30 Fun Photo Editors
Photofunia is one of the web's leading fun photo editing sites and we take a look at both Photofunia and more than 30 free photo editing services.
These sites offer high-quality editing for free with no download required. With each service you upload a picture and the picture can be retouched, modified using many effects, and inserted into different settings where it looks like part of the original image. You can export the modified picture, save it to your local hard drive, or download it as an avatar. Each service copies from the other services - but each one also has some unique features and effects.
PhotoFunia is an online photo editing tool that gives you a fun filled experience. You upload any photo and just wait to see the magic. The proprietary technology automatically identifies the face in the photo and let's you add cool photo effects and create funny face photo montages.
For the effects that rely on facial recognition, make sure that the face on the photo is front facing, well lit, not blurred and not covered by anything (a good example - your passport photo). Preferably, the photo's background should be neutral. If there is more than one face on the photo then the first in the row will be chosen.
2 - Deefunia Photo Options
Deefunia is extremely similar to Photofunia. Similarly easy to use, but with its own images and different categories. Search to find the images that meet your need and sense of humor!
Photofunia - See How Two Images Are Combined to One
3 - JPGfun Photo Effects
Jpgfun has a wide variety of images to edit, with options ranging from G-rated, to PG-rated, to all the way down the rest of the alphabet.
4 - Pixiz - Face-In-Hole, Photomontages, Magazine Covers and More!
Pixiz offers high quality photo editing for free. You can create face-in-hole photos and collages, apply filters and edit photos. Just upload a picture and you can retouch or modify it using a number of effects, or insert your image into different famous images so that they look like part of the original.
5 - PhotoMontager - Disney effects
PhotoMontager is similar to the many of the services we have discussed, but it has a wide range of effects including Disney images. Now, I am not sure if they are legally licensed, so proceed at your own risk. Also, PhotoMontager leaves their watermark in the lower right of all images
6 - Photo505
Photo 505 is yet one more site where you can have fun inserting your photo into one of their many images.
7 - Fotor Photo Editor
Fotor is a photo editing web application that's easy to use and affordable. It is especially valuable if you do photo editing on different platforms/devices. Fotor sports a Windows 8 interface (but also has a Windows version for 7 and earlier) and allows you to give your photos a wide range of looks, add fancy borders, create a collage, or simply fix some imperfections, Fotor is free to use so long as your browser runs Flash. Fotor's clean interface sports a dual pane toolbar on the left with thumbnails of all the photos (you can upload many at once) for your session on the right and your editing workspace in the middle of the screen. From this basic interface you have access to a full range of free photo editing tools. With Picmonkey starting to charge for certain services, editors like Fotor will probably see more traffic.
For when you are working offline, Fotor also has companion apps for the iPhone/iPad, the Android, Macintosh, Windows and Windows 8 so you can and use Fotor across many devices. By far it is the best cross-platform photo editing tool.
8 - Fun Photo Box
FunPhotoBox allows you to create funny pictures from your photos and add special effects to as easy as 1-2-3. You can pick from a wide variety of effects, and they are adding more each week
9 - Imagechef
ImageChef has it all: tattoos, tree carvings, team jerseys, word mosaics, ID cards, photo frames, sketchpads, animations, license plates and much much more. However, all the free versions have either limited resolution or watermarks on the images. You have to pay for the best versions. Prices are good, but as this site shows you can find many similar tools for free.
9 - Tucia Photo Animation
I love editing with a variety of online tools, but when you have the pictures say from a wedding, a reunion or a graduation you sometimes need a professional touch. Tucia can add a person into a family portrait or remove an unwanted stranger who is ruining your photo. They can even digitally open up closed eyes or fix hair. The prices are quite reasonable. I have used them to touch up graduation photos, to turn friends into comic book characters, and even to touch up photos for my employer.
Photo Fun or Serious Business?
10 - Pixlr Photo Editor
Pixlr is a fun 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 , Pixlr is equally capable of meeting your needs. Even with all these features, the site remains easy to use - certainly much easier and cheaper than Photoshop.
To the right you will see a before and after shot - created in just 2-3 minutes by cloning 6 copies of the mouth; cloning some hair to cover the nipples, putting in a background color and selecting the water swirl filter.
11 - PhotoShop Express
Photoshop Express is a free, web-based version of Photoshop. Photoshop is the name of a brand though some people think it is a generic term for photo editing.
Sure it has fewer features than the paid software. That said, you won't miss many of the exotic features as this tool is targeted at mainstream consumers, not professionals. And it's all free. All you need to do is register.
