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overview of free image editors like aviary, picnik, gimp, etc. by robin fay

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    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Robin Fay
      Robinfay.net
      @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Overview of online image editors (Aviary, Picnic)
      Image storage in brief: flickr, snapfish, facebook, and picassa
      Opensource (GIMP)
      Quick editing
      Creating images & art
      Collaboration
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Picnik 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
      Integrates directly with facebook;
      no upload at facebook needed
      Works on Mac, Windows, and Linux
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Works and integrates with all of these:
      Image galleries:
      Picasa
      Flickr
      Photobucket
      Webshots
      Social media
      Facebook
      Myspace
      Webs (free webhosting, formerly freewebs.com)
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Good for:
      Quick edits
      Quick an easy edits to photos for social media sites
      Fun family photos
      Easy to use/ low learning curve
      Action based terminology (edit, create, share, fix, etc.)
      Guided image editing
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      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
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      • Basic free service (Edit)
      • Autofix
      • Crop
      • Resize
      • Enhancement
      • Exposure
      • Color
      • Sharpen
      • RedEye
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      • Basic free service (Create)
      • Some “stickers” : shapes and image stamps
      • Add text
      • Some special effects which change depending on season
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Need to login to connect accounts to facebook, etc.
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
      Quick peek: Picnik.com
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
      More
      Print via Qoop for coffee mugs, posters, etc.
      Share with family via slideshows
      Collage
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
      Aviary is much more complex
      Completely free! (Completely!)
      Suite of products that includes:
      Image Editor
      Effects Editor
      Image Markup
      Color Editor (palette maker)
      Vector Editor
      For multimedia:
      Audio Editor
      Screencapture
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      • Do not need to login for basic editing
      • Nothing to download
      • Many advanced features BUT features are separate (color, effects, and editing are different components)
      • Image editing components are Phoenix (Image Editing), Peacock (Effects), and Raven (Vector)
      • Different ones can be applied individually to layers
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      • Other features:
      • Toucan (colors!)
      • Myna (Audio)
      • Falcon (snip and crop)
      • A quick movie.
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Image Editor: Phoenix
      Supports and uses layers
      Basic editing: Crop, resize, etc
      Brushes, magic wand ‘select” and more
      Works with all other tools
      Collaboration
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Aviary files are called eggs
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      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
      *Quick and dirty selection + erase, so image is not the best
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      *Quick and dirty selection + erase, so image is not the best
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      *Quick and dirty selection + erase, so image is not the best
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Provides linkable image url
      *Quick and dirty selection + erase, so image is not the best
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      Provides linkable image url
      *Quick and dirty selection + erase, so image is not the best
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      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
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    • Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
      NOT good for:
      Users who need very simple interfaces; working with multiple editors can be confusing
      Need to know some of the basics of image editing
      Can be more time intensive , but is very rich in functionality
      Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl