Fotor Review – Best Tool To Edit Photos Quickly?

In this busy world, people are looking for a quick escape and eventually, all of us want our work to be done faster and perfectly. These days people don’t carry a professional camera to take pictures and eventually are highly dependent upon photo editors. 

Fotor is one of the modern apps which allows user to alter the pictures within clicks and eventually, make it look 100 times better and this era is completely about filters and masks which can be applied within seconds and at the same time, users expect the pictures to look good, which is possible with Fotor. 

Fotor Review

Fotor Review

What Is Fotor?

Fotor is an image editing platform widely used online and as an app on several social media platforms. It allows you to edit photos and make simple modifications to photos, although its great strength is the ability to apply filters or create collages.

You can totally notice that all the toggles or extensions are perfectly organized which is a great thing for the user. The one-tap enhances mode which allows the user to get an AI-edited photo which basically adjusts all the aspects of the photo to make it way better than it was earlier.

User interface 

fotor UI

The user interface has to be one of the highlights of any tool in this era and Fotor has indeed one of the most refined and modern UIs which looks pretty appealing, also you can expect it to be resilient at the same time with great looks it just seems perfect for any modern user. 

The toggles, extensions, toolbars, everything seems to be at the appropriate place which is even more appealing. Also, there are no Ads in-app, which makes the UI much more cleaner and smooth for daily usage.

Platform Availability

Fotor is available in almost all the mainstream OS i.e. Android, iOS, MAC and Windows. You can eventually expect the UI of all the versions of the app to be quite identical. Yes, you can expect functional differences which are quite obvious. There is also a web version that can be used to avail Fotor.

Windows

fotor UI 1

The UI of this version of Fotor is as resilient and minimalistic as all the other versions of Fotor. It is one of the best on the go editor software with different filters and effects to enhance your picture. Hence, if you are looking for software that can tweak pictures of yours within a click then, you should definitely install this editor.

Mac

  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor, Designer Screenshot

You can directly download the app from the official website on the Mac device. Fotor is more like an editor for the user who wishes to tweak the pictures up a notch without any efforts basically. With filter effects, you can say that this is an editor for a newbie.

Android

  • Fotor Photo Editor - Design Maker & Photo Collage Screenshot
  • Fotor Photo Editor - Design Maker & Photo Collage Screenshot
  • Fotor Photo Editor - Design Maker & Photo Collage Screenshot
  • Fotor Photo Editor - Design Maker & Photo Collage Screenshot
  • Fotor Photo Editor - Design Maker & Photo Collage Screenshot
  • Fotor Photo Editor - Design Maker & Photo Collage Screenshot
  • Fotor Photo Editor - Design Maker & Photo Collage Screenshot
  • Fotor Photo Editor - Design Maker & Photo Collage Screenshot
  • Fotor Photo Editor - Design Maker & Photo Collage Screenshot
  • Fotor Photo Editor - Design Maker & Photo Collage Screenshot

As I’ve already mentioned, Fotor tends to be quite minimalistic and easy to use in Android. You can expect easy edits with before and after view, also it gets better when the usage of all the filters is easy and hassle-free. Within a few clicks, you can adjust the intensity and change the filters.

iOS

  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor & Design Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor & Design Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor & Design Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor & Design Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor & Design Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor & Design Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor & Design Screenshot
  • ‎Fotor - Photo Editor & Design Screenshot

The design and minimalistic UI remains the same as compared to all the other OS as of now. Fotor on iOS allows you to edit the photo of yours on the go with great filters which will surely help the users who tend to click selfies often. You can get the app directly from the App Store on your iOS device.

Fotor Web

fotor web

Basically, Fotor web can be available from all the devices where you don’t have to install the app and directly upload the image to the Fotor server and edit or make collages. Also, users can make designs too, you can say that it is almost identical to the software version. It gets your job done for sure if you are in a hurry and want to retouch your photo.

