Free Photo Editors

Everyone loves something for FREE, and while checking out some free online photo editors, I thought that I would share them with you so you too can enjoy playing around with your photographs!

The first one is BEFUNKY.  This online photo editor has a lot to offer and I have spent lots of time on it playing around with all sorts of different effects like a simple Sepia, Black and White and to some more dramatic effects like Cartoonizer and much more.  I am in photo editing Heaven with this website!

For an example, I wanted to show you a before / after photograph that I did in this photo editor.

Before (Original Photograph)

CLOUDY SKY LOGO

After (With a Grunge Effect)

BeFunky_Grunge Sky Logo

What do you think?  Pretty neat, eh?  I have been having so much fun playing around with this photo editor and there is much more to explore as I have only just grazed the surface of what I can do.

The next free photo editor is called LUNAPIC.  Lunapic takes a little bit more time to master, but within no time, you will be creating some interesting effects.  They even have a plethora of animation effects, and one of the most interesting effects that I found was called Mirror & Copy.  This mirror effect does exactly that…it makes a mirror image and copies your image.  Not all photographs that I picked for the mirror effect did not look good, so choosing the right photograph to mirror sure does make the difference.  Check out the photograph below that I made a mirror image and see for yourself!  (Check out the clouds above the building…doesn’t it look like some sort of dragon?)

This is called Mirror & Copy Effect

OFFICE BUILDING MIRROR EFFECT1

This is called a Thermal effect

NIKITA THERMAL EFFECT1

My current photo editor that I use is called PICMONKEY.  I have been using PicMonkey for awhile now (ever since they closed down the PICNIK website…and I cried when they did) and all of the photographs on my blog posts are done in PicMonkey.  PicMonkey is a free photo editor as well, but you are limited to all the cool effects, as you need to pay for a subscription to gain access to all the effects.  I was going to do an upgrade on this to gain access to all the effects, but since I have found a few more free editors, I might not have to.

So, there you have it, three new free photo editors that you can play around with to your hearts content.  I will continue to search for more editors and will post my findings for you.  You can thank me later!  🙂

How Photo Effects Enhance Your Snapshots

We live in a digital world, so why not take advantage of it and enhance your photographs with some incredible photo effects.  The first photo below is untouched and shows how wonderful the clouds looked with the sun peeking through them.  Then, we played around in our photo editor (www.pixlr.com/express/) and added some effect to enhance the photo.  It is amazing how by adding a simple effect can change the photo dramatically.  We are using pixlr since Picnik closed down earlier this year.

Everyone needs a good photo editor and you don’t need to spend tons of money on purchasing Photoshop either, as you can find many online photo editors for free, but I will always go with the editor that someone else refers first as they have tried it out already and give it good reviews.  The other photo editor that I use is called http://www.ipiccy.com    Each of the photo editors that I use are great, but each one has many differences, so try each of them to see which one is better for you!