Nowadays, people are looking for a way to make their social media pages stand out in a cool, classy, or simply zany way. The easiest way to improve your page is to add interesting and unusual photographs. The problem that many people are facing is that their photos just aren’t edgy or neat enough. Are you tired of the same old photos on your Facebook album? It may be a good idea to start editing them with a mainstream program that is made for photo editing.
The most popular program on the market is Photoshop, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the best for this purpose. More often than not, Photoshop simply isn’t convenient enough for the average casual user, and for those who cannot spend the time to learn the program, altered pictures seem to be a very elusive goal. Photoshop is also expensive, so it may not be the best choice for the casual user. Instead of Photoshop, more and more people are choosing Photofunia as their instant photo editor of choice.
If you haven’t heard of Photofunia yet, you’re in for a big treat. The benefits to using Photofunia are many, but one thing tends to stand out in peoples’ minds more than others – it’s easier than Photoshop, or even Illustrator. All you have to do is upload the photos you want to modify, and then let Photofunia do the rest. Even more amazing is the fact that Photofunia can upload photos from even the pickiest computer without any errors. You can use it over and over again, without ever having to worry about any mishaps. It’s instant, it creates amazing work, and it also works with just about every facial type.
The way that Photofunia works is that the software on the site uses special focal points to locate a person’s face in the image. Then the software automatically adds the desired special effect. The results are remarkably similar to what designers can do with Photoshop, but the changes are made automatically- a real plus for the casual user. Some Photofunia effects are created by companies who want to promote a new movie or product, while others are simply created by people who use Photofunia as a hobby.
For those who are worried about having to pay loads of money for something like Photofunia, there is even more good news. Photofunia is 100% free – no fees, nor even registration is required. Because of this, it’s a favorite among college students, as well as people who don’t have the money that it takes to buy a copy of Photoshop or Illustrator. Best of all, each of the effects makes your photos a one-of-a-kind that will attract lots of interest for your Facebook albums.
The type of Photofunia effects offers its users vary greatly. Some create movie-style posters that pertain to upcoming flicks like the 3 Musketeers. Others make you into a billboard or a bus stop advertisement. Still others will add you into a pre-fabricated photo as the main “character” in a show or the focal point in a postcard. It’s no wonder so many people love to decorate their Facebook albums with these altered photos; this is one of the easiest ways to make yourself feel like you are the “it” girl or boy for a day.
As a whole, Photofunia is rapidly gaining a large following of people who contribute their own effects, show off their “work,” and even promote the site. Though still new, Photofunia might end up becoming the next big rival to Illustrator or Photoshop. After all, with the amount of user-generated content that the site encourages, it’s not surprising that the fan-base is as loyal as it is. In the future, we predict that Photofunia will be just as much a household name as Photoshop, Facebook, Myspace, and AOL. How long will this take to happen? Only time will tell, but we’re thinking sooner rather than later.