ZingFu.com, haiyah!

February 28th, 2007 at 12:00 am

ZingFu.com is not a martial arts website. It is a file sharing website where you can upload photos. With ZingFu, you can use outrageous layouts for your photos, add balloons and texts to the images, and post the finish output in the site's online community for everybody to appreciate. The concept is good, it's not new, but still the website brought new twists to the usual photo sharing website. ZingFu can no longer be considered a Flickr clone or a regular photo image sharing website.

The user interface is easy enough. With just a series of clicks, you can create your own wacky photos. You can choose from more than 250 scenes or backdrops. You can resize your images and move it around the frame to make it fit the backdrop. It would be nice if additional controls are made available like flipping the images horizontally or vertically. You can publish the site for the public to see or keep it hidden and be accessed by close friends only. You can also load the codes of the images and post them into your MySpace profile, a blog, a forum, or any other page on the net where you can add contents.

For some reason, the whole website is laid down on what it seems like a Chinese restaurant menu. Chinese symbols are also used like the Gummy Buddha on the left of the hope page.

The fact that images on ZingFu can be posted on other webpages, especially in MySpace profiles, made the website a hit especially among bloggers and MySpace account owners. It's always fun to fool around with photos. Late last year, another website came out which hosts similar services as ZingFu. This time PikiPimp.com lets users embed their edited or pimped out photos to other web pages or download them to their computers.

Some people find these websites rather useless and totally unnecessary. But I say, as long as the services are free let them be. These websites offer people on the internet a simple way to be wacky, silly or even corny. Whatever you might think, popularity of ZingFu so far do suggest that a number of people who browse the Web are into these kinds of silly stuff.