What’s New in PicMonkey

We’re always adding fresh features and new capabilities that make your PicMonkey subscription more valuable. Check out the newness below for the 4-1-1 on brand spankin’ new tools, groovy graphics, terrific textures, tricked out templates, and more.

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PicMonkey joins the Shutterstock family!

SEPTEMBER 2021

  • EXCITING NEWS: We've joined the Shutterstock family! We can't wait for what the future holds. (Spoiler alert: All the things you love about PicMonkey & more!)

  • Questions? Start with our PicMonkey + Shutterstock FAQ. If you have any other questions, our support team is ready and waiting.

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Color gradient designs made with PicMonkey.

Oh my gradient!

AUGUST 2021

  • We've added gradient choices to many of our color pickers so you can add luminous color transitions instead of just a flat color to: graphics, backgrounds, photos, shadows and outlines.

  • Classic gradient effects like Ombre and Gradient just got some new superpowers too, and Tint joined the pack with its own grandiloquent grad-iosity.

Color gradient designs made with PicMonkey.
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Animation variations!

AUGUST 2021

  • New variations have been added to our animation effects (a Pro feature) so that you have more control over how they move.

  • Each effect comes with its own variations in speed and placement. Not a Pro subscriber? See what PicMonkey Pro has to offer!

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Layer locking, crop and bleed marks, downloading page ranges in multi-page projects, and more.

Mid-summer updates!

JULY 2021

There's more on the way — check back soon!

Layer locking, crop and bleed marks, downloading page ranges in multi-page projects, and more.
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Oh hey, Pro effects!

JUNE 2021

  • Pro and Business subscribers can now capture hyper-trendy looks with just one click!

  • Choose from 11 new photo effects including Glitch, Neon Scribble, Scrapbook, Film Frame, and more.

+Download and share editable PDFs. Learn how

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Meet the Draw Tool 2.0!

MAY 2021

  • Our Draw Tool is expanding! PicMonkey Pro subscribers have new eraser & paint brush shapes, along with 10 premium brushes like watercolor, glitter, hearts, & more.

  • Achieve a painted look without the paint, or enlist the help of line-friendly brush shapes like square for more precise drawings.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DRAW TOOL FEATURES

+ Share designs directly to Instagram. Learn how

+Upload HEIC files to PicMonkey for editing (Mac only)

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Search Hub & Tag Files!

MAY 2021

  • You asked & delivered: Everyone can now search their Hub to find image files fast!

  • Business subscribers can also tag their files for easy organization.

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the picmonkey for business subscription lets you make multiple brand kits to organize all your branded assets

Create multiple brand kits with PicMonkey Business!

APRIL 2021

  • PicMonkey's new subscription is here. Get the Business plan for all the very best of PicMonkey, plus create multiple brand kits.

  • Share work with the whole crew, leave comments, & speed up your workflow efficiently without losing an ounce of creativity.

the picmonkey for business subscription lets you make multiple brand kits to organize all your branded assets
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Add Multiple Pages to a Design!

MARCH 2021

  • Add multiple pages to your design projects, perfect for slideshows, brochures, presentations, and Instagram Stories

  • Output your multi-page design as any file type: JPG, PNG, PDF, GIF, or MP4

LEARN ABOUT USING MULTIPAGE PAGES

+ Share your edited product photos directly to Etsy! Learn more

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Color Changer Effect in Da House!

FEBRUARY 2021

  • Change individual colors in your photos with the Color Changer effect

  • Make green walls into red, orange shirts into purple—recolor your world with this magical feature!

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outline sketch features for photos + black hairstyle graphics

More Outline Tool Options!

FEBRUARY 2021

  • Now you can tweak the angle, distance, and the scale of the Outline tool

  • Use on text, graphics, and images for a super on-trend look

+ More graphics to represent the Black community: Natural Hairstyles

outline sketch features for photos + black hairstyle graphics

Add Animations to Your Creations!

JANUARY 2021

  • One-click animation has arrived for Pro subscribers!

  • Make your text, graphics, or images move. Learn more

+ Share directly to your Pinterest boards w/ captions!

+ 100s of new templates just added

Use video clips on picmonkey mobile app

New Feature: All New Draw Tool!

DECEMBER 2020

  • Scribble, doodle, sketch, or write on your pics.

  • Create your own custom stickers with the Draw Tool! Learn more

+ New templates for an organized new year: Lesson Plan, Planners, Timelines, To-do List, Schedules

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Use Video Effects on Mobile App

NOVEMBER 2020

  • Design with video clips on the mobile app!

  • Adjust or add effects/filters to your videos

  • Available to all on the free PicMonkey mobile app

New & Improved Collage

OCTOBER 2020

  • Flexible, powerful, and oh-so fun—New Collage is here!

  • Resize cells any which way, apply effects or textures to individual images

  • Loads of new layouts to choose from!

