Our Story

We believe in simplifying the creative process and empowering you to create. By offering a range of intuitive and fun-to-use photo editing and graphic design tools, we make it easy for you to produce stunning photographs and beautiful graphic designs, without any special knowledge needed.

In 2007, Tekin Tatar bootstrapped BeFunky with the help of friends and family. They pioneered online photo editing with a product so ground breaking, that it garnered worldwide attention. Later that year, all that attention led to BeFunky becoming a Tech Crunch top 40 finalist (among 700 companies worldwide) and a spot on digg.com’s homepage, both of which helped catapult BeFunky to fame. To date, BeFunky’s unique features and constant innovation have grown a community of over 25 million users worldwide.

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Press Assets

For press inquiries please contact Derric Hoffman - Product Manager at press@befunky.com

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Intro video to BeFunky



Awards and past press coverage

The New York Times

"BeFunky lets you upload a photo of yourself, then modify it to look like a drawing."


"We are in a new era where every photo is easily re-created with photo editing apps that add more feeling, creativity, expression, fun, beauty and meaning to pictures."


"Every Android user deserves a good photo editor. BeFunky Photo Editor is one of the best apps in this category."

Huffington Post

"This is a great tool to use if you want to make sure that the images on your site all fit a consistent aesthetic and theme"


"BeFunky adds seriously impressive effects to any photograph."


"They want their users to have a seamless experience when using any device they please."

Discovery Education

"Cartoonizer definitely captured my attention… The end result is a VERY accurate cartoon based on the photo."


"...you can do some seriously funky stuff with your photos"


Best Photography Website - 2015

Graphic Design USA

American Web Design Awards 2015 Winner


"BeFunky is a mash of three tools; a photo editor, a collage maker, and a tool to give you awesome photo effects"

Slash Gear

"As web-based photo editors go, it’s strong… Though you can get Adobe tools via the cloud, BeFunky is much easier and more straightforward to use"

All Things Digital

"…it’s easier than ever for consumers to create beautiful, professional-looking photos"

Social Media Coso

"Un tool a 5 stelle! E con quest’ultimo tool ti saluto, sperando di averti fornito dei consigli utili per la realizzazione di foto capaci di lasciare il segno."

Chief Marketer

"An area that is ingrained in people’s lives and they genuinely enjoy"


"This app is perfect for jazzing up an otherwise dull picture"


"Si te gusta utilizar Instagram en tu Smartphone por los filtros que trae, este editor que va a encantar"


"Turn your digital photos into fantastic artwork with BeFunky"


"You should definitely get to know BeFunky if you’re looking to touch up photos of people. BeFunky has a whole suite of adjustments that will make your selfies and portraits even better."

Photography Blog

"Takes into consideration the kinds of photos people love looking at."

The Irish Times

"One of the best photo-editor apps on the market."

Love Visual Marketing

"El proceso de diseño o retoque de fotos en BeFunky es muy simple, esta pensado para no diseñadores y el resultado es muy profesional."


"Tons of interesting ways to render your portrait without having to know or have Photoshop."


"TC40 Startup BeFunky Gets a Seed Round"


"We’ve featured BeFunky before, but they keep getting better, literally one click and you are making fun illustrations."


"Die aufgefrischte iOS- und Android- App BeFunky brilliert mit vielfaltigen Möglichkeiten zur Fotobearbeitung und interessanten Filtereffekten."


"You can have some serious fun with your pictures"


"The free service BeFunky will satisfy the most demanding blogger"

Make Use Of

"Awesome online application that lets you easily cartoonize photos."


"Worthy of not just trying out but of actual use."


"BeFunky e um serviço de edição de imagens gratuito, com interface simples e amigável."

Campamento Web

"Es fundamental tener un editor de imágenes online con el que poder agregar efectos, textos o iconos a nuestras imágenes."