Picnik has announced that Google is going to be closing this popular website on April 19, and moving its editing tools over to Google+. If you have a Premium account, you should receive a full refund, and their premium features are available to everyone from now until the day they close.
Picnik users can download their content existing content with Picnik Takeout, and can also copy it over to Google+.
As much as I like and use the Google suite of products, I’m not very excited about having this functionality bundled into Google+. When I work on photos, I’m not usually interested in sharing them that way.
If you’ve been using Picnik, and now want to find some alternatives, there are some other good sites out there. One of my favorite editors is Pixlr. They are a free service, and also available as an Android or iPhone app. Another good product is PhotoShop Express. You can currently only work with .jpg files with this product, but you can do a lot of work with those files.