Do you have a lot of photos stored in your Facebook account which needs to be edited? Some of them might need color correction, resizing, cropping, adding effects and other adjustments.
Do you hate using photo editing software programs from your desktop and want a simple app which can be used to edit your existing photo albums directly from Facebook?
Enter Picnik – an awesome image editing Facebook application which can be used to edit any picture directly from your Facebook account. You can use Picnik to edit already uploaded pictures from your Facebook album or it can also be used to upload new photos and then edit them in bulk.
How to Edit Facebook Photos Without Downloading
Following are the steps to get started with Picknik:
1. Log in to your Facebook account and add the Picnik application. You must grant all the required permissions for the app to work.
2. Once the permissions are granted, hit the big “Connect” button to connect your Facebook account with Picnik.
This will load all your existing Facebook albums as well as tagged photos inside Picnik’s image editor. Here is how the editing interface will look like:
To start editing an image, all you have to do is double click a thumbnail and load the image in Picnik’s editor. You can choose the desired image by clicking through the albums dropdown or selecting the profile dropdown, as shown in the above screenshot.
Adding Effects to Your Facebook Photos and Fixing Them
When the image has finished loading, you can apply the following effects:
Autofix: This is a one click magic button which automatically determines the best possible setting for the image and fixes it accordingly. If you don’t have any knowledge of photo editing and need a one click solution – just hit the Autofix button.
Rotate: When you transfer some pictures from a digital camera, some of them may appear rotated. In a hurry, you may forget to rotate the image before uploading to your Facebook albums.
As a result, the uploaded photo is rotated 90 degrees to the right or left. This problem can be fixed with Picnik photo editing application, just hit the Rotate button and the photo can be rotated 90 degrees to the left or right or you can flip it horizontally or vertically as well.
Crop: This button allows you to crop the width or height of a Facebook photo, just drag through a selection to crop the image to your required dimensions. You can again enter a custom width and height or constrain the crop area manually.
Resize: This button will allow you to resize a picture from your Facebook albums. Simply, enter the new width and height or a custom percentage and the image will be resized accordingly. You can also choose to maintain aspect ratio and proportions, as shown below:
Adjusting Colors: To adjust the colors of a picture, hit the “Colors” button and you will be shown two sliders e.g Temperature and Saturation. Using these sliders, you can adjust the brightness, contrast and color of an image. This is useful when you want an image to look older or may want to convert it into a black and white copy. (see example)
When the editing is complete, hit the “Save” button and a copy of the image will be saved in the same Facebook album where it belonged. You can also share the edited image on other social sites e.g Twitter, Myspace or email the picture to a friend who is not on Facebook. There is a “print” button as well as a “Save to Computer” button, whose functions are pretty self explanatory.
Overall, Picknik is the best photo editing application for Facebook users who hate downloading images to their computer, edit them and upload them back to the respective albums. Give it a try !