Picnik named to Time Magazine’s 50 Best

Seattle’s Picnik – #2 on our January 2009 Seattle Startup Index – has had quite a year and to top it off they have been named to Time Magazine’s 50 Best Websites.

Today they announced that their site visits from 2007 to 2008 exceeded company and industry expectations with a 1,400 percent increase in site traffic in the last year.

In December 2007, Picnik had 1.7 million monthly visits, with 631,000 unique visitors — in December 2008, Picnik reached over 24 million monthly visits and 7.4 million unique visitors. From the most recent numbers, this translates to a month-to-month increase of 25 percent.

“Within the last year, the landscape for Web-based computing and online photo editing have changed dramatically and we think Picnik has been that change agent,” said Jonathan Sposato, chief executive officer of Picnik.com. “We are heartened by how far Picnik has come in less than two years, and can’t wait to see our momentum continue to rise in ’09.”

Picnik gives real people photo-editing superpowers. Since Picnik lives online, users get fast, easy access to a powerful set of photo editing tools for editing, sharing, and printing images using any Internet browser on any computer platform. Most importantly, Picnk is integrated with a wide variety of photo sites including Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug, Photobucket, and MySpace – so you can edit your photos wherever they are from wherever you are.