by Skai Kang
I’m really excited to share with you a new free online photo editor called PicMonkey. The recent retiring of Picnik left a big gap in the online photo editing space, which PicMonkey has been quickly filling. And after playing around on the platform, I can vouch for its ease of use and awesome features. PicMonkey allows you to easily create collages and edit photos in a number of ways, including cropping, rotating, changing and sharpening the colors, and resizing. You can also add textures, cool fonts, labels, and other effects to your images.
I wanted to write a post about PicMonkey not only because it’s an awesome tool but also because it can be very useful in editing images for your website. I found PicMonkey to be particularly effective for creating a splash image; with its simple drag and drop features, you can create a great-looking photo collage and upload it to your website as a splash image.
To start, visit PickMonkey and click Create a collage.
In the editor, click the layout icon on the left (the middle one) and choose an existing layout or create your own. For the splash image, I recommend using Ducks in a Row or FB Cover, since these layouts are more horizontally-oriented. Once you’ve chosen a layout, set the dimensions of the image by dragging the edges of the frame. For vFlyer Sites splash images, set the frame to 1000 x 250 pixels.
Now all you need to do is upload your images (click the picture icon on the left to do this) and drag and drop them into the desired spots. Note: To change or remove the spacing between images in the collage, click the palette icon on the left (the bottom one) and adjust the spacing as needed.
Once you’ve created a collage that suits your site, click the Save button at the top of the editor, then update the splash image on your website with it.
And voila, you have a new splash image for your site!
The possibilities are endless with PicMonkey–as with vFlyer Sites–so I encourage you to try it out and see what fun creative ways you can find to enhance your photos.