I’ve mentioned here numerous times and to anyone I talk to about editing how much I love PicMonkey. In fact, I love even more than it’s predecessor, Picnik. But I haven’t made my mind up yet if I love it so much I need to upgrade.
PicMonkey Finally Starts Charging for Royale Features
We were given more than ample time to get used to, not to mention become completely reliant, on all the awesome features of the online photo editor. It was a great strategy from the company because I think it has quickly become a tool that many, especially bloggers, quickly incorporated into their photo routines.
I just got back from my first cruise and went to make a quick collage when I noticed the change had gone into effect. No! How was I going to get rid of those telephone poles? What about my favorite fonts?
My first instinct was to upgrade immediately. I checked to see how much the upgrade would be since I was willing to pay a yearly or even monthly fee.
What is your limit?
The $4.99 monthly fee is very reasonable but I had to sit back and really think about it. In my mind I had already rationalized that if it was the same price as a Flickr pro account I would get it. Flickr used to cost me $25 dollars a year while PicMonkey would add up to $60.
When I compared the two I knew I couldn’t justify it. At least not right now. After all I have GIMP and Lightroom 3. Do I really need another monthly payment?
Great comparison of features
— Kelly Connor (@_CityMom) December 21, 2012
Check out City Mom’s post that breaks down the free versus paid features especially if you’re on the fence about upgrading.
An Annual membership in the works?
There’s been a lot of talk about an annual membership in the works. I’m interested to see what kind of discounted fee it is and am curiously waiting for news.
What would you spend five dollars on?
A coffee, a lunch or monthly memberships to services like Duotrope and PicMonkey? How much are you willing to pay for convenience?
I’m absolutely thrilled with the program and will continue to shout about it’s awesomeness but for right now I will dodge and burn my pictures another way.
Here are a few pictures I’ve edited with their free features to show how much you can still do! Though I usually use PicMonkey to make collages or add text to photos that I’ve already edited.