+ Change the colors in uploaded SVG files

What's New september 2020 - animated gifs

Animated GIF Graphics!

SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Animated GIF graphics just added! Find them in the Graphics library and bring your designs to life.

  • Import & export your own GIFs

+ Cozy new plaid textures for fall!

What's New september 2020 - animated gifs
What's New august 2020 - new templates

New templates!

AUGUST 2020

What's New august 2020 - new templates

Design with video!

JULY 2020

  • Add video clips to your designs! Upload your own, or use one of ours

  • New stock video library from Pixabay

+ Just added graphic sets: Facemasks, Zoom & TikTok logos, Cursors & more

What's New June 2020 - design bundles added to themes

7 New design themes!

JUNE 2020

What's New June 2020 - design bundles added to themes
What's New May 2020 - iStock by Getty added to PicMonkey

iStock by Getty just added!

MAY 2020

  • Millions of new stock photos added for Pro subscribers

  • The iStock by Getty library is now in PicMonkey

What's New May 2020 - iStock by Getty added to PicMonkey
What's New Apr 2020 - Smart Resize

Smart Resize

APRIL 2020

What's New Apr 2020 - Smart Resize
What's New Apr 2020 - Mobile Background Erase

Mobile BG Remover

APRIL 2020

What's New Apr 2020 - Mobile Background Erase
make a brand kit to organize all your digital assets

Make a Brand Kit

MARCH 2020

make a brand kit to organize all your digital assets
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Instant Background Remover!

FEBRUARY 2020

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New Text Layouts make your words wow-worthy

JANUARY 2020

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Templates have moved & NEW matching sets

NOVEMBER 2019

  • Templates are now searchable in the editor!

  • Check out Template Sets to make your branding quick & easy

  • Share directly to YouTube and Facebook Ads Manager

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Design-forward themes added to editor!

OCTOBER 2019

  • New themes: Light & Airy, Line & Groove, Crystal Geo, Infographical

  • 4 new effects! ColorAmp, Sequoia, Tucson, Santorini

  • New Calendar and Resume templates

  • Share directly to email

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So-hot-right-now Shadows & Light graphics set!

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • 15 gorgeous new Script fonts 

  • Share to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, & Tumblr

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A stock photo library powered by UnSplash!

AUGUST 2019

  • Access a million stock photos in the editor 

  • Free to use, no attribution necessary

  • Tips & ideas for designing with stock photos

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1000+ new design templates!

JULY 2019

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Design collaboratively in real time

JUNE 2019

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Collect rewards with our Referral Program

JUNE 2019

  • Earn $ now: For every new annual subscriber you send our way, we’ll send $20 your way. No limit!

  • Get your referral link: Grab the unique link on your account page. Share the PicMonkey love, and reap the rewards.

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Sleek & simplified design templates

MAY 2019

  • 500+ templates stylishly redesigned and easier to use.

  • 16 new graphic sets: Including U.S. States, Sweet Summer, Fitness Goals, and more.

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Powerful improvements to Text

APRIL 2019

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Feast your eyes on all-new graphics

MARCH 2019

  • 14 new graphic sets: Eggsellence, Yas Queen, Supa Fresh, and more.

  • Hub gets a makeover: Check out the updated left panel for some organization zen.

  • 2 new texture groups: Dust & Scratches and Film Warp.

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Old skool pixelation Effect in da house!

FEBRUARY 2019

  • New Effect Arcade, adds rad 8, 16, 0r 32-bit pixelation.

  • And, Imbue brightens photos with a fresh, green tint.

  • Stop scrolling! Now you can search for Fonts in the Text tool.

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A ton of luxe textures

JANUARY 2019

We’ve added a whopping 50+ new textures including retro and abstract patterns. And:

  • 50+ new fonts to get the creativity pumping.

  • 13 new graphic sets including hearts-y ones and  ever-so-trendy amorphous blobs.

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See everything in action

Mobile Cutout is here

DECEMBER 2019

Erase backgrounds with the new mobile Cutout tool. Plus:

  • Drag and drop your images straight into the editor to open them.

  • 11 new graphic sets — some cool ones for infographics.

  • 42 new textures including new Ice and Textile categories.

  • 32 new fonts.

New subscription plan: Teams!

NOVEMBER 2018

A Pro subscription for 3 or more seats gets a volume discount. Also:

  • 50 new crop presets including email, FB, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and ad sizes.

  • 7 new graphic sets including Sketchy Labels, Home Cooking, and Ripped Paper.

  • 33 new textures including Glitter, Metal, Foil, Paper, and Paint.

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New PicMonkey is here!

After almost two years in development, we released our powerful new desktop editor to the world. We also released:

  • 100 new textures including Glitter Patterns, Stone, and Botanical Patterns.

  • 15 new graphic sets including Posing Yogis, World Landmarks, and Scandanavian Winter.

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