LearnSaving Inspiration with Image Spark

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writes on August 26, 2009

I’ve been using this online tool for saving inspirational images for ages now. It’s called Image Spark and just thought I’d tell you about it in case it’s something you’ve never come across.

Notice: Mike will be speaking about “How to Break Web Design Conventions” at The Future of Web Design New York City on November 17th.

How Does it Work?

Image Spark was developed by Teehan+Lax and is like an online scrapbook. Once you’ve opened an account (it’s free) you can upload images to your library from the web or your computer. You can do this in a number of ways using either the Firefox Plugin, Mac App or browser-based uploader.

Image Spark allows you to tag your images, make them public and private. It’s great because it dispenses with the need to bookmark an endless amount of web pages and it’s very easy to use.

You can also create moodboards (each user can have two) for when you’re working on a project and you want to compile certain images as inspiration for that project.

You can also view other users library of images, so the site in itself is a massive source of inspiration. I often copy images from other users libraries to mine.

Go and check it out!

0 Responses to “Saving Inspiration with Image Spark”

  1. Sorry to disagree, but I’d rather prefer http://vi.sualize.us

    Imgspark interface is so overwhelming for me!

  2. I think this is a real good find.
    Thanks for letting us know about it.
    I know it will be very useful and
    I see a lot of things I can
    use this for.
    Thanks again.

  3. Great work!!! Your post has inspired me a lot…Keep it up.

  4. thanks for this I am going to check it out now…oh and good look for the convention in November 🙂

  5. yes it is really good for futher

  6. So damnnnnnnice. Thanks a lot.

  7. Wow …. mike its amazing, I got a huge collection of selected images in my local drive, soon I’m going to share it with the world.

    thanks !!

  8. Wow, this is brilliant! I had no idea. Very handy, very cool. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

  9. Louis W on August 26, 2009 at 7:16 pm said:

    I love Image Spark, great place for saving images. Get the firefox plug in for easier adding.

    They need to work on the navigation of images. Hardly any are shown per page and the pagination nav sucks. I am sure it will be improved.

  10. Nice share. I was always looking for a tool to manage my inspiration material. Picasa didn’t do the thing, but this does. Thx!

  11. thanks for sharing us,keep it up

    james:
    Quantum Nutrition

  12. Thanks for the post Mike.

    The database has grown well since its launch earlier this year (120,000+ public images). The community feed is usually pretty good but be sure to try searching terms like “infographic” or “typography” for some great examples.

  13. Thanks for the recommendation. Your post inspired me to create a new post for our “Web Design Lungh” group about the other tools used to catalog inspiration. You can see it here: http://www.webdesignlunch.com/blog/inspiration-catalog-tools/

  14. thanx a lot for inspiring me.

  15. Awesome, thanks for the inspiration Mike. See you guys in Belfast next Wednesday 🙂

  16. I have LittleSnapper for such gathering of inspiration images. And I truly recommend it. 🙂
    http://www.realmacsoftware.com/littlesnapper/

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