12 - Photocat
Photocat was launched in late 2012 and is another entrant in the crowded field of on online photo editors. Obviously photos and animals are the popular theme! In the examples below you will see that Photocat offers the standard array of basic photo editing features, with the addition of an excellent collage option. Between the collage, some nice holiday features and some advanced handling of large images, this site is a great option.
13 - PicJoke
With Picjoke, you can upload your photo and add a lot of amazing effects in less then one minute. You'll have 100 to choose from. Not everyone has digital skills to do good editing. Picjoke makes it easy to add some really cool effects.
14 - Pho.to Fun
Want to change facial expressions with just one click, or create funny animations? Cartoon Photo.to! makes this possible! This online service works automatically: you just upload a photo from your computer or from the internet by entering its URL, choose an emotion from the list (joy, sadness, surprise, etc.) and get a funny gif animation or a still caricature. The service automatically detects the face in your photo and also lets you adjust animation speed and picture size.
15 - Ribbet Photo Editor
Ribbet is built on the same platform that made Google's Picnik great, making it both a powerful and easy-to-use editor. It can do collages, touch-ups, and advanced effects like curves and clone tools. You can have lots of fonts, frames, stickers, vampire effects, beards, and an entire pond full (yes, get ready to deal with some froggy puns) of effects to choose from. Like Picnik, there will be a free and a premium version.
16 - PicMonkey Photo Editor
PicMonkey offers a simple and easy-to-use tool for editing and altering your images. The entirely web-based editor is fast and effective, with one of the cleanest interfaces (PicMonkey and Ribbet will be fighting for that title) that I've come across. In the left-hand column you see all of your options. And that includes everything from basics, likes cropping and rotating, to a full array of air-brushing edits. As with Picnik, you can add icons, text and frames. Basic edits consist of crop, resize, rotate, as well as color tweaking and sharpening. There is a free version, but more and more features are being moved to the paid version. Even so, the low price makes PicMonkey a top option.
iPhone Photo Applications
There are hundreds of iPhone applications available for photo editing and sharing. Check out OldBooth, Photogene, Best Camera App, Comicify, TiltShift, Night Camera and many more! Apple has also finally released the iPhoto application for the iPhone - on the Macintosh this has been a perennial hit! There are also great utility applications like Wi-Fi PhotoTransfer and Treehouse to help move your photos to other devices and services.
What's New For You?
Facebook Photo Tools - Photo Editors, Timeline Creation and Much More!
Facebook allows third parties to write applications for photo management and editing. These apps let you create timelines; upload and download images, enhance, add effects, edit and possibly do anything with your photos. These apps gives your otherwise boring Facebook photos the boost they need to make them exciting and enticing for your friends to look at. Some of the best applications are listed on this site.
17 - Citrify
It's not like the world needs one more photo editor, but if one is going to be built at least make it a good one. Citrify is a great addition. The best feature is the ease of touching up photos. I took the above photo on the left (a Citrify default photo) and, with just a few enhancements, got the photo on the right. No training. No research. I just uploaded the photo and used the out-of-the-box touch-up tools. Citrify does not have all the features of other photo editors - but for facial touchups with almost no training, it is awesome!
19 - Imikimi
Imikimi (pronounced: immy-kimmy) is an online creative community where millions of people throughout the world gather to create, re-mix and collaborate on their digital self-expressions in a fun and easy way.
20 - Blingee Photo Fun and Creations
Either you are a Blingee person or your not. You will love this site - or never visit again! Add glitter, graphics, and comments to personalize your images, then share with your friends!
Traditional photos are boring, and we thought you deserved much better than the same graphics and content with no personality used over and over again across the net. So we decided to put the power back in your hands and give you simple-to-use tools to create your own masterpieces that express your own ideas, feelings, and emotions!
Top Photo Gifts for the Holidays
With digital photography, it is now possible to create an amazing range of photo gifts. You can put photos on shirts, window shades, metal, coasters, magnets, wood - the sky's the limit. This site will explore some of the best services for making photo gifts. If you find a style you like - like wood or metal - there are even more sites if you want to explore further. Also, many of these photo services are featured on Living Social, Groupon and other coupon sites so be sure to check for deals!
21 - Juxtaposer Photo Effects
With Juxtaposer you can take one part from one photograph and add that part into a second photo. So you could, for example, put your dog's head on a friend's body (as shown in the photo), remix your pets into a mythical creature, or magically join the cast of your favorite TV show.
