How to edit photos on PC without having to download programs with Photor

Fotor is a multiplatform editor with a free online version that has the basic editing features. It allows you to edit photos quickly without having to download any programs. Thus, you can crop images, resize them, set brightness and contrast without difficulty. The site still offers the option of placing effects, text, collage and prepare arts, and is compatible with social networks.

In addition to the web, the program is available for download on the Windows, Mac OS, iPhone (iOS) and Android platforms. Your paid version, called "Pro, " has more features and promotes an ad-free experience. So that you do not get lost on the site, we prepared a tutorial on how to use the basic features and get a quick edition for your photos.

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Fotor is a complete and free online editor

Step 1. Go to the Photor in Downloads page and click "Access" on the right side. You will be redirected to the service homepage. There, select the "Edit" option.

Fotor is a multiplatform editor that has free online version

Step 2. In the editor, click "Open" on the top bar. Then choose where the photo you want to edit is. If it is saved on the PC, as in this case, choose the "Computer" option.

The site allows you to use photos that are on your computer, on Facebook, and on other types of cloud

Step 3. In the window that opens, go to the folder where the image is. Then select the photo to be edited and select "Open" at the bottom of the window.

To choose pictures from your computer, simply go to the folder where it is located

Step 4. In the side menu, to the left of the screen, the basic editing options appear. The first one, "Improve Photo", is an automatic edition of lighting, contrast and tones. To activate it, just click on the box.

Fotor has an automatic editing option

Step 5. If the result does not please, just click "Undo", the second menu option in the top bar. This action works to undo any other editing you do on Fotor.

Step 6. The "Cut" option allows you to crop the image as you wish.

Photor allows you to cut photos of various pre-set sizes or with the free format

Step 7. You can arrange the cut in the way you prefer by selecting the corners of the selection square. Fotor offers a variety of trimming patterns: the "Freeform" option allows you to cut freely. Already "sample as original" makes the cut maintaining the proportions of the initial image. "Square" cuts into a square; "Facebook cover photo" indicates the size of the Facebook cover photo, and so on.

Step 8. After deciding the cut, select the "Apply" button on the button just below the cut settings. Then choose the next editing option you want.

To crop the image in Photor, just apply and follow to next part of the edition

Step 9. The "Rotate" option allows you to rotate the photo by 90º (indicated by the first arrow in the image below), 180º (second arrow) or just straighten a little if the photo is crooked (bar pointed by the third arrow).

Photor also allows you to rotate photos or straighten them

Step 10. To straighten the photo, simply drag the ball to the right or left along the bar. When finished, just select the next editing option you want.

Step 11. Within the "Basic" section, you can edit brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness in the same way that you straighten the photo: walking with the ball along the bar. Then go to the next setting under the "Tint" menu.

In the basic editions of the Fotor it is possible to tweak brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness

Step 12. In the same way as the previous step, within "Tint" you can tweak exposure, light and shadow. At the end, go to the next step: "Color".

Within tonality, Fotor has options to adjust exposure, light and shadow

Step 13. Under "Color", you can set the temperature and color of the photo, making it more bluish, purplish, etc. After finishing editing the color, go to the "Vignette" option.

Step 14. "Vignette" works in the pattern dragging the ball along the bar, as in the previous settings. In this case, it is an effect that causes the image to look older by leaving the photo corners darker in gradient style. Select the "curve" option to continue editing.

Step 15. The next step is the heat curve, ie the brightness of the image, the hue of each color embedded in the photo, etc. To move, just move the pointed dots. To confirm the settings made on the curve, select the "Reset" button.

Allows you to adjust the heat curve of the image

Step 16. We came to the option "Resize", under "Redefine", the last option of the basic part of the editor.

Allows you to adjust the heat curve of the image

Step 17. "Resize" allows you to change the size of the photo without trimming it or leaving no white parts around it. Simply enter the number of pixels you want in the first box; the second will automatically follow the proportions. But you can also select the padlock to determine a different ratio. At the end, confirm the action in "Apply".

In Fotor it is still possible to resize an image

Step 18. The options bar on the left side of the screen shows features beyond the basic Photor. You can access effects, beauty features, borders, stickers and texts to add to the photo.

Fotor offers other effects for free, besides the basic edition

Step 19. Finally, choose "Save" to confirm the edits made and save the modified image.

The image can be saved on the computer or in the cloud of the Photor itself, needing a login for the last case

Step 20. Name the photo, choose the format (jpg or png) and the image quality (normal or high). A disadvantage is that, in order to save it in high quality, it is necessary to have an account in the Photor (does not have to be a Pro account necessarily). After setting everything up, click "Download".

The editor allows saving in jpg and png, in normal or high quality

Step 21. Then choose the folder where you want to save the photo and click "Save".

Images edited online can be saved directly to your computer

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