And while some of the comments on the post complained about the “work relatedness” of these image generators, I can see how I’ll be able to use one or two of these sites to create cool/funny pictures for training or for posting them in our student blog or even some e-posters I’ve created for our college at work.
Here are the ones Mashable highlighted and one or two posted in the comments area:
Warning Labels and Signs
Here’s a work related image I just created:
Street Sign Generator is from the same people as the warning labels/signs and allows you to create street signs in 3 easy steps!
From BigHugeLabs comes a tool to make Magazine Covers and while that may sound juvenile I think it can be used to make posters for students – especially undergrads – to showcase/advertise some of the services a library has to offer…. (just thinking out loud here)
But again it’s really easy – simply upload your image (from your desktop, flickr, facebook, photobucket or a url) add your text and click on create!
Voila – -your very own magazine! (The image is a bit fuzzy – it’s from MS Clips – but you get the idea)
BigHugeLabs have quite a few other image creators and fun tools:
Jing takes a picture or video of the user’s computer screen and uploads it to the Web, FTP, computer or clipboard. A URL is automatically created and can be shared with others to view or access the uploaded file.
It works for screen capturing and screen casting
Here’s how it works for screen capturing:
Capture what you see.
Initiate a capture by clicking Jing’s happy, always-ready “sun” icon…or pressing a hotkey of your choice.
Make a point.
Need to emphasize or explain? Mark up your screenshot with a basic text box, arrow, highlight, or rectangle.
Just tell Jing where to send the screenshot and—BAM!—it’s there and ready to share. When you send to a destination like Screencast.com or Flickr, Jing even places a hyperlink on your clipboard.
Here’s how it works for screen casting:
Record what you see (and do).
Select a window or region and Jing will record up to five minutes of video of everything that appears in that area. Point to things with your mouse, scroll, flip through photos, click around in a website or application..
Narrate on the fly.
If your computer has a microphone, Jing can record your sparkling commentary at the same time. Since everyone prefers short and pithy, recording time is capped at 5 minutes.
Share at the speed of conversation.
The moment you’re done recording, your little screencast movie is ready to upload.
We’ve got a few. Jing can put Screencast.com embed code on your clipboard instead of a link.