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overview of free image editors such as picnik, aviary, photoshop.com, gimp & picasa by robin fay, georgiawebgurl@gmail.com.

overview of free image editors such as picnik, aviary, photoshop.com, gimp & picasa by robin fay, georgiawebgurl@gmail.com.

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  • Robin Fay Robinfay.net @georgiawebgurl Flash, Bam, Alakazam! Photos in a 2.0 World  
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam! Photos in a 2.0 World
    • What you will know when you leave here today:
      • Resources to edit images and photographs online & on your computer for FREE!
      • Basics of editing a photo
      • How to share photos using feeds, widgets, and social networks.
      • Brief discussion on privacy levels and copyright, tagging, etc.
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: A few photography basics to help your photos be better A few Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
      • rule of thirds
      • The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections -- Wikipedia
    •  
      • Do be aware of background elements when taking photos of people
      • Do be aware of the angle of the sun and the amount of light
      • Most importantly -- learn about your camera and shoot in RAW format if at all possible
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: A few photography basics A few Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl Let's get started with quick overview of online editors
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: online editors: photoshop.com :
        • If you have ever signed up for anything Adobe (even a workshop), you have an Adobe ID 
        • Photoshop.com is free; not to be confused with photoshop the software
        • Very easy to use 
        • Easy to create galleries 
        • Preview options 
        • NOTHING TO DOWNLOAD
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: photoshop.com : Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl Surprising variety of features via edit: crop, resize, redeye, more Demo
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: picnik.com :
      • Picnik.com has been recently been acquired by Google
      • Do not need to login for basic editing
      • Nothing to download
      • Picnik offers free basic (crop, resize, some retouching/toning/ enhancement); pay for advanced
      • Preview options
      • Integrates directly with facebook;
    • no upload at facebook needed
      • NOTHING TO DOWNLOAD
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: picnik.com : Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
      • Works and integrates with all of these:
      • Image galleries:
        • Picasa (google)
        • Flickr
        • Photobucket
        • Webshots
      • Social media
        • Facebook
        • Myspace
        • Webs (free webhosting, formerly freewebs.com)
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: picnik.com : Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
      • Basic free service (Edit)
        • Autofix
        • Crop
        • Resize
        • Enhancement
          • Exposure
          • Color
          • Sharpen
          • RedEye
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: picnik.com :
      • Basic free service (Create)
      • Some “stickers” : shapes and image stamps
      • Add text
      • Some special effects which change depending on season
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: picnik.com : Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl Examples Demo
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: picnik.com : Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl Need to login to connect accounts to facebook, etc.
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: picnik.com :
    • Good for:
      • Quick edits
      • Easy edits & processing of photos for social media sites
      • Fun family photos
      • Low learning curve/user friendly
        • Action based terminology (edit, create, share, fix, etc.)
        • Guided image editing
        • Can create slideshows and print materials (calendars, etc.) 
        • No downloads or logins needed*
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: picnik.com :
      • NOT good for:
      • Creating original images: can create but need to upload an image first; no create from scratch
      • Vector based work
      • More professional level work
      • Collaboration
      • Other formats: Export in JPG only
      • Mobile (not YET)
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, georgiawebgurl Our whirlwind tour continues with another online art and image tool, aviary ...
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: Aviary : Pic Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
      • Aviary is MUCH more complex
      • Completely free!
      • Suite of products that includes:
        • Image Editor
        • Effects Editor
        • Image Markup
        • Color Editor (palette maker)
        • Vector Editor
        • For multimedia:
          • Audio Editor
          • Screencapture
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: Aviary : Pic R obin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
      • Right clicking displays lots of features
      • To edit a layer in another tool, Add the tool layer and then right click to drop it into the tool
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: Aviary : Pic Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl Examples
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: Aviary : Pic Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl Exporting & sharing options
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: Aviary : Pic
    • Good for:
      • More complex work using layering and masking
      • Vector based drawing
      • Developing color palettes (screencapture & audio editing)
      • Working with images clipped from the web
      • Collaboration tools built in
      • Aviary facebook app now available
      • Mobile?
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl Moving on to downloadable software... a Photoshop like software... GIMP.
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: GIMP 
      • GIMP ( GNU Image Manipulation Program)
      •   Downloadable, opensource
      • Customizable, dock-able menus
      • Many features of photoshop
      • Can participate in development
      • Image editing and painting tools (Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone, etc).  Similar to Aviary. 
      • Transformation tools (rotate, scale, etc.)
      • Filters, masking & more
      • Some animation features
      • http://www.gimp.org to download
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World : GIMP Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl Our whirlwind tour concludes with picasa, google's editor and online photo album.
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: GIMP
    • Good for:
      • More complex work when Photoshop is not an option
      • Mobile-- GIMP to Go! 
      • Need something free 
    •  
    • Not Good for: 
      • Quick and easy
      • If you can not download to a computer
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: Picasa : Pic
      •  
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: Picasa : Pic
      •  
      • With Picasa, you can share and edit photos 
      • Provides preview options, so you can see your changes before you make them
      • You can create albums that you can share (or make private)
      • It's easy to integrate in with other google services
      • You can tag (add keywords) and location info to your photos and albums 
      • You will need to DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE TO EDIT
      • Download instructions are in your handouts; you do not need to download to the lab computers (it's installed)
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: Picasa : Pic
      • NOT good for:
      • Creating original images: can create but need to upload an image first; no create from scratch
      • Vector based work
      • More professional level work
      • If you can't download to a computer
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, georgiawebgurl A brief mention of another software, which is often called Photoshop like .. GIMP..
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: Picasa : Pic
    • Good for:
      • Quick edits
      • Easy edits & processing of photos for social media sites
      • Fun family photos
      • Low learning curve/user friendly
        • Action based terminology (edit, create, share, fix, etc.)
        • Guided image editing
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: Picasa : Pic
      •  
        • Autofix
        • Crop
        • Resize
        • Enhancement
          • Exposure
          • Color
          • Sharpen
          • RedEye
  • Flash, Bam, Alakazam!: Photos in a 2.0 World: Picasa : Pic
      •  
    Examples Demo
  • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
        • A few more mentions
          • You can do some image editing via facebook, flickr, & snapfish 
          • EXIF data
        • Questions?
          • [email_address]
          • @twitter
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl