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August 19, 2009 14:17 ET

Picnik.com Reaches 40 Million Visits a Month in 2009

Picnik.com Reaches 40 Million Monthly Site Visits, Launches Game-Changing and Totally Fun New Features and Collects Top Industry Awards

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - Picnik (www.picnik.com) today released traffic numbers that continue to demonstrate why it is the most awesome online photo-editing application! With monthly site visits at 40 million, and unique visitors hitting 12.5 million, current numbers represent a 202 percent increase in uniques over the same period last year. In addition, Picnikers are spending approximately 20 minutes on the site editing and customizing their photos.

Summer has been a busy season for the Picnik team -- launching new site functionality, new features and new Premium pricing options.

The most recent of these is Picnik Show, which allows Picnik users to show off and share their photos with family, friends and the rest of the world in a virtual slideshow format. Users can pull photos from their Picnik Basket, any of Picnik's partner sites or from their computer and turn them into a cool slideshow to send and share.

Picnik.com users can insert images into their Show slides and then share their show by either sending a link or by embedding it into their blog or website. In the coming weeks, there will be new styles, new sharing options, comments, captions, and more.

"We have been pushing out so much more Picnik, it's good to catch our breath and reflect on all the growth and good things going on," said Jonathan Sposato, chief executive officer of Picnik.com. "We are so thankful for the continuously positive feedback we hear from our users as they are the 'hand' that guides our buttered sandwiches and painted skies."

Picnik also recently launched its new Touch Up suite of features. The new features include over 15 cool effects like Sunless Tan, Airbrush, and Lip Color to guarantee that every picture shows your best side. Goodbye shine, goodbye wrinkles; hello Mascara, Blush, and Highlights. Picnik has also added a few Advanced Tools like 'Dodging and Burning' to keep shadows off faces and make spotty lighting consistent.

So, what else is new at Picnik? Picnik Premium pricing was announced, giving Picnikers three membership options to choose from.

In addition to all the awesome new features on Picnik.com, the Picnik team recently ventured to Chicago for BlogHer 2009 to spread the Picnik love throughout the windy city. Hundreds of bloggers got Picnik demonstrations to learn how they could enhance the photos on their blog with the help of Picnik's amazing tools -- leaving some speechless and others screaming for joy.

Picnik has also collected some incredible local and national accolades in 2009. At the Seattle 2.0 Awards, Picnik was recognized in four of the ten categories, winning: "Best Seattle Startup," "Best Bootstrapped Startup," Jonathan Sposato for "Best Startup CEO," and Peter Roman for "Best Product Designer." The Washington Technology Industry Association recognized Picnik CTO and Co-Founder Darrin Massena as Technology Innovator of the Year. Also, Picnik won a 2009 Webware 100 Award for photo and video, a 2009 Interactive Media Award for "Top 10 Website of the Year" and was a finalist in the Classic category at the 2009 SXSW Interactive Web Awards.

About Picnik

Picnik.com 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 Web sites including Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug, Photobucket, MySpace, Webshots, Box.net, 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.

For more information, demos, screenshots of the new features or a reviewer's guide please visit: http://press.picnik.com.

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