timeforcake: Online Fun with Photos
Not a Photoshop expert? No problem. You can still have a tremendous amount of fun with your digital photos, thanks to a seemingly limitless number of simple online photo manipulation tools. Here are just a few.
• Locate a photo of yourself (or better yet, a photo of a family member or friend) looking straight at the camera and head over to http://www.YearbookYourself.com. Choose to turn your photo into a 50s yearbook portrait, or perhaps a 70s student life shot, or maybe an 80s “Voted Most Likely To” photo.
• Like the idea of putting your face (or someone else’s) in a funny spot, but not excited about the yearbook concept? Try http://www.FaceInHole.com and choose from tons of photos with places to put your face. Put your face in the place of a model’s, a pirate’s, or Boticelli’s The Birth of Venus painting. You can even drop your face in place of a girl getting kissed on the cheek by Justin Bieber. I just made your day with the Bieber option, didn’t I?
• Create professional quality photo slideshows at http://www.PhotoSnack.com. Choose from pre-designed templates, upload as many photos as you want, add music (if you’d like), and easily share your slideshows with others. Free and Premium versions available.
• For some retro computer fun, visit http://www.Photo2Text.com and turn your images into ASCII text art. (I actually found a faded, real-life ASCII text artwork piece in my closet the other day of my dad and I when I was a baby; the text in the top left corner read “Computer Art”. I wonder how much it cost to have art like that made back in the day…)
1. http://tinyurl.com/5srxnca – Learn how to diagnose and fix an overheating laptop.
2. http://tinyurl.com/3bsxpbj – And here we have your time-wasting, non-educational yet embarrassingly somewhat-entertaining link of the day. View a slideshow showing the one of a kind cars owned by VIPs and celebrities, starting off with a $200,000 baby pink Bentley. I won’t tell you who owns it. (It won’t be a big surprise when you find out.) Thanks to this slideshow, I now know what the EcoJet car is. I also now know that the Qatari royal family owns a fleet of turquoise luxury vehicles that includes a fancy $1,800,000 sports car with a name I can’t pronounce.
3. http://EclipseCrossword.com – An easy, free, and fast way to create your own online and printable crossword puzzles.
4. http://twilert.com – A web app that shoots you email notifications when your brand, product, or service (or any keyword you like, really) has been mentioned on Twitter. In other words, Twilert acts as an always-alert watchdog that keeps an eye day and night over Twitter per your instructions. Completely free, quick and easy to set up. Have a look at Twilert’s two and a half minute intro video by clicking the gray button near the upper right-hand corner of the site’s homepage.
5. http://instagrid.me – A clean, simple web gallery for all your Instagram photos.
erin pheil is the owner of timeforcake creative media-the web design company voted #1 Best of Summit. Visit the timeforcake website at http://www.timeforcake.com or email email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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