Google+ Gets Spooky, Adds Creative Image Editing Kit

[ Britney Spears and Adrian Grenier's new Google+ profile pictures. ]

Google+ is rolling out a new creative kit to its photo editor, which has already led celebrities and Google employees to post spooky Halloween-themed profile pictures to Google+.

"Nothing tells a story like the perfect picture, so it’s only natural to want to make yours really, really, really, ridiculously good-looking," Vic Gundotra posts on the Google blog. "Unfortunately, photo editing is too often a chore, requiring specialized software and lots of patience."

Now, you can add a vintage feel to photos, sharpen images, add fangs, horns and other creative elements to your Google+ photos. The kit features tighter integration with Picnik, an online photo editor that Google acquired in March 2010

Through the end of October when you create a spooky profile picture, add the hashtag #gplushalloween. Next Thursday, Nov. 3, a surprise panel of celebrities will announce their favorites. 


Celebrities on Google+: Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Adrian Grenier, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Felicia Day, Tyra Banks, Rose McGowan.

Snoop Dogg

Bradley Horowitz.

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