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Canva - Free Photo Editor 

Canva - Free Photo Editor  | technologies |
Easily edit your photos with Canva's photo editor! Add filters, frames, text, and effects with our free online photo editing tool!
John Dalziel's insight:
Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely on-line and free to use. 
Practitioners, and/or learners, can quickly... 
♥ filter, 
♥ resize or 
♥ edit 
...their photographs. 
No apps or plugins required.
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BeFunky: Free Online Photo Editing and Collage Maker

BeFunky: Free Online Photo Editing and Collage Maker | technologies |
BeFunky Photo Editor lets you apply photo effects, edit photos and create photo collages with collage maker. Online Photo editing and creating collages has never been easier.
John Dalziel's insight:

Befunky is another image editing tool with the essentials plus the ability to add filter effects and artsy features like...
● cartoonize,
● impressionist,
● pointilism,
● watercolor,
...and others.
Users can also add...
● frames,
● graphics,
● overlays,
● text and/or textute enhance their photos.
NOTE: Their Basic account is free to use and provides users with access to a library of 125 digital effects. Their BeFunky Plus account currently (Jan 2016) costs $24.95 a year, provides users with higher resolution output, offers users expanded rights use, plus a number of other features.

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Pixlr - Photo editor on-line

Pixlr - Photo editor on-line | technologies |

PIXLR EXPRESS Apply a quick fix or add a personal touch with creative effects, overlays, and borders. LAUNCH WEB APP

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Pixlr Editor allows users to edit images with features much like those found in Photoshop, the...
● lasso tool,
● smudge tool,
● blurring tool,
● clone stamp,
...and more.
If you’re looking for a Photoshop alternative, this is worth a closer look.

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SnapStill - Extract Photos From Video

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about SnapStill - Extract Photos From Video. Download SnapStill - Extract Photos From Video and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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SnapStill is a handy iPad app for practitioners, learners, assessors, and or others, to use to extract photos from videos.
SnapStill allows users to pull out high quality shots from any video in their Photos library.
The way this works is very simple they...
   ● simply select a video,
   ● scroll to the frame where they want to grab a photo and
   ● press the save button or double-tap the video.
For precise frame-by-frame control, they drag their finger directly on the video.
SnapStill also includes ’Suggestions’ feature which enables the app to conduct automatic searches to find the best shots to snap from a given video.

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The British Library’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The British Library’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | technologies |
John Dalziel's insight:

Over 1,000,000 images that practitioners and/or their learners can use for assignments, presentations, etc!
Well worth a closer look at this great resource!

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Scooped by John Dalziel! - an on-line Speech Bubble / Photo Editor - an on-line Speech Bubble / Photo Editor | technologies |
Put speech bubbles on your photos and create your own comic strips within minutes! Great looking results, no sign-up needed, 100% free. is probably the best speech bubble photo editor on the web.
John Dalziel's insight: is a web tool that allows learners and/or practitioners to edit and customize their images by adding speech bubbles and different image effects. Learners could use this service to create...
● picture stories, and/or
● picture evidence for assessments, and/or
● pictures for presentations etc.
...and share them with others.

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Street Art with Google Art Project

Street Art with Google Art Project | technologies |
Explore the stories behind the art. #streetartproject
John Dalziel's insight:

Google Street Art has 10,000 images, with coordinates pinpointing exact locations on all five continents.
A major aim of this project is virtual preservation. Given the temporal realities of Street Art, pilgrims may arrive to find a blank canvas where graffiti once flourished.
Documentation is key.
Not all of the work can be attributed, but users can click on an image to see what is known. Guided tours to neighborhoods rich with street art allow worldwide learners to experience the work, and the interviews with the artists dispel any number of stereotypes.
Cultural institutions like...
   - Hong Kong’s Art Research Institute, and
   - Turkey’s Pera Museum
...and street art projects based in such hubs as...
   - Bangkok,
   - Paris,
   - Rome, and
   - Sydney

...have pulled together official collections of photos and videos, but practitioners, and/or learners, can play curator too.
It’s easy to add images to a collection of their own choice which can be shared with the public at large or saved for private inspiration or used as part of an educational assignment - the list goes on.

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Thematic - Create your own scrolling visual stories!

Thematic - Create your own scrolling visual stories! | technologies |
Visit to create your own free scrolling album to share with your friends.
John Dalziel's insight:

Thematic is designed for building and sharing visual stories, allowing users to display up to twenty pictures organized around a theme of their choosing.
After importing pictures users can add one line of text to each image in their story and rearrange the sequence in which their images appear on their screen.
The resulting story is displayed in a vertically scrolling format with each of the images occupying all of the available space within the browser.
Completed stories can be shared publicly or kept private.
Each public story can be shared via Twitter, Facebook, email, or embedding into a webpage.
I recommend importing high resolution images as smaller images will become pixelated when enlarged to Thematic's full size. After importing your pictures you can add text and rearrange the sequence in which your images appear on your screen.

