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7 Great Online Image Editing Apps
http://mashable.com/2008/03/01/online-image-editing/
7 Great Online Image Editing Apps
The vast majority of people don’t really need heavyweight image editing applications like Photoshop or Aperture. Luckily, you can find a lot of great, online applications that’ll do just fine for some simple everyday photo editing tasks. Interestingly enough, although there’s a lot of competition in this space, we constantly see new apps sprouting everywhere.
Therefore, we bring you seven apps you may have missed.
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PicHacks - Funny Face Generator
http://www.pichacks.com
Pichacks allows you to turn your friends into mutants. You upload any digital image and pichacks splits the photo in two and joins the halves for a "Chimera" creation.
The process is very easy, once your photo is loaded, just drag the slider to the point where you want the cut to be made. From there the site automatically splits and makes copies of the halves, giving you both results.
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FotoFlexer
http://mashable.com/2008/02/15/fotoflexer-pro/
FotoFlexer
Web-based image editing is all the rage, and FotoFlexer is looking to better compete in the rather crowded market. The company has just announced free, professional tools for its web-based image editing service, called FotoFlexer Pro.
This advancement means that FotoFlexer is looking to compete directly with the likes of PhotoShop Express and Picnik, while also hoping to become an all-out alternative to other tools like PhotoShop.
Right now, its biggest differentiating factor is the fact that FotoFlexer is introducing these professional tools for free. From the company, here are about half of the new features .....
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Aviary
http://a.viary.com/
Aviary
Aviary is a suite of web-based applications (RIAs) for people who create. From image editing to typography to music to 3D to video, we have a tool for artists of all genres.
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Fliptrack
http://fliptrack.com/
Fliptrack Slide Shows Offer the Most Ways to Express Yourself:
Fliptrack ... offers tools. Titled the new “Friendship Slide Shows,” this new feature from the Photobucket competitor lets a user create a slide show and then invite friends or the public to copy and edit the original. Others can then add and edit photos, themes, effects and music, essentially allowing them to make their own versions of the original (meaning the original can stay intact).
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GICKR ... Create your own animated gifs online
http://gickr.com/
Create your own animated gifs online
Gickr.com lets you instantly create Animated GIF online, free, right now! Just upload pictures or grab them from your Flickr.
Create funny flashy slideshows with you and your friends, cartoons, previews, banners, etc. Post them anywhere you can post pictures ...
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Lunapic
http://www.lunapic.com/editor/
Lunapic : completely free photo editor in your browser! ... lots and lots of effects ... and fun
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Animoto
http://animoto.com/
Animoto Productions is a bunch of techies and film/tv producers who decided to lock themselves in a room together and nerd out.
Their first release is Animoto, a web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos using their own patent-pending technology and high-end motion design.
Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music. Produced on a widescreen format, Animoto videos have the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.
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Picnik .. online photo editing
http://www.picnik.com/
With Picnik you can quickly edit all your online photos from one place.
It's the easiest way on the Web to fix underexposed photos, remove red-eye, or apply effects to your photos.
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Convert JPG images to ASCII images Online
http://jpg2asc.hierklikken.com/
Convert JPG images to ASCII images Online
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Skitch ... for making and modifying Screen Shots
http://plasq.com/skitch#demo
Skitch .. for making, modifying and distributing Screen Shots
Not screencasts as still images off the screen
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Picturesque
http://acqualia.com/picturesque/
Picturesque a Mac software application
Picturesque is an application designed to make images look gorgeous for the web.
With an animated "drag and drop" style interface, Picturesque can beautify your images with reflections, soft glows, shadows, delicate curves, strokes and fades in less time than it takes to open Photoshop.
Picturesque can also beautify a whole stack of images in batch with a single click, and includes a set of handy Automator actions.
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90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources
http://mashable.com/2007/06/23/photography-toolbox/
90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources
Photos are everywhere on the web. From sharing with friends, to editing, printing, buying, selling, searching, remixing and free hosting, we’ve lined up a plethora of resources for photo fiends.
Online Photo Editors | Photo Sharing | Free Photo Hosting | Photography Blogs | Mashups | Mobile | Photo Mixing and Slideshows | Photo Printing/Book Creation | Photo Search |
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Poster Maker (online application ... brilliant)
ttp:www.blockposters.com/
Once you're happy with your selection, you can download the PDF file containing your newly created images and print each one massively blown up, resulting in a huge pixel poster to stick on your wall

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Online Image editing and Storage
http://www.fauxto.com/
Online Image editing and Storage .... a mini Photoshop with Web 2.0 technology!
