Welcome to Fluco Toolbox, a series of posts that showcases potential edtech tools for the Fluvanna County classroom. Each post will discuss the tool, the type of problems it can help solve, and how it can be used in the classroom. If you’re a Fluvanna County staff member and want to learn more about using the tool in your own classroom, please schedule to see your ITRT and we will develop professional development based around your needs. If you’ve stumbled upon this post and you’re not part of the district, no worries! Feel free to use the information provided to jumpstart your own research.
Have you ever had students on Chromebooks who needed to modify the size of an image, rotate it, or crop one? You might have noticed that it’s not so easy to do, but thankfully, there are many programs out there online that can take care of this.
Today’s Fluco Toolbox tool is: Resizeimage.net
First, the basics:
Problem this tool solves: Easily upload photos that need to be cropped, resized, or rotated. Edit the image, and download the new file. Please note, this tool should not be used for images that are not your own, or that don’t fall under Creative Commons licensing that allows editing.
Resizeimage.net is one of many tools of its kind available online. The reason this tool is being featured is because it was very quick and easy to use, which is what I needed for students. Please feel free to use any other tool out there that accomplishes this goal. When I needed to edit images on my Chromebook for a recent blog post, this website did so quickly, and I was off and on my way to posting my blog.
This simple editing website walks you through the various steps to edit your image. Users simply upload the image from their computer, and then move on to step 2. Step 2 allows the user to crop an image. You can either specify specifics, or simply drag the mouse over the part of the image that you want to keep. Step 3 provides options to rotate the image, if one so prefers. Step 4 lets one resize the image. Users can do so based on a percentage, a width/height numerical input, or a slider bar. By default, “Keep Aspect Ratio” is selected. You’ll want to leave this selected. Step 5 will allow you to make the background transparent, but in most cases, you’ll probably skip over this. Step 6 allows the user to select an image type to output. For highest quality, select PNG. Finally, step 7 asks about the image quality. “Best Quality” is selected by default. Select the “Resize Image” button below Step 7 to implement all changes.
When all of the above steps have been completed, users can chose to download their image by clicking “Download Image” in the blue box at the bottom of the screen. The image will download, and can then be added to whatever project the user is currently working on completing.