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Perfect365 - One-Tap Makeover

Perfect365 - One-Tap Makeover | technologies |
Get Perfect365 - One-Tap Makeover on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
John Dalziel's insight:

Once you’ve taken a selfie, do you feel it would be nice to...
   - get rid of the pimples,
   - remove the second chin, and the third eye… and
   - change the the hair colour. If you have any!
Yes to any of the above and this is why Perfect365 belongs on your phone.
Once you have snapped your selfie, you can run the picture through Perfect365 and get a “magazine-worthy digital makeover” (their words not mine).

If you have an Android, rather than an iPhone view at... ;

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New Old Stock

New Old Stock | technologies |
Vintage photos from the public archives Free of known copyright restrictions.
John Dalziel's insight:

New Old Stock provides “vintage photos from the public archives” and promises that no known copyright restrictions exist on them.
Visitors can find photographs from times past at New Old Stock.
Note: A pain but, visitors can’t browse images by theme, topic or any other categories.
If however, you’re looking for some incredible vintage photography, this is one must visit place.

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Photogrammar | technologies |
John Dalziel's insight:

An archive of 170,000 Photographs, Documenting the "Great Depression", has been launched by Yale.
The Farm Security Administration—Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) hired photographers, during the Great Depression, to travel across America to document the poverty that gripped the nation, hoping to build support for New Deal programs being championed by F.D.R.’s administration.
Now Yale University has launched Photogrammar, a sophisticated web-based platform for...
   -  organizing,
   -  searching (by photographer), and
   -  visualizing
...these 170,000 historic photographs.
Photogrammar also offers a handy interactive map that lets users gather geographical information about 90,000 of the photographs in the collection.

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Voxer - Push-to-Talk App for Organisational Communication

Voxer - Push-to-Talk App for Organisational Communication | technologies |
Voxer is a walkie talkie like system with live voice, text, and photos. Get started by signing up and downloading our app for iOS, Android, or Windows phones.
John Dalziel's insight:

Voxer features...
• Live audio and recorded audio, text, photos
• Walkie Talkie-like functionality on a smart device
• iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and computer
• Data network interoperability for any carrier or WiFi
• Military-grade security and encryption
• Syncs seamlessly across all user devices
–think of it like voice text messaging, with sent receipts, offline use, image support, groups, and more.
Voxer could be one technology learning providers, and/or their stakeholders, have been looking for, to...
   - enhance current practice and
   - make their business more effective
How? Well they
1. Never miss a message, since everything is saved
2. Don’t have to repeat themselves
3. Don’t have nonstop interruptions
4. Have voice, text, and photo messages in one place
5. Talk seamlessly across mobile and desktop devices
6. Use push-to-talk on the best smartphones or tablets
7. Don’t have to be locked in with a wireless carrier
A potentially "must have technology" for Assessors, Verifiers, Managers, Administrators, Quality Control, the list goes on...

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Cluster: Potential private spaces for practitioners and their learners to collaborate.

Cluster makes it possible to create private group spaces where you share photos and memories with the people you care about. Create a space with family, a group of friends, coworkers, people from your home town, or anyone else!
John Dalziel's insight:

For education...

Cluster – makes it possible to create private group spaces where...
   - learners can share photos with practitioners and/or other learners; or
   - practitioners can share photographs with learners.
Only invited members of the space can see what is posted and relevant notifications are sent so that users know when people you invite post new things to the created space.
Ideal for sharing images from...
   - field trips,
   - events, etc.,
or for...
   - portfolios,
   - collaborative work,
...and so much more.

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Polarr On-line Photo Editor 3

Polarr On-line Photo Editor 3 | technologies |
Lighting-fast professional online photo editor running in your web browsers. No downloads, 100% free.
John Dalziel's insight:

Polarr is the ideal photo editor for...
● bloggers,
● students, and
● photo professionals
Polarr lets users...
● batch export their photos,
● add a watermark, and
● work with keyboard shortcuts.
There is also a Polarr Photo Editor available on the Chrome Store, which lets users edit their photos while on the Chrome browser as long as they enable WebGL 2D acceleration on their Chrome. Ideal for ChromeBooks.

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Fotor - Photo Editor

Fotor - Photo Editor | technologies |
Fotor Photo Editor is a free online designer and editing tool catering to all your photographic and image creation needs! Add filters, frames, text, stickers and effects; create a photo collage, card, facebook cover, twitter cover, youtube channel art or design graphics with Fotor free online photo editor. Edit photos with Fotor now!
John Dalziel's insight:

Fotor is a tool to edit your photos and provides basic editing features...
● crop,
● rotate,
● adjust color,
...and more, on top of the ability to add effects such as lomo and vintage to enhance photographs.
Users can also...
● create collages with various templates
● pick a layout in the right size (e.g. Facebook covers) for use on social media.

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Loupe - create shapes with your photographs

Loupe - create shapes with your photographs | technologies |
Shape your photos the way you want in seconds
John Dalziel's insight:

Loupe Collage literally turns any user's pictures into a shape (or word) collage.
Users choose the pictures, then they choose the shape, image, or word you would like to make a collage.
Loupe Collage can access usersphotos from...
► their computer,
► Facebook,
► Dropbox,
► Flickr,
► Instagram,
...and even more!

