Photo Tools

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The following is a collection of resources and online activities for students. The age range varies greatly between links so click around, explore, and enjoy! If a link is broken, my apologies, please email me here and, if possible, I will fix it.

    GIMP: GNU Image Manipulation Program
    Seashore: open source image editor
    FotoFlexer: Advanced online image editor
    Aviary Tools: Image Editor, Screen Capture, Vector Editor, Effects Editor, Music Creator, Audio Editor, & More
    Mutapic: (Grades 8-12) Not the easiest tool, but definitely interesting. This site takes a bit to figure out, but with a few clicks, you will be creating graphic art designs.
    Splashup: (Grades 7-12) This is another free PhotoShop alternative that is simplistic in design, but some knowledge of how to use PhotoShop would be beneficial.
    SUMO Paint Online Image Editor: (Grades 7-12) SumoPaint is the most advanced Photoshop and Corel alternative on the web. This online paint tool gives students and open door to creativity.
    Tuxpi: (Grades 5-12) Great photo effects and projects can be created here with just a quick photo upload. Students can create wanted posters, filtered images, and more. It is a nice alternative to Big Huge Labs.
    Pixlr: the most popular advanced online image editor in the world! Also has awesome retro-vintage effects
    Pixelmator: Pixelmator, the beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images. Free download version or buy ($30USD).
    BeFunky: anyone can transform their pictures into extraordinary works of art in just a few clicks.
    Paint.NET: is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows.
    TiltShift Maker: Make your photos look like toy models.
    AndreaMosaic: you can create your own photographic mosaics made with your own pictures. A photo mosaic is an image composed of many tiled photos.
    : Quickly crop, straighten, adjust color, and fix other small flaws. Then add visual style with eye-catching filters, effects, and borders.
    Phixr: Easy-to-use online photo editor, directly supports Facebook, Twitter, flickr and many more. No browser plugins required. Free!
    PhotoFiltre: is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments
    to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it.
    You Are Your Words: The American Heritage┬« Dictionary invites you to create a self-portrait using your words. The words that tell the world who you are. That make you, you. It’s easy to do, whether you decide to link to places like Facebook for words you’ve already written or write something new specifically for your portrait. Either way, you’ll create a unique image that can be shared and saved and will remind everyone that You Are Your Words.