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.
Hence, below is a detailed 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.
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.
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.
|No premium feature||100,000 premium features|
|Only sample images are provided by the app||More than 1 million images for commercial usage and what not|
|No cloud service||Cloud services to store work|
|Limited reach to the filters||Thousands of fonts, graphics and filters|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Appealing User Interface||Not as good as other editor tools|
|Supports RAW file and also converts it||Minimal features offered to edit|
|Numerous filters||Mostly focuses on filters|
|Collage maker||The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Auto Image enhancements||Yes||No||Yes|
|Easy to use||Yes||Yes||No|
|All Platform Availability||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Editing of pictures from scratch||No||Yes||Yes|
|Graphics Oriented editor||No||No||Yes|
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.
Edit with Fotor:
- If you are willing to edit any photo then just click on the edit panel.
- Then go on to select the photo.
- Now, after selection, you can view all the features on the right corner
- All the features i.e. filters, scenes and so on options can be seen
- Select the apt option to alter the picture
- Now, all you have to do is save
- There you get 3 option i.e. High, Medium and Low
- Select appropriate qualities and you are done.
Collage with Fotor:
- If you are willing to collage any of your photos then just click on the collage panel.
- Then go on to select the photo.
- Now, after selection, you can view all the features on the right corner
- Choose the appropriate mode of creating a collage
- Then, select the quality of the picture which has to be saved
- 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.
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.
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 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 Currency: USD
Operating System: "Windows 10", "Mac","Android"
Application Category: Photo Editing