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245 – Summer Software Showcase: PicMonkey

This week the WELSTech Podcast showcase software is online image editor, PicMonkey.

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Online image editing – This week our Summer Software Showcase focus is PicMonkey, the easy, intuitive and fun image editor and flexible collage maker in the cloud.  Martin and Sallie share big old monkey grins as they contemplate the possibilities for ministry.

Ministry Uses

  1. Web site images
  2. Newsletters
  3. Presentations
  4. Pictorial directories
  5. Brochures and promotional material

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Coming up on WELSTech:

(29:24) Episode 246 – The Summer Software Showcase fun continues next week (Same bat time … Same bat channel!) as Martin and Sallie discuss the ministry uses of BatchGeo. (Release date – 07/25/12)

The featured artist:

(29:51)  We close the podcast with the music of Michael Schroeder (www.michaelschroeder.com and on Facebook) – John 3:16 

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234 – Smile

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we countdown the 7 best photo organizing and editing tools.

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The discussion:

Take my picture! – The 7 Best series is back and this month Martin and Sallie share their top picks for working with photos.

Photo Organizing and Editing Tools

  1. Aviary -Phoenix image editor and Raven vector editor
  2. Picasa
  3. Instagram
  4. Irfanview
  5. Flickr
  6. GIMP - Tutorials
  7. PicMonkey

Kudos to the WELSTech community for lots more great recommendations:

Coming up in June … 7 Best Bookmarking Tools and Tips

News in tech:

(24:44) Google Drive is live

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Coming up on WELSTech:

(44:25) Episode 235 – Martin and Sallie conclude their discussion of the online e-book How to Transform Your Small Business With Social Media, looking at Chapter 5 to the end. (Release date – 05/09/12)

The featured artist:

(45:38) We close the podcast with the music of Cross to Glory - One Name from their CD titled “Life’s Song

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196 – WELS Hacker: Re-sizing and Re-broadcasting

This week on the WELSTech Podcast the topics include batch photo re-sizing for the web and live video from the iPad.

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Hacking away – The summer WELS Hacker series continues as Martin shares tips on batch re-sizing of images and Sallie shares her mobile broadcasting breakthrough.

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Of interest:

  • WELSTech Flip Mino HD(14:55) WELSTech turns 200 – On September 7th WELSTech will broadcast our 200th weekly episode, and we need your help to celebrate!  Lend your voice to the podcast by recording a voice mail about … your own tech in ministry experience, your favorite podcast episode or just general well-wishes for our 200th anniversary celebration … and you could win a custom WELSTech 4 GB Flip Mino HD video camera – approximate value $100!  Be sure to include your name and location in your recording so we can contact you if you are the winner.  Deadline for entry is Labor Day, September 5, 2011.  Call and leave a message today to enter at 405-FOR-WELS (405-367-9357).
  • Job Opening – There is an opening in the WELS Technology Office for a Technical Support Specialist.  Contact WELSTech for more details.

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The featured artist:

(33:33) We close the podcast with the music of Stephen Bautista (www.stephenbautistamusic.com or stephenbautista on Twitter) - Abandon from his CD titled “Abandon”

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193 – WELS Hacker: Picniking with Flickr

This week the summer WELS Hacker series continues with tips for creative image display.

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Images in the limelight – Today’s WELS Hacker posts are all about working with images as Martin and Sallie share tips for two Web 2.0 image-centric superstars.

Picniking with Flickr

Community feedback:

The featured artist:

(28:24) We close the podcast with the music of Crosswalk Lutheran Ministries (http://www.crosswalkphoenix.com/worship/music.aspx) - You Are My World

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178 – April Showers: Webmaster Resources

This week on the WELSTech Podcast the “April Showers” series kick-off focuses on all aspects of web site creation.

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WELSTech Webmaster Shower

The discussion:

Raining Resources for your Web Site – Across the 3.5 years of WELSTech archives you will find discussion of a plethora of webmaster tools.  Today Martin and Sallie share all you need to set up and maintain your church or school web site in one (long) list!  Enjoy the rain!!

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Of interest:

(48:22) FinalWeb Training in New Ulm, MN and Milwaukee, WI

  • FinalWeb for Teachers in New Ulm on June 27 and Milwaukee on August 1 – bit.ly/fw4teachers
  • FinalWeb for Dummies in New Ulm June 28-30 and Milwaukee August 2-4 - bit.ly/fw4dummies

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(55:30) Episode 179 – Get ready for an “April Shower” of Bible teaching resources.  (Release date – 04/13/11)

The featured artist:

(56:50) We close the podcast with the music of Dawn Michelle Williams (www.dawnmichellewilliams.comTwitterFacebookMy Space) - Beautiful Savior from her CD titled ”Inspirations”

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083 – BWTG: Web Image Editing

Creating the perfect image for your church or school web site is the subject of this mini WELSTech podcast.

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Bonus WELSTech GoodnessWeb Image Editing - The current episode of “Bonus WELSTech Goodness” (BWTG) covers the basics of image editing using the free site Picnik.com.  Listen as Martin and Sallie discuss the ministry applications for great images and share video tutorials, help documents and links to get you started.

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Episode 014 – Apr 9 2008

This week Martin and Sallie explore all avenues of search including specialized Internet searches, search engine optimization, and turning your Internet searches into dollars for your church or school.

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The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com) – Cling from his Run Boy Run CD

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Episode 007 – Feb 20 2008

This week Martin and Sallie continue their discussion on the efficient church office and also talk with Pastor Aaron Frey about Logos Bible software.

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The featured artist:

  • WELS contemporary Christian musician Michael Schroeder singing The One from his CD Fuel For The Soul – www.michaelschroeder.com

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