A beautiful frame added around some photos, and it's like they are hanging on the wall. So if you want to add some borders or to frame a picture, there is a lot of websites which propose to do it for free.
Add on a picture some frames or borders like the Polaroid style, add a drop shadow on a cardboard effect or simulate a photo matte alike, put a grunge effect border, classic and realistic frames and photo borders or even some old film strips look like, here are listed and reviewed many free photo frame and border maker websites, where you can put a frame or a border around your photos.
Those free online photo frame and border makers, usually work in the same way to add the frame around a photo, select your images, choose the border you like to put around your picture, you might want to round the corner of the frame or to changes the colour and the thickness, may be add some shadows to the border and save your photo online or on your desktop.
BeFunky is a very simple and nice to use to add frames and border to our photographs, Befunky has plenty of option like to round the frame corners, the thickness of the border and so on.
Befunky is well featured with border and frame templates, like wooden frame, realistic border with mat, film strips effect to put around a picture like back in the film's days, but the best thing with the frames on Befunky is that you have the Blend Mode, which make each frame looking different depending the blend mode you are using, it's unique to Befunky and it make a big difference with other frames editor.
No upload needed with Befunky, everything is in your browser but work locally, so even with a slow internet connection it's a dream to work with.
iPiccy is an excellent photo frames and borders editor! iPiccy has a lot of options to make the frame around the photos.
ipiccy has many basic templates and each of those frame and border template can be edited to fit your taste, like mirror effect on the border, wooden frames and so on...
No upload needed with ipiccy, which is in my opinion, a big plus when we have a slow internet connection.
Pixlr Express has plenty of template, and might be the one who has the most of film strips look alike, because usually websites have only 2 or 3 film strips effect, but on the other hand all its frames and borders are mostly in black and white and here come the disappointment (just a little one).
Although Pixlr Express might be one of the free online giant photo editor out there, it is quite disappointing to see it has mostly black and white borders and frames, i want to say "hey guys you forgot the colors?" or at least add a color picker.
Pixlr Express does not need that you upload your picture to add frame on it, and the control are extremely simple, just click and click, the only "control" you have is on the transparency of the frame effect.
Lunapic is a bit strange about frame or border to add on the photo. I felt that i needed to speak about this kind of UFO because it might be interesting for some of you, especially for people who use social media.
Lunapic need that you upload your picture, but you can also give a link instead, it is not very well featured with frames, but it is good enough and some borders are nice and may be unique in this world of the free online frame makers.
Fotor: is getting better and better with time. It's photo frames and borders section start to be very well featured with many templates and choices, although we miss some option like the transparency or the thickness we want to apply on the border, but Fotor improve every day, so it might come one day.
No upload needed with Fotor, but if your picture is bigger than 8MB, Fotor will automatically resize it to fit the 8MB max or Fotor will offer you to download it's desktop software to not be limited by the size of your picture.
PicMonkey let you control the size of the frame, the colours of the borders and even more. Picmonkey does not have plenty of frame templates, but with Picmonkey you got a lot of control on your borders which compensate the lack of template.
In fact, to be able to control a lot of things, is even better, because you feel that you have endless possibilities with the frames and borders that we can put on a photo. Picmonkey does not need you to upload an image, so it's fast and it's user interface is very easy to master.
Ribbet resize your picture to around 3000px wide which is ok even for nice printing. Ribbet offer many frames and borders to apply on your photo.
With Ribbet you can control the thickness, how wide you want the frames, the colours and some more options depending the border you are using.
You need to upload your photos on Ribbet to put a frame around your pictures, which can take some time depending your internet connexion.
Pho.to at the first glance is not very impressive by the choices of photo frames and borders, but where Pho.to become impressive, is when you use its tools to frame some pictures or put a border on a photo.
The quality of the photo frames and borders are very high, may be one of the highest quality out there.
You do not need to upload your picture on Pho.to to frame an image or put a border around a photo, so it's fast and easy. Pho.to has even the craft effect frame like it was cut by a scissors.
PhotoCat is capable to put a frame around your photo in less time than me to write this text.
Photocat has the classic frames and photo borders, plus what they call Crystal, which is also a kind of crafted frames where you can change the colors as you wish and some other few choices and framed textures.
With Photocat, you do not need to upload your photo to add a border around it.
FreeOnlinePhotoEditor is aimed for beginners and social media, it has a lot of frames and borders.
Free online photo editor need that you upload a photo to put a border, and the photo will be shrunken to around 1000 pixels at the widest side of the photo.
Overall this website has plenty choices of frames and borders to put on a photo.
Loonapix is very impressive, simply because Loonapix has more than one thousand frames and borders to put on your photo.
On Loonapix website, everything is in categories by theme, so you do not have to search over and over. The quality of the frames and borders are nice enough to get good prints.
Upload needed with Loonapix, and no picture bigger than 10 MB are accepted, but Loonapix has also a photo frames editor to push farther your edit.
VipTALISMAN has an almost endless number of frames and borders to put on a photo, but what really impressed me, is that you know the most important about each photo frame or each border you will put on your picture.
So what is this most important thing?
The size of the frame and the max size print recommended for each frame, bravo vipTALISMAN! It might means nothing for some of you but what a cool feature to know exactly how the end framed photo will be and if it will be nice to print it.
No upload needed, to NOT have a watermark in a corner of the final framed photo, use the "Save without emblem" (i discovered it after i did the screenshot).
Fotostars has a little bit more than 30 frames and borders to put on a picture, but they are high quality photo border.
By default Fotostars will save your picture at 2000 pixels at the widest, but if before to save the framed photo, you click on Resize and you put 4000 pixels, it will work very well, and the quality of the photo borders will stay at a very high level.
No upload needed with Fotostars, and if you want some nice or funny big frames, Fotostars is the site to go.
Kizoa has more than 200 frames and borders to put on pictures.
Very easy to use, you hover the frame with the pointer and you can see the preview, click to add on the picture with undo option.
All the frames and borders are organized in catalogues with themes, Kizoa has also plenty of filters and effects to add to the frames.
The only downside is the need to upload the pictures to put a frame or a border on, but the final saved photo framed is a good quality one.
Toolpic Magic is very well featured with frames and borders to add on a picture. Toolpic Magic is a one click and add a frames with option of opacity and the mirror flip of the border.
The first thing to do when you are on Toolpic Magic website is to go in fullscreen mode to appreciate the full user interface.
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Nowadays our smartphones have more computer power than a 10 years old desktop computer. Technology is evolving fast and with it, the language acquiring new words like smartphone or selfie.
We are doing everything with our phone, from a GPS assistant to photograph or record a movie in full 1080p HD, even post processing those images, and i don't even speak about playing 3D games, read some news on internet and so on...
At the end, when we compare how we use our phone the most, in percentage, I can say safely that we barely use it to call someone, and this is why i call mine a photophone.
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