Picnik is one of the first web-based photo editing applications. It was invented by 3 game developers in Seattle in 2007. Their main idea was to create an easy and fun photo editing tool that would live in the browser. It meant that Picnik should be accessible to everyone from any web device. Nowadays you can hardly amaze anybody with online photo editing software. But 5 years ago it was a real cutting edge.
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At least don’t lie to yourself. Sure, you dreamt about seeing your face on Forbes or Vanity Fair covers! Your dream can become true. Fortunately, nowadays there are lots of online services that offer dozens of magazine covers that will boast your face, or you’ll boast this cover.
The principles are the same for all online photo editors. You choose a photo, adjust the image, select the cover you like and click the Create button. Ready, set, go!
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Pizap is a tremendously popular Facebook photo app for fun photo editing with over 3 million fans. The success secret is simple: Pizap helps to edit pictures easily and post them directly to your Facebook online album.
Although the application is absolutely free, it is surprisingly feature-rich. Pizap lets create collages with friends, edit photos, delete image background and add photo frames. Login to Facebook, install Pizap photo editor and start editing your pictures.
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BeFunky is a free online fun photo editor. It’s a cool and easy web application to edit your pictures without any software installations.
BeFunky enhances images with adorable effects, marvelous frames and amusing graphics. Go to the website and select a photo editing category you want to work with.
The second step is to edit an image. Check BeFunky photo effect as it’s one of the most popular features of this fun photo editor. BeFunky enables you to upload a photo from PC, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket or a web address you specify. Besides, you can edit a sample image or take a picture with your web camera. Then, pick up an effect: Blur, Vintage, HDR-camera, Distortion, Pop Art, Palette, Old Photos and much more. Use Zoom option for precise photo editing and apply filters to manage effects intensity. If you need more room for improvisation, go ahead and upgrade to get extra features, sophisticated effects and advanced editing tools. Play with dozens photo styles and numerous effects and see how BeFunky turns an average image into an artistic masterpiece.
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Most of us share photos on Facebook: family get-together photos, photos with friends, pictures from vacations. Usually we do a bit of image editing before posing them. There are 3 ways to edit photos for Facebook: desktop software, a native Facebook photo app or a third party photo application. Today we will compare only web apps made by Facebook team and third party tools produced by independent developers.
As you know the social network has authentic photo tools and allows developers to create their own applications for Facebook. Thus, users have a vast choice of tools for all tastes. You can use standard Facebook photo means or add more apps to create collages on the go, enhance your profile picture, or send friends cute e-cards directly via Facebook. But you should be careful installing third party software because it may request certain personal information or link to an external site with unsafe content.
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