Monday, May 18, 2009

Thing 5: Image Generators

Have you ever seen those fake church signs? With image generators, you can make images that say whatever you want, like this:


ImageChef.com - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more


or this:


ImageChef.com - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more


This week, you will use image generators to put your own text into images. There are several websites where you can accomplish this. Some of them are listed below:


FD Toys
Image Chef
Comic Strip Generator
Big Huge Labs

There are a bunch more listed here.


To complete Thing 5, create an image using an image generator. Post the image on your blog. Write a post about your experiences and reflect on what you did.

3 comments:

JJR said...

I've played around with TypoGenerator before, since before I became a librarian. I used to work for the big international insurance company everyone loves to hate these days, and playing with web applications helped pass the time on night shift; We also used Wikipedia as a reference resource on the job for one reason and one reason only: it was FREE and the company didn't have to pay for it.

perpetualstudent said...

I posted a wordle done rather quickly on the fly. One thing I now know for sure is that just because you can create many images generated the creator needs to do so with care. Otherwise one can have a mishmash of busy, eye hurting nonsense that seems to have no rime or reason. I wonder if those efforts turn off/vs. turn on those who read or look at our 2.0 efforts.

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