Picnik.com has announced a free public beta of the first completely Web-based photo editing and sharing application to give users everywhere the ability to quickly and easily edit, enhance, share and print all of their photos from any Internet browser. Picnik’s revolutionary, Web-based approach lets consumers avoid the problems associated with traditional, retail photo-editing software. Now consumers can avoid the expensive price, thick manuals, upgrade hassles, platform compatibility issues, and lack of Web integration that comes with a boxed product.Picnik includes an extensive variety of easy Web-based photo-editing tools such as Auto-fix, Rotate, Crop, Resize, Exposure and Color adjustment, Sharpen and Red-eye Removal — all in one place and in real-time. In addition, Picnik can also be used to turn photos into creative masterpieces, with clever special effects like ‘gooify,’ doodle, vignette, duo-tone, and many more. Picnik.com works flawlessly in any Web browser and is compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux. And since Picnik lives on the Web, it is constantly evolving as new image-editing technology is developed and the needs of the user base change.
Picnik.com also integrates seamlessly with popular photo sharing sites, including Facebook, Flickr, Picasa and many others to come. Picnik.com is one of the most popular applications on Facebook, with more than 200,000 members joining the Picnik community in the last few weeks. In all, nearly three-quarters of a million people have tried the free Picnik beta in the last five months. [24×7]
Learn to Shoot Better Photos with BetterPhoto
Want to capture some better shots this summer with your digital camera? Get on course with BetterPhoto. BetterPhoto brings together over 150,000 members from around the world for learning, fun, and community. The site offers over 100 courses on photography and Photoshop, taught by scores of published, professional photographers including Tony Sweet, Brenda Tharp, Jim Zuckerman, Outdoor Photographer editor, Rob Sheppard, and Shutterbug editor George Schaub. Courses are offered every month along with ProCritiques and ClassTracks. ProCritiques let you up;load up to eight photos for a professonal critique by a BetterPhoto instructor. ClassTracks offer trainings on special subjects like Compostiion for the Nature Photrographer or How to Become a Photoshop Professional. The monthly BetterPhoto.com contest, considered the best on the web, brings in over 25,000 entries monthly, and awards winners in 10 categories. [24×7]
Universal Translator Speaking Volumes in Vancouver
A universal language translator sounds like something straight out of Star Trek, or perhaps the inter–galactic bar in Star Wars. But the engineering and testing phase of the Universal Global Translator has been successfully completed a few miles south of Seattle.
Talking Technology’s Global Instant Translator allows users to directly communicate with each other in real time even though they do not share a common language. The software allows users to speak another language as if they were born into it. Its speech-to-speech engine instantly translates words and phrases between different languages. There are presently over 50 languages available. [24×7]