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Friday, July 30, 2010

Cloud Canvas - Edit and Create Images Online

Cloud Canvas is a free online image editing and image creation tool. Cloud Canvas fits in a niche somewhere between a simple drawing tool and a full-blown image editor like Aviary. If all you need is a tool for drawing simple pictures and diagrams, Cloud Canvas has you covered. If you need to do some basic work with vectors and layers, Cloud Canvas can help you there too. If you have photos or drawings that you want to edit, you can do that with Cloud Canvas.

Cloud Canvas uses HTML5 instead of Flash so you should be able to use it on the iPad. Cloud Canvas integrates with your Google Docs account so that when you save an image edited in Cloud Canvas it is saved and accessible in your Google Docs account. You can also export your images as PNG files.

Applications for Education
One sure way to make sure that your students don't violate anyone's copyright when using images for multimedia projects is to have them create their own images. Cloud Canvas is a free tool that your students could use to create images for their multimedia projects.

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