Last month I spent some in depth time with Microsoft at a Press Event where we learned quite a bit about using Windows 8 and how there are quite a few apps worth checking out. The apps that interested me the most will pump up the volume in my photo editing skills. Last week I showed you an app called Adobe Photoshop Express, and this week I want to share with you the Windows 8 Fotor App, it’s free.
With Fotor you can create collages and priceless photos with the greatest of ease. To make a collage all you have to do is open the app and then choose the photos you want in your collage. Keep the number of photos small, if you go too large Fotor will tell you that you’ve selected too many fotos. For my first collage I kept it simple and only selected six photos. I used some photos from my press trip to Arizona for the Bloggers Go Girls. If I wanted to share it all I have to do is slide over from the right of the screen and the share charm will pop up and then I have my options of how to share it on-line. EASY!
Switching out photos and moving them to different frames within the college was so easy, and since Windows 8 is all touch you can do it all with your fingers, or a combination of the keyboard and touch screen. With editing photos, this app is amazing and so much more impressive than instagram. I made this photo of my daughter just by pumping up the color a little, adding a boarder and a little text.
Then I took a picture of myself and used the Effects and a few of the scenes to create these looks.
The original photo:
Angel’s Kiss, B&W Comics, and Concrete Wall.
Within the Black and White photo options there were about five different ways to turn your photo black and white. I chose the B&W Comics, because I liked how it made the light on my face look, I found it to be perfect out of the options.
These photos are Cool Blue, Cool Summer and Dawn Light
And these photos are Deep Blue, Kraft Paper, and Mini Oven
Some of the photos look so similar and it’s amazing how the lighting and color changes the feeling of the photo. I love this app because it’s so easy to edit in so many different ways and I can add text with different fonts and colors and it even has pop up windows that I can put the text in. You could use the Fotor app to create your own comic book stories.
The final six looks from top left to bottom right are nostalgic, my own creation using a combination of scenes and Nostalgic, Sepia glow, sparta, Vintage, and yellow wash. I think my favorites are these bottom six. The combinations of what you can do with a photo with Fotor is endless because like my own creation, you can change the degree of each effect, and then the hue, saturation, lighting, contrast. The Fotor app really does give moms endless creativity with photos.