Purikura, short for ‘print club’ refers to the photo-booth craze in Japan. These aren’t tiny snap and print booths either. Some are big enough to hold a small army of friends, and all offer lots of touch screen editing options from filters to frames to shapes and text.

Short of lugging around a photo-booth, you can cutify your pics on the go with purikura apps for android and iphone.

Best part of it all. They’re free!

Well, not every single one of them, but there are tons of completely free apps to chose from.  I’ve worked my favorite five into the collage above, and recommend them.  See for yourself, though, and try these and others available at GooglePlay and iTunes.

Deco Album

GirlsCamera

Decopetit

Decopic

SBY Camera