Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fotobabble - Talking Photographs

Fotobabble is a site that allows the user to upload a photo and then record voice to play while the photo is on the screen. You can string your Fotobabbles together to create web-based presentations, digital stories or virtual tours with your voice leading the way. To use this program you need to create an account. An account requires a username, password and email address. For that reason, only people 13 years and older can create an account on Fotobabble. (Companies are not allowed to collect personal information, such as an email address, from anyone younger than 13.)

Watch the video below to see how to create a fotobabble. It takes just minutes to upload a picture and add audio. The max record time on the website is 1 minute. If you have the updated version of the app for iPhone or iPad the recording limit is 5 minutes.

Ways to share the fotobabble: 
  • With the URL link to share through email or post online
  • There is code to embed in websites and wikis
Here is a link for directions on how to change many fotobabbles in a slideshow.
Ideas of ways to use Fotobabble:
  • Home-made greeting cards
  • Talking postcards from your travels
  • Review products, songs, movies, TV shows, anything!
  • Citizen journalism: Reporting from the scene of something newsworthy
  • Provide commentary on a photo found on the web
  • Promote a brand, products or services
  • Create contests
  • Narrate the story behind a special photo
  • Adding a visual element to your poetry or music

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