Fotor Update

fotor is a robust free online photo editor. See samples of what you can do with it.First a story.

Today at work, I was talking with one of my student employees (I work at a university) about a problem he was having with some HTML coding. He was complaining that it wouldn’t show up how it was supposed to.

I asked what browser he was using. After he told me, I suggested that he look at his code using a different browser. He changed browsers and voilĂ ! His code worked perfect.

You would think that in this day and age of high tech that HTML code would behave the same regardless of the browser used. Not so.

Please keep this experience in mind as you read on.

fotorTonight, I was grumping yet again that the link to download Fotor didn’t work. I really, really like Fotor. Lots. I wanted it on my Mac computer. Lots.

After grousing for several minutes, my husband sweetly looked at me and asked which browser I was using. Duh! Why didn’t I think of checking the link in a different browser, I ask you?

(We have this little argy-bargy going on between us about which is the best browser to use. My favorite or his . . . Of course mine is better!)

I had been using Firefox. So, I opened up Safari, and pasted in the link. The page displayed properly. I clicked on the link that was supposed to take me to the Mac App store.

And, what do you think happened? Why, it took me to Fotor in the Mac App store! Hip, hip, hooray! So take a lesson from me. If you are interested in downloading Fotor (for either a Windows-based computer or a Mac computer, I recommend that you don’t use Firefox as your browser!)

I downloaded the program and eagerly started it.

Can you crop, rotate, and resize photos in the desktop version? Yes. Can you brighten them and adjust the exposure? Yes. What about blur, sharpen, and add borders? Yes, yes, yes!

Here’s a collage I created with one of the freestyle backgrounds. (Gosh, I’ve got one cutie of a grandson!) grandson


Right at this moment in time, I should be doing laundry, packing, and getting ready to go to our family reunion tomorrow. But I’m not. Oh no. I’m playing with Fotor.

Last year, I won a free weekend stay at the Vagabond House (a bed and breakfast inn in Carmel, California). I never win anything so I was ecstatic. Way beyond ecstatic. Wildly, madly, euphorically, shout-from-the-rootops ecstatic.

So, of course I had to make a collage of some of the pictures I took. Of course.

carmel by the sea


In playing around with the program on my Mac, I noticed a couple of differences from the online editor. The one on my desktop doesn’t have the freestyle shapes like the elephant and the heart. It doesn’t have as many border selections. It doesn’t have clip art that you can add to your pictures.

But Fotor is still a wonderful program. And, it’s amazing that it is free.

If you want a more robust program, you can purchase the Photo Effect Studio Pro for only $14.99. Now, you don’t have to pay big bucks to get a photo editor! Whoopee!

Happy photo editing!

3 thoughts on “Fotor Update

  • DigiGram Post author

    My husband uses Internet Explorer on the PC. But, he is begrudgingly switching to use a Mac computer. He has an iPad, too. He uses Safari on both of them. Glad that I could help out your friend!

  • Grandma Kc

    Well and of course I am curious what browser husband uses? I am on a PC and use both Chrome and Firefox. HTML is not supported equally by the different browsers — that is for sure! SO glad you got the problem resolved! I sent your link from yesterday to a friend who was looking to replace Picasa so the timing was perfect — thanks!

    And yes that is one very cute grandchild!

  • Joyce

    Congratulations on your wonderful vacation prize! I have never been to California but my husband has been to Carmel and says it is heaven on earth!
    Your grandkids are adorable and make a great reason to experiment with photo collages!
    Thanks for the info on this – I have also noticed that different browsers even change the way my Blogger posts look.

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