Weekend Website

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your mounds and mounds of digital photos, look no further than a fairly new website called  At first glance it’s nothing special, but it is one of those sites you’ll have to at least check out once, just for fun. And it’s simple enough that even those that aren’t so tech-savvy can do it too.

What is FACEinHOLE

FACEinHOLE is a site that allows you to take one of your photos and upload it into one of their prepared scenarios.  It’ll look like you used Photoshop except you don’t actually have to put the work in to get results. You’ll see what I mean in just a minute by prepared scenarios. They have a variety to choose from and it reminds me of when you’re at an amusement park and they have the wood cut-outs where you can go stick your face in the hole and have your picture taken. Getting results takes just seconds.

Below are a few examples of the “prepared scenarios” so you get an idea of what they are. On their site, all of the scenarios are divided into categories which include:

  • Advertising
  • Film & TV
  • Greeting Cards
  • Kids
  • Miscellaneous
  • Music
  • People & Celebrities
  • Sports

You can view them by most popular, or most recently added. You can also view the whole collection on one page. Below are the prepared scenarios for Shrek, James Bond, Austin Powers, Star Wars, Spiderman, and Harry Potter.

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Creating a Scenario

If you find a scenario you like while browsing through them, you can easily use it . At the top of the scenario will be the option to select your image source whether it be from a Webcam or an Image file (it must be JPG). Once your photo has either been uploaded or taken with your webcam, you can start the process of editing the photo and adjusting it so it looks just right.


Adjusting Your Scenario

To make your scenario look as real as possible, you’ll want to make some adjustments. Adjustments that you can make include:

  • move it around
  • make it larger or smaller
  • rotate it
  • adjust the brightness
  • adjust the hue/saturation

The image below shows the tools that are available to you:

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After I was done tweaking my photos, I ended up with these results:

Steve Jobs as Indiana Jones and Bill Gates as Harry Potter:

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Sharing Your FACEinHOLE:

Once you’re done, there are buttons to save and print your creation. You can also quickly post to the following sites:

  • MySpace
  • Bebo
  • Live Spaces
  • Friendster
  • Piczo
  • Facebook
  • Blogger
  • Hi5
  • and more…

If you have a blog you’d like to put it on you can also just copy a line of code and then paste it to any site. Overall FACEinHOLE is fun place to visit when you’re looking for something fun to do with your photos. It’ll look like you spent some time using Photoshop when in reality, you just spent a minute or two uploading your photo to the service and making a few minor adjustments.