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Photos Into Art

Updated on November 22, 2016

Turn photos into Amazing Artwork

Many of us take photos - only a few of us are artists. However, today anybody can turn a photo into a piece of art on sites like Photowow, BeFunky and Photofiddle. Or you can use services like Phokki, CanvasPop or AllPopArt and have experts turn your photos into art for a reasonable price.

Any way you approach it - you will amaze your friends and yourself to see your photos as fabulous artwork!

Canvaspop - The easiest way to print your photos on canvas

Check out Canvaspop
Check out Canvaspop

Print your photos on canvas pro style with CanvasPop. From any source, any resolution or size - and customized to your wishes - your photos and digital images become stunning custom art. Upload an image from Facebook or virtually any other website and surprise that special friend with a beautiful portrait without having to ask them for the original source files. That's one of the things that makes CanvasPop different-they can work with files of almost any resolution.

Canvas People - Free Canvas to Get Started

Canvas People
Canvas People

A canvas from CanvasPeople makes a perfect keepsake and a thoughtful gift. You can get an artistic effect, such as black & white, pop art or sepia & a variety of cool frames. Any photo is perfect for a canvas!

Their deal is for the smallest size canvas which is an 8 by 10 and shipping is $14.95. Alternatively, you can apply a $55 discount to any of their larger canvas sizes.

Art and Photo Shades

Orange Piel
Orange Piel

The Internet can make your window shades and wall coverings less boring. A new service called OrangePiel lets you create custom-designed window treatments and wallpaper using any digital photograph you choose. To get started, just upload a JPEG of the image you want-a photo from your trip to the beach or a scan of a drawing your kid drew in art class. Once you've selected an image, decide whether you want it on roller shades, seamless wallpaper or a fine art print. Fill in your measurements (they can create images up to 16 feet x 16 feet in size), then use their scaling tool to customize the image to your liking. Designs start at $79, and shipping is free.

Picture Picasso - Rave reviews from my readers!

Picture Picasso
Picture Picasso

Picturepicasso creates paintings from photographs

PhotoFiddle - For Serious Art - Canvas and Prints

Photofiddle allows users to create art from photos with free online photo effects software. Photofiddle will transform any picture into art with over 50 photo art styles to choose. Select from oil painting, Warhol pop art, watercolor painting, modern art, abstract art, Leroy neiman art style, Lichtenstein art style, outline sketches, color pencil sketches, photo collages, impasto art, film strip photo collages and more. Have them add a photographic tint like a sepia tint, blue tint, red tint, or green tint to any photograph.

Wall size canvases can get expensive, but I was surprised and pleased that smaller sizes are well within reach - particularly as a nice gift.

BumbleJax - Digital Photo Wall Art


Bumblejax is a digital printing company that started with the idea to have a vacation photos from a trip to Thailand enlarged, printed and then mounted to a piece of MDF board I found in my garage. From that small idea you can print photos mounted to Aluminum, MDF and Gatorboard (all protected with a satin laminate). The acrylic print will be protected by the acrylic itself. All prints ship ready to hang, no tools required!

Simplifying the photo-mounting process, Bumblejax boils it down to a few clicks with their online system that requires little more than uploading a high-res image and choosing a material. From the slick look of metal to lightweight foam, the digital printers offer Gatorboard, acrylic, aluminum or MDF board for a range of effects.

Photowow - Photo Art for the stars - Oprah, Meryl Streep, John Travolta, Meg Ryan and more!

In 1997, the owner of Photowow, Robert Schiff, wanted to decorate a large wall space by combining different photos and images into a big piece of art - without paying a fortune. Not having the benefit of the Internet, he picked up the Los Angeles Yellow Pages and started calling print shops. No shop was interested in creating his artist idea. But, as luck would have it, he was reading an article in a magazine within a week of his search about companies competing in the brand new large format printing business. A light bulb went off and Photowow, the original photo into digital art business, was born. The first Photowow retail store creating custom art from favorite photos was opened on December 4, 1997. That same fun capability became available to anyone in the world with access to the Internet on September 12, 1999.


