|Founded||Seattle, Washington, USA
|Key people||Jonathan Sposato, CEO, Brian Terry, Justin Huff, Charlie Whiton, Lisa Conquergood|
|Industry||Internet, computer software|
|Type of site||Image editing service|
PicMonkey is an online photo editing service headquartered in Seattle, Washington, which was founded in April 2012 by two former Picnik engineers, Brian Terry and Justin Huff. Upon learning that Google planned to shut down Picnik in 2012, Terry and Huff left Google to create PicMonkey as a "more efficient and feature-rich replacement." PicMonkey was founded with additional backing from former Picnikers Jonathan Sposato, Lisa Conquergood and Charlie Whiton.
PicMonkey uses a freemium business model, offering ad-supported free features as well as a set of premium features "Royale" available for a subscription fee, on an annual or monthly basis. PicMonkey has basic features similar to Picnik's (Crop, Rotate, Textures, Overlays, and one-click effects) and advanced features like Curves, Touch Up, Design, and Collage.
PicMonkey’s service is cloud-based, allowing users to upload photos from their computer and services like Facebook, Flickr, and Dropbox. Individuals can then share to Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and We Heart It.
PicMonkey was recognized as a Top 100 Website in 2013 by PC Magazine, listed as hosting one of the Best April Fools’ Pranks of 2014 by TIME Magazine, and recognized as one of the most affordable online services for startups.
- Gannes, Liz. "Online Photo Vet Jumps Back Into the Biz After His PicMonkey Investment Blows Up", All Things Digital, 11 July 2013.
- "From Picnik to PicMonkey: How these entrepreneurs rebuilt one of Seattle's hottest startups" GeekWire Seattle, 20 February 2014.
- "PicMonkey Facebook App"
- "Eye-Gasmic Photo Editing with PicMonkey" 20 April 2012
- "The Top 100 Websites of 2013" PC Magazine 2 January 2014.
- "The Best April Fools' Pranks of 2014" TIME Magazine 1 April 2014.
- "Affordable online services for startups" 1 April 2014.