Digital media has literally exploded in the last few years. Nowadays with all the mobile phones and cameras its seemingly hard to find a personal computer that does not house digital photos. Its only human desire to look good and the same is true for digital photos as well.
People are often working out Photoshop / GIMP tutorials to put in some neat effects on their photos. If you are on the look out for an instant solution for adding cool effects for your photos check out Dumpr.
The site offers some very cool effects from “displaying your pic in a museum” to “creating jigsaw effects” to “creating a sketch” to “becoming a celebrity” and many more.
Some of the effects are however “pro” effects and require you to pay $12 a year.
So how do you get the effects? Let’s say for example that you want to give a sketch effect to your photo. You could go into Photoshop, desaturate the image then find edges, play around with the sliders, play with levels to remove specks and then perhaps brush up to give a final touch. Well now, how about just choosing the image and clicking a button? That’s essentially what you do with Dumpr. Choose the effect, choose the photo and get the effect. It doesn’t have the flexibility of something like Photoshop but then that is what makes it simpler and fun to use.
If you are a Flickr user you can fetch images from Flickr. There are some other cool tools for Flickr users as well. You can search for photos that are similar to your own favorite(d) photos, look for photos of your contacts that made it to the Interestingness pages on Flickr and rate your favorite Flickr photos.
In addition to all the above goodness you can get a link to your edited image to pass it on or directly embed your ‘modified stylish photos’ to social networking sites, blogs, start pages and a number of other places right from the Dumpr page. Registered members can also tag their photos and submit them to Dumpr galleries for everyone to have a look.
Here are just some of the effects that we like.
If you love having fun with your photos check out a previous tutorial on how to create poster size images to put on your walls. Some other sites and tools for adding cool effects to photos can be found here.
Let us know what you think of Dumpr. What are your favorite effects? Are you an adept photo editor? If yes what tools do you use?