Virginia Roman, (Picnik writer and orkut site editor) says
Orkut has an exciting new feature to share with you all: Now you can edit all the photos in your orkut albums with Picnik, the online photo editor. Picnik makes your photos fabulous! It's an award-winning photo editing application that lives online, in your browser, with nothing to download. It's fast, easy and fun.
And now it's right in orkut! Just open any photo in your orkut photo albums and click on the "Edit with Picnik" button above it:
Picnik will load right inside of orkut. You can do basic fixes with easy but powerful editing tools, tweak to your heart's content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, frames and more:
When you're done turning your photo into your perfect picture, just click the "Save to my album" button in the top right-hand corner to add your new photo right back into the photo album it started in. It's never been easier!
The best part is, this is all happening right in time for the Holidays! Picnik has a whole suite of Holiday tools for cheerful costumes, wintery effects, and all the decorations your photos could ever need to ring in this merriest time of year. So even if you live in the southern hemisphere and you're on your summer vacation enjoying the beach, you can turn your photos into the perfect Winter Wonderland.
Everyone here on both orkut and Picnik teams wishes you all Happy Holidays and Happy Picniking!
see also: http://en.blog.orkut.com/2010/12/new-in-orkut-edit-your-photos-with.html / http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/free-calling-in-gmail-extended-through.html