Juxtaposer is simple to use. First, take or load in any two pictures - perhaps one of your friend and one of your pet. Then use your finger to erase around your friend's head. Next zoom in and out using two finger gestures. Then, to remove your dog's head, you first zoom out and make a rough outline, then you zoom in and erase with pixel-accuracy. Then switch to move mode and use your fingers to move, re-size and rotate your dog's head into place over friend's. Voila! You have a friend-dog or a dog-friend or whatever you want to name it!
22 - FACEinHOLE - Your photo, some other body
With FACEinHOLE, you can easily and in a matter of seconds create a totally "new look" for you and your friends. You just have to select a scenario, upload and adjust a photo (or use your webcam) and there you have it; a great FACEinHOLE that you can send to your friends, post on your blog or make available to the world.
23 - Photomica Photo Fun
Photomica provides an innovative assortment of photo effects. They also offer e-cards, faces and magazine covers as well.
This site can help you give your image a hip-hop look, transform a photo into a sexy avatar, have your photo of a friend don a superhero suit, or simply help enhance a classic picture. Best of all, you don't need to become a photo expert in order to make a few fun photos.
24 - PiZap Photo Editor
Pizap is a fun free photo editor that lets people easily create wacky images with their digital pictures. PiZap was created as a tool primarily for social networking users who want to post their images to their favorite sites like MySpace, Facebook, Hi5, Orkut, Friendster, Bebo, miGente, Windows Live Spaces, Blogger, Tagged, and many more. PiZap provides a very easy-to-use photo editor that lets you add effects, custom text or speech bubbles, hundreds of original colorful stickers, and much more.
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26 - Picadilo
Picadilo is a free online editor that's easy to use and powerful. You can transform your photos using eyecatching effects, versatile editing tools, and a nice range of textures. Some of the best features are the photo mosaic and the ability to use multiple windows, commonly available in only much more expensive photo editors. You can let your creativity run free by loading more than one photo and working on them side by side. You can even select and copy regions from one photograph to another.
27 - Tuxpi
Tuxpi is a easy way to apply photo effects or picture frame effects to directly from a webpage. you only need to upload a photo, apply an effect or frame and then re-download the result. Every effect is one step! So it's a not a full service editor, but it does what it does with ease! It has several effects not easily found on other sites, such as filmstrips and newscast.
28 - Dumpr Photo Editor - Photo Rubik's Cube
Dumpr.net offers a tool set for turning your existing photos into works of art. Dumpr offers some unique online photo manipulations options for your photo uploads, links to photos and photos directly from your Flickr account.
Unique Ways to Print Photos - Cling, Bump and Eat Your Photos!
Once upon a time all you could get was 3 by 5 or 4 by photos. But today you can put photos on posters, blankets, mugs and who knows what else. Well, actually, we know what else and this is a growing collection of unique ways to print your photos.
29 - LoonaPix
LoonaPix.com is a free photo editing service. You can easily decorate your photo with a frame, trim it, or just make it funny using LoonaPic's effects. In other words, we can help you to make your photo funny and unique. And, notice, it is easy and free!
© 2009 David Lawrence
Aswad Sarkar on March 13, 2019:
How Extraordinary Work of Art. Very creative
Thanks for sharing!
ramit rana on February 25, 2019:
thanks for the awesome posts. keep posting such awesome and informative posts.
David on June 18, 2015:
Super! Good list! Thanks! Other site photo effects or collages online
vikash saw on June 01, 2015:
littleice190 on July 06, 2014:
Will try out some later on.. XD
Thank you for sharing!
GEMNITYA5 on April 27, 2014:
How Extraordinary Work of Art. Very creative
Vantype on March 31, 2014:
I like some of these ideas, but some are just really for fun and not to be used anywhere. Cool post.
Allen Clara on March 14, 2014:
I like so much your compilation Smith
M. Victor Kilgore on March 02, 2014:
So many...who knew?
AnonymousC831 from Kentucky on March 01, 2014:
Great lens, congrats on your purple star.
Harmonnia on February 14, 2014:
Great job! thanks for suggestion as well.
jennysantana lm on February 06, 2014:
Great Lens I've used some of these on my phone but I didn't know there were so many thank you I will try to let you know how they came out!
susan369 on January 27, 2014:
These are great fun! For serious photo editing you need something like Photoshop, though.