Free vs Paid Fotor 

I would say the freemium version of this app is also worth trying because of all the offerings. But, surely paid ones to have a lot more to offer which is why money is charged. However, below is a short comparison of free and paid ones.

FotorFotor Pro+
No premium feature100,000 premium features
Only sample images are provided by the appMore than 1 million images for commercial usage and what not
No cloud serviceCloud services to store work
Limited reach to the filtersThousands of fonts, graphics and filters

Essential Features 

1-Tap Enhance : Once in Edit mode, you will find the first option to enhance your image with a simple touch. If you have little time and desire available, this simple algorithm can quickly and effectively improve all the general brightness of the image, with three options to better refine the result.

one tap enhance

So, you can expect to alter or edit your photo within one click with the help of AI on the application.

Fotor’s Filters: Filters have to be the main highlight of this particular tool because there are a number of filters that can make your photo look amazing and probably 100 times better than it was. Filters can be adjusted and easily chosen. 

fotor filter or effects

Adjustment tools: Fotor offers a series of classic tools to improve the image, and it is an acceptable offer to already get good results. You will get to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, vignette, temperature, and the list goes on. In addition, you will also find all the basic adjustment tools such as resizing, cropping, insertion of text and so on.

fotor adjustment tools

Filters and Borders: Fotor contains a whole series of effects that can be easily applied to the image. In total, it currently has more than 50 filters and 20 border types completely free. In the filters themselves, it is also possible to choose the density of the effect to make it lighter than the maximum version. Filters and borders can then be added to the favourites catalogue to be able to find them faster at any time.

fotor borders

Scenes: With this option, the application offers the classic possibility of applying improvements to the image, with a single touch, depending on the place where it was taken, or its genre of reference. It does change a lot when you choose different scenes to make the photo look amazing. 

fotor scenes 1

Tilt-Shift: The application also allows you to apply the classic tilt-shift effect to give more depth to a part of the image than the background. Fotor does not just give one option, but for each round or horizontal mode, 9 different density options are offered, all adjustable in the strength of the blur.

fotor tilt shift

Create a Photo Collage

Another nice option that Fotor offers is the ability to create a Photo Collage directly in the same application, and for free. There are a whole series of ready-made templates, and you can add up to 9 photos. So, if you are looking for a proper collage maker then this software will for sure be listed at the top.

Template: Here you can select a single template and it comes up with plenty of those to be chosen from. But, you can’t alter the templates which are provided by default.

fotor collage template


Photo Stitching: Here you can select a number of photos and stitch or make a collage out of it as per your needs. You can alter borders, background and whatnot, also the positioning i.e. vertical and horizontal. In short, this feature to create a collage is a treat.

fotor photo stitching

Freestyle: This feature allows the user to freely position the photos without even having borders and separations. You can also choose background solid colours or some of the animated pictures available in the application. 

fotor collage freestyle

Pros and Cons 

So, every product lacks some qualities and at the same time excels in some of the features and offerings too. But, I would say this tool is pretty much balanced and when it comes to offering, the features inside are quite refined and best suited for photo editing.

ProsCons
Appealing User InterfaceNot as good as other editor tools
Supports RAW file and also converts itMinimal features offered to edit 
Numerous filters Mostly focuses on filters 
Collage makerThe creation of any kind of artwork is also not suitable enough
Less power consuming

Pricing & license

So, if you are looking for a good product then you will have to pay the price for the full-fledged software. Just like other apps this one also comes in 3 different kinds i.e. the free version and there are 2 kinds of paid versions that depend upon the package you are opting for.

fotor pricing

Freemium version of this tool comes up with limited filters, effects and also there are no cloud services. But, you get the Ad-free experience which is good enough too.

Fotor Pro, this version is priced at 39.99 USD annually and 3.33 USD per month. This version comes up with 100,000 + premium resources which include template, stickers and fonts, the creation of graphics is also suitable.

Fotor Pro+, this version is priced at 59.99 USD annually and 19.99 USD per month. This version comes with more than 1 million stock image resources which are just amazing and the rest of the features are similar to that of Fotor Pro.

