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Most photos have an identifying url with them so we can give credit to the photographer. I have used Flickr for years choosing photos from Creative Commons license that allows me to use the photo when I give the photographer credit. Facebook has continual beautiful photos. Although I have many Pinterest boards that I have created, I miss the randomness of creating rotating and changeable layouts.
I usually capture the photos in Facebook by right-clicking on the image and click on open link in new tab. Then in the new tab, I right click again and choose “save image as” and it goes to my downloads.
So I decided today to find a way to collect in layouts all the photos I’ve saved from Facebook.
After a few trials, I found a great free program–CollageIt. I always download from CNET. Override the warning that may come up that it is a dangerous program. CNET editors have recommended it.
Then choose the layout you want and drag and drop the photos you’ve saved from your downloads.
What fun! I love photography but rarely take pictures. Go figure.
Most of my life, I have loved reading home décor/design/decorating magazines. I can’t remember a time during the past 50 years that I haven’t subscribed to 2-3 of them at a time. I’ve had notebooks filled with pages I’ve torn from them and put in plastic sheets so that I could organize the topics of the pictures. Pinterest gives me this same opportunity to this online. BUT it is very hard to keep track of what I love because there is no central way to organize my choices.
So I have developed private, closed blogs on which I have arranged the best boards I have found around a theme. AND I am organizing them by topics. So you will be able to quickly find ideas that appeal to you when you actually want to use those ideas. In order to gain access to the blog, you will pay $25.00 into my PayPal account. When I receive notice that you have paid, I will send you to your email a link granting you access to the blog. Only that link to your email will allow you to use all the boards I have organized there. Although I will continue to add to the blog, there will be no additional cost to you.
Some of my favorite writings about Pinterest:
Clive Thompson writes: “Indeed, part of the value of Pinterest is that it brings you out of yourself and into the world of things. As the Huffington Post writer Bianca Bosker argued, Facebook and Twitter are inwardly focused (“Look at me!”) while Pinterest is outwardly focused (“Look at this!”). It’s the world as seen through not your eyes but your imagination. “In such a self-obsessed society, this is a place where people are focusing attention on something other than themselves,” says Courtney Brennan, an avid Pinterest user.”
From Greg Boser: “While there aren’t a lot of brands using Pinterest yet, I expect that to change very soon. The audience on Pinterest is different from the major social networks because most people use it to find inspiration, whether they are hosting a party, getting married, remodeling their bathroom, or looking for a recipe for dinner. In other words, many are using Pinterest to help guide their buying decisions. If a user finds something they like on Pinterest, there is a good chance they will at least click the source link and, at most, make a purchase.
From The Next Web:
There’s really no limit to the kinds of boards you can create. Here are a few ideas to get you going:
- Recommend books, movies and music
- Save your favourite quotes
- Keep a list of countries or cities you’ve visited or want to visit
- Keep a list of books, movies and music you plan to check out
- Create a wishlist – whether it’s gadgets, home decor, fashion – whatever interests you
- Create a list of your favourite foods
- Create a board with lifehacks or organizational tools
- Create a showcase of the best typography or design the web has to offer
- Gift ideas