Last summer I wrote a post about my love of Picasa...and that love has not waned. In fact, it has only grown stronger with time. I now have Picasa app for my iPhone, I organize all my classroom pictures with Picasa–I love using Faces so I can find pictures of my students quickly and easily. I *heart* Picasa!
Since then, I have discovered Picnik, a photo editing website that is linked with Picasa that allows you to edit your pictures FREE online. You can also edit pictures from Facebook, Yahoo, Flickr, MySpace and Photobucket. Additionally, you can edit pictures you find online or from your webcam. It is super easy and convenient!
You can do basic editing: Cropping, rotating, adjusting :
Here is a picture of me and my new little surrogate nephew, Jack.
Rotate, adjust color and lighting. Now I can save it right back to my Picasa album as a new file or over the old file.
I can also use the “Create tools” to add stickers, frames or special effects. Or to censor someone’s face out of the picture as you’ve seen countless times on this blog.
How to Censor Faces in Pictures
I started out trying to do this “how to” with pictures, but it’s so much easier to show you using a screencast:
1. Open a picture in Picnik and click on the “Create” tab at the top of the screen.
2. Go to the “Effects”
3. “Focal Pixelate” To obscure someones face you will need to check the “Reverse Effect” option.
4. You can adjust the size of the pixels and the focal point to make sure that the face is completely obscured.
5. Save your picture and embed into your blog…easy peasy!
Create collages and fancy collages
Check out Picnik!!