CindyADH on January 20, 2014:
So many fun options! Love this lens!
joanzueway on January 16, 2014:
Thank you for this wonderful lens
conectthedoc on January 09, 2014:
nice website. I have used many times for creating images.
kehsiberry on December 11, 2013:
Congratulations on the award, you really deserve it! great lens
adianty-lili2 on December 05, 2013:
great , congrats .
PhotographySuccess on December 05, 2013:
Photoshop and other image editing software isn't free but it will give you professional results. But if you just want experiment with images and effects these kind of editors look like fun!
chrisilouwho on November 18, 2013:
Thanks for spending the time on this lens, it's great. I find the comparison chart especially helpful.
Dawn Romine from Nebraska on October 28, 2013:
Great list of resources. Fun to play around with photos, not all of these will give you great printable images, but hey, most are just shear fun. Wouldn't trust my wedding photos for the quality, you get what you pay for.
pjsart on October 25, 2013:
I love this lens, I could spend the day here with so much creative juice...will be back to go through more links> Congrats on your purple star. Just put up a new lens: https://hubpages.com/health/teaching-yoga-and-medi... Please stop by
nicey on October 18, 2013:
Lovely and informative lens.I really like it.
richardrose on October 14, 2013:
Wow some really fun tools here. Will come back and check these out in more details when I have time. Great lens
PriyabrataSingh on October 07, 2013:
Great lens and it solves all the basic problems of photo editing.Thanks you very much for this lovely lens.
angilahill on October 04, 2013:
I have tried it. It is very simple use
janey126 on September 12, 2013:
Great lens. It was a pleasure visiting it.
jura on August 20, 2013:
Great list of photo editors ,good job .
mariacarbonara on August 05, 2013:
I love being able to insert photos into other photos
Metalpriest on August 04, 2013:
Neat selection of photo effects, great lens!
anonymous on July 17, 2013:
Lots of good information here. Very cool lens.
k4shmir on July 13, 2013:
nice lens. thanks for sharing
chaotic_girl on July 02, 2013:
It looks fun :) can't wait to try some of the ideas
seodress on June 28, 2013:
GeorgeRayes on June 19, 2013:
Amazing effects! Thanks for sharing.
GameHelp on June 15, 2013:
This is really neat! Great lens and thanks for the great info
anonymous on June 13, 2013:
LaptopLeader on June 10, 2013:
A very cool selection of photo effects. Thanks for sharing this amazing service!
BrianYoungBY LM on June 07, 2013:
Great Lens! A lot of cool ideas
Therestlesssoul on May 28, 2013:
Great lens....loved it.
Karen from U.S. on May 19, 2013:
Ooh, I haven't really heard of any of these, and many of them sound amazing. I generally try to muddle my way through PhotoShop Elements.
annayjo on April 22, 2013:
Photo art is a great way to make affordable gifts! People love personalized things and when you make fun pictures, they get a kick out that as well with almost no cost to you, just your time. My friends and family always love my gifts that way.
ArnyMcCleary on April 21, 2013:
This lens is simply amazing! So, so useful. Thanks a lot - I will certainly be using a lot of things that are on here.
mariacarbonara on April 16, 2013:
Really fun lens. I love messing about with photo editors
Birthday Wishes from Here on April 08, 2013:
Added to my favorites... ;-) Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing lens!!!
theleader300c on April 05, 2013:
Thats an amazing amount of work you have done which should be very helpful to many. I am a photographer and pretty good at photoshop but its way to complex for most people so some of the options you have presented are lots easier.
mrdata on April 04, 2013:
You deserve the purple star! Great lens! :)
SteveKaye on March 30, 2013:
What an amazing collection of photo editors. These let people push the limits of the photos they take.
chocochipchip on March 30, 2013:
This is fuunn!!!
indianz32 on March 24, 2013:
This lens is very fun and entertaining. Thanks for sharing your lens!
Magda2012 on March 24, 2013:
Really useful information, thanks a lot for sharing this!
Judith Nazarewicz from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on March 20, 2013:
Thanks so much for sharing all these photo editing sites. What an awesome informative site. Can't wait to try some of them out. :-)
anonymous on March 20, 2013:
such e great lens..very usefull..i enjoy it
MusicMadness LM on March 19, 2013:
This is a terrific resource for any photographer. I'm gonna have to play with a few of my pictures now.
JeffGilbert on March 14, 2013:
These are definitely cool and a lot of fun. Great lens!!
pigwear on March 11, 2013:
Great lens...so much info here it is hard to digest it all.
anonymous on March 10, 2013:
wiyadase on March 05, 2013:
nice lens, a lot of people try to editing their photo, so this lens will be references for them to try some photo editing software and site
The-Quirky-Banana on February 27, 2013:
This is a fun, informative lens- you have links to other lenses and on the great photos. Very colourful and creative! :D
And congrats on the purple star!
