Picnik has a beautiful and responsive user interface .... If you want to see how good a Web application can be, take Picnik for a spin.Intrigued, I hastened to check it out for myself. It didn't take me long to acquiesce (always loved that word) to Mossberg's assessment. It is indeed a beaut. And there's a fetching sense of humor sprinkled throughout, like in the loading screen (pictured above) -- "floating kites .... laying a blanket... warming breeze..."
Oh, so what Picnik actually does? (Guess I haven't mentioned that yet.) It's a web-based photo-editing program. It does the simple stuff -- crops, resizings, etc -- quickly and painlessly. I definitely recommend giving it a spin.
Check out their blog, too -- in a fun touch, they ask folks to help them come up with a name for the premium version, which is coming soon.