South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Teen Tech Month…Around the Internet Part 1

on March 18, 2013

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It’s still Teen Tech Month here are the South Kingstown Public Library! This is the first of two posts that will highlight some of the more interesting things that are out there on the Internet. Our focus today–picture editing. Yes, there is always Instagram, but here are a few more free editing sites to try.

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Pixlr-O-Matic is a free photo-editing program that lets you quickly edit, filter, and adjust your images. Make it look perfect, or give it a slightly quirky or retro look with filters and frames. Pixlr-O-Matic is also available as a mobile app.
Here’s my quick test of the Pixlr-O-Matic, featuring your friendly neighborhood teen librarian. There were tons of effects to choose from, my picture was a little small to see how all the effects worked.
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PicMonkey does a lot of the same things the Pixlr-O-Matic can do…edit your picture, use creative filters and frames…however it also lets you create collages of your favorite pictures! This is my two minute homage to author John Green. If you haven’t read his books before….well…you should. Really. Check out his books here.
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Finally, there is Picovico. I know, Picovico isn’t really a photo editor. However, it lets you take all your pictures, add music, themes, and captions to create a video that you can easily share on Facebook or YouTube.

There are many other photo and video editing programs and apps out there (including Animoto, Xtranormal, Go Animate!, and Pixorial.

Don’t forget to tune in next week for Around the Web Part 2: Boredom Busters!

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