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


Pixel Pipe Coolness


Pixel Pipe is an application that allows you to use a single source to push images out to the many different sources (including email accounts) that you might want to send an image to.

With one click you can fire off an image from your mobile phone and simultaneously post it to TwitPic, your Blog, save a copy in you Picasa account, email it to a few friends, and upload it to Facebook.

This is a photo that I uploaded with the service with it linked to this blog. The image was also sent to several other accounts of mine at the same time (I turned off TwitPic and Twitter to avoid spamming this out to my tweeps while testing it).

Finally, it gives you an email address that you can use to send messages (or you can upload things via the web client). They are also working on an API that they will be making public in the near future.

Oh, and its free. =)
Sidewalk Drawing

A photo created with Photofunia
Posted via Pixelpipe.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008