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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.