03 Sep 2011
in Uncategorized, community, featured template Tags: imagechef, Love, natalie portman, Photo Frames, star wars, summer, yoda
Happy September folks!
Soon the popsicle filled nights of summer will step aside to make way for the leaf crunching evenings of Autumn. While all good seasons must come to an end, many summer romances will continue into Fall, Winter, Spring and maybe even onto next summer.
While your waiting for the leaves to change, I thought I’d share some intergalactic love stories that have been visually narrated with the help of some stellar ImageChef templates…
This Customizable Tree Heart template helped Han Solo and Chewbacca declare their love, in a galaxy far far away.
Unfortunately soon after his tree declaration with Chewy, Han Solo met the charming Princess Leia Organa, and had to look away from his furry friend to compliment her hair with this Heart Balloon Photo Template.
Meanwhile Leia’s brother Luke and his new friend Yoda were feeling a little bit starcrossed, so they jumped into this Starfield Photo Frame.
And of course Darth Vader and Natalie Portman were there too, making eyes at each other in this Photo Frame by ImageChef user Monik, but alas, that is a story for another time.
Til’ then, may the force of summer love be with you.
26 Aug 2011
in App Tags: Instagram, Jay-Z, New York, Nostalgia, Photo Hack Day, PhotoHack, Rolf Rando, TuneTug
This past weekend ImageChef creator Rolf Rando attended the first ever Photo Hack Day in New York City. As part of the event Rolf created an awesome Photo Hack called Nostalgia, which won 3rd place in the Photo Hack Competition!
Rolf wrote about Photo Hack Day and the Nostalgia Hack over on the Lytro Blog. Here is an excerpt which talks a bit more about the Nostalgia Hack:
“Nostalgia, developed by myself with Jahanzaeb Safder, allowed users to enter any song name to see a slideshow of photos that matched words in the song. We used MusiXmatch for a song and lyrics database, then picked highly ranked Instagram photos whose tags matched the words. It was simple compared to other hacks, but was very effective with the audience when we demoed it with Jay-Z’s New York tribute song Empire State of Mind and scenes of Brooklyn and TriBeCa came up many of which were taken just that day by Instagram users.”
You can read more about the Nostalgia Hack over here and more about the first ever Photo Hack Day over here.
12 Aug 2011
in featured template, remix party Tags: Aliens, Classics, Draco Malfoy, Katy Perry, New, Pizza, Templates
Happy Friday creative minions. We have been releasing loads of exciting new features and tools recently, and the results are truly inspiring. Your Remix Party submissions and revamped Sketchpad creations are knocking my socks off.
While looking through all these great new creations, I got to thinking about the older ImageChef templates that are still as popular as ever. I decided it was time for a trip down memory lane, so without further adieu I present to you the ImageChef Hall of Fame.
One of our most popular templates of all time is our Old Wanted Poster Template, seen here starring Mrs. Katy Perry.
Our Customizable Gold Chain is a crowd pleaser, as well as a great way to tell everyone about your favorite Harry Potter Character.
Our Candy Hearts Template gives you a chance to tell that special someone how you feel any time of the year, and is also a helpful if you are trying to get abducted by aliens.
While our Blooming Flower Text is a lovely way to tell everyone about your favorite food.
What are you favorite Classic ImageChef templates? This concludes my visual tour of the ImageChef Hall of Fame, now that I have refreshed your memory head over to ImageChef and get creative with these user favorites!
04 Aug 2011
in new features, photo-symbols, symbols, updates Tags: imagechef, images, Masking, photo symbols, Sketchpad, stickers, Symbols
Hello everyone, Happy August. As you may or may not have noticed, a few things have changed over here at ImageChef. Consequently we’ve got some exciting updates. We have given our Sketchpad tool a makeover, and it’s looking pretty chic. The facet of our new Sketchpad layout we are most excited to share with you is our cool new Stickers feature.
You can access the Stickers feature by clicking on the Stickers Tab when you open Sketchpad. ‘Stickers’ are essentially masked-photos that can be inserted into your Sketchpad creations to create more dynamic designs. As of right now, we have only released a few sample Stickers for you to experiment with, but pretty soon users will be able to create their own Stickers and save them to the Sticker library to share with the ImageChef community.
We are looking forward to the endless possibilities this new tool will open up to our users. If you haven’t done so already head over to ImageChef and try using our new SketchPad tool to experiment with Stickers.
For more information on how to use sketchpad to mask your photos, read our Sketchpad Masking Tool Tutorial.