25 January 2013

Image Editing and Collages

How do you play with images?

One of my hobbies is photography. I am particularly keen on ethnographic photography (e.g.  Namaste Nepal,)  and I enjoy trying out new image editors and collage makers. I often introduce these tools to students, as many enjoy discovering the powerful effects these tools can offer. There is also a wealth of image editing apps to choose from, but today, I'd like to suggest some free online tools which are fun and simple to use. 

Enjoypic (far left) creates fun images by uploading an image (one's portrait, for instance) to the set effect. All it takes is 3 easy steps: upload, crop and create. 

Fotor requires no registration and offers features such as basic editing, HDR, effects, collage, text and frames as well as clip art and photo cards. 

Webinpaint (above right) is another free tool for both Windows and MAC and among other features, restores images.

PosterMyWall has backgrounds to choose from, ranging from music to romance to teams and nature.  It does take time to upload images (in comparison to other tools mentioned here)  but with all the extra features to choose from, (clip art, resizing,  adding text,  creating a calendar), it's definitely worth trying out. 

Online Photo Editor and Pixlr are two other free online editors; Pixlr also has a free  app, Pixlr Express Plus which you can find on iTunes. 

Clip Art ECT has a wide range of themes and is a free educational resource for classroom use.

Pixer.us and ImgOps are two other photo editors worth exploring, though with ImgOps (a meta tool), you will need to enter the URL of the image.

If you would like to try out more image editors, GIF makers, and other tools for images, Digital Delights - Images and Design has a wide selection of apps, photography and charts, among other points of reference related to images and design.

Further Suggestions:

Blow Me Away with Images

Posters, Images and Metafors

Free Images

Sourcing Images

Adding Effects to Images

Popping Editors for Images

Wanted: Apps Apps Apps!

Greetings, De-Motivators and Visual Searches


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