SOURCE: BeFunky Inc.

BeFunky Inc.

June 08, 2010 09:00 ET Offers Amazing Photo Effects and Photo Editing Tools for Everyday People

Helps Anyone Fix Common Problems and Turn Everyday Photos Into Works of Art With One Click

WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwire - June 8, 2010) -  BeFunky today introduced a suite of one-click photo enhancement tools, making the only place where consumers can fix common photo problems and choose from hundreds of sophisticated effects to add to their photos, such as Cartoonizer and Impressionist Painting. No skill or technical knowledge is required to use BeFunky; all photo corrections and effects that would otherwise take hours of painstaking work using specialist software can be applied with just one click.

The smart enhancement tools fix the common problems of over or underexposure, digital noise, poor color quality and fuzziness. The tools do all the work, automatically identifying and correcting the areas of the photo that need fixing.

BeFunky also added four new sophisticated art effects to its portfolio: watercolor, underpainting, gouache and pointillism. These effects complete the biggest and best digital art effects portfolio on the Web with 190 different photo effects in 30 categories including Charcoal, Inkify, Old Photo, Stenciler, Pop Art and Grunge. The advanced technology of the BeFunky Art Engine automates the process of photo editing and effects, making it possible to turn photos into an oil painting for wall art, a cartoonized profile picture or pop art greeting card image.

At, users can also store their photo creations and share them via all major social networking and photo sites like Facebook, MySpace and Flickr, as well as create customized photo products from t-shirts and mugs to stationery and calendars through Zazzle. Users can go mobile with their photo editing and effects too by downloading BeFunky's $1.99 iPhone app BeFunky FX.

"With digital cameras in 81% of U.S. households and hundreds of billions of photos stored and shared online, there's no doubting how much people love their photos," said Tekin Tatar, CEO & Co-Founder of BeFunky. "BeFunky gives all those people a great outlet to express their pent-up creativity, regardless of talent or technical skill. We like to think of it as the photo editing equivalent of the point and shoot camera."

It's free to use's editing and effects tools. Users can also upgrade to premium and professional subscription services starting at $4.95 a month that offer more capabilities like higher resolution output and full screen workspace.

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About BeFunky
Founded in February of 2007, BeFunky began with the simple idea of making it possible for anyone to turn ordinary photos into incredible artwork without the need for technical knowledge. Its founders developed a sophisticated art engine that automates the process of photo editing and applying effects with one click. Today, offers 190 different photo effects from Cartoonizer to Impressionist Painting, as well as one-click tools for fixing common photo problems such as overexposure or fuzziness. BeFunky is funded by Golden Horn Ventures.

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