February 17, 2009 13:46 ET Named a Finalist in SXSW Interactive Web Awards

Popular Photo Editor Honored Alongside Top Web Sites as Industry Innovators -- Also Named a Finalist in Two Categories for the Local Washington Technology Industry Association's Annual Industry Achievement Awards

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - (, the leading online photo-editing application, was recently announced as a finalist in the Classic category for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Web Awards.

This particular SXSW Interactive award will go to the Web site that excels in the areas of visual design, functionality, interactivity, content and creativity and will be judged by a panel of experts.

"We are super fired up to be selected for such a forward thinking award as the SXSW Interactive Web awards," said Jonathan Sposato, chief executive officer of "To be included alongside Ars Technica, Flickr, Instructables and StumbleUpon as some of this year's top Web innovators is simply a ginormous honor. The Picnik team has worked hard to develop a lovable and exceptional product that absolutely anyone can use and we're thrilled to be acknowledged by such an important event."

The SXSW Interactive finalist awards ceremony will be held March 14, in Austin, Texas.

In addition, Picnik is a finalist in the Washington Technology Industry Association's annual Industry Achievement Awards in two of the seven categories. Picnik Premium is a finalist for "Consumer Product of the Year" alongside Pet Holdings, Inc. and Wetpaint. Picnik CTO Darrin Massena is a finalist for "Innovator of the Year" with Don Ledford of VANTOS, Inc. and Matthew Parks of Visto Corporation.

The annual Industry Achievement Awards recognize those individuals, companies and students in the local technology community that excelled in the previous year. This year, winners will be selected by online voters throughout the local technology community. The voting begins February 23.

Picnik has continued to experienced remarkable growth. Most recent numbers show a 15 percent month-to-month increase in site traffic and an astounding 8 million unique users per month.

About Picnik gives real people photo-editing superpowers. Because Picnik lives online, users get fast, easy access to a powerful set of photo editing tools for editing, sharing, and printing images using any Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Mozilla, etc.) on any computer platform (PC, Mac, Linux).

Picnik is fast, fun, and easy-to-use and is fully integrated with a wide variety of websites including Flickr, Facebook, Photobucket, MySpace, Webshots,, Picasa Web Albums and Lexmark. With Picnik, you can edit your photos wherever they are from wherever you are.

The Picnik team, headquartered in Seattle, is dedicated to making great, affordable software for real people. Picnik is also committed to leaving a light carbon footprint by encouraging environmentally conscious business practices and keeping it green in all we do. For more information please visit:

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