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Fotor Review: a Free and Powerful Online Photo Editor

When you see photos taken by professional photographers and edited by a pro, we feel something that is best described like awe. But what if there was a tool that could help you make your photos look just as good? Fotor is an free online photo editor that can make that happen.


Fotor is a free online photo editor that anyone can use to make their photos look great and do some serious photo editing. Despite being free (you don’t even have to register), Fotor is really powerful and has lots of professional editing features.


When it comes to features, Fotor can easily replace Photoshop or GIMP. With its help you can do it all – edit your photos, apply effects, crop them, resize them, straighten them and what not. If you are not very savvy, then you can use the 1-Tap Enhance button to quickly make your photos look great. And then you can compare the two versions of the photo side by side  and see which version you like best.

compare versions

Compare versions

You can upload photos to Fotor from your computer, Facebook, Flikr or anywhere on the Web. There are dozens of effects to choose from and all the basic tool a photo editor needs (blur, brushes, text, frames, clipart, etc.). If you are not satisfied with what you’ve done to the image, you can always go back one step at a time or revert to the original image. When you are done with editing, you can save the image on your computer and share it on Facebook, Flikr and Twitter. You can save the photo in .JPG or .PNG format.

As you can see, you can do a lot with Fotor. But the best bit is that you can do something every photographer wants to do – HDR.  With Fotor you won’t have to pay for expensive HDR software and you won’t have to spend hours figuring out how it works. All you need to do is upload three versions of the photo you want to make HDR (underexposed, with normal exposure and overexposed) and let Fotor do its magic. The results are really good.

Fotor HDR

Fotor HDR

But photo editing is not the only thing you can do with Fotor. You can also create amazing photo collages of all shapes and sizes. There are lots of templates to choose from and there are tools that allow you to stitch photos together, do shape collages and do photo montage.

Fotor Collage

Fotor Collage

But that’s not all – Fotor is also a great tool for creating cards. There are templates for birthday cards, holiday cards, “thank you” cards, and seasonal cards. You can customize any template with your own images.

Ease of Use

We found Fotor very easy to use. All of its tools are intuitive and don’t require any knowledge of photo editing software. Even if you are a complete photo editing newbie, you won’t have any problems using this online photo editor.

The Verdict: Fotor is a powerful and easy to use online photo editor that can be used by anyone to create amazing photo edits.