WCPS Summer Institute 2011 Session: Digital Photography in the Classroom
Welcome to this session! You are about to learn how to use www.Picnik.com; it’s a very easy photo editing website and the best part about it is that it’s FREE!! You can upgrade your Picnik account to use more effects but you are still capable of editing photos to perfection with the free account. I edit all of my photographs on this website.
There is so many effects you can use on Picnik: Black & White, Sepia and Vignette are the basic effects. You are also able to crop the picture into a different size. Auto Fix is another cool feature on Picnik. When you click on the Auto Fix button, Picnik will automatically fix the lighting in the photograph. Black & White makes the photo turn from color into Black & White. With Black & White you can use the paint brush tool and color over a certain part in the photo and make that in color and the rest of the photograph Black & White. Sepia turns the photograph an orangey browny color so the photo will look older. Vignette turns the edges of the photo darker so it will draw your eyes to the center of the photograph. My favorite effect on Picnik is Cross Process and 1960’s. I like the Cross Process because it makes the colors in the photo a little different and it makes the photograph look a bit older. I like the 1960’s because it makes the photograph have an old antique look to it.