Ever wished you had access to a good photo editing tool? Sure you did. We all have this great shot that could use some improvement to become a “wow!” picture. Maybe you need to crop the picture, apply colour correction or adjust the white balance. Or maybe you just want to have fun and add text and a frame to your favourite shot… and then share it on social media, or add it to a blog article.
Image editing doesn’t have to be complicated, and most of us do not need to invest in a fancy and pricey software (ahem, Photoshop, looking at you…). There are great online solutions for photographers—and Fotor is one of these useful tools.
Fotor was launched in May of 2012 to bring powerful, easy-to-use photo editing tools into the hands of anyone and everyone with an internet connection. Utilizing cloud computing to provide a suite of image processing tools ranging from basic cropping to HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing, Fotor has made professional-level photo editing accessible to everyday users through a clean, intuitive interface and workflow.
No registration is required: just click on “open a file” and load your picture. A second later, you will have access to a neat interface with a ton of options, such as:
- Basic editing: to crop, rotate, tone, resize, etc.
- Photo effects: to apply a filter to turn your picture into a Lomo shot… or to play with one of the many funky options!
- Frames: to add simple or fun borders, apply shadows, etc.
- Clip art: to add a special touch to a shot, such as a message for Father’s Day.
- Text: to add text to your pic.
With Fotor, you can also make collages, cards and montages to save and share. All you need is to pick one of the many templates available, and you are all set! This could be a great tool for those looking to make a banner for their blogs, or to send a special wish to a special someone.
Fotor’s interface is very intuitive and you can play around with it for hours! I love the fact that you can work with the most basic tools and not feel overwhelmed by a complicated interface, yet have access to more sophisticated options if needed.
Once you are done, you can save your picture to your computer in various formats (JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF) or share it through Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, etc.
You can use the online version of Fotor at http://www.fotor.com, or download a copy of the software for free for many platforms such as Windows, Mac, etc.
Verdict? Fotor is an easy and fun way to enhance your images. The tool is quick and powerful and most users will find the option that fits their editing need. Try it today!