Canon Pixma Comix app on Facebook review

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Ever daydreamed of being a character in your very own comic strip? Now with Canon’s new Pixma Comix App on the Canon U.S.A. Facebook page, you can do just that, for free. Use six images (either uploaded or already on Facebook) to embarrass yourself, friends, or family for many years to come in a printable personalized comic strip. You can even add images or individual frames captured from video via Canon’s Full HD Movie Print technology.

Canon_Pixma_Comix-2Once you’ve racked your brain for a title and added your byline, you’ll need to select the images you want to feature. Look for great expressions or action shots. Choosing the images is where you’ll spend most of your time. If you change your mind and want to use a different shot later, you can trash what you’ve added and pick new ones.

Canon_Pixma_Comix-3You then need to choose from six different comic strip layouts/templates. The layouts vary from one to six panels with each panel holding one photo that can be rotated, scaled or resized.

Canon_Pixma_Comix-4Next you can choose a fun photo filter effect. You’ll have a total of eight creative filters to play with such as Toy Camera, Poster, Soft Focus, Fisheye, and Miniature. The effects are applied by a simple drag-n-drop. Easy peasy. If you do add an effect you’re not happy with, no worries, just drag-n-drop the ‘No Filter’ filter onto your photo.

Canon_Pixma_Comix-5Lastly you’ll need to add text balloons or speech bubbles for your “message”. There are three text styles, and you can change text size. There are really only four balloon styles that you drag and resize to your photo; then drag and resize the text to the balloon. There is only black color for text and only three font choices.

Once you’re happy that your controversial character comic strip is looking good, and most of all – funny, click done.  At that point you can choose to go back and edit the strip, print or download it, share it on Facebook, or Tweet it. If you print it to your Canon Pixma Photo Printer, you currently will receive a promo code in a pop-up giving you two free movie tickets with any $40 purchase of Canon ink or paper.

Canon_Pixma_Comix-6I had a lot of fun using the Canon Pixma Facebook App.  It would be a great way to spoof your friends and family.  Unfortunately the App is not yet supported on mobile devices as of this writing.

 

Product Information

Price:Free
Manufacturer:Canon's Facebook page
Requirements:
  • You must allow the Canon Pixma Comix Facebook App access to your public profile, friend list, email address, photos and videos.
Pros:
  • Free
  • Extremely easy to use
  • Print or download comic from your home computer
  • It's personal and fun!
Cons:
  • App is not supported on mobile devices
  • It can be time consuming looking for just the right photos to use
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