January 24, 2012

Picnik

Last year I happened upon a powerful little image editing program online called Picnik and immediately incorporated it into my 8th grade digital photography unit.  It is a Google product that allows you to edit photos in the cloud and use a number of effects and editing tools that you would normally find on a higher end program like Photoshop or Fireworks.  Sadly, I learned this weekend that Picnik would be closing it's doors in April.  This is actually good and bad news.  The good news is that anyone who uses Picnik from now until it shuts down in April will get to use all of the premium tools and features for FREE!!!  Check out Picnik today and see how you can get your students using this great image editing website.

Now What?

You don't need to be a computer teacher to have students editing images online.  Anytime you ask a student to complete a project you can have them change the photos that they are including using Picnik.  They can add effects or simply crop and rotate.   Picnik is limitless and will give your students some experience with photo editing.

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