PicMonkey

http://www.picmonkey.com
Photo editing with text and sticker options
***Used to be free. Now they offer only a free trial.

Samples and Ideas

Edit photos of the library or events. You can even pixelate if you need to protect the identify of students.
Have fun with some cool tools.
Direct kids and teachers to this site if they need to edit photos to make them look more historic or add some glitz to their projects.
Includes themes that range from holidays to superheroes and school.
CJ edited with picmonkey.jpg
CJ may look like he's underwater, but he's just in my kitchen. I can also make him look like he's in space, surrounded by fireworks, or I can make him into a zombie dog.

Pros

No email address required to use it.
All your typical tools such as cropping and blemish remover and picture sharpener
Simple to use and there's an undo button as well as a re-do button.
When you save, you're given the option between saving as a small, medium, or large file size.
Most tools and fonts are free. At the present time, you can pay 4.99/month or 33.00/year for subscription which gives you access to all the tools.

Cons

There are ads.
Really cool tools typically require a subscription.


Pixlr

http://www.pixlr.com

Samples and Ideas

Cool way to show off books or use in advertising.
Create Reading promotional posters without having to pay for Adobe Photoshop or ALA software.


Pros

Free to use with no registration required.
Great effects such as blur, water swirl, kaleidoscope, glamourglow, heat map, night vision, etc. (Kaleidoscope used in picture below.)
Still contains classic photo editing tools such as reduce red eye, touch up, invert, crop, change, hue & saturation, etc.
Allows you to build layers, so you can change the background to something else.
Contains separate tools that allow you to do things such as screen capture, photo-sharing online, and giving photos a vintage look.
California_Poppies2_kaleidoscope

Cons

Can be a little slow sometimes


Spell with Flickr

http://metaatem.net/words/

Samples and Ideas

Easy way to add interesting headers to a website or wiki.
Used to make the words Library Campground on the main page.
Lego Letter L Foam Stamp Letter I Stencil Letter B R Foam letter a Foam Letter r Rubber Stamp Letter I letter E s russian deli
Blue foam brick letter r Cardboard blue letter o Rubber Stamp Letter C letter K !

Pros

Free to use with no registration required.
Easy to choose a new picture (simply click on the one you don't like)
Easy to embed in a website

Cons

If the photo is deleted from Flickr you will need to create a new one as it won't automatically pull a new picture.
Letters might show correctly on one computer and not another depending on screen resolution (s above wraps on my home computer but not my school computer).


Picture Trail

http://www.picturetrail.com/

Samples and Ideas

Can add photos in a variety of different shapes (like cube, heart, etc)



Pros

Now blocked by AISD's filter. :(
Easy to upload photos in different formats
Shares from a variety of different photo sites

Cons

Many choices of design but not a lot of customization.


FotoFlexer

http://www.fotoflexer.com

Samples and Ideas

Works great for photo editing online whether it's for creating promotional materials or for student use.
dolphin

Pros

Free and easy-to-use
Dozens of effects as well as stickers, blemish cream, red-eye remover, and more
No login required. Photos are edited online and then can be saved to your computer

Cons

It can take a couple minutes to save a photo.


Windows Movie Maker

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/movie-maker#t1=overview

Samples and Ideas

Students can upload video and edit it, adding music, narration, titles, etc.
Librarians and teachers can use it to create videos advertising the library or to create sample videos.




Pros

You can easily upload your video file to YouTube, embed it to your website, email it, etc.
Import clips as well as photos and music. Then select from many different effects and transitions.
It's Free!

Cons

You must download Movie Maker from the Windows Website.


Popcorn Maker

https://popcorn.webmaker.org/

Samples and Ideas

Great for a flipped library because you add pop ups, links, and etc. to video that can be viewed anytime

Pros

Very visual and lots of student appeal
Can link or share easily

Cons

Little bit of a learning curve
Goes down occasionally
Video content should be edited on another site (this one only lets you annotate)