BeFunky - Turn Photos into Art

BeFunky Photo Effects allow everyday people to easily create photographically rich and artistic results from their digital images without the need for any technical knowledge. BeFunky is a quick and simple tool for transforming digital photos into instant art work or digital comics. BeFunky offers an extensive range of effects, speech bubbles, accessories, graphics and lot's of objects that you can add to your pictures. These "one-click" photo effect options produce desired results effortlessly and each effect comes with the option to make simple adjustments. BeFunky makes it easy to get photos from your favorite web sites. Apply special photo effects and save back to your account -- Facebook, MySpace, Flikr, Bebo, Hi5 and Friendster.

Your Artistic Side - Photos to Art - Custom Art from your photo at

Portraits, pet portraits, a portrait sketch image as a memorial, a child portrait...these are just some of the possibilities with A watercolor photo style makes a great home portrait. Even an artistic image of a classic car. (or not so classic car) can be done using artists sketch technique. Art from a photo of your favorite spot at the mountains or coast ....

Whether it's a housewarming gift, graduation gift, anniversary gift, birthday gift, retirement gift or just a treat for yourself., an artists drawing or a custom portrait from your photo is a

great personalized gift and will be a cherished Image to enjoy for years to come!

Tucia Photo Enhancement and Animation


I love editing photos, but when you have the photos say from a wedding, a reunion or a graduation you might want a professional touch. Tucia can add a person into a family portrait or remove an unwanted stranger from your photo. They can digitally open up closed eyes or fix hair. They can also offer glamorize and digital cosmetic enhancement options - get a tan, clear acne or remove braces. Simple touch-ups such as digital camera mark or red eye removal and cropping are also available.

myDaVinci Artworks

Art that clicks.

MyDaVinci allows you to create hand created artworks from your favorite photos.

1. You send the photo(s) via mail or email.

2. starts the artwork.

3. They evaluate the artwork, and email it to you if it meets our quality standard.

4. You can request modifications if necessary after reviewing.

5. They process your emailed feedback.

6. You approve the artwork online once satisfied with the artwork.

7. They deliver the artwork to you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Most of these sites are really great! Some inspirational stuff for sure.

      If you like the whole idea, be sure to check out - Custom made Pop Art portraits.

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      shaneknight 4 years ago

      loved the way you have carved the design here really appreciable

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      duzyatko 5 years ago

      You inspired me to look through all of these sites. :)

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      I have returned to sprinkle angel dust on your lens. Liked and blessed by a Squid Angel x

      If you'd like to add your lens to the October Plexo for my October Blessingsyou are invited to do so :)

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      Jen withFlash 5 years ago

      These sites look really cool!! I might have to check some out some of these.

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      Edit Photos 5 years ago from Earth

      @moni_popandcolor: Very interesting site! I may try it out for the option of creating custom text decals. Great site.

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      moni_popandcolor 5 years ago

      great lens! I'm familiar with many of those companies and they do amazing work. Check out - Photo to Pop Art but created online by you.

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      canvasartuk 6 years ago

      This is perfect Lens!!!! It give me a great insight on photography and art work. Great job Done !

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      anonymous 6 years ago


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      MelonyVaughan 6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Either I will throw out all my pencils and pens or I will try just once more to paint a portrait now. Your lens is like CPR on my soul

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I recently tried this company they make paintings from photos.

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      Barbara 6 years ago from USA

      My daughter wants to be a professional photographer. Thanks for all the great tips and sites.

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      PhotoTours 6 years ago

      Great! We covered some of these techniques in our recent workshops.Keep it going!

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      ArtyWilson 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these techniques and tools to create some digital magic! I really enjoy using Photoshop to alter both photographs and images from some of my paintings ... but will certainly look forward to trying some of these other tools. Thank you!

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      Lindrus 6 years ago

      Great ideas in this lens! Thank you!

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      zirtoc 6 years ago

      Some great tools on here. Thanks for posting!

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      davies86 6 years ago

      some really nice effects. I will have to take a look at some of these sites

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      backdropexpress 6 years ago

      I must try the Phokki photo tool. Interesting!

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      uktvbrackets lm 6 years ago

      nice lens

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      Jaredonsquidoo 6 years ago

      I like Your Canvas Printer for Photos to Canvas. I've shopped around and their prices are hard to beat...

