Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Flickr Blog Header Generator

I was dinking around online the other day and came across another neat application by Big Huge Labs called Flickr Blog Header Generator. I experimented with two pictures of my Pass It On Plates, shown at the top and directly below.

What you do is upload a picture from your computer to the blog header generator, tell the generator if you want it to crop at the center, the bottom right, or top left of your picture, then click Create.

Ta dah! You've got a cropped version of your picture.

I wanted to see how the cropping would vary, so I used a picture from last week's Super Family Fun Day (that's what I call it at home when everyone pitches in with housework then we go somewhere fun for the rest of the day. We went to the beach. Yes we're in Oregon and it's still winter... that's another story...)

Here's the original picture:

Here's the same picture cropped...

Upper Left:

Lower Right:

What I was thinking was that while this would be nice for a blog, this could be awesome for Etsy.

Stay tuned for another easy tutorial on how to Etsy-size this. Meanwhile, I put the link for the Blog Header Generator in the sidebar under Blog Bling. And you can click here for the link, too.

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  1. That was an awesome find Pam. I can't wait to have a few spare minutes to play around with it. Thanks

  2. Hi Suzbax - Glad you liked it. Be sure to share a link to the site where you have it when you're done. I'd love to stop by and take a look.


  3. As always Pam, you have some wonderful posts and I love reading them!

  4. Pam, This banner maker is great!!! I just started on Etsy and was trying to make a header with the words Handmade Wool Felt Purses, right thru the middle and my software could NOT get it right. But this does everything, then I drop my TEXT on the picture and DONE!!! Thanks so much ..Sveta

  5. Pam,

    Followup on my last post. I DO love the Blog header Generator, but I spoke too soon. I thought I could just do like Project Wonderful does and create TEXT across the front, but my other profram would not allow it. I want to post HOMEMADE WOOL FELT HANBAGS AND PURSES across the center and shrink it, so I can make small banner ads. Will you cover this in another article, or is there another program that does it all in one swipe? Thanks for your help.


  6. Hi Svetas,

    I think I understand what you're wanting - maybe if you try putting your picture in the banner generator to get the right size, and then save the picture in flickr. Once in flickr, edit the picture and add your text to it there. Save as a new picture so you can continue using the original banner for other text.

    This is how I got the different banners and buttons for the top of my blog:

    Let me know how that works for you and I'll be happy to suggest other things if you're still not able to get it to do what you want.

  7. Nice Explanation.....................


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