Take a look at my first effort at

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MockDrop | technologies |
Free online device mockup images. Select your screenshot and drop it on the mockups.
John Dalziel's insight:

Ideal for enhancing images for presentations and more...

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AddText — Captions for your photos, quick and easy

AddText — Captions for your photos, quick and easy | technologies |
Easy-to-use tool for adding text and captions to your photos. Create memes, posters, photo captions and much more!
John Dalziel's insight:

AddText is easy to use and works as well on smartphones as it does on a computer.
Learners, and/or Practitioners can use it to...
● add captions to their photos,
● create their own memes,
● create great looking posters, and/or
...anything else they can imagine!

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British Photography - Artists - the Hyman Collection

British Photography - Artists - the Hyman Collection | technologies |
John Dalziel's insight:

Take a look at more than 3000 classic British Photographs, spanning the 19th Century to the present day.
Visitors can browse by...
   - artist; and
   - themed exhibitions, such as 'Childhood', 'Country Life' etc;
Visitors can also look up details including...
   - photo size;

   - the year the shot was taken; and

   - captions.
There is a lot to enjoy

Jean Daubas's curator insight, May 3, 2015 3:42 AM

very interesting and pedagogical resources!

Scooped by John Dalziel! - Online image quality assessment - Online image quality assessment | technologies |
Webbased image quality assessment using testing for color reproduction accuracy and spatial accuracy
John Dalziel's insight:

DeltaE is a FREE open source web-based tool which'll help users assess image quality based on test- and calibration-targets present in their images..
DeltaE is a totally free, web based service that enables the user to...
   - create an account,
   - upload calibration files, and
...after uploading an image, targets will be automatically identified and analyzed.
The colour- and spatial accuracy will be reported upon, along with guideline conformity (FADGI, Metamorfoze or Metamorfoze light). Images containing ColorChecker or ColorChecker SG targets will also allow for custom ICC profile generation.
You may want to take a look at for a more detailed overview 

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CameraSim: - Apps for Photography Instructors and Students

CameraSim: - Apps for Photography Instructors and Students | technologies |
John Dalziel's insight:

Learning exposure settings on DSLR is not easy, but CameraSim enables learners to experiment with exposure settings and get a better idea of how camera exposure works.
CameraSim is, for many, a useful tool for learning about...
   - ISO,
   - aperture and
   - shutter speed settings, and
...shooting under various lighting conditions.

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Virtual Lighting Studio

Virtual Lighting Studio | technologies |
interactive portrait studio lighting application
John Dalziel's insight:

The Virtual Lighting Studio...
   - is ideal for learners as a learning tool for photography, painting, cinema or CG scene lighting.
   - lets users experiment with multiple lights and see their combined effect when dealing with portraits.
Users have the option to choose between...
   - simple bare strobes,
   - ring lights or
   - soft boxes model the mood of their portraits and find out what lighting equipment they need.
NOTE: Google Chrome is recommended for this site.

Wron Ga's curator insight, January 18, 2015 2:06 PM

Kolejne genialne aplikacje idace w slad photoshopa które wykorzystuja niezwykle narzedzia do upiekszania prac

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Unsplash | technologies |
Free (do whatever you want) hi-resolution photos. 10 new photos every 10 days. Subscribe
John Dalziel's insight:

Unsplash is a free photo archive that prides itself on offering “do-whatever-you-want, hi-res images.”
According to their licensing information, the images on the site are not copyrighted, which means practitioners and/or learners have free rein over how they use them.
Unsplash’s subscription service provides 10 new images delivered straight to a subscribers' inbox every 10 days.
NOTE: It’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for on Unsplash.
Users can view images by month of submission, but there is no way to browse by topic or any other category.

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Chromecast Background Images

Chromecast Background Images | technologies |
Chromecast Background Images
John Dalziel's insight:

Chromecast Backgrounds – if any of you use Chromecast, you'll already know that it provides countless amazing high-definition backgrounds for the TV screen.
Well Chromecast Backgrounds provides you with 680 high quality images that you can download and use.

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Shutterfly: How To Take The Perfect Photo

Shutterfly: How To Take The Perfect Photo | technologies |
Follow these photo tips from Shutterfly and learn how to take the perfect picture on a DSLR, Point and Shoot or Smartphone.
John Dalziel's insight:

Practitioners may already encourage their learners to collaborate on the development of a picture Library that they can use whenever they need images for slideshow and video assignments.
Shutterfly's interactive guide to taking the perfect photo could be just the resource to use with learners before sending them off to take pictures to use in assignments.
   - select the type of camera used (DSLR or smartphone or point-and-shoot);
   - select a photo type, there are twelve to choose from.
Users then receive a set of tips on taking the perfect photo.

Some of the photo types include...
   - selfie,

   - portrait,

   - candid, and

   - action.

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