Friday, October 17, 2008

Photofunia fun with photos

Photofunia is a web application that allows you to take an existing photo of yourself and insert it into all types of interesting photographs (many of which are well known shots). It does all of this for you and only requires that you upload an image to start the magic.

I routinely follow Chris Pirillo on CNN in the mornings (via Video archive....I think his segment is actually on in the evenings)

Me as Jedi Have you ever wanted a picture of yourself as a Jedi Knight? Well I did. 

Me in Azkaban PrisonWhat about a shot of yourself in Azkaban prison (shortly before your planned escape of course =) ).

Some of the photos use what Photofunia calls "face detection technology" (yep that is all they tell us) which will take the image you upload and try to identify the face in the image. It then takes this face and does all kinds of interesting things with it. This shot of a sidewalk chalk artist is perhaps my favorite.

Me on Sidewalk

Of course is you want to take this narcissistic behavior to the extreme and create some fake fans for yourself that swoon at the image of your mug. can do that too.

Not that I would ever do such a thing...and if, theoretically, I were to do something like that I certainly wouldn't post it to my blog for all the world to see.

Me with Fans