Saturday, August 15, 2009

Image Manipulation

I have signed up and uploaded my Flickr page onto Picnik. Picnik is an image editor which makes your photos fantastic with easy to use editing tools. It lets you modify with a myriad of different options. It also allows you to get creative with tons of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames. It's fast, easy, and fun (Photo editing made fun, 2008). For example I picked out an image of my dog (Boxer - the mini foxy) by linking my Flickr page and made him look better by sharpening the image, playing with the contrast, cropping it down and resizing it. Picnik is a wonderful free tool you could implement in the classroom setting. As mentioned in FAHE11001 (2009) "Image files can come in many forms and file sizes. If you wish to place images on a Website then you will need to consider ways of reducing the file and physical size of some images so that they will display quickly and be the right size for the page". By using this free program with the help of Flickr or any other photo sharing program that is associated with Picnik your class can upload their photo's for a PowerPoint presentation or wiki via their free photo account and...
  • Crop, resize, and rotate in real-time

  • Use special effects, from artsy to fun

  • Produce results fast, right in their browser

  • Add in fonts and top-quality type tool

  • Manipulate shapes from hand-picked designers

  • Which will work on Mac, Windows, and Linux

  • And best of all no download required, nothing to install

Picture - B0xer the wonder Pup C/O Philip Gray and Picnik


  1. My friend JUST told me about piknik and how great it was!
    I'm an amateur photographer and can't wait to use it.

  2. Phil, following you along your e-journey is great. If I ever miss anything, you are sure to fill me in. Its awesome. Your awesome!

    Your wealth of understanding is intimidating. And I think the 'Phil-take' on things e-world related are engaging.

    Btw, are you interested in joining the Elite Team?

    Oh wait...

    Hahahahaha! Our secret. ;)