Royale Enters the Scene, All Handsome and Stuff

(Cue movie trailer voice-over guy) In a land where the big corporate players came and left…  In a time when people craved something awesome… In a place where no one thought anyone cared enough to innovate again… One photo editor came to embetter the world: PicMonkey.com.

It’s been a great ride since we launched PicMonkey March 9, 2012. We got to see–on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blog posts and all over the Interwebs–the cool stuff you’re doing with your photos. And we released a steady stream of new features: Collage, one stop sharing, Halloween and Winterland themes, the Facebook app, to name a few. And all of this has been free.

Today, we’re launching Royale, the cream puff, top-of-the-line, ads-free membership experience.

Royale is PicMonkey’s monthly membership which gets you ads-free editing and unfettered access to all the crowned features you’ve been seeing throughout PicMonkey. Look for the crown icons on effects in the Editor and Collage, to remind yourself of exactly what’s included. For $4.99 a month, you’ll have exclusive access to:

  • 40% more effects
  • Twice the touch up tools
  • Gobs of Royale fonts
  • 50% more frames, overlays, and textures
  • The ability to add your own overlays and textures
  • Extra layouts in Collage
  • As always, there’ll be more Royale features coming regularly
  • The cherry on top? No Ads. None.

Look for the upgrade button in PicMonkey.com or upgrade right here. Your subscription will be automatically renewed every month, and you can easily change your password or email, cancel your membership, or update your credit card on your Account page, any time.

***Update***

Wow, guys, thanks for the huge feedback!  Two main themes we’re focusing on:  1. A lot of requests for an annual membership: hear that!  We’re working on it, but it may take some time.  2. Some folks think PicMonkey is no longer free. Please inform everyone you know that ONLY the effects marked with a little crown next to their names are Royale and require membership to use.   The rest are and always will be free.

screen shot of a Royale feature showing where the crown icon sits.