July 25, 2009
What is Polyvore?
“Polyvore is a free, easy-to-use web-based application for mixing and matching images from anywhere on the web. It is also a vibrant community of creative and stylish people.
Polyvore lets you create sets composed of individual images using an easy to use, drag and drop editor. After you have created a set, you can publish and share it with your friends and the Polyvore community.”
I’ve playing around this site for like an hour now. It was a great find. It’s basically a website where you can create digital collages. Most people use it to create Fashion looks-like you’d seen in a magazine. Others use it for art, and Interior Design Inspiration boards.
The website allows you to search for anything online, and import it into your “set”. For instance, if you type in Gold Chanel bracelet in the search box on the site, it supplies you with a few gold Chanel bracelets that already cropped and ready to use. If you prefer to use your own photo of a gold Chanel bracelet, you can insert that into your set, as well. Once you have inserted an image into the set, you are able to manipulate it by changing the size, flipping it, rotating it, bringing it to the background or foreground. It’s really great–kind of like a simple Illustrator.
Once you complete your set, you can share it with the polyvore site, email it, or post it to your blog. It’s addicting–if you’re any kind of artist.