Summary

BeFunky

reviewed by Anne de Bekker

17/10/2017

The Good:

It is a free photo editor/collage maker that is pretty easy to use and has quite a lot of features. It has a very natural interface, that includes dragging/dropping and icons that make it easy to navigate. You don't need to have an account to use the software. There are a lot of free collage layouts and free clip art images. You can upload multiple photo's at the same time. There's a fullscreen mode that you can use to edit in, and you can share your collage/photo art after editing. You can upload from different platforms (see screenshots) and there are multiple save/share options (also, see screenshots).

The Bad:

Not all features are free to use. Especially when foto-editing, the majority of the filters/options are limited for premium-users. It sometimes offers only one free option. This makes the free version feel very limited. If you want to go crazy with your design, you definately need to upgrade.

The Bottomline:

It's unfortunate that a lot of features and options on BeFunky are not free to use, though there are still plenty of things that make it a good photo editor. The layout is very clear and rich in options. I think for a photo-hobbyist this software would provide perfectly fine.

Overall Rating:

3

Specifications

The official website of the tool is

https://www.befunky.com

The tool is made by

Tekin Tatar, Derrik Hofman, Azer BulBul, Rouli Willow, Bjorn Ottesen, Ian Hopkins, Whitney Depaoli

You can find the official doccumentation on:

https://blog.befunky.com/category/how-to/

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?

No

I reviewed version 5.6.0 of the Software

The interface:

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  • what is it : online tool
  • what is it for ? image processing
  • this tool functions : online
  • this tool is available for : ALL
  • this tool is : Free Beer
  • does this tool have a paid version available? yes
  • Review

    The user interface:

    Quite easy to use because of the interface that is clear, basic, and provides many options. The icons make it easy to grasp, there is text explaining the functions behind the icons and when applying the different functions a small interface of its own pops up, that makes it easy to use this specific function.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 4
  • clear : 3
  • quick and easy to understand : 4

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)

    "While BeFunky didn’t invent anything with their new photo editor, it’s really good. It’s not that BeFunky has some clever take on filters — it just gives you control over them in a straightforward, easy format." - Nate Swanner, https://www.slashgear.com/befunky-review-your-new-go-anywhere-photo-editor-07377802/ "Something I especially like about BeFunky that separates it from some other similar websites is how it handles layouts." - Stacy Fisher, https://www.thebalance.com/befunky-review-1356947

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    It can be used by a hobbyist for editing his/her self-made pictures, to create nice collages or business cards for own purposes, but definately not something I see being used by a professional designer of photographer.

    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    There's both a 'premium' (paid) version and there is a lot of advertisement around the interface. Definately not as 'free' as you would expect.

    Please add any additional comments below:

    No additional comments.

    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Anne de Bekker, 17/10/2017

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    Testing the tool

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