I thought I’d share a couple of cool tools I’ve been playing with to make posters for student projects and to promote library services and events.
Smore allows you to select design style, font, background, colors, link to content, and include images and media. You can email and tweet your flyers, or share them to Facebook.
If you like, you can make your posters social by allowing comments, and enabling Like and Tweet buttons. More analytics tools and sharing option are promised soon. I’d love to be able to embed.
Block Posters is one of my secret weapons, a handy Web-based utility for making any good resolution image or flyer into a big printable poster. You simply upload an image, choose how many sheets wide you’d like it to be, print, trim, paste the pieces together, and you are ready to laminate (if you like) and display physically.
Other wonderful poster tools for your arsenal are (of course):
GlogsterEDU–allows students to create image and media-rich interactive web-based posters
ThingLink–allows users to tag, link, and share web-based images
BigHugeLabs–allows users to generate a variety of poster types–movie, motivational, magazine covers, etc.