Image editing: It's not all about photoshop

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  • 1. Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
    Robin Fay
    Robinfay.net
    @georgiawebgurl
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • 8. Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • 17. Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
    • Basic free service (Create)
    • 18. Some “stickers” : shapes and image stamps
    • 19. Add text
    • 20. Some special effects which change depending on season
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • 21. Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
    Need to login to connect accounts to facebook, etc.
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • 22. Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
    Quick peek: Picnik.com
  • 23. 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
  • 24. 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
  • 25. Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
    • Do not need to login for basic editing
    • 26. Nothing to download
    • 27. Many advanced features BUT features are separate (color, effects, and editing are different components)
    • 28. Image editing components are Phoenix (Image Editing), Peacock (Effects), and Raven (Vector)
    • 29. Different ones can be applied individually to layers
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • 30. Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • 35. 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
  • 36. Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop
    Aviary files are called eggs
    Robin Fay 2010, robinfay.net, @georgiawebgurl
  • 37. 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
  • 38. 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
  • 39. 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
  • 40. 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
  • 41. 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
  • 42. 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
  • 43. 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