Thursday, 26 September 2013

Digital Pictures Resources

I've had a couple of requests come in for iPad apps that can be used in high school Digital Pictures courses. I've done some searching, through my devices and other online sources, and have come up with a list of some good apps to try:

1- Photo Grid Pro (photo display)
Allows you to easily select photos from your photo library and insert them into a photo collage.  You have editing capabilities such as enhancing the picture, adding effects and stickers, as well as cropping the photo. Very user friendly and allows you to email or share through social media forums such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

2- SnapSeed (photo editing)
A highly rated photo editing app that includes some very intuitive, touch-based editing all for the great price of free.

3- ComicStrip (photo display)
This app allows you to create comic strips using digital pictures.  More fun than a serious photography app.

4- Lego SuperHeroes Movie Maker (stop motion animation)
This app is meant for kids- it's so easy to use- as it allows the user to take photos, moving the feature character slightly in each shot. In minutes, you can plug them into a stop motion animated film with effects, music, and slides.

5- Halftone
Similar to ComicStrip, this app allows the user to take images and add comic strip effects to the photo.

Allows some pretty fun frames to photos that can then be shared on all kinds of social media websites.

7- Cycloramic Studio 360 Panorama
This app came up on Apps Gone Free a couple of weeks ago and actually allows you to use your iPhone or iPad to capture panoramic shots.  Should have remembered to use this on Vancouver Island this summer!

Every Stock Photo- I thought I would make mention a search domain that has Creative Commons licensed pictures.  What that means is that you can find copyright free images on this website. If you click on an image in your search results, you will be taken to a larger version of the image, a link to the source, and the attribution requirements for using that picture.  Alternatively, you are welcome to visit for images free of copyright.  Teaching students to use these alternatives to Google Images will help promote a more responsible user of digital content.

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