Playing with Pictures

It is raining and I am resting up for the Elvis Costello/Police concert tonight so I decided to finally download my camera and play with the photos. Hours later - I have not only ordered some really cool Mother's Day presents, but I messed around with Picasa and ScrapBlogs some more.

Picasa is a Google Application (all you need is a Google account and it is free) that allows you to not only store your photos but add some interesting features. One that I just love is being able to turn your traditional color photos into sepia. I ended up falling in love with this one of my second grade niece - so much so that I ordered copies for the whole family!!



Feeling suddenly artistic - I decided to create a Scrapblog of our recent trip to Aruba. The end result is here:



I thought I would share how easy this was to do because I could think of a million applications for education:
1. Scrapblogs of field trips or other school events
2. Individualized pictures for the end of the year as gifts
3. Photo editing that can go into blogs, newsletter, school calendars, websites
4. Powerpoint presentations for end of year parties

Any others?

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Thought this site was interesting...
http://drop.io/

I am always e-mailing pictures to others, and it seems to take up way too much space via e-mail. Here is a cool way to "drop" pictures at a site, no charge, and you can password protect it if you would like. I am just testing it out, but am thinking that it would be a great way for teachers and students to share work with a specific audience.

Jennifer said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Kudos for trying out something new.