So much of our online identity is expressed through the photos we share via sites and services such as Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and more. Using a camera to take a picture is just the beginning of the story when it comes to photographic communication. Photo editing and manipulation via software tools such as Adobe Photoshop is such an important and widespread practice that ‘photoshop’ has become a verb. How can you begin to equip yourself with the skills to be an active, creative and critical contributor to this mode of communication? How can you unlock the full potential of your visual expression? This Educast series introduces you to a tool that addresses all of these questions called Pixlr Editor.
Pixlr Editor is a powerful free, browser based online photo editing tool. It is part of a suite of photo editing tools from Pixlr including a mobile app (covered in another Educast post). Pixlr Editor is a robust tool that rivals Adobe Photoshop in terms of its feature set. Due to its complexity, we’ll be covering it in a series of videos. To get started working with photos in Pixlr Editor, head over to http://apps.pixlr.com/editor and follow along with one of the videos of your choice in the playlist below.