How To Create Interactive Pictures
How to create interactive pictures with ThingLink!
Interactive pictures involve adding video, text, images, shops etc to pictures to explain, reinforce or add additional information about people, places, and things. Any picture can be converted into an interactive experience; to name a few:
- Architectural drawings
- Virtual Museums
How do you create an interactive picture? There are a number of platforms and tools for creating interactive pictures. My platform of choice is thinglink.com
Thinglink uses the concept of touching (by scrolling your mouse over the picture) to display information embedded in the picture(s).They are marked by a small icon (hot spots) dotted all over or in key areas or points of the picture.
Thinglink is available for free & education; however to access additional features subscription fees are in order.
I deliberately left out “how to” tutorials for this topic. Thinglink.com offers a very comprehensive tutorial section to teach subscribers how to use its tools……
Something else to add to your toolbox in 2016….go give it a try! I promise, it is a lot of fun.
It is also possible to create interactive videos. Check out the tutorial on Thinglink.com….
Following are three examples of interactive pictures that I created using thinglink.com
Postcard: Mouse over the cane, bell, holly and star icons to find the message…..
Skillful Thinking – Board Game: Click on the small colored circles to read more about each concept…..
Social Media Management Guide: Click on the circles to discover the Social Media Guide …..
I hope you had fun!
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Media Publisher | Learning Specialist
PS. I am not making any money with this. I am simply sharing my tools and resources in hopes that it will help you or someone you know get ahead.