Rest in Peace Picnik

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Back in January, Google announced that they would be pulling the plug on their photo editing site, Picnik, and sadly for some, that day has arrived. According to Google, Picnik was among a list of products that failed to achieve “the promise we had hoped for or can’t be properly integrated into the overall Google experience.”

Prior to this announcement I hadn’t though of Picnik since highschool, when my friends used the service to add filters and/or unnecessary song lyrics to their Facebook photos. Ack. But how many people are still using Picnik? I checked the Compete.com data to find out.

UVs and Visits per Person to Picnik

Unique Visitors to Picnik.com is inconsistent over the past year, showing a decrease in visitors in the recent months. Visits per person has also seen a noticeable decrease since last March. Still, with 4,350,935 UVs in March, the site’s absence won’t go unnoticed. Thankfully, Mashable published an article today with 7 Picnik alternatives, but are these services actually viable options? I checked their Unique Visitors to see how many other people were using these other sites.

UVs to Photo Editing Sites

Even the most popular of the sites on Mashable’s list don’t get anywhere near as much traffic as Picnik did. This begs the question: which site will emerge as Picnik’s replacement? Have you guys tried any photo  editing sites? Which one is your favorite?

About Kendra Bissonnette:
Kendra comes to Compete to work in the Online Marketing department as the social media co-op. Kendra is currently a student at Northeastern studying Communications and Interactive Media. Find Kendra on Twitter @KNBissonnette.

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    I am kind of disheartened at this. Some of the old photos I’ve had were edited in picnik. But now that I think about it, I haven’t even visited picnik in a year or so. I just edit photos from my phone using an app. But if you want a picnik alternative I can recommend BeFunky. Specially if you like vintage-looking photos.

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