PhotoShop Actions

I’m going to be honest here and say that I don’t really know what PhotoShop actions are, but I found this list of free actions today, along with an explanation for how to use them. I clicked on a few of the links just to get an idea, and it looks like you can come up with some really neat pictures using these PhotoShop actions – so now I really want to try some of them out. Which is why I’m saving this list.


Get a Free Photo Book

Inkubook wants to give you a free photo book. All you have to do is sign up by October 31, 2008. Yes, I know that’s tomorrow, but I just found out about this. Tell your friends, and they can get a free book, too. Then, upload your pictures, get your friends to share some pictures, and create your photo book. I think the hardest part is deciding which pictures to use.

The 1-2-3 of your FREE BOOK
  1. Sign up with Inkubook by October 31, 2008 and start your book.
  2. Using the “Invite Friends” feature, invite someone to join Inkubook and submit a few photos to include in your book. We’ll send your friend a promotion code to use for a free book.
  3. Finish your book then order it within 30 days of joining Inkubook. Use this code EJR372, which is good for any book up to 120 pages!

I found out about this on MomReviews. Thanks for mentioning it, Elizabeth!

Free Photo Browser

I was dropping Entrecards and reading blogs this morning when I noticed this great photo browser in a post. Instead of a bunch of pictures you have to scroll down the page to read, the pictures were all contained in one spot, and I could just click through them. Of course I had to figure out how to get one of my own, so I clicked and found PictoBrowser. It’s a fast and easy way to display your Flickr photos on your site. Like this one using my Clouds set:

You can create your own from any PictoBrowser – just click the logo, enter your Flickr user name, select the photos you want to share by choosing Set, Keyword, or Group, and paste the html code into your blog or website. It couldn’t be easier! Need specific photos for a post? Either create a new set, or if you’re like me and can only have three sets, give them a unique tag just for that post.

There are also some options to customize the appearance of your PictoBrowser. You can customize height and width, image size to use, turn titles on or off, change background colors, and more. I’m loving this. Why haven’t I seen it before?

The End of Slideshows?

I ran across this today and thought it looked interesting. Animoto takes your pictures and your music, and automatically creates videos. It’s free to create short 30-second videos, and they have premium services for longer ones. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but I signed up. When I create a video, I’ll have to post it so you can see how it turns out. In the meantime, you can view some examples on the site.