Showing posts with label Image spark. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Image spark. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

FlauntR - A Good Suite of Image Editing Tools

FlauntR is a suite of free, web-based image editing tools. There are five tools included in the FlauntR package. In EditR you can touch-up your digital photos. StylR allows you to apply digital effects like backgrounds and frames to you images. PicasR gives you the ability to blend colors, effects, and images. TextR can be used to add text and banner sot your images. And PrintR provides a postcard, poster, and printing service (you do have to pay for the printing).

Once you've registered for FlauntR you can easily transition between each of the editing services within the suite. To transition between services simply click on the tabs at the top of the page, you're not required to log into each service separately. The images you edit can be sourced from your computer, Flickr, Facebook, or the web. You can also choose images from Picasa, Bebo, or use the sample images provided by FlauntR.

Applications for Education
FlauntR is a good alternative to expensive image editing software. Using FlauntR your students can work on image editing from any Internet-connected computer.


Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
CleVR - Make Your Own Panoramic Image Tours
Image Spark - Build Photo Collages, Share Images
Aviary Adds a New Option for Screen Captures

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Image Spark - Build Photo Collages, Share Images

Image Spark is an image sharing service that at first glance didn't seem like much, but upon my second look I realized the utility of Image Spark. Image Spark allows you to build collections of images that you find on the Internet and create collages of those images. Image Spark calls these collages "mood boards." Every image and mood board you create can be set to public view or private view.

Uploading images to your Image Spark account is done through the use of a Firefox plug-in or through a standard browser uploader (the same style as is found on most photo sharing sites). I installed the Firefox plug-in and found that it was very easy to use. To use the Firefox plug-in simply right click on an image and select "upload to image spark."

Applications for Education
Image Spark could be used to have students create digital collages around a theme that you assign. If you're an art teacher having one way to use Image Spark could be to have students upload images they've created and make a collage using the images of all classmates. The students would be using the same set of images, but it would be interesting to see how each student organized their collages with those images.