One of my resolutions for 2013 was to do better with photography. I worked on that a lot, and I think I’ve been sharing a lot more photos and the quality has gotten better from when I first started the blog. My hubby was going to get me some expensive photo editing software to help, but I discovered from other bloggers that there were websites that would do a lot of the things that I wanted, for free!
Recently a couple of different blogs reviewed the free online photo editor Fotor.com and I was interested in giving that one a try too. When Fotor.com contacted me asking if I would also be interested in doing a review, it seemed like the perfect time to give it a try. I just had to get through the holiday busy-ness before I could really sit down and play with it!
There are so many different features and options you can spend a lot of time just playing around with all the fun effects for your photos. The website is very easy to maneuver around and figure out how to do things. You can upload multiple photos at once and switch around which ones you want to work on.
Of course, you can do all the basic editing – cropping, adding text, making photo collages, etc. I think the different effects they have to choose from are much more extensive than the other site I was using. You can easily try the effects and switch between them to see what you like. Then you can add clip art and frames, which they have a very large selection of as well. There are card templates for making quick and easy cards for birthdays, holidays, and other occasions. Since you can upload multiple photos, it’s easy to try different photos in each card. You can also share your projects directly to your social media accounts.
One of the features I like is called “1 Tap Enhance”. Just click on that button and it will adjust your photo to improve the quality automatically. Or you can make all those adjustments yourself. Here are just a few of the things I did just for fun:
Our next big holiday is Valentine’s Day and you can use one of their templates to make a quick and easy card, or you can just design your own.
This effect is called “Scratchy Pencil”:
This was one of my typical out-of-focus photos, but I think I turned it into something a little more creative:
Here’s another photo that wasn’t that great to start, but I like what I ended up with after enhancing it and adding some effects:
There are various options for just the black and white effect. There are 6 different variations in that effect alone!
Warning: Fotor.com can be a time suck! With so many options to choose from, you can spend much more time than you planned trying different effects, etc., on your photos. That’s what happened to me today!
*Disclosure: I am being compensated by Fotor.com for reviewing their website. However, Wag ‘n Woof Pets only shares things we feel will be of interest to our readers, and all reviews reflect my honest opinion.