June 17, 2008 09:30 ET Named One of TIME Magazine's 50 Best Web Sites of 2008 for Making Photo-Editing Possible for 'Mere Mortals'

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - (, the leading online photo-editing application, today was named one of the 50 Best Web sites of 2008 by TIME magazine.

In her review of Picnik, Anita Hamilton of TIME praised Picnik for an "elegant simplicity" that is lacking in other online photo editing sites and tools. Until Picnik, wrote Hamilton, photo editing has been "too complicated for mere mortals. Good thing you don't need any special skills to use the free photo-editing tools at Picnik."

According to TIME, the selected sites are the best examples of what's new and exciting about the Web in 2008. The magazine honors sites with exceptional style and smarts that offer new and improved ways to access and share content, generate our own and otherwise enrich the online (and off-line) experience.

"We are stoked to be among a great list of Web innovators in this year's TIME's Best 50 Web sites of 2008," said Jonathan Sposato, chief executive officer of "The Picnik team set out to revolutionize the photo editing world by making it fun and easy for anyone with a digital camera to become a photo editing rockstar; we're all thrilled that TIME has chosen to recognize Picnik in this way."

This is the second national award that Picnik has picked up in the past week. Last week, Picnik received an American Business Award, or "Stevie," for "Best Overall Web site." The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business. The global sponsor of the American Business Awards is Dow-Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, and the winners were selected from more than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes.

To see TIME's review of Picnik or to download a podcast from the magazine's editors about the best sites of 2008, including Picnik, please visit

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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