WoodWorkingWay on February 25, 2013:
Awesome! Thank you for sharing these photo editing sites! Now, I have a lot of choices in creating a fantastic photographs!
David Lawrence (author) from United States on February 24, 2013:
@agnieszkaagnieszka: This site has improved. I've had it in the "other" section on this page for awhile and it has much improved since my last visit - much wider collection than I remember.
aritahime on February 24, 2013:
I love editing my photos, so I think I have to try them all!
Thanks for sharing =)
gibsonplayer on February 21, 2013:
Wow! So many choices! Didn't even know
that some existed apart from the iphone
ones! Thanks for all the info. Bookmarked!!
racingdatabase on February 20, 2013:
Excellent advice. I will definitely use your tips for some of my website pics in future!
agnieszkaagnieszka on February 19, 2013:
you should seen www.pato.pl/en/ where you can add 900 photo effects to your photo like lighting,twirl, pencil skreatch. i think you will like it too. Maybe you can update your post about this site ?
anonymous on February 17, 2013:
I love stopping by here from time to time to see what's new. Very Cool! - Blessed! :)
pauly99 lm on February 14, 2013:
Thanks. I had never heard of Photofunia as an editing tool before. You sure can't beat the price!
May Matthew on February 10, 2013:
Your lens is such an enjoyable read and so informative. Thank you so much for sharing.
anonymous on January 29, 2013:
Useful, entertaining, educational, and fun. This really has been a good experience.
rwhite10 on January 23, 2013:
Very informative lens.
WordChipper on January 23, 2013:
Very cool lens - thanks for sharing
anonymous on January 23, 2013:
@smoothielover lm: so good
smoothielover lm on January 20, 2013:
This kind of software can be such fun - my son had an ap on his phone where you can take a photo of 2 people and it swaps there features over - oh and of course he had fat face too! ROFL type fun! :)
SuzieJames on January 19, 2013:
Wow! what a great lens..really enjoyed reading it!
anonymous on January 19, 2013:
i like it
crossroadsblogg on January 16, 2013:
love your lens, great share
Accounting-firm on January 14, 2013:
Gloria Freeman from Alabama USA on January 06, 2013:
Hi congrats on purple star, great lens. Blessed by Squid Angel flinnie.
anonymous on January 04, 2013:
very nice so good
oktoys on December 26, 2012:
Nice lens, a lot of new information. Zhanks for sharing.
forextrading2000 on December 18, 2012:
I found this lens very useful...thanks for sharing it
chas65 on December 17, 2012:
I can't wait to try some of these out and have fun with some of my photos.
anonymous on December 14, 2012:
verry verry funny
mariacarbonara on December 12, 2012:
Awesome. Im gonna have fun trying these out
WordChipper on December 10, 2012:
sunnymars on December 09, 2012:
These look like so much fun! I would spend hours on it. Got to pick myself up one.
kopox on December 08, 2012:
very interesting lens, must have to try one of these services :) thank you for share
Bob from Kansas City on December 05, 2012:
Wow ~ these programs look really cool! Thanks, and great job!
Stickypony LM on December 05, 2012:
thats some crazy pictures :D
mistaben on November 20, 2012:
PhotoFunia is a fun photo editing! Pretty nice lens.
dodgecommander on November 17, 2012:
i like this photo editor
Monette from Dubai on November 14, 2012:
wow! that's so interesting great info and lens as well!
Alessandro Zamboni from Italy on November 12, 2012:
This lens doesn't deserve a Purple Star, but a Gold Star!!!
I never saw so many software to play with images, and remember, also playing with images is a thing for photo editors!
DorianGabriel on November 11, 2012:
Very interesting. I think I'd like to try fixing my pictures.
beaworkathomemom on November 09, 2012:
liked it a lot! there are so many websites to chose from! i really appreciate the share
AdityaAgarwal on November 03, 2012:
no words man...i think its awsm 4 photo editing...gr8 share
Badbreathguy on November 03, 2012:
This looks to be a great photo editing resource
Noveliaa on November 01, 2012:
Very good information. Thanks for sharing!
agungsolusi on October 25, 2012:
you put everthing in this lens so congrats on your Purple Star :)
Totus Mundus on October 20, 2012:
Great lens, well deserving of the Purple Star.