Physicist by education, journalist by occupation. Works for Media Initiatives Center.
In Armenia, not all online news outlets have people who can add visuals to articles.
Often journalists themselves select and edit the photo(s) accompanying their articles.
Even when editors work with photos, all the same, often lacking are appropriate and influential photos and photo collages.
First, in order to create them, one needs to be familiar with Photoshop tools. Second, Photoshop is not a free program — in order to use it legally you have to pay for it.
There are special online tools that help to edit photos online and create photo collages.
Here are 3 websites for working with photos that are suitable and simple:
Pixlr is one of the most dynamically developing tools for photo work on the Internet. Pixlr Editor allows users to make use of a traditional photo editor, the appearance and functions of which are quite similar to Photoshop. With the help of Pixlr Express and Pixlr O-Matic, effects, overlays, and borders can be added to photos.
The functions of Photoshop, only sorted more simply — that's PicMonkey. Here it's easy to find the main tools for photo editing: cropping, resizing, rotating, and adding color, text, or borders.
Users can add different effects to photos, as well as create collages easily. Finished photos can be downloaded to your computer or immediately shared via your favorite social networking site.
In appearance and functions, Picadilo is similar to PicMonkey. This photo editor likewise can fulfil all the main functions of Photoshop. Picadilo offers users a large and original selection of effects and filters. You can do it so your uploaded photos become completely unrecognizable when downloaded.