You’ve seen them on your social media: Gorgeous pictures full of vibrant color. Landscapes with brilliant green fields, or portraits that bring out the rich brown of a little girl’s eyes. They’re enough to make a photo lover drool.
Those amazing photos just seem to pop off the screen. I don’t know about you, but I could stare at them for hours. With those kinds of results, it stands to reason that the photographer must have spent a lot of time and money to achieve those images, right?
Or, maybe they just have a simple editing program. And guess what? You can get it, too.
Fotor is a free download for PCs, Macs and smartphones that can turn basic snapshots into masterpieces. All it takes is a few clicks or taps to turn your photos into professional-looking photography. Click here to get the app for your phone now!
One handy feature is that you can filter your images using settings which automatically adjust colors, brightness and sharpness based on the conditions in the photo. You can also add effects or vintage filters for cool retro looks. Cropping, rotating, borders and more can be accessed using the integrated toolbar.
Fotor has easy tools for making collages or photo cards. Plus, you can even try your hand at High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. This is what gives some photos those amazing colors.
HDR is a combination of three photos of the same scene. One is overexposed, one underexposed and one with normal exposure. You can run it through Fotor’s cloud algorithm to combine them into one awesome HDR photo. Click here to learn more about HDR photos.
To download the program, go to the Fotor home page using my link buttons below. Windows users should click on the green and gray download button on the right side of the page. You will be redirected to another download page. Click on the large green “Download Now” button to begin your download.
Windows 8 users should click on the blue button labeled “Available on the Windows Store.” Mac users should click on the black Mac App Store download button on the right side of the page.
When the download is complete, open and run the installation file. Be sure to read the license agreement before continuing. Remember, you should always read the fine print whenever you download anything to your computer!
Fotor will ask to collect anonymous usage statistics to improve the service. You can uncheck the box to deny the request before moving on.
The last window of the installation will have a few different options. It will automatically check all of these, so make sure to read them before completing the installation.