Canon U.S.A. has launched a new Facebook application, Pixma Comix, which current customers and fans of Canon can use to create their own personal photo comic strips.
The application allows users to select from their Facebook photos and videos or photos and video that are saved on your computer then select a unique layout, filter and text to create a personalized comic. Users can print their comics on their Pixma inkjet or share it via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
With the holiday weekend coming up, things were a little slow around the office so I decided to spend an hour messing around with the Pixma Comix app. Two things right off the bat; you will need to like the Canon U.S.A Facebook page and you will need to give the Pixma Comix App access to your Facebook page, pictures, information, etc.
Once you’re in, click get started to get started! Users can select to pull pictures from Facebook or their computer but I chose to use Facebook pictures. You can select pictures from any of your Facebook albums but you are limited to six total pictures for your comic. Don’t worry; if you decide the selected pictures aren’t working out, you can dump them and add new ones.
You can pick from six different layouts and then drag and drop them images into each individual panel as you see fit. Once you have the pictures place, add fun filters. I chose the comic filter but there are several including toy camera, miniature, vivid and more. Then you can add text and/or thought bubbles.
When everything is perfect, hit done! You can then print, download or share. It took about 15 minutes to create my comic from beginning to print. Check out my comic!
I enjoyed using the Pixma Comix Facebook Application; it was free and easy. Users are limited to what they can do but it would be perfect for a rainy afternoon with the kids or as a cool card for your Dad or Grad.