Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Wow!!! I am so excited, i have always wondered how people edit their pictures and add so many effects to them. Although i have always wondered about this i have never bothered to find out how. But now i know how, using this great free site Picnik. I have just spent all morning playing with my photos and editing them using this site.

Picnik is a free website for people to access their photos from virtually anywhere on the web (facebook, myspace, photobucket ect. ) and edit them, by adding a range of fantastic effects. (Wikipedia, 2005)

I think that picnik is a great tool for both personal uses at home and also for professional uses at work. Photos can be used as engagement tools in the classroom, for posters and also for our visual leaners. Visual learners prefer using images, pictures, colors, and maps to organize information and communicate with others. (Learning Styles, 2003) This is a great way to engage students into a lesson, whether the students in your class are visual learners or not, i think that any student working with this online editing service would be engaged and interested because they can personalise any photo for a specific purpose. When i am suggesting that this type of program should be implemented into schools, i am not referring to an everyday classroom, however i think it would be very successful in a high school visual art/photography class.

Reference List:

Wikipedia (2005) Picnik. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picnik

Learning Styles (2003) http://www.learning-styles-online.com/style/visual-spatial/

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