What Is the PicMonkey Photo Editing Program?

PicMonkey is an online photo editing tool with an easy, user-friendly interface, lots of fun filters and themed editing options. This website was built by the creators of the popular website Picnik, which closed on April 19, 2013.

The PicMonkey website allows users to edit, touch up or make collages with their photos, as well as design non-photo based pictures, such as website banners and cards. The editing options range from the essentials, such as rotating, cropping, sharpening and perfecting colors, to fun photo effects like posterize, focal black and white, pixelate and many different filters. Users also can choose from a variety of beautifying effects, such as teeth whitening, airbrushing, eyeliner and weight loss.

One of PicMonkey's most unique options is adding whiskers, which gives users the ability to put a realistic beard on any part of the photo. They also have different collections of themed effects and overlays, including scary-looking Day of the Dead, vampires, witches, zombies and demons, and adorable Santaland, Winterland, School U and Sweethearts. PicMonkey only allows certain editing tools and effects to be used for free. For the others, you must upgrade to a 'Royale' account which costs either $4.99 per month or $33 per year, as of 2015.