ThingLink, a provider of image interaction tools, and SoundCloud, an audio platform, announced a collaboration of technologies that enables anyone to add sound and music directly to their images. Users can link a SoundCloud waveform player to any photo or picture, connecting the picture and its viewer to sound effects, music, voice annotations, and narrations. By using Thinglink, users can also include links on the image to social networks, blogs, news and commerce websites, and email.
The sounds and links appear as a series of "hotspots" on the picture itself as the curser hovers over the image. With ThingLink technology, SoundCloud intends to bring additional context and interactive experiences to its more than 3 million registered users. A gallery of the interactive pictures can be found at http://gallery.thinglink.com.