Funtastic Photos
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Photo editor with one-click styles and effects engine and more.   Demo ($29.99)
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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!

Features:

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
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Funtastic Photos User Discussion (Write a Review)
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burypromote
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Steve-Howe reviewed on 27 Dec 2010
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.
[Version 1.0.6]


burypromote

+12

Jeffp reviewed on 21 Dec 2010
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.
[Version 1.0.6]


burypromote
+4

+4

Vpasq reviewed on 21 May 2010
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.
[Version 1.0.6]


burypromote
+4

+105

sjsw reviewed on 16 Jul 2009
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.
[Version 1.0.6]


burypromote
+1

+27
Rc62 commented on 16 Jul 2009
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.
[Version 1.0.6]

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burypromote
+4

+27
Rc62 replied on 16 Jul 2009
The developer responded very prompt and the issue I reported seems to be resolved. Excellent customer support.
burypromote
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+115

Y-Guy reviewed on 06 Jul 2009
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.
[Version 1.0.5]


burypromote

+2
Jacko commented on 20 Aug 2008
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.
[Version 1.0]


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Gryphonent rated on 07 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0.6]



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Deltam rated on 03 May 2011

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Revjcl rated on 24 Apr 2011

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Auroras rated on 23 Mar 2011

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Converser77 rated on 17 Mar 2011

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Excitedtho rated on 29 Dec 2010

[Version 1.0.6]



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Guvenka rated on 22 Dec 2010

[Version 1.0.6]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:29 May 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.99
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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!

Features:

  • Really easy to use: When we say "Easy to use" we mean "Really easy to use!". The media and our customers have literally described Funtastic Photos as the Mac photo software without a learning curve, a solution that everyone can use.
  • Photo Editing: Over 60 1-Click Styles await, making it a cinch to frame a picture, fix a not so stellar image, intensify a great photo, confess your love (romantic effects), travel back in time (vintage photography), fake the HDR look or turn a photo into a pencil illustration or painting. Underneath the 1-Click Styles, we have a powerful and flexible effects engine. There's more than 40 effects, which can be manually adjusted. They're all grouped in one location and can be changed on the fly. You can even use the effects to build your own custom 1-Click Styles or modify existing styles.
  • Live Photo Editing: Also known as Reversible editing or non-destructive editing is the unsung hero of Funtastic Photos and it's embedded right in the core. With Live Photo Editing we never alter or harm your original photo, instead effects are applied on top the photo. Any edit to your photo can be changed or removed at any time, minutes, days or years later. Using this system we can easily Revert your edited photo back to it's original state, whenever you may want it, or you can simply dial down an effect, or enhance a specific area. Funtastic Photos own file format has been custom engineered to complement Live Photo Editing, with the added benefit that you can recover your original image even on a computer that doesn't have Funtastic Photos installed!
  • Photo Printing: A major feature of Funtastic Photos is the smart WYSIWYG printing system. Included is a bunch of creative layouts, for arranging your photos. Ranging from 1,2,4,7 layouts, photo walls, mini Fun Books & Yearly posters. Making unique and special Greetings Cards is easy with our photo editor, use your own pictures (and some captions) to create beautiful Birthday cards, Christmas cards, Thank you cards and Congratulations cards. If you're into scrapbooks or scrapbooking, join others who use Funtastic Photos for enhancing and labeling their pictures, before arranging their photos in our fantastic layouts. Photo Cubes are a superb way of showing off your pictures, throw 6 images into our Photo Cube template and print. The Cube even includes assembly directions, however, one is never enough.
  • Photo Mosaics: Photo Mosaics or Picture Collages are those amazing posters which are built up of individual photos. These wondrous pictures are found all over the world, and are truly amazing to look at. At Ohanaware, we absolutely love these posters and we wanted an easy way to make our own Photo Mosaics. So we built a straightforward mosaic generation tool directly into Funtastic Photos. It's a great feature to have at no extra cost, a separate program for building photo mosaics can easily cost $50!
  • Photo Sharing: Sharing photos online is a great way to show everyone (inc. Parents & Grandparents) your amazing pictures. Funtastic Photos makes sharing photos online, second nature. An easy to access "Share" button enables a single photo to be uploaded to the photo sharing sites that you use. Built-in support for sharing to online services such as Flickr, Facebook, MobileMe & Picasa. No other software required. Do you miss the Apple iCard's feature from the old iTools? We did, so we built it into Funtastic Photos. Send brilliant and unique Fun Cards, using your own photos. A bunch of customization features help to create really cool fun cards. Other sharing options, include iPhoto (which also syncs with iPhone/iPod), bluetooth, iChat (message appears in the current conversation) & even the ability to quickly set your picture as the desktop picture.


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