Most photo editing platforms enable you to edit metadata and resize images. If the software you use in your classroom does not, we have a few recommendations below. Remember, the ATPI contest site will reject any images that do not contain proper metadata or that are sized too large.

PHOTOPEA.COM is a free, browser-based alternative to photoshop. It even works on Chromebooks.  The interface is similar to photoshop, for complete instruction with screen shots, click here.

One free option is the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), which is a free and open-source photo editing program that will work on Windows, Mac, or Linux. You can download it here

For directions on how to re-size your image in GIMP, click here If one or more of the pixel dimensions is larger than 2500 pixels, select the larger of the two numbers and reduce it to 2500 pixels. No other numbers need to be changed.

To add or edit metadata using GIMP:

  1. Open the image in your editor.
  2. Click File then choose Properties from the drop-down (other apps will show File Info).
  3. Click on the Description or IPTC tab in the dialogue box that appears.
  4. Add the Title, Description, and Author in the appropriate fields.
    Division (6A, 5A, etc.)
    Your Name
    School Name
    School City, State
    Teacher Name, instructor
    Caption, if required.
  5. Click OK once done.


Adobe Bridge
You can also use Adobe Bridge to edit Metadata. You will need to create an account but Bridge is free to download and use.