Don’t have the small fortune necessary to invest in PhotoShop? There’s a wealth of free graphic editors available online. Learn about the various tools available for fine tuning your images and brightening up your website or publication. Don’t have your own images? Not to worry, there are also lots of images available online for free use, if you know where to look and understand the basic tenets of fair use.
Here is the PowerPoint I deliverd. Not sure how much help it will be but there it is.
Free photo editors
- Gimp - The closest to Photoshop. This is downloadable software and free.
- Picnik - Online editor. Has the ability to pull photos from all the major photo sites
- Picassa - Downloadable application for editing and organizing. Really great face recognition. Also a direct link to storing your photos online.
- Aviary -full fledged set of tools including an illustrator like app and even an audio editor
- Rsizr - rsizr is a Flash application that lets you resize JPG, PNG, and GIF images on your computer. With rsizr, in addition to normal image rescaling and cropping, you can also resize images using a new image resizing algorithm called seam carving (a method of image retargeting) that tries to keep intact areas in your image that are richer in detail.
- Because rsizr can be a bit confusing here is the help section that explains a lot.
- Photofunia - Change your pic
- Pixlr.com/express - this might be your best choice, Easy straightforward buttons that make sense.
- Animoto - A slide show maker that can incorporate photos and music
- Befunky - Quick easy templates to create strange images
- Stock Xchang
- Creative Commons - Copyright your image without actually going through the copyright process