Earlier I’ve come up with an article depicting the best 5 photo editing apps for Google Drive. You can read it here. I’ve not included PicMonkey in that list. The reason I’ve posted the article soon after the launch of Google Drive. So apps were limited that time. You can now use PicMonkey to edit your Google Drive stored photos easily.
PicMonkey is developed by some of the folks behind once popular online photo editing service called Picnik. Picnik became part of history after it’s acquisition by Google. Google integrated Picnik features to Google+. Picnik was so popular with it’s simplicity and powerful features. So you can consider PicMonkey as an alternative photo editing service to Picnik. It’s faster, more powerful, and easier to use.
A couple of former Picnik engineers, a rabbi, and a monkey meet in a bar
…… several months later, here we are. A dynamic duo became a small dynamic team. And the world’s friendliest photo editor got a chance to start again. If you loved Picnik, PicMonkey is back in town and better than ever. It’s faster, more powerful, and easier to use. It’s the real deal you already know, plus 78% more monkey.
Once installed PicMonkey from Chrome Web Store you can use it on Google Drive. There is no browser restriction to enjoy this awesome tool. You may doubt how to use PicMonkey or any other photo editing apps in Google Drive. It’s so simple. Right click on the photo you want to edit and choose open with the app you required. Here choose open with PicMonkey (the first time when you try to access PicMonkey or any other app on Google Drive you need to authorize the app).
The photo will be opened in PicMonkey and after making your editing you can save it back to Google Drive with just one click. It’s so simple and fast.
I considered PicMonkey as a photoshop alternative online. Users can edit their photos quickly using PicMonkey and there are plenty of options to make the photos awesome. No photo editing skills are required.
How to edit your photos using PicMonkey on Google Drive?
Once you have opened your photo on PicMonkey you can start editing it right from the start screen.
See the tools on the left arranged neatly that starting from “Basic Edits”. Other tools are Effects, Touch Up, Text, Overlays, Frames and Textures. Under each category you can find some awesome tools. For example if you choose Effects it offers different effects like Orton, Tranquil, Time Machine, Yester-color etc. The main attraction is that you can quickly customize each effects.
If you have uploaded your photos on Google Drive without any editing use PicMonkey in your leisure. Make your photos gorgeous in few minutes and save it back to Drive. If you want to upload and edit any of your photos online go directly to PicMonkey.