Photo Effects with Drive: Filtering Photos Straight to Your Drive

Free! Photo Effects with Drive allows users to upload an image and modify it using different filters. When finished, the image will automatically be saved to the user’s Google Drive or it can be downloaded to their computer. To begin, users will need to launch the website. Next, users will need to choose the image they wish to convert. (The image needs to be saved to the user’s computer.) At this point, users can either drag and drop the image from their computer into the “Choose File” box on the left side of the screen or they can click the…

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A. Instruction - 4.3
B. Design - 5.5
C. Engagement - 5.7

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Photo Effects with Drive: Filtering Photos Straight to Your Drive

Summary : Filters, Filters, and Drive

Photo Effects with Drive allows users to upload an image and modify it using different filters. When finished, the image will automatically be saved to the user’s Google Drive or it can be downloaded to their computer.

To begin, users will need to launch the website. Next, users will need to choose the image they wish to convert. (The image needs to be saved to the user’s computer.) At this point, users can either drag and drop the image from their computer into the “Choose File” box on the left side of the screen or they can click the “Choose File” button and search for the image on their computer. Next, users can select the filter they would like to use to modify the photo from the “Select Effect” box. When ready, users can tap the “New Upload and Convert” button, and the website will modify the photo based on the selected filter.

When finished, users will see their modified image at the bottom of the screen, which can be saved to their computer and added to their Google Drive. At this point, users can insert their image to another document, project, or presentation!

Instructional Ideas for Photo Effects with Drive

  1. When adding effects to a presentation or project, teachers can have students modify images using this website and insert them into their work.
  2. As part of a creative writing assignment, teachers can choose a random image and modify it using this website. They can then show the image to their students using a projector and have students write the backstory about the image. When finished, students can share their backstories. As part of that sharing, teachers can point out the areas of emphasis that made the stories engaging.
  3. Teachers can have a class photo contest. To do so, students can be required to create the most unusual image and modify using this website. Teachers can put parameters on images such as they had to be taken from the school or local community (not found online), must include a certain number of people or objects, and had to be taken with a specific device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). Students can then modify the image using this website and post it to either a classroom website or a Dotstorming Students can then vote on the image they like the best, and teachers can have students explain why they liked the image they selected.
  4. Teachers can have students choose an image from Pixabay and use the image with this website. That way, teachers can help ensure the legality of their photo use.
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