Monday, June 30, 2014

Fotor Photo Editor is FREE and it's Awesome!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

I'm not one to play with photos much. I have one photo that I can remember editing, and that was of my daughter sitting on the floor of a glass box in the Willis Tower. A man's legs were behind her, and I cloned the city view to delete those legs. That might all change now that I've found Fotor online photo editing.

The editor is free, and you can create an account or sign in with your Facebook. There is also a free mobile app, if you want to this on your phone.

To start playing around, I put a random photo in, just to experiment a bit with the site.

This is the original, plain picture that I took just because I thought it was cute.
My son took his 'wolfie' to the airport and loved that little stuffed doggie all the way from Detroit to Orlando. ;)
Here is the original picture. This is just a normal 'mom snapping her child's picture' that I took at the airport. Nothing extraordinary (except for the sweet little boy in the photo, he's pretty extraordinary to me ;) ). I randomly selected it to put it Fotor's free online photo editor, and went to work to see if I could spruce it up a bit.

My first attempt at using Fotor's free online photo editor.
The crop was as simple as a drop and drag.
Once I aligned my square to eliminate the 'busy' in the picture, and lightened everything up a tad,
I hit 'apply' and ended up with this photo. Much nicer. I saved it to my computer to print later.
That was so easy to do that I decided to explore a little more, and I went to the Fotor Montage option.

I selected (7) pictures from my computer and let the montage place them randomly.
You can put them where you want too, and reposition them as you like.
The montage was fun! You could select a good number of photos to create your montage, and then you could have them randomly filled, or you could put them where you wanted. You could resize and move the pictures too. I selected seven random pictures from a folder on my computer and let the random selection place them.

I then selected the 'funky' category on the montage.
There was one with a heart so I randomly filled it in & think the results are so cute.
James Joyce, on the bottom left, could be scooched over a bit,
and the castle could be moved down and to the right, but you get the gist.
This option is awesome. And there are a good number of montage layouts to choose from too.
To make the montage even more fun, I selected one of the (many) cool options on the sidebar. This option was 'funky' and there was a heart in that category. I chose that, and I love it!

Playing with the tilt-shift category
My daughter helping her little bro. down the slide
when they were both much younger. ;)
There are so many options on Fotor, that I couldn't help but play around just a little bit more.  The above picture is created from one of the many options in the Fotor tilt-shift category. You can see on the left side bar (of the top picture) some of the other ways I could have made the picture appear.



There was a 'Beauty' option on the Fotor site too (under the tilt-shift category), and I played around with it a bit to see how it worked. I selected a photo of my two youngest...the one on the left being the original and the one on the right being the re-do. You can see the kiddie tattoos on my son on the left (his mustache under his lip, and the tatts on his arm). I think the fake tattoos add to the charm of the photo ;)  but I was just testing options out, and a quick couple of clicks (and if I took time I could make it better) took the tattoos right off.

I've just started to explore this site, but I can tell it's going to be fun to learn more about it.  I saw an option to make cards, and I love photo cards, so I'll be exploring that some time soon, I'm sure.  The things I've shown you are really just the tip of the iceberg. If you're looking for a many-options, high quality, cool photo editor, that's 100% free, I suggest heading on over to Fotor. You can use it for photos on your computer, or you can use it for photos that are on your Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, or Picassa (to name some of the other options). You can also use webcam effects to edit photos! In short, I can say I love this site, and I think I'll finally be jumping on the photo editor bandwagon, because some bandwagons are really fun to be on. :)

76 comments:

Robin said...

In the past, I hesitated to use this sort of option because it FELT complicated. Of course, many people use these sort of things and post awesome collage pics (and more) on Facebook. Reading this I see how easy it is. I think I will give them a try!!!

Z @ Kicking Kilos said...

:) nice Rosie!

Kung Phoo said...

It looks so easy to use.. We shy away from those applications because they are usually cumbersome..

Masshole Mommy said...

I really need to get over there and check it out. I a all over photo editing, so this sounds like something I would use a lot.

Lizbeth McGow said...