A good range of tools, filters, effects and so on, and even works with layers and free .... so should k-12 students need more?
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flickrSLiDR
http://flickrslidr.com/
flickrSLiDR allows you to easily embed the classic flickr slideshows on your website or blog.
All you need to do is enter the flickr URL address of the user, photo set or group you would like to embed along with some options. You'll receive the HTML embed code in return.
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Create Photo Slide Shows to embed in ...
http://www.bubbleshare.com/
Create Photo Slide Shows to embed in your Blog or webpage or leave on Bubbleshare
Just upload your photos, and if you care to, remix them and add comments or your own voice to them. BubbleShare generates a private link for your friends and family to view and sends it with one click. You can even add your album to your blog.
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Flickr Storm
http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/
Flickr Storm
FlickrStorm Photo search, an online Flickr search tool packed with some extremely useful features that also has the answer to the previous question.
When you perform a search on FlickrStorm, pictures appearing in the search results can be added (via drag-n-drop) to a virtual picture tray (similar to Picasa desktop software).
Every picture tray has a unique public URL that you can share on blogs or over email. If you want to save all the selected Flickr photos offline, open the URL and use the File->Save As command of the browser - all pictures will download to your hard disk in one go.
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Cameroid
http://www.cameroid.com/
Cameroid .. take pictures with your webcam ... play around and change them ... and either download them or share online.
One way of making an avatar of yourself ... fun!
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Slideroll
http://www.slideroll.com/
Slideroll is a photo slideshow maker that you can use to create slide shows with your photos. Publish your slideshows on the internet, put them on MySpace or YouTube, and e-mail them to friends.
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WinMorph (freeware)
http://www.debugmode.com/winmorph/
WinMorph is a high performance morphing and warping software.
With over 400,000 downloads and much more distributed through PC magazines and their CDROMs, WinMorph enjoys a very wide userbase, have been used in movies such as Dreamcatcher and real life projects such as roadshows for promoting products.
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Photobie
http://testing.onlytherightanswers.com/
Photobie is a complete image editing software customized for photo retouching.
Photobie is free to use and to distribute. Unlike other commercial and free image editing softwares, Photobie is more like a homemade cookie, which has much more flavor. Photobie developers intend to build an easy-to-use and feature-packed tool for graphics amateurs. Although, it is not yet a perfect tool for professionals, it does contain many handy tools to help professional to achieve simple task quickly.
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Photoshop Tutorials (videos online)
http://www.teach-ict.com/software/photoshop/photoshop.htm
Photoshop Tutorials (videos online)
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Common mistakes when working with images
http://tinyurl.com/yeckho
A flash video on common mistakes when working with images.
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Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
HTML Slide Show Wizard | Image Resizer | CD Slide Show Generator |
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SlideShowPro
http://www.slideshowpro.net/
SlideShowPro : The complete photo gallery solution for Flash
SlideShowPro is a component for Macromedia Flash MX 2004 and Flash 8 that helps you display pictures on your web site. With over 60 customizable options, SlideShowPro works how you want it to, and can easily be styled and resized to match your existing site design ?all with a simple point and click user interface.
Thousands of web sites ?from personal to high-traffic destinations like Rolling Stone, ESPN and The New York Times ?use SlideShowPro to display photography, editorial slide shows, design portfolios, and countless other creative uses.
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How To Use Picasa for Student Creativity
http://www.techlearning.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=192200105
How To Use Picasa for Student Creativity
A marvelous piece of digital photo editing software called Picasa, available (it is now one of Google? offerings) as a no-cost, fully-featured download.
And so will your students. Picasa is a wonderful tool for unleashing student creativity, as demonstrated here.
I started to develop uses for the Picasa software for students, especially for younger students. This program makes it very easy to show students how to edit images, whether they are taking clip art from the Web or from a digital camera. Students can then use the photographs to:
Create a slideshow | Create a timeline | Create a picture collage | Edit and add effects to photos | Crop photos | Make a Webpage |
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Photoshop Tutorials
http://www.photoshopguides.com/
Photoshop Tutorials
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Zooomr
http://www.zooomr.com/
Zooomr is a photo sharing application focused on helping you explore photos from the inside out no matter what language you speak.
With Zooomr, photos are no longer just photos -- they are emotions, ideas, and stories meant to be shared and explored. Zooomr helps you share them with the world. Here's how:
- Show your favorite photos to the entire world in anyone's language
- Actually put your photos on the map!
