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Cool Extra thing: Fotoflexer, Photfunia, Speechable and History Pin

Fotoflexer allows you to mess around with your photos to your heart’s content – you can add any number of different effects. You can change colours, distort, beautify, animate or decorate. Here’s a few of me below!

Original Image

Original Image

Me as a diver

Me as a diver

Put borders on the photo

Put borders on the photo

PhotoFunia is an alternative to Fotoflexer which allows you to put your face on any number of scenarios: billboards, statues, famous films, paintings, surfing, being Father Christmas and playing sports.

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Alien

Alien

me pop art

Speechable is a great tool for adding speech bubbles to images like this:

History Pin is another photo related ‘thing’, but is all about historic photos.  The site allows users to pin historic photos on to a map, and also to post comments about the photos.  It is great fun to browse around and see any historic photos that have been posted for your area.  Also make sure you take a look at the photos of Royal Holloway, which include some posted by the Archives.

The site is owned by google, who have supplied all of the map data.  This has been put to interesting use with a few of the photos, which have been overlaid over the modern google street view.

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Thing 7: Creative Commons Images and Flickr

If you’re looking for a place to store and share photographs, Flickr is great. You can upload photos taken from your phone, tag and share them with your friends, and organise and store them online. The Flickr Tour gives plenty of information.

There’s a whole group of Royal Holloway photos, and some services, such as Alumni Relations, use it to upload and share photos of their events.

But the copyright of the images on Flickr belongs to their creators – and it is up to the photographers to release the images for public use. Not just anyone can use the image because they can find it, without the creator’s permission this is copyright infringement.

Flickr provides its users with a Creative Commons search to find images which can be used.

Creative Commons licences are more flexible than traditional copyright law, and anyone can register for their original work to be licenced using one of the below options:

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scottfisk.com

These licences allow for certain uses of original works, with certain conditions. This flowchart allows you to choose the right licence for your images. The icons are an easy way of working out what kind of licence an original work has. It’s easier for people who want to use images, and

Thing 7: Add Creative Commons images from Flickr to your blog

Copyright: bunchofpants. Flickr.

Copyright: bunchofpants. Flickr.

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