Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bad News mixed with a Freebie!

I was so surprised to learn that picnik is closing! I wonder if Picasa will still have all of the same editing options once they close? As a goodwill gesture Picnik is offering all of their premium services for free until they actually close so if you have pictures to edit now is the time to do it.

Official Announcement: Picnik is closing
Since joining Google in 2010, we have been creating editing magic in Google products while continuing to keep Picnik awesome. But now we get to focus on even awesomer things. Picnik will be closing on April 19, 2012.
Your photos liberatedAmazing photos are created in Picnik, so we have launched a new feature,
Picnik Takeout, that easily downloads your photos to your desktop in convenient zip files. You may also elect to copy your photos to Google+ where you can store and share your creations. You may request your photos at any time and use this handy tool as many times as you like until our closing date of April 19, 2012. Learn more.
Premium RefundsTo our primo Picnik Premium members, we'll begin processing a full refund of your current membership fee within a week of this announcement. By "in full" we mean the whole darn thing. Yep, this means even if you are on your very last day of an annual membership, we will refund you the entire $24.95. Just because we want to say thanks.
Now the Good News - Free Premium for ALL!To express our gratitude for your support over the past 5 years, Picnik Premium is free for everyone! Use Picnik in all of its premium glory, for free, from now until our actual closing day. Touch-up, Textures, Advanced, and more are all free for you to use!
We have been incredibly proud of building a product that is used and beloved by so many of you. We continue to be amazed and humbled by the photos you create and we are immensely grateful for all of your support, creativity, and passion.
We are excited by the photo-editing fun we have already brought to Google products, like Google+, where you can find many of your favorite Picnik effects in
Creative Kit. We encourage you to visit Google+ and give it a whirl.
Please visit the
Help Hub for more information on our wind down, and check the Picnik blog for updated information on our April closure.
It's been awesome,Team Picnik

© 2011 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 You've received this mandatory service announcement email to update you about important changes to your Picnik account.


Angi said...

I was surprised that they were shutting down too.

Jojorenee said...

It's crazy! I hate change but I guess I have to see what Google+ offers!

Tricia said...

Never even heard of picnick, see how much I know! What is it?


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