I’ve been using Canva for a long time to make illustrations and infographics. I was very happy with the service, but a few months ago they told me about Fotor, another tool to create images results in a couple of clicks, but that also includes a powerful photo editor and a tool to create collages.
Next, we will see its advantages and disadvantages, as well as my impressions after using the photo editor for a couple of months.
Fotor was born in 2012 as an online tool to create HDR (High-dynamic-range) images, but nowadays it has grown to become one of the best online photo editors. In addition, it has an application for mobile (iOS and Android) and has a computer version (Windows and macOS).
All Fotor services can be used for free, although there are some filters, templates and images that are limited to the paid version. But there, lies another advantage of Fotor. While the Canva Pro mode costs $ 12.95 per month, Fotor costs only $ 3.33 per month (if we pay annually). For what it costs us the same one year of Fotor Pro than three months of Canva Pro.
If Fotor stands out for something, it is because of its online tool that allows you to edit photographs, create collages and create illustrations easily and quickly. As we have already seen, the online editor can be used for free, although some options are paid. In addition, the free version shows some ads, although they are not too intrusive.
The web photo editor is a small wonder. You can apply creative filters, implement effects, crop the image, predefined beauty tweaks, add text … everything. And most importantly, in a very easy and comfortable way. The interface is clear and intuitive and, in addition, we can compare the original image with the modified one with a single button.
Fotor’s online photo editor is one of the best online editors I’ve tried
Of course, we also have the options to undo, reverse all changes, save, share the image … Come on, one pass. The only negative point I find is that some functions are limited to the payment method. Fotor also allows you to create collages virtually automatically. There are many different configurations, photo effect types and patterns to choose from, although some of them are paid.
Although the tools we have seen so far are excellent, my favorite part (the one that saves me the most time) is Design. In it we can create images for social networks, resumes, birthday or greeting cards, restaurant menus, infographics, logos, posters, flyers thanks to a host of predefined designs. The dream of bloggers and community managers.
We have a lot of predefined templates to save us time
The good thing is that we have a lot of templates that allow us to create original designs in a fraction of the time it would take if we “designed them from scratch”. In addition, we can configure any model to our liking and get images with professional quality without having advanced knowledge of programs such as Illustrator or Photoshop.
Fotor’s mobile application, available for iOS and Android, allows you to edit photos and make collages, although the design section is currently not available. The app is very reminiscent of the web version and has all its options. It has portrait settings, for the sky, photo montage, backlight, food filters, landscapes, focus and blur options … Come on, it is one of the most complete photo editing apps.