- Add sound to your photos
- Define who's inside a photo and maybe become famous
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Snipshot : edit pictures online
http://snipshot.com/
Snipshot : edit pictures online
Edit big images—up to 10 MB, or 5000x5000 pixels | Import PDF (first page only), EPS, and SVG files | Import pictures from any web site (including Flickr) with our bookmarklet | Flickr export, or save as GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG, or TIF | Basic editing tools like crop, rotate, resize—many more are in the works | web 2.0 |
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CrazyTalk
http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/home_video.asp
CrazyTalk (Trial download available)
n three easy steps any image can be converted into a moving, talking, blinking and emotionally sensitive piece of media that can be embedded into a website, emailed, burnt to DVD and even sent via mobile phone.
"What academic value does this hold? Unbeknown to its creators, teachers are now using it to enlighten students in new ways.
Examples include the Mona Lisa discussing the different ways in which people have interpreted her, and John F Kennedy talking about the day he was assassinated."//
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Flickr Tools
http://flagrantdisregard.com/flickr/
Flickr Tools Online
| Motivator Create your own motivational poster | Magazine Cover Make your own magazine cover | Personalized CD Make your own CD cover | Mosaic Maker Make a mosaic from your photos | Calendar Create calendars with your photos | Trading Card Maker Make your own trading cards | Badge Maker Make your own (unofficial) Flickr badge | Framer If you frame it, it's art | Movie Poster Make your own customized movie poster Be a star | Captioner Add comic book style captions to your photos | Billboard Billboardize your message and a fabulous photo | Stream An everlasting flow of digital photographs | Random Photo Browser Browse random favorite photos | Photo Fortune A pithy fortune with related photographs | Slideshow Create and share a slideshow with your friends | Top Cameras |
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Button Maker
http://kalsey.com/tools/buttonmaker/
Call it a badge, sticker, button, or whatever you'd like.
Create yours below. Pick some colors, enter some text, and you'll get a button you can download for your website
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Creating Online : Free Online Photo and Image Editor
http://www.creatingonline.com/Online_Image_Editor/index.html
Creating Online : Free Online Photo and Image Editor
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IAZA : Free online image editor
http://www.iaza.com/
IAZA : Free online image editor
... upload your image online into a browser then use the online tools to edit/manipulate the image.
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GIMPShop
http://www.gimpshop.net/
GIMPShop : A version of GIMP where the menus have been modified to look and feel like Photoshop ... and still FREE
News, downloads, and tips for GIMPShop. GIMPShop is a free graphics editor for Mac, Linux, and Windows. It's easy to pick up and learn, especially if you already know Photoshop.
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TeachMeIT Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0
http://www.teachmeit.com/TD/TDA/content.asp
The TeachMeIT Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 introduces the users to edit digital photos.
It enables them to rotate and crop photos, adjust the color, lighting, and sharpness in photos, remove red eye from the photos, and convert the photo to sepia tone or black and white. It also enables them to maintain versions of edited photos.
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Inkscape : vector graphics editor, (Open Source)
http://inkscape.org/
Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping.
Inkscape's main goal is to create a powerful and convenient drawing tool
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Inkscape - Vector Graphics Tutorials
http://k12edcom.org/?q=node/17
Inkscape - Vector Graphics Tutorials
Inkscape is an open source drawing tool with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, and CorelDraw that uses the W3C standard scalable vector graphics format (SVG).
Inkscape comes with a full set of tutorials right in the "Help" menu. Here are links to the tutorials in HTML form but you'll want to use the ones in the program for teaching as they are interactive. These seven tutorials should get you off to a good start with your classes.
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Tux Paint (Apple and Windows) free
http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/features/
Tux Paint is a free drawing program designed for young children (kids ages 3 and up). It has a simple, easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who helps guide children as they use the program.
Tux Paint runs on a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD. It even works well on slower machines (e.g., Pentium 133MHz) and on thin-client systems.
Parts of Tux Paint have been translated into many languages ... including most Asia
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Microsoft : Photo Story 3 (software)
http://tinyurl.com/dzhhr
Microsoft : Photo Story 3
Connect with your friends and family in a whole new way
Now it's easier than ever to share your photo stories with family and friends. When you save a story, Photo Story 3 compresses your digital photos into a single small file that automatically preserves the great picture quality. E-mail it to family and friends. Then watch it on a computer, TV, or portable device?ithout the hassle of large file sizes.
