I read about Photovisi on Farr-Out Links to Learning, a great blog by Jen Farr, who shares my passion for playing with images.
Photovisi is a free and easy to use online tool to create photo collages. Select one of the many collage templates, add your photos and then customize by dragging items around. After the collage is finished, it's available for download and print!
You don't need to register at this site, which makes collage building fast. But if you do register, a simple matter, you get access to more templates. Once you choose a template from a nice range, you upload your photos from your computer or other sources. It takes a few seconds only to save it, then you can share it via email, download it, or go ahead and have it printed on their options, which I politely declined.
This week, Photovisi emailed me they'd added a new feature, one that enables users to add text to a collage:
Adding text is very easy, just click on the 'Add text' button in the menu bar of the tool to get started.
I was delighted to find it really is easy. I grabbed some pics from the folder I used last week in Creative Prompt - Look Within, chose a template with space for four pics, uploaded them and added a couple of captions, all in the space of about five minutes.
Why not try it out with your kids? Little ones can have fun adding their own names to pictures of themselves, or writing Mum/Dad on a picture of you! Older kids can assemble pictures of their latest Eisteddfod success, or recent soccer games, and add witty captions. Another fun way to add a little writing to your family's every day!
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