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Recently I began using the Fotor app on my Surface Pro to manipulate photos.  I really like the application.  It’s also free!

After posting A Tiny World, I began to research tilt-shift software and came across a few that cost upwards of $49.95.  I compared many of them to Fotor and all were close to the same thing.  I’m sure you could also dish out the big bucks for photoshop, which would allow you to change depth of field along various places on the photo.  However, for the cost (in this case, no cost – it’s free!) , Fotor is pretty awesome.

So, I want to share with you some of the simple functions of the Fotor Application.  Fotor also has a pretty awesome website, which I’ll get into in just a minute.

Simple Interface for simple photo editing and collages.

Simple Interface for simple photo editing and collages.

When you download the application, the interface is quite simple. It allows for direct photo editing and collage creation. It also comes with a few stock photos. I use the program for editing, so when you click on the edit button, you can pull up photos to edit directly from your photo files and folders.

Once you are in the editing screen, you have a number of options to choose from for editing that includes backlighting, darkening, cloud and shade lighting and much more.  It also has a 1-tap enhance feature for easy light and contrast editing.  However, what I like the most is the bar to the far right which allows for photoshop-like saturation and contrast editing.  It also allows for picture cropping and re-sizing, special effects, border applications, tilt-shifting and even text to photos.

The effects tabs allows for various photo manipulations that include black and white, textured effects such as vintage photo and sepia.  It also allows you to conrol the amount of effects, which I like.

Photo editing screen with a number of editing tools.

Photo editing screen with a number of editing tools.

So, with this introduction, I’ll show 2 sets of before and after photos that I manipulated with this free application.  Since I downloaded this app to specifically tilt-shift these photos, I’ll show you this feature.

Photostich1
Photostich2

So, as you can see, for a free photo editing tool, it’s pretty good.  The Fotor Website also has great features for your photo editing needs.

PHOTO EDITOR: “Fotor is a renowned photo editor, designed to bring powerful digital editing to you… Fotor is a renowned photo editor, designed to bring powerful digital editing to you. With basics such as: 1-Tap Enhance, resize, crop, rotate and straighten, it also has many unique features. It’s huge range of filters and effects are not limited to; photo effects, Lomo Effects, Cool Effects, Funky Effects, Blur Effect and Webcam Effects, but also include; photo frames, stickers, text, color splash, mosaic, and tilt shift tools.”

PHOTO COLLAGE: To express more feeling than a single image can contain… To express more feeling than a single image can contain, we need new ways to say more. A well designed collage can tell a story, share some special feelings and even capture a person’s life. From collage maker, photo stitching to funky collage and other new effects, Fotor’s fantastic collage feature is highly popular! Combine the photo editor’s great features with collage to create something amazing!

In the collage section, you can even create your very own Magazine Cover (featured here on this site)

In the collage section, you can even create your very own Magazine Cover (featured here on this site)

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Whether you’re designing the perfect twitter covers, youtube covers… Whether you’re designing perfect twitter covers, youtube channel art, facebook covers, google plus covers or even a photo montage, Fotor has you covered!… But if these were still not enough, now Fotor give you the ability to make amazing Instagram Post, Facebook Post, Photo Card and Posters with the new Poster Maker!

Fotor Design

Fotor Design allows you to create Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google plus covers. You can also create Poster and Card designs. This interface also enables you to create Instagram and Facebook Posts as well as Custom Designs. It is quite versatile.

HDR: HDR Photography utilizes different level of light exposure to enhance an image…HDR Photography utilizes different level of light exposure to enhance an image, bringing out deeper colours, greater detail, and all round better image quality. Due to a word-leading HDR algorithm, Fotor can create images of unparalleled quality. Simply upload 3 photos, one of normal, low and high exposure and watch as an astonishing level of detail is brought to life! Don’t settle for second best, try Fotor’s HDR tech today!

BEAUTY RETOUCHING: With Fotor, looking your best has never been so easy… With Fotor, looking your best has never been so easy! Whether you’re using our photo retouching kit to maximize a photo for you CV, or simply making yourself look even more beautiful with Fotor’s skin smoothing, wrinkle remover, photo reshaping, blemish remover, red-eye remover and teeth whitener this feature shouldn’t be ignored. Use effect with others to create something truly special and let the world see you at your very best!

Fotor also has a great BLOG with wonderful TUTORIALS so you can start on your next project.  .  Check out their website and app, I think you will like it.

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