First published on December 2, 2007
Ah, the Picnik love-in continues. I previously introduced Picnik’s features when I talked about a half-finished Picnik WordPress plugin. Basically, Picnik is an in-browser photo editor. Lately I discovered the Picnik Firefox plugin, which adds even more functionality!
Suppose you need to take a screenshot of a page. Normally, you need to press whatever handy shortcut your operating system has to take the screenshot, and then open your photo editing program to edit the file. The Picnik Firefox plugin makes this easier as it adds a Picnik menu item when you right-click anywhere on a page:
Click the appropriate menu item to take a screenshot and the Picnik gears start turning:
(Note that you can also right click an image on a page and send it to Picnik for editing, which is also pretty cool.)
A few seconds later, the Picnik editor has loaded, where you can do all kinds of fun things like crop and resize the screenshot, add text to it, and apply filters.
When you are finished editing, you have a multitude of options, like saving the screenshot to your computer, sending it to Facebook or Flickr, or e-mailing it to someone.