Three great cloud-based image tools

By | July 30, 2011
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FunPhotoBox
A fun online image editor that lets you create your own funny photos quickly and easily, online, without installing anything. If you’re looking to “funny-up” your photos or play dirty photo tricks on EB, you’ll have a ball using FunPhotoBox.

The developers sum up FunPhotoBox nicely:

“FunPhotoBox.com is an online photo editing tool where you can create funny pictures from your photos. Just upload your photo and apply hundreds of professionally designed photo effects….”

Have some fun with your photos. Give FunPhotoBox a try at http://en.faceinhole.funphotobox.com/ .

TinEye
More and more unique tools are being introduced in the cloud every day. TinEye is quite unique – it’s a reverse image search engine. It’s hard to explain, so we’ll let the developers tell you about it:

“TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions.

TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks. It is free to use for non-commercial searching.

TinEye regularly crawls the web for new images, and we also accept contributions of complete online image collections. To date, TinEye has indexed 1,988,417,886 images from the web to help you find what you’re looking for….”

Find out where that image came from and have fun with TinEye at www.tineye.com/ .

Find Icons
We know that many of you like fun stuff on the Web. While this isn’t exactly a cloud-base application, it’s fun and it works great. If you like icons, this site will help you find the icons you’re looking for. All you have to do is type in the kind of icons you’re looking for – for example “hearts” – and Find Icons will display oodles of heart icons – all free – than you can save and use on your computer. Since icons come in .ico format, you can’t use them in the cloud. Web browsers can “see” only .jpg, .bmp, .PNG, and .gif images. So what you see in the results are mostly “.gif” images, you’ll need to make sure you follow instructions so you download the actual .ico (icon) format, or you won’t be able to use them as icons on your computer. OK?

Here are a few words from the site’s developers:

“What is FindIcons.com?

As its name suggests, FindIcons.com is an icon search engine helps you find free icons. We have the largest searchable free icons database in the world (Found somewhere with more icons than us? Let us know!) and both a sophisticated search filtering and result matching system make it possible for you to get an icon you need for every design task.

What we do and why we created this service?

We built this service from scratch, including the icon database, the backend codes, the frontend design and even the mascots. There were some existing icon search engines out there but many times I had to turn to Google Images to look for an icon. We also hate to see the inflated slogan on one existing peer’s website which claims to have 150,000 icons but actually has no more than 100,000 ones in their database (Yes, we have most of the icon packs that site has so we know the correct number). Is likely to be a scam and it makes us feel that someone is fooling us. That is one of the reasons we created FindIcons.com…”

Go find some icons! http://findicons.com/ .

5 thoughts on “Three great cloud-based image tools

  1. Laura Boivin

    just clicked on the link again & this is what I get.
    This error (HTTP 404 Not Found) means that Internet Explorer was able to connect to the website, but the page you wanted was not found. It’s possible that the webpage is temporarily unavailable. Alternatively, the website might have changed or removed the webpage.

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  2. Laura Boivin

    this is very strange.
    Went to C-net & clicked on their links for Funphotobox & getting the same message….not available.
    I wonder if there could be something in my computer that might be blocking the site.

    The other photo editors work great.
    Anyone else having problems with it?

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  3. Janice

    Funphotobox is working fine for me but a friend just told me she is getting a ‘page not found’ also. I use Firefox browser and I’m quite certain my friend uses IE. Perhaps this is an IE problem?

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  4. Laura Boivin

    thanks for your response. I can access it from my XP laptop with IE. Maybe it’s a Windows 7 issue.

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