Give your photos a Halloween touch with Picnik

Elena Santos


Halloween is just around the corner, and I’m already getting in the mood for it. Not only have I downloaded a few Halloween wallpapers, but I’ve also had lots of fun with the special Halloween effects recently featured in Picnik, the online photo editor.

Picnik Halloween

According to the announcement in Google’s official blog (remember Google bought Picnick in March 2010), the popular photo editor has launched a new special collection of Halloween imagery to make your photos look as spooky as possible – without losing Picnik’s traditional ease of use. All you need to do is upload a photo and start applying the Halloween eyecandy, available in the sidebar on the left side of your screen.

Picnik Halloween
I hope Alma, our dear Softonic Executive Assistant, doesn’t get mad at me for this.

The Picnik Halloween special pack includes different types of material to give your photos a Halloween look:

  • Halloween effects – From bloody fangs to scary yellow eyes, here’s everything you need to quickly turn anyone into a vampire, a zombie, a ghost or any other creature of the night. No biting necessary!
  • Halloween text – Add a message from beyond the grave with these spooky text fonts. My personal advice: use a brilliant, blood-inspired red as the text color.
  • Halloween stickers – Give a final touch to your creation with Picnik’s selection of stickers: jack-o-lanterns, bats, tombstones, ghosts, spider webs and other creepy decorative items.

Not all of the Halloween effects are available for free – some of them can only be used with a Picnik Premium account – but still, it’s a fun way to start celebrating Halloween 2010.

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