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Pictures4fun.net Photo Fun
You don't need to be an expert to play with your photos, so it's time for some good fun Pictures4fun provides new original effects every day. Choose an effect from one of their categories (Photo Fun, Magazine Covers, Christmas Cards, Valentine's Day or Picture Frames) and upload your own photo. After resizing your photo you can download the fun photo to your hard disk or use it as an avatar. Pictures4fun.net is an easy site to use and the magazine collection is a high point for this image editing site.
Pictures4fun has, on many of it's photos, facial recognition options which makes it easy to pull the face from your photo into the pictures4fun image options - as shown below with Mona Lisa.
If you like Pictures4fun, you will also find some quick reviews of other similar photo editing sites that might interest you.
Mona Lisa With Your Photo Face - Picture4fun detects the face in your image
This is my favorite book on photo editing. It shares lots of fun ideas - frames. bling, editable icing for photo cakes and plenty more. Great gift!
Ribbet Photo Editor
Another great photo service is Ribbet which is built on the same platform that made Google's Picnik great and is an easy to use yet powerful online photo editor. You can use Ribbet for collages, touch-ups and advanced photographic effects like curves and clone tools, fonts, frames, stickers, vampire effects, beards, and an entire pond full (yes, get ready to deal with some froggy puns) of effects. Like Picnik, there will be a free and a premium version.
Pictures4fun Magazine Covers
Pictures4Fun - Tons of Fun Choices
A Photographic Cow
Tips for Better Photos
It's true that taking photos is as simple as running out and grabbing a cheap five dollar camera. But taking good, quality photos has never been easier. And good photos are the basis of having photos you can edit - whether for serious editing or for fun. So lets explore some quick ideas that can help you take photos that you will be happy to share with friends and family. Here are four tips to help.
1. Get a little closer, don't be shy. One of the biggest mistakes most beginning photographers make is shooting from so far away. They leave too much distance between themselves and their subjects. Instead, get up close and personal. Fill up as much of the camera frame, with your subject, as you can. You can always reshape, trim, and resize a good quality shot. But you can't continue to blow up a distant subject and hope that it will come into focus. It just won't happen.
2. This tip springs directly from #1(above)... focus your shot on only one subject. Determine what the main subject of the photo will be, and catch that image. Try and find the one key subject, person, or event that accurately portrays the feeling you are trying to capture.
3. In addition to getting one subject, in your photos, you will want to make the background of the photo as simple as possible. Busy, distracting backgrounds pull the attention away from the central theme of your photo. The subject of your photo is absolutely the most important element, and anything that detracts from the subject can ruin your shot.
4. Finally, you want to take your subject out of the exact center of the frame. You do this by using the rule of thirds. Imagine having a camera lens split into 9 equal sized boxes, 3 across and 3 down (like having a tic-tac-toe game printed right on your camera lens). Where those "tic-tac-toe" lines cross, should become the focusing point of your subject, when you are arranging to take your photo. ased on this tip, every time you compose a shot, the main subject of your photo should be located primarily on one of these "third" lines.
These are just four very basic tips and strategies to help improve your photos. As you know, photography skills can always be improved. In fact, most professional photographers exhibit a life long passion for learning new techniques, photography angles, and photo inspirations.
Befunky Photo Editing
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 Photo on a Magazine Cover
MagMyPic has added more new magazines, and now has 30 different magazines to choose from. You can select any of them and make an impressive, unique, custom fake magazine with ease - it's simple! Just upload a pic and get started, or you can browse the magazines before hand. Web based and easy to use - but all you can customize is the photo - you can't change any of the text.
Pixlr Photo Editor
One Step draw the focus to the necklace
Pixlr is a web service that combines image design and paint tools with photo editing. So whether you want to create a free form image , layer one image over another or use a variety of filters, effects and level adjustments to transform photographs, Pixlr is equally capable of meeting your needs. Even with all these features, Piixlr remains easy to use - certainly much easier and cheaper than Photoshop.
Photo Printing Deals and Coupons
I print a lot of photos and make photo gifts. Shutterfly is a favorite site to use, but I only buy when I have a coupon (or 2 or 3 as coupon stacking is allowed).
Your Pictures4fun Photo Admired By a Crowd
Tuxpi Photo Editor
Tuxpi is a easy way to apply photo effects or picture frame effects to a photo directly from a webpage. you only need to upload a photo, apply a photo effect or picture frame and the re-download it the modified photo result. Every effect is one step! So it's a not a full service photo editor - but what it does it does with ease! It has several effects not easily found on other sites - filmstrips and newscast are great to create fun photos.
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.