More Photo Madness

January 29, 2008

Here’s another site that lets you to get creative and have fun with all those photos you have. Big Huge Labs allows you to make movie posters,

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billboards,

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photo collages,

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fake badges,

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or even real badges,

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You can have some of the images printed professionally for a fee.

Now that you’ve gotten your pictures looking their best, you need to post them on the web. One of the most popular sites is Flickr, which is where you can see some of my pictures. Another site is Shutterfly which allows you to have your photos printed on various items for purchase. Yet another photo sharing site is Photobucket, which is where you can see this sample slide show.

And then there are the fun sites. Dumpr can turn your pictures into works of art

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Photos within photos

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 Sketches

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And even a Rubik’s cube

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The Generator Blog and Sign Generators lists all kind of photo sites and text generators to make interesting signs. Here’s are some examples.

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Another, very powerful, photo editor is FotoFlexer. It has lots of fun features and is similar to Picnik. This editor can help you fix blemishes and remove wrinkles as well as morph photos. Using that same picture of myself

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I turned it into this

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and then went even further with this

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FotoFlexer allows you to paste your head on another body – although your choice of bodies is slim.

Another free online photo editor is Pixenate. It’s not quite as powerful as Picnik, but it has many of the same features. I took this photo of myself.

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And turned it into this one.

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I look like I’m on a television set using Pixenate.

There are lots and lots of online photo editors. Some are quite powerful. Some require registration. Some cost to use any of the features; others cost to use some of the advanced features.

Unless you want to shell out hundreds of dollars for Adobe PhotoShop, online photo editors generally provide you with everything you need to do to improve your existing pictures.

One such editor is Picnik. The site is free, and you can register to use it. But you can also just “try it” and use it without registering. I turned this picture of the Rock of Cashel in Ireland

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into this

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All using Picnik.