As a classroom teacher, I would have my students use Picasa for its ease of use. Picasa will automatically search the computer for all images and put them in folders. On the other hand, the students can search for a specific topical image in all the folders such as all pictures saved with “experiment” in the file name or folder. The students can create albums to keep classroom projects organized. They can do “basic” photo editing with ease.
I would have the students use GIMP for text captioning and advanced features such as layers. GIMP which is quite similiar to PhotoShop has so many sophisticated features, that I have just begun to explore them.
What are your classroom experiences with Picasa or GIMP?
© Harry Grover Tuttle, 2007