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Funtastic Photos is a "non-permanent and easily reversible" photo editor. Funtastic Photos has over 60 easy to use 1-Click Styles, an Advanced Effects engine, direct sharing via Fun Cards, mobile (inc. iPhone) and popular photo sharing sites (flickr, Facebook, Picasa & MobileMe). Funtastic Photos features a creative print layouts system, with awe-inspring projects, including photo mosaics, greeting cards, photo cubes, mini photo books and more!

Check out our YouTube videos and see how easy it is to use Funtastic Photos!

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What's New

Version 1.0.9:
  • Now uses the latest Facebook upload methods.
  • Now includes support for Twitter.
  • Fixed some bugs with the Specific Size method.
  • Now includes Soft Focus v4.
  • Changed some of the Toolbar Icons.
  • Removed Picasa upload tool.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Steve-Howe Member IconReview+22
Steve-Howe
+3

I have been using this software for around a year or so now and have long gone away looking for iPhone apps that offer more filters and effects, I tried desktop equivalents too, and yes I do use Photoshop, but I keep coming back to this application, because I keep forgetting that it has all the filters and more over the alternative options.
It offer non destructive editing too, I recently got arty with 2 family snaps, I created some effects in a fraction of the time it would take in anything else, they are now professionally printed and framed hanging in our kitchen.

What I am trying to say is that this application does alot, but it does it all extremely well. It offers both fun and professional looking processes from one application.

It's very easy to use and has the a golden rewind feature for when you process the hell out of a shot, integrates perfectly with iPhoto and web services.

One feature that for me that would really make this a killer one stop app would be a nicely developed plug-in and preset sharing facility...

Plugins where professionals can create a plugin set that offer camera specific styles or filter sets, similar to how the competition advertise their software.
These could be downloaded or purchased to further expand the features.

Presets a place where users can create and share their own presets with other users maybe adding a community presets area on the devlopers website where people can upload, share and rate presets, again adding to the features and possibilities of the software.


But to wrap up, this really is a well rounded application that performs well and is easy and fun to use I would highly recommend adding it to your shortlist at the very least.

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Version 1.0.6
Jeffp Member IconReview+13
Jeffp
+0

I have really enjoyed using this program, it is a lot of fun and can also be used as a light retouching program as well.

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Version 1.0.6
Vpasq Member IconReview+4
Vpasq
+4

I have been using this application for well over 6 months and find it absolutely fantastic. As a wildlife, nature and outdoor photographer, I have created stunning effects of my photo's in post-shoot production using this application. Its easy to use (for the novice) yet powerful and extremely broad-ranged with features. I like to take my photo's and create the unique shot, or the one that stands apart from similar or others and this application gives me that capability. If you want to keep it simple - you can do that. Yet if you want to advance your creativity or enhancement of your work - you can do that too! To me its well worth the investment and while I have read other comments posted here - I have not found any of the problems described. It always installed without incident and performed the same way on my Mac!!!! I will always be a part of my photography software arsenal.

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Version 1.0.6
sjsw Member IconReview+131
sjsw
+7

This program is "just" ok for it's category and the reason I say that is partly because of some quirks in it's functionality and also because it doesn't support png transparency.

One of it's major quirks is that Funtastic Photos upon starting the program opens a finder-like (I say that because you're not in the finder) browser window that forces you to use it to navigate to a file you wish to edit (no drag and drop). If you dismiss that window (say to open a file from the file menu) the program quits. This is extremely Un-Mac like and reminds me more of a windows program that quits when you close the last window. This is annoying to me as I like to quit a program when I want it to quit, not when I simply close a window. At any rate, the whole process of opening a file without drag and drop or standard Mac dialogues is frustrating and frankly not very well thought out in my opinion.

Also Funtastic Photos does not support png transparency which is also very odd for a graphics editing program these days. I realize that the program is supposed to be primarily for photos (jpegs mostly) but it does have a save as png option that literally strips the transparency from a png if the original file you opened was a transparent png. This, in my opinion, is unacceptable and makes Funtastic Photos useless for editing graphics for web use where transparency is vital for use on colored backgrounds.

All in all I would say that the program has some potential if some of the quirks get fixed but for right now I would say that I cannot in good conscious recommend Funtastic Photos (and yes, I do own a license, so I have spent some time with it). I would recommend Demoing Pixelmator or Acorn for Photo editing as both of these programs are not only more powerful but also adhere closely to both Mac and graphics standards.

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Version 1.0.6
Rc62 Member IconComment+28
Rc62
+1

Sent the info below to the developer as it looks like a small bug in the updater...

Just downloaded and installed the latest update to Funtastic Photos (1.06). After installing the update and relaunching I am again prompted that there is a new update. The updater does not seem to recognize it is already at the latest version.

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Version 1.0.6
Rc62
+4

The developer responded very prompt and the issue I reported seems to be resolved. Excellent customer support.

Y-Guy Member IconReview+163
Y-Guy
+0

I've had this app for a while now, works fine plenty of features to toy with, some are fairly common some a bit off the deep end. Can be confusing to figure out at times. All in all the app does what it claims to do. Try the demo out you get a good feeling for all of the features.

However, I at the current rate of $50 I don't think its worth it. I bought it discounted for under $20 and now I question that price. The over pricing of some Mac shareware is amazing to me.

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Version 1.0.5
Jacko Member IconComment+2
Jacko
+0

This application looks cool and has some promise. I have sent a message to the developer as I found it a bit sluggish on my Dual 2 Ghz G5 Mac. Also, I couldn't get the images to show a preview in column mode if they were larger than .5 MB. If the devloper gets this thing running smoothly, I'll consider making the investment.

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Version 1.0
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Version 1.0.6
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Version 1.0.6
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Version 1.0.6
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Version 1.0.6
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Version 1.0.6
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Downloads 70,727
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Date 29 May 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $29.99
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