Yesterday, I posted about the software U.R.Celeb, which allowed people to create personalized covers of popular magazines. Later on, I found a website that offers pretty much the same thing.
Magmypic means magazinize (is that even a word?) my picture. The site is pretty straightforward. Upload picture = magazine cover. Actually, it’s a bit more than that but it’s still easy to do.
The process begins when you upload a picture, in any of the standard image formats. The next step allows you to select which magazine you want to use. There are magazines like Time, National Geographic, People, Vogue, etc. available for selection here. Once this is done, you can choose the size of your magazine cover.
In the last step, you can download the creation to your computer. In addition, you can also post it on a variety of sites such as Myspace, Facebook, iGoogle, WordPress, etc. To give you an example, here’s a cover I created.
There are a few drawbacks though. For one, the picture you choose for the cover can get resized weirdly. My original picture was of the complete bike, not just the part you see. Secondly, you cannot change any of the text on the cover. Lastly, the cover has a Magmypic watermark on it. However, this is not that big a deal.
I prefer this to U.R.Celeb largely because everything is done via a website so I don’t have to bother about installing a software for the process. What about you? Will you give this website a try? Do you know of any similar websites?
Update: Newly created magazine covers may end up on the frontpage of the service. The page sorts custom magazine covers by newest, most viewed, highest rated and kids.
Beware that you may see nsfw magazine covers on the site. It is therefor not recommended for children.
Update 2: Magmypic appears to be no longer available. We have removed the link from this article. An alternative is Fake Magazine Cover which makes available more than 500 different magazines.Advertisement
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