I love everything Free! and this looks like a lot of fun! will give it a try fro sure! Thank you Rosey...oh btw....so cute the puppy pic! Is he still loving his stuff animal? mine all of the sudden wants a sock monkey....go figure, lol Hugs my friend!

Jen said...

Oh how cool! I will definitely have to check this site out. :)

mail4rosey said...

Right, that's how I've always felt. I'm not big on complicated. :) This one was super easy though. I'll be back in there before long, I'm sure. I have new pictures from our vacation, maybe I can put together some cool ones to send the (grown) kids, and one to put up on our wall. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Z. :)

mail4rosey said...

That's exactly how I've felt since I saw how complicated photo editing was years ago. This really was a cinch (and hurrah for it).

mail4rosey said...

I can see where it would be useful for blogging, and fun for making things at home.

mail4rosey said...

My teen loves the sock monkey. :) My son got to pack his own backpack for the airplane. He packed five stuffed dogs (and nothing else) and carried that one, hahahahaa

mail4rosey said...

I saw some cool collages on your blog today. If you're not already thrilled w/what you're using, this site is great. And if you are thrilled, maybe there's something new/different on this one that you might like too. :)

Kristen Campbell said...

Oh, I haven't heard of this one! Thanks for the introduction!

Kay Adeola said...

I have not seen this one before,Thank you for sharing i will for sure check it out as i need a good photo editor.

Aimee Fauci said...

Love this! You did great with editing your photos and making them fun! I am guilty... I have this after reading it on a few blogs and I keep forgetting to use it!

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

The collage came out great! So did a the other images you worked on. I need to get over there and start playing!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading. :)

mail4rosey said...

I like this one because it's got a ton of options, but it's easy.

mail4rosey said...

I'm guessing one day you'll be thrilled to come across it when you have an idea for something new/fun w/your photos. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'll be in there later this week seeing what else they offer. I do believe I could happily spend hours in there messing around. :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

That totally sounds like fun, and it MIGHT not be above my computer (un)skill level. Thanks. I'll definitely check it out.

Annemarie Leblanc said...

I've never used photo editing all that much, but this very easy to use. I might give it a try.

Samantha Angell said...

Thanks for sharing a great app! I don't edit photos too much, and when I do usually just do the bare minimum. Great you got good results!

Heather Jones said...

Oh this is great! I have adobe photoshop and correl, but I think this would be great for my travel laptop that has no way of installing something that big on it! Totally bookmarking this site for future use!! Thanks Rosey!

Colette S said...

Ooh I"m very intrigued! I will try this!

Mrs. Mashed Up said...

Cool. I use GIMP, but I'm all for anything that is an alternative to Photoshop. Love it, but too expensive.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I want to check this out. I used to have a photo editor on my computer and then we got a new computer...

P Bishop said...

I need all the help I can get with my photography. I love all these great functions. Thanks for the info.

Lexie Lane said...

I'm a Photoshop nerd and love it. I can't imagine using anything else but this looks easy and fun to use!

MaryJane Tauyan said...

looks so fun! i love photo editing tools online! i love how cool they can be and makes my photos looks cute too

Christy Maurer said...

How awesome! I've been using picmonkey a lot lately. I'll have to try this one out!

Pat Hatt said...

Something that is easy as can be, works for me. First I've heard of this one, I usually use picmonkey too.

Anonymous said...

I need to check this out, I love being able to edit photos on my phone. It would make them look a lot nicer before I share them.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

As a blogger, I am always looking for photo editing options. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I've started using fotor from time to time, it's so simple to use! x

Kira Thompson said...

I totally need a new photo editor. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll be trying this one out.

Rachael Yerkes said...

Thanks for the info. I usually use PicMonkey.com, but I will definitely be trying this one out. Thank you!

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

Well you definitely can not beat free. Will try this! Amber N

Binky said...

Looks like it has quite a lot of features.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love using Fotor! Normally I edit most of my photos in Photoshop, but I never mastered the program. Sometimes it's much easier to hop on Fotor and get the results I want in a hurry! I love all of their features!

Erin Slocum said...

