PicMonkey is an online photo editing and design service that can be accessed from a web browser, or through a mobile app. The company behind the service is headquartered in downtown Seattle, Washington.
PicMonkey offers graphic design and photo editing tools, as well as design templates for wedding invitations, announcements, thank you cards, business cards, etc. While free users can access most of the tools and features on the site, a membership is needed for the full design and photo editing workflow, which includes saving, sharing to social accounts like Facebook and Twitter, and access to PicMonkey's integrated cloud storage option.
PicMonkey has an open API for developers to integrate its tools directly into a website. Some current API partners include Facebook, Ipernity, and SmugMug. PicMonkey's affiliate partner is ShareaSale.
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.
PicMonkey was founded by former Picnik employees Brian Terry, Justin Huff, Jonathan Sposato, Charlie Whiton, and Lisa Conquergood. Picnik was a popular online photo editor that had been acquired by Google in 2010, but was shut down in April 2012. Terry, Huff, Sposato and others saw this as an opportunity to create a new company, PicMonkey, which was founded on March 1, 2012 with the stated aim of creating a “fast and lightweight” photo editing experience.