Pimp Your Profile with Photofunia

June 13, 2009

My friends over at Technize.com recently posted an article (see web clip below) about a cloud application, called Photofunia, that I had not yet experienced. What caught my eye in the article, was a pic of a baby. It’s not everyday you see a a baby on a tech blog, unless it is about the animated “Dancing Baby” (Ooga Chaka Ooga Ooga! …) from several years ago.

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Technize did a great job explaining how Photofunia works, using the baby as the example. I encourage you to visit Technize.com to see how the baby was transitioned into works of art using the online Photofunia photo effects service.

Photofunia

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. Their proprietary technology automatically identifies the face in the photo and let’s you add cool photo effects and create funny face photo montages. PhotoFunia is free and very easy to use. Just select an effect you like from over 100 different effects, upload your photo, and PhotoFunia will handle the rest for you.

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Make Your Photographs Artistic

Chiranjib on June 10th, 2009

Have you ever dreamed, your photo in a big banner in street or building. If yes then you can create it by using Adobe Photoshop.

It is a difficult job and takes a long time. But you can do it online in few seconds.

Just click on the link below and choose an effect. Next browse for your photograph.

It will create your photograph in the selected effect. Then click on save to disk. That you have done.

I created the following photographs from the original one:

Original one is:

Make Your Photographs Artistic

Visit “Technize.com” to see the end results!

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RealWorld Paint.COM – Great “Freeware” Image Editor…

January 9, 2009

When I find software that is new to me, is “FREE”, and it rocks; I have to get it out there. RealWorld Paint.COM is one of them. I have tried numerous image editors, but this one is different. The interface of RealWorld Paint.COM is very modern looking, is loaded with features that you would typically find in commerical software (i.e. layers, adobe filter plug-ins, text effects, masking, editing tools etc…). I am still test driving this one; but, so far, this looks like a keeper on my PC. 

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RealWorld Paint.COM


Version 2008.1


RealWorld Paint.COM screenshot

 


System Requirements

Windows XP or Windows Vista
Pentium or compatible; 256MB memory
Mouse, truecolor display, 20MB HDD


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Drawing a glassy rounded rectangle

 


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Layer effects and gradients

 


Power inside

RealWorld Paint.COM has much hidden power under the hood and harbors features unexpected in a freeware image editor. Many of its drawing tools and image filters are able to do gamma-aware blending and color gradient interpolation, producing correct colors by default.

A powerful scripting system allows users to greatly extend and customize the functionality of RW Paint.COM using JavaScript. For example the “Create screenshot” command (used to generate the screenshot above) is a scripted function.

Beside the ability to use native plug-ins for virtually everything (filters, tool, fills, windows, codecs, storage, …), RealWorld Paint.COM is also able to use the vast amount of plug-ins compatible with Adobe Photoshop.

Nifty features

Ordinary applications are boring. RealWorld Paint.COM has a couple of nifty functions, not terribly useful, but fun to use:

Invoke commands using mouse gestures – perform a gesture with right mouse button and something (configure it!) happens. Undoing was never easier.

Vista glass-like effects – draw semitransparent shapes (using “Xxx with effect” tool) and the editor makes your shape look like a window frame on Windows Vista – it blurs background and adds shadow and reflection.

Tool presets – save and quickly restore your favorite gradients, tool settings, or colors.
 

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A Windows “Paint” Replacement…

December 27, 2008

I never could figure out why Microsoft would build an operating system, that is the premier operating system of the world, then include in that operating system some really poor programs (such as notepad, wordpad, paint, calculator). The freeware and open source authors have put those programs to shame… 

One replacement program that I use to replace “Paint”, is a program called “Paint.net”. Paint.net is a FREE program that originally started out as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft (years ago).  Some of the former students (alumni) who originally worked on the development of the software, continue to maintain it today. I can remember trying this program when it first was available on the internet and shrugged it off.  I recently went back to it and found it has grown into one powerful, yet easy to use, image and photo editing program. I surely hope that the development cycle of Paint.net continues, as it is at a stage where it is rivaling other photo editing and paint programs.

Paint.net - Main Window

Features
(as stated on the web site)

Simple, intuitive user interface

Layers

Unlimited History

Support for many popular file formats

Effects and Adjustments

Full Support for Dual- and Quad-Core CPU’s, and 64-bit

Tablet PC Support

Extensibility

Free

Features planned for version 4.0 include an improved install and update experience, lower memory requirements, increased performance,  a totally revamped “brush” system, layer masks, and adjustment layers. The improvements to the data model and rendering engine will also enable features such as text layers, effect layers, composite layers, and soft selections.

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Be Funky…

November 6, 2008

How would you like to visually express yourself in a different way? If so, you need to visit “befunky“. The “befunky” web site integrates art and technology by taking digital media (i.e your digital pictures) and artistically converting it to a work of art without the need of any technical knowledge. “Befunky” consists of two components; Cartoonizer and Uvatar.

The “Cartoonizer” component allows you to take digital images and videos, upload them to the “befunky” web site and convert those images into digital paintings, cartoons and comics. When you visit the site, you will see a tab at the top, labelled “Cartoonizer” that will get you started.  Here is a picture of our 17 year old cat named Miss Bucket, that has been cartoonized.

The “Uvatar” component allows you to take the “avatar” identity concept that is used on blogs, forums and community social sites to a different level by taking your digital image (i.e. a digital photograph of yourself) and converting it to a more accurate digital representation of yourself. For those of you who do not know what an “Avatar” is in the technology world: An avatar is a computer user’s 2-dimensional icon representation of himself/herself or alter ego. My avatar on “What’s On My PC…” blog is the “Opossum” (see About Me). To use the “Uvatar” component, you will have to set up an account, which is free, on the “befunky” website.

 

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