Get to Know the Photo Editor

BeFunky's Photo Editor is what put us on the map. Edit photos like a professional with a few simple steps or use our Touch Up tools to make your portraits pop! Even turn your images into masterful works of art with our renowned Artsy effects. We've got you covered whatever your need, be it: professional editing, running a small business, posting to social media, and more.

Workspace Basics and Page Elements

Knowing your way around the Photo Editor is the first step to getting comfortable with BeFunky. When you open the Photo Editor, you are immediately taken to your workspace.


A. The Main Navigation Bar runs across the top of your workspace. Click Photo Editor to switch between applications. You'll also find Open, Save, and Batch Processing menus in the center. On the right is a Profile dropdown that you can use to change your account information, settings, contact support, and more.

B. The Left-Hand Menu is where you'll find all of your editing and customization tools as well as the Image Manager. Hover over the icon to expand the menu. 

C. The Bottom Bar houses the Layers and Groups menu as well as the flatten, alignment, and zoom/pan tools. You can also undo actions, review your edit history and reset your canvas (clear your current image).

D. The Canvas displays the project you are currently working on. 

Starting a Project


When you visit the Photo Editor for the first time, you’ll be asked to open a photo or use one of our stock images. You can also drag and drop an image from your computer directly to your canvas. Click Open from the Main Navigation bar to see your options for starting a project. 

Zoom and Pan


Use the slider in the Bottom Bar to zoom in/out of your image. When you're zoomed in on your image, you can move it around your canvas (also known as "panning") by holding the SPACE bar while you click and drag the image. Panning around your image comes in handy if you’re doing detailed work close-up, and want to move to another part of your image without zooming out and back in.

Pro Tip: If you are using a touch pad, you can also use two fingers to pinch to zoom in and out or swipe to pan around the canvas.

Undo and History


On the very right of the Bottom Bar, you’ll see four icons:

  • Reset: This clears your current project from the canvas and completely restarts from scratch.
  • Undo and Redo: If you make a mistake, you can click the Undo button. If it turns out not to be a mistake, click Redo to revert back. 
  • History: This shows the history of the edits you've made to your image. From here, you can revert to any stage of your editing process. 

Saving and Sharing

You can save your BeFunky project in a few different ways. Select Save from the Main Navigation Bar to choose the location in which you'd like to save or share your image. We currently support saving in JPEG, PNG, and PDF formats. You can also save it as a BeFunky Project file (.BFD) which will keep all of your layers intact if you’d like to continue to edit your project at a later date.

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