Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Web 2.0 Tools to Use With Images!


I am so excited to be on Christmas break and to spend time with my family and friends. I take a lot of photographs during the holidays to capture all of the fun memories. It is a great time to check out some of the free Web 2.0 tools that have been created to use with your photos and other images.

This morning I spent a little time adding a few more image Web 2.0 tools to the Van Meter Library VOICE Google Site under the "Image, Sound, and Movie Resources" page.

Here is a list of just the WEB 2.0 TOOLS TO USE WITH IMAGES:

  • Aviary provides photo-editing, logos, web templates, sound editing, color palettes, screen capture and more.
  • befuddlr lets you create a drop and drag jigsaw puzzle from an image or your own photograph. It is also fun to use if you just want a mixed up picture.
  • befunky turns your images into artwork with a single click!
  • Hockneyizer creates unique photo collages from a single photograph.
  • MagMyPic lets you create magazine covers with your picture.
  • MapWing is a free virtual tour tool to use with up to 20 images. You can share your MapWing tours with others and check out what where they are going too.
  • Motivator lets you create motivation posters from your photos or other images.
  • Mypictr - Allows you to quickly cut a small portion out of any picture you care to upload.
  • Phoenix - a new kid on the block. This image editor has some advanced tools and solid sharing features. Think of it as a middle of the range tool, simliarities to Picnik.
  • PhotoFunia is an online photo editing tool that gives you a fun filled experience. You upload any photo and just wait to see the magic. Our proprietary technology automatically identifies the face in the photo and let's you add cool photo effects and create funny face photo montages.
  • PIC-LITS is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.
  • Picnik upload your own photos and add effects, text, frames, stickers, and much more to them. Then save and use where you want. My Posterous has one I created.
  • Pixlr - Comparable to Sumo, Pixlr is a full featured image editor. It's very accessible, and if you have experience with Fireworks or an equivilent product, then you'll pick it up very quickly!
  • Repper is a free to use pattern creator that yours your images into amazing designs to use in backgrounds of applications.
  • Resizr - Resize an image you've copied from the web quickly and easily.
  • Scrapblog is an awesome online scrapbook tool that lets you add tons of backfounds, stickers, text, and other effects. Once you have created your Scrapblog you have the option ot save, publish, or export it to use for a variety of purposes.
  • Splashup - For more advanced image manipulation, Splashup offers a way of editing images online
  • speechable is a free photo service that lets you easily upload and add speech bubbles to your photos and share them with friends via email or on Facebook
  • TiltShift Maker lets you create the illusion of life in miniature with an image or photo of your own.
  • Tuxpi provides 38 photo effects and tools to apply to images and photos. Shape photos, wanted posters, puzzle pictures, and various picture frames are a few of the featured effects.
I hope you have a wonderful break from school and use some of these tools to create something personal from your holiday. I will share a few with all of you too! :)

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