Add Holiday Style Effects to Your Photos with Glitterboo

By Akemi Iwaya on November 18th, 2010

Do you have photos that you want to make festive looking for the upcoming holidays? Glitterboo can add special effects to your images and make them something special to look at.

To get started choose an effect to add to your photo and then upload an image (or access one using the URL). The free version of the site only lets you access the Sparkles and Stars effects.

Once your image is loaded, you can start having fun adding the effects. The Effects Area of the control panel has multiple settings that you can adjust to get the desired result on your images.

Use the Selector Tool to highlight the area(s) you want to add special effects to. You can choose different sizes for the Selector Tool to finesse your selections.

Choose the particular style of effect that you would like to add (i.e. the multiple star sparkle shapes available), adjust the slider bars to enhance or tone down the effects, and click Apply. It may take a little bit of experimentation to achieve just the result you want, but it is definitely fun to play around with.

To save your images choose a size from the left column for each image type, click on Select, and a download link will appear.

Note: Sizes available will vary based on original image size.

Here is how our image turned out in regular .jpg and animated gif formats.

Note: There is a paid version of this service if you want full access to all the special photo effects and to save larger sized images.

Glitterboo [via MakeUseOf]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 11/18/10
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