System Requirements 

As per my experience and information on the web, there are no such requirements of the system to use the tool but I would say at least a dual-core processor or any processor which gets the job done with a minimum of 4GB RAM can easily carry out the processes in this software.

It is available on all three major platforms i.e. Windows, MAC and Android. You can expect all three versions of the OS to be identical.

Impact On System

Also, power consumption and memory usage while using this tool are very minimal. It will not take more than 100MB of the total RAM while using which is very low as per the system. after installation it occupies around 50MB which is too low.

fotor impact on system

So, the impact on the system will be minimalistic because of lightweight and eventually, the size of the tool might increase with usage because of the data stored which is quite obvious.

Competition

The main competitors of Fotor in the market according to my research and info available on the web are PhotoScapeX, GIMP. The main feature of these two editors is that an artist can easily create artwork or edit photos from scratch or from the base which is quite basic yet one of the essential offerings.

Anyways, below is the comparison table among the main features of PhotoScapeX, GIMP, and Fotor.

FeaturesFotorPhotoScapeXGIMP
Auto Image enhancementsYesNoYes
Customer SupportYesYesYes
Easy to useYesYesNo
Resilient UIYesYesNo
Image DatabaseYesNoNo
TemplatesYesNoYes
FiltersYesNoYes
All Platform AvailabilityYesYesYes
Collage MakerYesYesYes
Editing of pictures from scratchNoYesYes
Graphics Oriented editorNoNoYes

How to use Fotor?

So, once you have downloaded the app from the Microsoft Store, you will now see a window that contains an edit panel and a sample panel.

fotor UI 1

Edit with Fotor:

  1. If you are willing to edit any photo then just click on the edit panel.
  2. Then go on to select the photo. 
  3. Now, after selection, you can view all the features on the right corner
  4. All the features i.e. filters, scenes and so on options can be seen 
  5. Select the apt option to alter the picture 
  6. Now, all you have to do is save
  7. There you get 3 option i.e. High, Medium and Low
  8. Select appropriate qualities and you are done.

Collage with Fotor:

  1. If you are willing to collage any of your photos then just click on the collage panel.
  2. Then go on to select the photo. 
  3. Now, after selection, you can view all the features on the right corner
  4. Choose the appropriate mode of creating a collage
  5. Then, select the quality of the picture which has to be saved
  6. And you are done with the collage creation.

On the other hand, you can also use samples to try all the features, which you will have to choose from the starting window to edit or use samples.

FAQs

Is Fotor safe?

Yes, Fotor is safe to use with no Ads and no such irritating bugs within the app.

Is Fotor app free?

Yes, there is a free version available. But, there are also paid ones so technically, free and paid ones both are available for the users.

How do I use Fotor?

Just install it from the MS store or download it from the official website and once you open it there will be no issues for you. Even if you are naïve to use those apps then you could easily cope up within a few minutes.

How do I remove a background in Fotor?       

Unfortunately, you can’t remove background in this app because it is completely based on filters, collage creation and AI colour grading. But, other than removing the background there are many features which many modern users might like.

              

Conclusion

So, this was the detailed Fotor Review. Hence, if you liked this post then do share it with your friends and family members who might find this tool useful. 

When it comes to the recommendation, I would say if you are looking for an app that lets your photo look good but without any kind of manual alteration then this has to be the one for you and if you are looking for an app that allows you to alter each and every aspect of the picture then you should probably try PhotoScapeX or Adobe Express or even Photoshop.

Fotor
fotor review

Fotor is a modern-day advanced tool that allows users to perform alterations to the pictures with the help of different filters and scenes. this tool is highly recommended for those who wish to enhance there pictures within a click and eventually without working or investing time on editing.

Price: 3.33

Price Currency: USD

Operating System: "Windows 10", "Mac","Android"

Application Category: Photo Editing

Editor's Rating:
3.8
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Shreyash Pradhan
Member of Team TJ and a potential geek!

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