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Pictures Don’t Lie . . . Do They?
Last week, I shared about my experience with MixBook, and a few weeks before that I realized that I have five different cameras on me pretty much all the time. Last night, I was messing about online – as I do – and I found myself playing with ImageChef. It’s a website that allows you to make your own customized images from all sorts of designs and templates. That got me to thinking. There are a lot of fun web tools that let you create or modify visuals, and I bet there are far more than I knew about.
So I polled my people. Here are some sites you may want to look into:
Cameroid – funny things you can do with webcam photos
Yearbook Yourself – not currently active, but
Big Huge Labs – home of fd’s Flickr tools and LOTS of cool effects for your pictures
Picnik – now owned by Google – photo editing and lots of effects you can add
PhotoFunia – cool ways to put yourself into pictures of lots of fun situations
FotoFlexer – calls itself the world’s most advanced online photo editor
MagMyPic – make your photos into magazine covers!
Aviary – a whole suite of creation tools, visual and otherwise
LunaPic – animations and other effects for pictures
SumoPaint – online paint program
BeFunky – change your photographs into works of art
Speechable – add speech bubbles to your pictures
ALDO Connect the Dots – turn your photo into a connect-the-dots picture
So next time you see a picture of anything (as if the LOLcats craze did not teach you this already), don’t believe your eyes.
Both images are of me, taken by me, modified using Cameroid.