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      sanchezlola 6 years ago

      my favorite is

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      CreativeMind2011 6 years ago

      awesome lens! It's good that you have provided some source for me to edit my photos.

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      photoeditingexpert 6 years ago

      Great lens, amazing photos and ideas love it?

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      RetroMom 6 years ago

      Great Ideas! They are amazing and i cant choose a favorite as they are all awesome. Good job.

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      lswggz 6 years ago

      Cool... thanks for the great ideas!

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      adamfrench 6 years ago

      Thumbs up, great lens

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      Donnette Davis 6 years ago from South Africa

      Absolutely love this lens also!

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      Donnette Davis 6 years ago from South Africa

      Absolutely love this lens also!

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      tenraj lm 6 years ago

      This is really a great lens.. All the lens I am checking and I find them very helpful.

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      ccrcats 6 years ago

      Some great ideas for me to work on. Nice lens.

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      caffimages 6 years ago

      Great lens. There are some lovely ideas. Very informative!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for a great lens. There are some very good ideas here. It is great as this will help people get great pictures.

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      sysuns 6 years ago

      loving it!

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      bernie74 lm 6 years ago

      A very cool and inforamtive lens, thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is so cool. I've been wanting to learn about photo editing, maybe because I believe that photography is useless if you cant edit an image that well, that is just my opinion though. I would just love to give it a go. This is another one of your finest works. Keep it up!

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      nolinel lm 6 years ago

      Great lense, I especially like the photo of the tombstone of the squidoo lens. I am sure this lens won't follow that path...

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      cadpad 7 years ago

      I really like the pop art photo conversion. What a great way of making photographs become more interesting.

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      Philippians468 7 years ago

      this lens will be beneficial to many! thank you for sharing this! cheers

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      Muzzie4848 7 years ago

      Another awesome lens from a master. Thank you.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Creating pop art is awesome, like this lens, great job and lots of great info!

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      JennySui 7 years ago

      This is a wonderful lens. Have a look on my blog about photos on canvas.

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      deified 7 years ago

      wow! not only is this lens super informative, it was thoroughly enjoyable as well. very nice! thanks for sharing it with us all :)

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      JennySui 7 years ago

      Wonderful Lens! I enjoyed reading it.

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      grandmasandy lm 7 years ago

      you can turn your photos into greeting cards too,

      see some of mine at

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      KokoTravel 7 years ago

      Very cool ideas! Thanks!

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      Russ-and-Toni 7 years ago

      Awesome! After looking at your lens I have several ideas swimming around in my head. Thanks! This is an inspirational lens.

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      oilpainting3 7 years ago

      Cool lens love the dog in Andy Warhol style.

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      Fox Music 7 years ago

      Very Cool Thanks for Shareing

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      Dish-Network-HD 7 years ago

      interesting. thanks.

      I'm going to work on my girlfriend image now ;)

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      rebeccahiatt 7 years ago

      very interesting lens.

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      David Stone 7 years ago from New York City

      I do minor touch up on pictures I really like, then I let Zazzle turn them into everything from canvas prints to magnets. I should add that I will rethink this some, since you've shown me many options I didn't know were available.

      Great lens, well-executed.

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      Sami4u LM 7 years ago


      I just want to say i love your photo info lens :) Blessed

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      Craftybegonia 7 years ago

      Terrific lens! Thanks for the ideas and information!

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      dlgbzh 7 years ago

      Excellent ideas, I am sure your lens will inspire many.

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      dlgbzh 7 years ago

      excellent lens, loads of great info. There is indeed so much to do with photos

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      Cool! I really like the warhol look. Gotta love technology. :) We do quite a bit of photo work with our giclee business. Mostly removal of mold and antique photograph work. Some of these goodies look like a lot of fun.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens. Keep up the good work.

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      WallTapestries 7 years ago

      Great ideas here, and btw, those photo touch ups turned out way better than I thought they could.

