love this!!! Oh my gosh so excited, I was just tweeting about this yesterday (c:
    YaY

    ~ Her Social Network

  13. Holy awesomesauce Batman! I LOVE LOVE LOVE PicMonkey!!!

  14. This looks lovely! I’m going to play with this today evening!! :D

  15. I loved PicMonkey the first time I used it! It was so much easier than Picnik… And now with collages???? Fah-getta-bout-it!!!! BEST EVER!!!!!

  16. I’m using the FB timeline cover collage for my header. Like? :)

  17. LOVE PicMonkey!

  18. This looks so interesting!! I need to check this out!!

  19. I saw this last night…so exciting!! I can’t wait to use it!

  20. fromcorporatetodomestic says:

    I am excited about this too! Already worked on my first collage now just need to use some of the fancier features :)

  21. I just love the advice and work you guys do to help us bloggers! I’ve used PicMonkey before and just created my first collage for my next post! Yay me!

  22. I like PicMonkey. The only thing I don’t love is not being able to use my watermark. So I sometimes edit photos in PicMonkey then save them and use Pixlr to add my custom watermark, but only if I feel like/have time for extra work. Otherwise, I just use Pixlr. If PicMonkey make it possible for me to watermark (besides just using the text function) then I would love it.

  23. SITS delivers again! I had not heard of it, but will definitely be looking it up! Thanks…

    Stephanie

  24. Thank you! I’ve been looking for a good photo editing site since Picnik went away. I’ll have to check this out.

  25. I almost broke down when Picnik said they were leaving. So glad you guys showed me another awesome website!

  26. I just used the collage feature not FIVE minutes ago. LOVING PicMonkey!!!!

  27. I love picmonkey and the new collage feature – the only thing I wish they would include are the photo filters as well as the ability to add text, so that you don’t have to create the collage and then bring it over to the editing tool! overall, its awesome!

    • Oh interesting, I didn’t even notice that! Yeah, I guess they do create an extra step. You have to save your collage and then re-upload it to the editing side.

  28. I can’t wait to try out the collage feature!!! Playing around with Picture makes me smile! :0

  29. I discovered PicMonkey a few weeks ago and am thrilled they have gotten their collage feature up and running. I actually think it is a little more user friendly than Picnik was….loving it!

  30. Picnik isn’t totally lost! YOu can still do most of the basic edits on GOogle +. PicMonkey looks like a blast too but just wanted to let you know!

    • Yeah, we noticed that when they were announced they were closing their doors, but I’m still kind of dragging my feet to join Google+ and I definitely don’t want all my pictures stored there. It was nice to see that Picnik was totally gone though!

  31. I just tried it this weekend to make my blog header. It was so easy and fun to play around with all the features. I totally missed the Picnik bandwagon, but PicMonkey is cool!

  32. I’ve used PicMonkey and love it. I can’t wait to try out the FB cover collage.

  33. Yes — it’s the first actual background I’ve made for my facebook page in the new facebook background.

  34. I usually just edit pictures on my computer not online, but the FB collage has got me interested. Thanks for this helpful info.

    • Yes, PhotoShop I think will always remain King of photo editing, I have it too…but there’s a major learning curve involved with that and sometimes a cost people aren’t willing to pay. I wish I would just take a class already and learn to use it correctly!

  35. I love PicMonkey! And so thrilled they’ve added the collage feature. I’ve already used it a few times, and love the idea to use it for FB cover photos.

    • Me too! The Facebook feature just puts it over the top. It takes me forever to make one of those cover photos!

  36. yes,yes I love Picmonkey. very user friendly.

  37. Love it. Just ordered some collages I made! It’s an easy tool for anyone to use.

  38. When I saw that PicMonkey finally came out with the collage option, I was thrilled! LOVE, love, love PicMonkey.

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