Teen Tech Week: Doing More with Your Photos

http://flickr.com/

Flickr is a great place to upload and share your digital pictures.  You can store and display 100 photos for free, and, you can use a free photo editor to make your photos perfect.  It’s also fun to look at other people’s pictures, and you can search by keywords to see a photo of just about anything.

 

https://www.photoshop.com/express/landing.html

Similar to Flickr, but with tons more editing options for your photos.  You can add effects and decorate your pictures with text or cartoon art.  You can store photos there for free, to share and display.

 

http://www.scrapblog.com/

Do you really want to play with your photos?  Create stunning and professional looking digital scrapbooks with your own photos and videos and Scrapblogs backgrounds and decorations.  Print your scrapbook pages, or share them online-for free.

 

http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/

You can use your photos to make and share or print out lots of fun stuff like magazine covers, CD covers, puzzles, cubes, pocket photo albums. posters and more.  Sign up for free.

Textorize Your Photos!

Want to surprise your friends with a cool digital gift?  Or how about when you surf MySpace or Facebook, making your snapshots stand out from the crowd?    Take your favorite photo and Textorize it!  This software takes your original picture and recreates it with colored text.  Check this out.

It’s a two step process:

1)  Textorize!  Available both as a download for your computer at home and to use online here and here at the library.  If you use the online version, save the file with with .svg at the end.

2)  Convert it!  Go here to upload your .svg file that you made in step 1.  Convert it to a jpg and download your new Texturized picture to use as you’d like.   Don’t like the results?  Play with the settings and try it again!

Want to see more best efforts from others?  Check out Flikr, the photo-sharing website, which has a Textorized group here.