The super geniuses at PicMonkey (a.k.a., us. Mwahahahahaha…) recently released two exciting new products: Hub (beta) and the PicMonkey mobile app. Both are thrilling in their own right, but did you know that they each bring out the best in each other? Like peanut butter and chocolate or tacos and Tuesdays, Hub and Mobile are just better together.
For those of you who are like, “What’s Hub again? Some kind of photo storage?” Hub is so much more than just a place to keep your pictures. With Hub you can edit across multiple screens—start on your mobile phone and finish on PicMonkey.com or vice versa—and you can edit text and overlays even after you’ve saved. So hello to changing your mind, to stopping work and finishing it later, and to creating templates you can update endlessly!
Intrigued? Beguiled? Watch our video tutorial below to get the scoop, or skim through the highlights below:
Editing mobile creations on PicMonkey.com
When you save to Hub from the PicMonkey mobile app, photos on your phone are instantly available for editing in PicMonkey.com. You can crop, apply effects and adjustments, and draw in the PicMonkey mobile app, but if you’re looking to keep your text and overlays editable for future tweaking, (or you want to access more awesome PicMonkey features), save it to Hub and open it on PicMonkey.com.
Editing after saving
Again, this feature is really handy if you start a project and need to stop in the middle for whatever reason. With Hub, you can stop, save, and go back and make changes to text and overlays. This is also great if you wake in a cold sweat and suddenly realize that the font you used on that last picture you were editing was all wrong. With Hub, that’s a two-click fix.
Adding mobile images to a collage
When you store collages in Hub, you can continue to change their layout, background, and cells. (Basically everything but the text and overlays in the images themselves.) Thanks to Hub, you can add new photos to a collage you already started, and you can insert a mobile image by clicking the drop down arrow next to Add images and selecting Hub.
With Hub, your images can be used like templates that you add updates and changes to. This is especially useful if you’re a social media manager, or you need to use the same image over and over again, with new info text. Start by opening (in PicMonkey.com) an image you already edited and saved to Hub. Make your changes and click Update in Hub and then Make a copy; this will save both your new image and your original image.
Sharing your PicMonkey creations to Instagram and Snapchat
Hub is a major time saver for folks who like to edit images on PicMonkey.com and share those images on mobile-first platforms like Instagram and SnapChat. This is significant because you can’t normally share to these two apps from a desktop. When you save your desktop creations to Hub and open them in PicMonkey mobile, just tap Save then Share and pick your preferred app from among the share options. (Note that when you share to Instagram from PicMonkey, images that are cropped in a square shape will look best.)
Now you have even more reasons to upgrade to PicMonkey Royale.