I briefly mentioned how Web 2.0 tools often “talk” with each other. Picnik is compatible with Picasa, facebook, flickr, photobucket and myspace. Picnik is a easy tool you and your students can use to make stunning presentations, digital storybooks, glogs, edmodo posts, mixbooks, and so much more. Let’s explore how to edit photos before we move on to some more “things”, taking our digital images to the next level!
Even though the social networking tools like facebook and myspace are currently blocked by the web filter and are not used in our district, Picnik is great for these sites as well. Try it today!
Tech-tivity Week 3 Thing 7
Let’s play with Picnik. You don’t need to be an expert photographer, editor nor a software junkie. I can tell you from experience-if you think Word or Excel is hard to master, try Adobe Studio products. Adobe is definitely a product for the design pro, but with the beauty of Web 2.0 we have access to these tools for FREE and it is in a simplistic format.
- Watch the tutorial here or go play yourself at http://www.picnik.com/
- Upload a photo of your own or use a demo photo and play around with the editing features on picnick.
- Now that you have played with photo editing, upload a photo you have edited with picnik to your blog and label it Week 3 Thing 7. Need help? Watch the uploading tutorial here. Briefly note any reflections in this blog post about digital photos.
There are many photo editing Web 2.0 tools besides picnick that can really do some amazing things. Check them out in my del.ic.ious links tag photos.
Here is one of my favorites it is a design suite called http://www.avairy.com/ and this is what the image editor can do: AWE-SOME!
There are demos for all of Aviary’s tools from music editors to screen captures it is all there and FREE baby! Another really fun editor is www.flauntr.com . Happy editing!