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      Darla Dixon 7 years ago

      I like the sites where people can alter their photos for free, but sites that create handmade portraits in bulk are a little iffy. It's like a shop of artists in China creating those. So they will just draw whatever's in the photo and there's really no communication between the customer and the artist. Anyone ordering should know that's what they are getting. It's like getting your car brakes worked on by the shop that quotes you the lowest price. That would be disregarding everything else that's important, like what kind of quality products they use to GIVE you that too-good-to-be-believed price. You get what you pay for.

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      ShamanicShift 7 years ago

      Great useful, fun readily doable ideas--wonderful lens--so glad I came!

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      Lisa 7 years ago from Rhode Island

      I love sites photo editing like these for my photos they are a lot of fun and quicker than and sometimes better than Photoshop wonderful lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Interesting lens :) I enjoyed reading it!

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      Liz Mackay 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Some great ideas.

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      graphikcanvas 7 years ago

      What I great lens!

      Graphik Canvas is a custom photo to canvas art boutique based in New York City. Customers can choose a 'Theme' to make their photo look like a Chinese Brush painting, a Jackson Pollack-esque drip painting, a New York City graffiti and others.

      Check us out at:

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      cindylee10 7 years ago

      Very interesting. Its a new type of art. Im a face painter and i can definitely use this as inspiration

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      kraji lm 7 years ago

      Really useful and interesting lens. Have to try this also for my web page to do some "cartoon" look icons from real photos.

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      Penny Pincher G 7 years ago

      great lens! it was very helpful

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      SofiaMann 7 years ago

      Fantastico. I love this job.

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Wow - very, very cool! I really admire all the awesome work of artists! : )

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      Great ideas and tools! Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      amazing :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      So Cool..............

      the "Wow-a-pic Photo Touchup" make me surprise.

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      AllFruitsRipe 7 years ago

      COOOLL.....I'm always searching the net for diff photo tools and such.

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm a photo nut, so these interested me a lot. I look into them further.

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      onlinepresence 8 years ago

      This is a one great topics to business.

      Thanks man for sharing your nice squidoo.

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      norma-holt 8 years ago

      Wonderful resources and great information once again. Blessed and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust

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      Gift-Guide 8 years ago

      wow anyone can be an artist!

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      Delia 8 years ago

      great informative lens...5*...I love the creativity with these programs, but I must say it is disturbing to see on ebay and other sites artists claiming that these images are their "own original art in different mediums"...that is not acceptable and an issue, many people don't have a trained eye to see the difference...

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      Vickieljr 8 years ago

      This is so helpful to have! Great lens!! I am going to try them now.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I've got to try it! I've featured this on my fan-club thank-you lens so - thank you!

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      I lensrolled this to my photo lenses! Love your lenses!

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      CoolFoto 8 years ago

      Handy to have all these photo resources in one place!

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      Jeanette 8 years ago from Australia

      Ooooh. Can't wait to try some of these out :-) 5*

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      its super and how to download this software

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      sourcebitstech 8 years ago

      Heh great lens!! 5 stars!

      Check out my lens "Funbooth - iPhone Photography Application" at

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Nice, these services are popping up every day!

      Check out the original pros in Canvas. I've used them several times and the results are spectacular. for full service photo on canvas printing, or for original Pop art on canvas from your photo

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      AppalachianCoun 8 years ago

      Wonderful lens. We want to try this. Thank-you for educating us. We didn't know this was available. 5 stars*****

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      Lee Hansen 8 years ago from Vermont

      Cool resources - thanks for the tips!

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I've tried Photofiddle but I'll have to try BeFunky. Thanks for these resources! 5*Fav:)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      great lens, grea tips and links.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Found this through Yahoo Answers - exactly the info I needed! Thank You

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      Fun_Ann 9 years ago

      This sounds great. I am not very creative but I think even I may be able to do this. What a cool lens.

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      Christena_PhotoMemories 9 years ago

      Cool lens. I am going to check out your other ones as well. Thank you!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I have used BeFunky for fun and Photofiddle for a Christmas gift. Both are great! I would recommend them to anybody interested.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Wow - these are even better than your other site..

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      Adrienne Jenkins 9 years ago

      I love this kind of stuff. Can't wait to try it out.

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      Snozzle 9 years ago

      You have some interesting lenses on photos and videos they need a much bigger audience. Excellent information.



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