I love photo editing softwares! I use one from Canon tht is pretty awesome!

Amanda Ripsam said...

one of the services I offer up on my blog is photo editing I just love alternating pictures and giving a different style or view point

JaimeLovesStuff said...

I have never heard of this before- I will have to try it out. I get frustrated with PS, but this looks neat.

Anonymous said...

So good to know! Thanks, I edit photos a lot!

bxcrochet said...

That looks like a great app. I have been looking for one like this that was free.

Michelle F.

Hilary @ The RNY Life said...

That's really neat. Looks like a great site and easy to use.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosie .. that looks very clever and certainly the few views you've given us are much improved .. good idea - and thanks for the link up ..

Cheers and enjoy your photo editing .. Hilary

Becka M said...

I love fotor. Photo manipulation is a hobby of mine and sometimes I don't want to open photoshop and really pic monkey is nice but could not replace fotor for me. Actually I am not really a pic monkey fan.. there are better options such as this that are free and easy to use. :)

Mary said...

I use Photoshop at home but I am always looking for a good 'on the go' photo editor. Love making tweeks to those FB photos. Will have to check this one out.

Rebecca Swenor said...

I never use this kind of stuff on pictures really. Now I think I will look into it more. Thanks for sharing.

JT and Amanda said...

I'm going to have to check this out! I've been looking for a free photo editing software that works good. Thanks for sharing.

Kristi Maloney said...

Wow this photo editor has a lot of cool options! Love that it is free. :)

Newlywed Survival said...

I've been trying to decide on a photo editor. I'll have to check this one out!

Sweepster said...

This looks like such a great app and the fact that its free just sweetens the deal!

Krystal Butherus said...

I love editing my own photos. Thanks for sharing about this app. Cute pics too!

Susan Zutautas said...

Very cool! Will have to check out fotor. Thanks Rosey!

Rose-Marie said...

Wow - fantastic! I used to have good photo editing software that had come with a camera. Now I have to take a million pictures very annoying to ppl, to hope one comes out OK. I can't wait to try this!

Helene Bludman said...

I have been experimenting with photo editing and really enjoy it. I will have to check this out for sure.

Donna said...

Okay, I've heard about Fotor several times now, so I really need to go and check it out.

Liz Mays said...

I do have this on my phone, but I have to admit that I haven't explored it to its fullest. I need to mess around with it!

Marielle Altenor said...

I'm always on the look out for photo edit apps! I'm checking this one out and so far I like it! Thanks for telling us about it!! =)

Natalie Summers said...

This is pretty cool, I have like 10 apps like this on my phone & I have photoshop on my computer. I don't think I need anymore, but this is still cool.

Joanna Sormunen said...

Looks like a really great photo editor! I'll see if they have it for iPad, thank you for sharing!

Ann B said...

This looks easy to use. I find most photo editors complicated. Thank you for sharing. I will do some research.

Julie Tucker said...

I may have to try this out. I have a bunch of vaca pics to edit. This maybe just what I'm looking for. Thanks!

Maddi'sMommy said...

What a great way to edit photos! Plus, you cant beat free.

Debra Hawkins said...

This looks fantastic! I will have to check it out!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

As a blogger, I use photo editors quite often. I love how easy this one is to use and the fact that it is free.

~ Noelle said...

great... another time sucker for me :)
headed over soon

Jade Schwartz said...

I actually signed up on their site after reading the review from my friend's post. I like it and I will explore more next time.

mail4rosey said...

Right, that's just what I thought when I was using it. I like it, so I know it's going to be a time taker. The results should be well worth it though. :)

Ckrusch said...

Sounds awesome! I need to try it! Thank you for sharing it!

Growing Up Madison said...

I've been thinking of investing in photo shop but will give this a shot. Seems like a neat program.

Kath Rivera said...

Fantastic! I will try to download this. The thing that I have in mind before was Photoscape. You gave me an option. Thanks!

Mama to 5 said...

What a great resource! Love the heart collage!

Rena McDaniel said...

What a great tool! I need all of the editing help I can get. Thanks for this tip I will be checking it out!