Picnik, the Seattle-based online photo editing application, has announced that their suite of premium features are now available to everyone for free and will be supported by online advertising. Picnik wants everyone to have access to their fabulous features and will offer a premium service for people that would rather not see ads and are looking for a little more support.
I recently reviewed flauntR which offers a totally free online photo editing option which could give Picnik some competition. I am happy to see Picnik go free since it will mean I will now be able to leverage all their features for free via the Picnik Flickr integration. TechCrunch offers additional perspective and speculation on the Picnik move.