Archive for November, 2012

Canon ‘Be Festive Be Creative’ Workshop

L-R: Me, Ai Sakura and Joanne-Marie Sim

I was invited together with 10 other bloggers by Canon PIXMA and to their “Be Festive, Be Creative” workshop where 30 parent-child pairs learned how to make festive-related 3D photo frames, party hats and a wall clock using Canon Creative Park.

Ice-breaker game of Rock, Paper and Scissors

Hosted by Joanne-Marie Sim and Ai Sakura, the kids quickly warmed up with a game of paper-scissors-stone using their hands and bodies to signify each item.

Parents and Kids showing of their 3D projects

Although tiring, the parents and kids definitely enjoyed their afternoon making handicrafts judging from their enthusiastic cheers and smiling faces at the group photo-taking sessions.

Credit: Photo via Kaman of

The blogger group also enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!

At the workshop, Canon also showcased 4 new printers as well as My Image Garden, Canon new image management software.

Canon PIXMA MG4270

  • WiFi, AirPrint, PIXMA Cloud Link, Auto Duplex Print, FastFront, Quiet Mode, My Image Garden software and Print – – Your Days software
  • Print Resolution: up to 4800 x 1200dpi, FINE cartridge
  • Print speed (4×6” photo): approx. 44sec (borderless)
  • Print Speed (document): approx. 5.7 ipm (colour) / approx. 9.9 ipm (B&W) Copy Speed: approx. 4.3ipm (colour)
  • Scan Resolution: 1200 x 2400dpi CIS
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): approx. 449 x 304 x 152mm


The PIXMA MG4270 offers an exciting array of features and functions that goes beyond expectations for a standard All-in-one Photo Printer

The printer WiFi connectivity via IEEE802.11b/g/n allows you to print photos or PDF documents wirelessly from your iOS or Android devices easily via AirPrint for iOS devices or Canon mobile printing app ‘Canon Easy-PhotoPrint’.

Using the new PIXMA Cloud Link, printing from our online photo albums is quick and easy. You can access your photos direct from the printers itself without the need for a PC. It also supports Google Cloud Print, which enables users to print Gmail messages or Google Docs from their smartphone or tablet.

The Full HD Movie Print feature lets you produce high quality photos straight from your home videos. Simply play and pause to capture any frame to print.

In addition to printing photographs, an easy PhotoPrint app now let you scan any image or document and send it to any smart phone or tablet device giving you flexibility when you need it most.

My Image Garden

My Image Garden is a new software from Canon which can help you in three different ways.

1. Organise
Launch My Image Garden from your desktop and it would find your photos for you. With the date stamps from your photos exif data, My Image Gardens will placed your photos into a calendar date view. From there you can categorise and organise your photos based on events.

2. Recognise
You can also organise your photos by person by using the face recognition feature which lets you simply organise the images on your computer by person. Once recognise you can made a priority list based on the faces on the people you print the most.

3. Personalise
My Image Garden also acts as a creative coach. The software offers creative template in various colour combination and patterns for your photos projects automatically. The software also includes Fun Filter Effect like ‘fish-eye’, miniature effect’, ‘toy camera effect’…etc, which you can apply to your images which could only be achieved by special lenses. The software also include simple image correction by using the Auto Photo Fix tool.

For Facebook users, Canon has also released Print Your Days, an app nested within Facebook to help users print Facebook photos of your friends and family. Print Your Days also help users create powerful collages using one of 24 background themes. Users can add text and fun photos effects.


Imagine a place whee you are inspired by everything you see. That is life in PIXMAtown because you cannot help being creative. Download template and have fun with all sorts of crafts projects. Be inspired by contemporary artists. In PIXMAtown, you are part of a creative community.

Creative Park

Canon Creative Park

Creative Park can be access by everyone online and offers a library of projects to helps you create and presents, from invitations to amazing 3D paper models. Have endless fun making personalised gift or create amazing origami and 3D paper sculptures.

PIXMA owners can also access Creative Park Premium showcasing exclusive projects template, artwork and images from famous artists all for free. Catch a sneak peek of Canon Creative Park Premium here.

With My Image Garden and Creative Park, you can stop worrying about managing your photos but instead of how much fun you can have by Being Creative Because You Can.

Air New Zealand Hobbit-themed Air Safety Video


Weta Workshop team up with Air New Zealand to produce this Hobbit-themed air safety video in anticipation on the increase in tourism after the movie The Hobbit.