Acorn by Flying Meat Software
Acorn is image editing software that's easy to use. Think of it like a version of Adobe Photoshop that everyone can use.
They have a great tutorial page with Acorn on the web.
What can I do with Acorn?
- Crop a photo
- Color-correct photographs
- Create artwork for high-resolution printing
- Apply a water mark
- Work with layers
- Apply special effects to your photos
- Create a panorama
- Add borders to pictures
- Create "gradient" text with color
- Change colors in a photo
- Add "spot" color to a photo
Why use it with kids?
- They can learn a useful skill in being able to edit found or created photos
- Students can create original artwork
- Students get hands-on experience with media and visual literacy