I’ve long been jealous of my husband’s iPhone. Not the phone. Not the slick design. Not the hundreds of apps. Ok, maybe a few of the hundreds of apps. I just love the effects he gets with photos by using lo-mob, picoli and other iPhone-only photo filters.
I’ve been searching for something similar online, on a website. I’m not on-the-go. I’m mostly stay-at-home: working, raising children and managing our family photos on a home computer. Archaic, I know. So, I’d like something that will quickly give my photos a retro aged, deeply saturated and futuristic look all at the same time. Ok, maybe not all at the same time.
I found one today that comes close to offering the hipster filtering effects of lo-mob and others: Rollip.com. And unlike the iPhone apps, Rollip lets you download a filtered image at the full resolution of the original image; unfortunately, that comes at a cost of $2.99 per 15 images. But the low-res versions are free.
If you know of a similar site, I’d love to hear about it.
Tags: design, typography
I came across a site recently that lets you enter text or point it to your blog and it creates a ‘word cloud’ of common words appearing within the content. You can customize the colors, fonts and layout. Based on my blog, which I started in early 2009, it came back with the following image:
I’m not sure how wordle works, but if it’s like a tag cloud, there is a correlation between the size of the word and its frequency of appearance. And if that’s true, my 2009 was full of flowers and lollipops:)
Here’s the site: