I’ve always wanted the ability to do cool things with photos but am still trying to find time to learn PhotoShop. I just had the opportunity to try my hand at photo editing made easy with a new program called Play With Pictures. Officially launching today, Play With Pictures allows users to take photos and turn them into unique and imaginative compositions. You can use an unlimited number of people and props from images using a straightforward technique that resembles paint-by-numbers. The cut-outs are then layered onto a background of choice using a set of tools that are fun and super simple to use.
After downloading the 15 day trial of Play With Pictures, I selected two pictures to use. I chose a street with neon signs taken by Tech Savvy Daddy during a trip to Korea as my background and another picture of Little Miss Techie and Captain Computer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to put in the foreground. I didn’t alter my Korean background photo but cut out Little Miss Techie and Captain Computer so it would look as if they were in Korea.
The finished product above literally took me 5 minutes to create. Maybe if I had spent 2 more minutes, Little Miss Techie wouldn’t be missing her hair to the left of her face and Captain Computer wouldn’t have a huge dent in his head. But you get the idea.
There are tons of features that I look forward to trying when editing my next picture. There’s an automatic blend tool which smoothes over any hard edges and provides a seamless transition between background and foreground layers, simple slider tools for adjusting the transparency of each cut-out, as well as its color tint, and a quick copy button will duplicate the cut-outs as many times as needed. Personalize your images by adding text boxes for titles and captions, or insert pieces of text throughout the image. Speech bubbles are available to provide dialogue and can be independently adjusted for the perfect look. Play With Pictures also provides online tutorials to acquaint users with the software.
Play With Pictures is certainly worth your time to download since it is fun and easy to use. It seems like the perfect editing tool for kids of all ages and I’m sure that Little Miss Techie could probably figure out how to use it before too long if given the chance.
To celebrate the launch of Play With Pictures, the first 10,000 people to download a 15 day trial of the software will receive an e-mail from the company containing a license key to fully register your copy. Click here to go to the Play With Pictures site and simply enter your name and e-mail address to download your free trial.
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