Kaleidoscopes offer new magical visuals right before your very eyes and here is a list of websites where you can create kaleidoscopic images for free right before your eyes! You can add these images in a blog, make calendars and greeting cards etc.
Get creative and have fun!
Go to the Create yours page and simply draw on the canvas and your kaleidoscope will begin to be created instantly. Fiddle with the tools right below the canvas to change the tool settings.
So, which icon will help you paint Kaleidoscopic images? It’s the flowery symbol on top (see the image on left)! Launch Sumopaint app and click the flowery icon. It’s called the Symmetry icon.
Now keep on drawing on the canvas with your mouse. And enjoy the magic that will unfold before your very eyes! Basically whatever you doodle will be multiplied instantly and create a kaleidoscopic image. You can even change the tool settings (try changing the number of symmetry points) from the tool bar on top and keep creating! When you are done, you can save the image in your computer.
And here is a creation by moi!
And as if that’s not enough! Sumopaint can turn a photo into a kaleidoscope image too!
Go to File and open a photo from your computer or paste an image url.
When the image loads, click Filters from the Menu Bar on top, and choose Distort and then Kaleidoscope.
I used a Flickr image to create the kaleidoscope image below.
This is yet another marvelous tool. You have to load an online image and choose a basic shape to create a kaleidoscopic image. When you are satisfied, simply save the image on your computer by clicking the “jpeg” button on the bottom left.
I used a Flickr image to create a the kaleidoscopic image below at Krazydad:
Tuxpi lets you upload an image from your computer and create a kaleidoscopic image for free. Once the image is uploaded, you can change the tool setting from left. Once you are satisfied, download the image and upload it again online if you want to add it in your blog. I downloaded and later uploaded again a Flickr image to create my kaleidoscope image at Tuxpi:
First upload an image from you computer or paste an image url. When the image shows up in Lunapic, click effects from the tool bar (situated on top) and choose “Kaleidocope”. Once the processing is complete, you change the tool setting. I used a Flickr image to create a kaleidoscope image at Lunapic.
Go to pixlr editor and upload an image from your computer or paste an image url.
When the picture loads in Pixlr, click Filter from the menu bar on top and choose Kaleidoscope. You can adjust the tool settings once you click the Kaleidoscope tool.
I used a Flickr image to create the kaleidoscope image below:
Or you can create a new image and apply the kaleidsoscope effect.
The image I created below uses this technique.
Interesting links about Kaleidoscopes
Zefrank does not allow you to save images. It is a tool to see how a kaleidoscope image is created.
You might also like to visit the links I have seen at wikipedia’s Kaleidoscope page:
My favourite kaleidoscope image-making site
Sumopaint has won my heart. I really love the way the kaleidoscope images turn out there. I enjoy using the “Symmetry” tool to paint kaleidoscope images. I also love to convert photos into kaleidoscope images.
Long live Sumopaint!
Don’t forget to tell me which kaleidoscopic image-making site you like and why!