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Fotor Photo Editor App Review

After the launch of smartphones, photography becomes everyone’s hobby. Parallelly Android and iOS platforms have ton’s of image editing, styling and sharing apps. If you take plenty of photos with your smartphone you need a powerful photo editor to your images. Fotor is one of the most robust App based photo editing tool out there that lets you edit your photos easily on the go.

Fotor is a standalone photo editing app which offers basic photo editing tools along with RAW format file conversion and ‘Fotor HDR’ and intuitive image enhancement technology. Fotor is developed by Tony Duan in the year 2012. First it is released as a software for Windows and MAC. Now luckily they have released Apps for both Android and iOS mobile platforms. Read our full review of Fotor to know all about this beautiful photo editing app.

Fotor User Interface and Features

User Interface

In this review, I’m using Android platform. To get started, download and install the app from Google Play Store. Upon launch, the app opens in a clean user interface. On the top of the UI, it has four options to choose from.

  • Editor
  • Events
  • Inspire
  • Suggestion

Fotor Photo Editor Filters


Editor option provides everything you’ll need to edit your photos with a few simple clicks. You can choose images from your phone gallery, Facebook, Instagram feed and directly from the phone Camera.

Fotor Camera Modes

Clicking on camera open the camera, the app uses its own camera app to capture pictures. If you already had a pic you want to edit in your device clicking on edit shoes the list of pictures available on your device. You can also import the picture from Facebook and Instagram accounts, to access accounts you need to authorize the app.


College option works independently, clicking on College opens list of templates you can choose from. The classic template shows a list of default college templates we see regularly. Whereas Magazine mode is unique and very stylish. The Magazine section lets you overlay a frame on your photos from the several available words and quotations.

Edit option has a bunch of tools to spice up your photos by adding various post-processing filters and effects to them. After selecting image at the bottom, you’ll see Enhance, Scenes, Effects, Basic, Advance, Rotate, Crop, Frames, Stickers, Text, Focus, and Pixelate.

Coming to editing tools the app gives tough competition to Instagram filters. The standard effects include black & white and other extra like mist, Distant, Tranquil and Gloaming others.

Fotor Events


Apart from photo editing tools and enhancement options the app has Events category. This feature is unique in the Fotor, it lets you upload your photographs and allows it to have a world wide visualization at an extreme level. The uploaded photo will have a view from both professional and amateur photographers, as well as interacting with Fotor directly through participation in the official competitions and activities.

Fotor Inspire


Inspire section contains the list of images which has won competitions conducted b y Fotor. It is categorized in various genres to really inspire from. This category is really a visual treat, you can really inspire and enjoy beautiful photographs captured by real talented people.


Suggestions section contains a list of app supported by Fotor. We found this category is unnecessary to explain.


To sum it up, Fotor is a powerful and user-friendly photo editor that offer everything needed by photographer. It has excellent features like RAW image conversion, photography showcase and competitions. The Fotor is available for both the Android and iOS platforms can be downloaded for free.

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Fotor Photo Editor App Review
8.9 Overall

User Interface


Absolutely None


To sum it up, Fotor is a powerful and user-friendly photo editor that offer everything needed by photographer.

User Interface8.5
Value For Money10

Fotor Interview Details

Q: What is Fotor? Who created it?

A: Fotor is a digital photo editing platform developed by the photographic development company, Everimaging. Launched in 2012, by Everimaging founder Tony Duan, Fotor originally was designed to allow users the use of a free and powerful online photo editing tool. First released as software for Microsoft Windows and Mac, it has since released mobile versions, supporting both Android and iOS and also exists in an online format, as an image editing website.

Q: How user friendly is Fotor?

Will it take a long time for beginner to figure out how to use it? A: For us, simplicity is the cornerstone of our entire product design philosophy and the result is a clean, user-friendly interface. It would not take more than a few minutes to get the hang of Fotor.

Q: Does the Fotor app have the same capabilities as the web version?

A: Not exactly, as the web version has other functions like graphic design and different sets of filters. In the mobile version of Fotor, we have features like photo contests which monopolize most of our time recently.

Q: What makes Fotor different from other editing apps?

A: Fotor is extremely easy to use and with many patented photographic technologies like ‘Fotor HDR’ and intuitive image enhancement and RAW format file conversion, it has been the choice of over 100 million people from all over the world!

Q: Tell me about the Fotor Photo Competitions for the beta version of the app? What are the prizes offered? Who does the judging?

A: The prizes offered ranges from $30 up to a few hundred dollars according to the difficulty of each contest theme. We’re proud to have cooperated with many award wining photographers worldwide for the judging.

Q: Does Fotor include the ability for photographers to sell their work through the app or online versions?

A: Only on Fotor.com. Actually we are creating a whole new stock photo marketplace different to all the existing ones that connects both platforms together.

Q: How is the royalty set for the photos? What percentage does the photographer get?

A: We are still having discussions about it but one thing is clear: we would set the royalty fees to a relatively high level and the first batch of photos to be included in Fotor’s Marketplace will receive even higher payment, that’s why so many photographers are contacting us for this opportunity.

Q: What are the future plans for Fotor?

A: First and foremost, we will build on our existing photo editing power to enable users to create better photos. Secondly, we will forge the photo stock platform on which our users can capitalise on their creativity effortlessly.

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add?

A: The reason we aim to become a stock photo platform is due to the emerging popularity of mobile photography, which has been bringing in many quality photos to the world of photography, allowing both creativity and capital growth to flourish.

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

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