Posterize this

Something fun you can do with photos is to “posterize” them. One of the easiest programs to use for this is Picnik, a free photo editing program.

Just upload your original photo, in this case a brick storefront.

storefront before

Click on “effects,” and “posterize.” Choose the number of colors, detail and “fade” (how strong you want the effect to be) until you like what you see. Don’t forget to save.

Here’s the finished product:

brick storefront

Instant art.


We’re going to be away for a few days, so I’ll be uploading just one photo for a while. Sorry I won’t be able to answer comments or do any blog commenting. It’s not easy to leave the laptop behind, but I need to power down for a bit. I will be taking photos.


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10 Responses to Posterize this

  1. Caroline says:

    Thanks for an amazing before-after post. I love them. I like both pictures.
    Have fun wherever you go. I’m looking forward to the photos you will share with us when you are back.

  2. A J says:

    Thanks for sharing this shot and amazing picnik tip.

  3. jacquelincangro says:

    Neat idea. Thanks for sharing the before and after.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Fascinating results. I use freeware, Picasa3, and it includes the link to Picnik. I haven’t tried ‘posterize’ but will now that you shown the way, Carole.

  5. Lady Jennie says:

    Cool! And enjoy your time off. 🙂

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