photo play with picasa + picnik

Lately I’ve been playing around with ways to jazz up my photos.   I love making them look dreamy and artistic and probably spend way too much time messing around with them.

I don’t have Photoshop, so I use both picasa and picnik regularly and stumbled across something that I thought was exciting. You might know about this already, but I’m going to share anyway.

(Both picasa and picnik are Google applications.  Picasa is free and can be found HERE.   I use picnik through my flickr pro account.)

What I stumbled across (or never noticed before) was a way to superimpose pictures, one over another. The result was this:

in Picasa:  Go to Collage (bottom bar) -> Settings -> Multiple exposure (adjust page format as desires)-> Clips (pick 2-3 images)->Create Collage.

1. boost,  2. matte, 3.cinema-scope, 4. cross-process, 5. lomo-ish, 6. 1960’s

After uploading everything to flickr, I took it a step further and tried my favorite effects on picnik. Click on the different links above to see individual images.

I think I like the original, cinema-scope and 1960s the most.  How about you?  It’s a fun process to be creative with your images. Let me know if you try any of these out. I’d love to see them.

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5 Responses to photo play with picasa + picnik

  1. upstatelisa says:

    very cool! I don’t have photoshop either but play with both picasa and picnik but haven’t tried anything like that. Love it!

  2. Mari says:

    Great job with messing around.. I love it so much, really got creative with that photos I’m so impressed.. I’ll have yours as an inspiration. Thanks for posting this! (:

  3. Moll says:

    This is brilliant. No idea you could achieve these kinds of effects with Picassa! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Joyce says:

    Thanks for sharing, it is so nice to learn something new!

  5. Margaret B. says:

    wow, wow, wow… you may have just changed my life…

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