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Fun Online Photo Editor

Published 05/28/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

BeFunky is an online photo editor that lets users apply fun, interesting effects to their images. The user can choose from artist effects, photo effects, graphics, frames, text, shapes and general editing features. The user chooses their editing tool and an upload images from their PC, Picasa, PhotoBucket, Flickr, Facebook, a website, webcam or access previously edited images and sample images. The user can zoom in and out to adjust their view while they edit. A collection of icons lets users’ access additional tools along with a sidebar menu of effects, stickers and more. Some effects are free while others are only accessible to premium users. The homepage showcases a collection of photos created using BeFunky.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

BeFunky was founded in January of2007 by Tekin Tatar and Mehmet Ozkanoglu. The application was intended to provide a diverse collection of tools for both individuals and professionals. So far, BeFunky has lived up to expectations with a wide range of editing and customization options. The mobile versions have received good ratings from users. Most appreciate the numerous customization options however some have commented that BeFunky doesn’t offer professional-level features despite the availability of a professional subscription.

What are the differences to other apps?

The main draw to BeFunky is the wide range of effects, stickers, fonts and features it includes. While most online photo editors offer a similar collection, BeFunky provides a large selection to give users more to work with. The application serves well as a fun, casual way to improve and alter personal photographs. A few basic editing features, such as resize, straighten and crop, are included along with colorful enhancement options.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

BeFunky has a clean, user friendly design that favors blue and black. Each button and icon is sleek and modern, giving the interface an updated feel. Users will also notice the occasional banner advertisement tucked into the top of the application, above the interface. These are only mildly distracting because they are generally kept out of the way. The application manages to balance its revenue-generating advertising with user friendly functionality.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the BeFunky community by clicking the white cog icon in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. A drop down box appears with a “Register” link. Clicking the link takes the user to the registration form. The form requires a username, email address and password. After agreeing to the terms of use and submitting the form, the user is automatically logged in and can begin editing and saving images.

What does it cost to use the application?

BeFunky offers three subscription plans to its users. The first is a free Basic plan which includes access to photo effects. The Premium account costs $4.95 per month and includes up to 2500 x 2500 px resolution output, no advertisements, priority processing, multiple file upload capabilities, photo storage and tracking, full screen workspace and priority level support. The Professional plan costs $14.95 per month and includes up to 4,000 x 4,000 px resolution output and commercial use capability.

Who would you recommend the application to?

BeFunky is a great tool for anyone who loves to edit images online. The application has a lot to offer casual users, including free access to a wide range of effects. Users can also upgrade to access even more features for a small monthly fee. A professional subscription is offered, however some professionals may not be as interested in the features offered by BeFunky. It is ideal for casual users who want to have fun with photographs.

  • Upload a new image or find images on websites and social networks
  • Add stickers and fonts on top of photos
  • Apply unique filters and effects to enhance images
  • Tags and example images are available on the homepage
  • Users can print or save images after editing

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BeFunky pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $4.95
Most expensive plan (per month) : $14.95

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