Tuesday, 14 April 2015

How I edit my photos using BeFunky *

This week I wanted to show you how I edit my blog photos using BeFunky. The majority of my photos are taken using my I phone 5 and not a top of the range camera as I currently cannot afford one.  However, I think my mobile photos come out fine but I use this amazing photo editing app to make them look more professional for my blog. There is a giveaway at the very bottom of this post if you would like scroll down to win a full subscription to BeFunky. 


BeFunky is a web and mobile photo editing app that has some extremely helpful tools to make photos stand out. It is easy to use and like most photo editing sites, has both free and paid features. As a blogger I found it necessary to use the paid subscription to ensure I make my photos as high quality as possible. The subscription is affordable so great if you have a small budget like me. 

I love using BeFunky because the app has an amazing palette of tools. The filters are perfect for the look I am trying to achieve for my blog and I love how it easy it is to crop and adjust the exposure of my photos. The image below gives you a good idea of some of the main options there are available.  



How to use BeFunky: 

Open the Befunky app or go to http://www.befunky.com and choose a photo to upload. 


The first thing I do before anything is crop my photos, especially if a stranger has walked into my shot or there is something unsightly like a bin spoiling the view. To crop, go to the edit tool in the left hand toolbar and click crop. 


In this photo I want to hide the family in the distance so it looks like the boys have the run of the beach to themselves. Here I just simply click and hold the edge of the square to adjust where I want the photo to be cropped. 



Once you are happy with where the selected cropping area is, simply click apply. 

After you have cropped your photo, BeFunky has a variety of enhancements and effects to make your photos pop. So many in fact that I normally spend half my time playing with the filters and textures. Firstly though, I want to adjust the exposure as I think the photo is a little bit too bright. To do this, click the edit tool on the left and select Exposure. 


Here you can play around with the brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows, and fill light. Again click Apply when you are happy with your photo. 

Next it is time to choose a filter. You find these by clicking the wand in the left hand toolbar. There are so many to choose from to make your photo either vintage, black and white, arty, grunge, or just simply pop. 


For my photo I chose Chromatic 2 and adjusted the fade bar until I was happy with how the filter looked. 


Once you are happy, click the tick next to the fade bar to apply. That is my photo ready to be posted. 

If you want to go further, Be funky also has lovely fonts, graphics, frames, overlays, and textures. Below is something I made for fun to show these. The text option has some of my favourite fonts which I often use to make a title picture for my blog posts or to watermark. I especially love Oscura. What I really like about this app is that if you make a mistake or you are unhappy with how the photo looks, there is an undo option at the top of the page (the anti clockwise arrow). This is perfect if you are a perfectionist like me.


Also, I really love these gorgeous spring edit examples as seen on the BeFunky home page which I really want to try making myself:


I hope you found this post helpful. BeFunky can be found online or Download here for your smartphone/tablet. The site offers both free and paid tools to improve your photos.

Next week I want to make a tutorial on how to make collages through Be funky which are especially great for weekly roundup posts. 

Lastly BeFunky have kindly offered one of my readers the chance to win a full free subscription to their site which allows you use all the tools to edit your photos. Please check out the Rafflecopter box below for ways you could win. 

Gem x



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11 comments

  1. I haven't heard of BeFunky before. I tend to use PicMonkey, but this does look a great option too. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  2. I've not heard of this. As Kate mentioned, I use PicMonkey, too, but I always like to look at alternatives, so thanks for sharing.

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  3. Your 'before' and 'after' photos really show off BeFunkys features well! I don't have a favorite filter really, I am a bit new to the world of photo editing. #TriedTested

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  4. I just use the options I have on my iPhone, nothing special. Thanks for the great intro to Be Funky Photo editing. I used the free version already and made a great springtime pic. So excited for the chance to win the deluxe version!

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  5. I hadn't heard of BeFunky either, it's always great to hear of new tools. Great tutorial, thank you!

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  6. I've not heard of this either but it sounds worth a peek, thanks.

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  7. I have this on my apps but not used it for ages, they have had a make over and I love the look of it!! time to hop over again!!

    Thanks for stopping by #TriedTested

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  8. I haven't heard of this before - what a great idea for an app. I tend to use picmonkey but don't have one I could use as an app on the phone. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

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  9. I don't use any filter at the mo. Need to improve :-)

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  10. I do not use such applications, but now decided to download Befunky. And I was very surprised. I have not seen anywhere so many features (even my macphun pc editor have not all of them)Thanks a lot for article!

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