Photo Story 3 includes Rostrum camera motion
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PhotoFiddle : Online Utility
http://photofiddle.com/
PhotoFiddle : Online Utility
Welcome to PhotoFiddle.com. We can produce beautiful artwork from your own images. You can choose from oil painting, watercolor, abstract, collages, and so much more. Browse the site, and learn more by using the tutorial. Have fun and start fiddling.
Photofiddle.com is the ultimate source for custom artwork. We enable the novice to produce high quality artwork, just like limited edition artists do. We offer many online designs to suit almost any vision!
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Adobe Photoshop Video Tutorials
http://www.powerpages.ca/050528/tutorials.htm
Adobe Photoshop Video Tutorials: Free Online
create inset lines | create waterdrop styles | create plastic effects | Creating a web page |
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Jasc Image Robot - image processor (Shareware)
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/imagerobot.html
Jasc Image Robot - image processor (Shareware)
Jasc Image RobotT is an automated graphics production program for advanced, non-professional Web developers and digital image hobbyists. Image Robot frees users from the redundant aspects of digital image production and maintenance with the only selection of automated graphics processing tools that can be both used as a standalone program and as a fully compatible complement to Paint Shop Pro and other Jasc Software products
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DrawPlus 4.0 - Graphic Design and Vector Drawing
http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/DrawPlus/default.asp
DrawPlus 4.0 - FREE Graphic Design and Vector Drawing Software
Whether you want a classy logo, attention grabbing text, or an artistic masterpiece, DrawPlus 4 has the power and tools to help you. Beginners and professionals praised this as one of the best design programs ever!
Explore the various DrawPlus Tutorials included when you download this free software. With hands-on examples, essential theory and useful tips, you?l find it easy to create fantastic vector drawings, illustrations and animations!
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Cosmic Blobs : 3D Graphics Software
http://www.cosmicblobs.com/
Cosmic Blobs : 3D Graphics Software
create models | decorate | animate your own 3D movie |
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FluxTime Animation for Kids
http://www.fluxtime.com
Online animation environment where children create animation clips online in a very simple and direct way.
Animation clips can be exchanged with other animators and they can be published in the online gallery or mailed as eCards. The standard service is free, advanced features require registration.
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ArtRage : FREE Download
http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html
ArtRage is a painting package designed to provide a realistic and fun simulation of using paint on a canvas, along with pens, pencils, crayons, and other tools.
You can run ArtRage on a normal Windows machine with a mouse, but it works particularly well if you have a graphics tablet. Even better, running ArtRage on a TabletPC takes advantage of the unique interaction of pen and screen to produce a realistic painting feel.
ArtRage is all about playing with paint without the mess, and having fun in the process. You can paint your own image from a blank canvas to completed work, or load in a picture to trace and have the tools pick their colours for you as you paint over it.
FREE Download
ArtRage for Mac OSX is currently (May05) in Beta testing and we will we updating with more information soon

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DrawPlus - Graphic Design and Vector Drawing
http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/
DrawPlus - Graphic Design and Vector Drawing : FREE Software
That's right, 100% completely free software. No gimmicks. It's yours for free. Download today and start using the most user friendly software around.
Whether you want a classy logo, attention grabbing text, or an artistic masterpiece, DrawPlus 4 has the power and tools to help you. Beginners and professionals praised this as one of the best design programs ever!

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Paint.net (free software)
http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/
Paint.net
Paint.NET originated as a Computer Science senior design project during Spring 2004 at Washington Sate University. Since its conception, original collaborator Rick Brewster has maintained and added many enhancements.
This semester WSU Computer Science students Tom Jackson, Michael Kelsey, and Craig Taylor have taken over as developers, and Rick Brewster is now employed by Microsoft in addition to being Microsoft's project mentor to Paint.NET. Jack Hagemeister provides additional support as Project Advisor from Washington State University.

Photo Wizard ( free download )
http://www.americansys.com/photowizard.htm
Photo Wizard is a FREE product that can turn your photos into fun! You can import pictures from digital cameras, scanners, from the Internet or your PC. Bring your photos into the program, and the fun begins!
It lets you manipulate your photos in a variety of ways. You can retouch your photos, or add special effects.
Crop and size your pictures to get them just right. Enhance the colors, the brightness, remove "red eye", and more. Even add a customizable frame. Print photos on a variety of paper, label, and photo paper sizes. Arrange your photos into albums, and put your photos, and albums, on the World Wide Web -- sending them to Photo Country.com.
This is an excellent free utility for use in primary schools.