Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Image Manipulation (piknic) and Flickr


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This has been the most fun. As you will see the photo to the right is the pre-manipulation and the photo on the left is after. I have loved using Picnik. Although when i was first starting to use it i got immensely frustrated with the program because it kept asking me to 'upgrade' well i bit the bullet and upgraded, i only paid for a month, but it was worth it, the photo above used a number of the applications that can only be used when you upgrade. I find it amazing that by tweaking only a few things that you are able to turn a semi-blurred photo, to a sharp photo with a specific focal point. "With digital processing, there is almost no limit to what can be done to an image, and many things are done to images with the best intentions," (Lodriguss, J. 2006).

While editing these photos i was thinking, what is it that our children can do with these photos?? It took me a while to think of things and then it hit me, let the children develop learning folios (not only do you then have slightly less work) the children are then utilising the computers that the classrooms have but are learning different ways of moving and manipulating images. The can add boarders to pictures, change the colours, faces, they can also manipulate a photo so much that they are unrecognisable.

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Ok so i was getting very annoyed trying to upload a photo using the "upload photo" tool and adding a photo link so instead i will just add it here

this is a photo i found on flicker.. it is my favourite flower a pink lilly. The photo was taken by Robbie Jim.(i am SO jealousi would love a bunch of flowers like this). there are so many photos of different things on flickr (all you have to do is search).

Lodriguss, J. (2006). The Ethics of Digital Manipulation. Retrieved on August 6, 2009, from

Picnic (2009).
Picnik. Retrieved on August 6, 2009, from

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