With so many options online now-a-days it is often hard to weed through them to find the photo editors which really have all the features you want and need. I have used one photo editor for a very long time and I have been fairly satisfied with its features – which I pay for.
Sometimes I wish it had more features – more templates – different clipart and different backgrounds – and more fun fonts…but otherwise I have been very happy with it so I haven’t really searched for an alternative.
A few months ago, Candy contacted me from FotoJet and asked me if I had ever tried their free Online Photo Editor. I hadn’t so I decided I’d go take a look.
I was super surprised by the free features they have available.
The Classic Collage Layouts include the option to easily choose how many photos you want in the collage and provides suggested templates. All you need to do is add your photos and you are done!
They also have Creative Collage Layouts – for 5 Categories:
Each Layout includes multiple pre-designed templates. You just need to pick the one you like, pop in your photos, edit the text fields already included in the template and you are good to go! When you move things around you can always use the back arrow in the design area to back up a step. They also have helpful grid lines that pop up when you move elements so you can reposition them in centered locations. You can even delete elements and resize the finished layout to the size you want it to be. Take a look at these two layouts I created:
Fotojet has some fun templates already available too in the miscellaneous category:
- Fun Photo
Plus a full selection of Photo Card Collage Templates for most occasions. There are 14 different categories so far in the Photo Card Collage Templates.
Now for people who blog online (like me!) – there is a fantastic category available called:
In the Design category you will find super helpful templates for:
Social Media Headers
- YouTube Channel Art
- Facebook Cover
- Google+ Cover
- Twitter Header
- Tumblr Banner
- Email Header
Why pay for someone to create your social media headers when you can use this free service to make your own? Each of these headers is already sized to the specifications of the Social Media Site it is designed for.
Here’s a sample of what I did when I was just playing around with the Social Media Headers options:
I created this for Facebook (I’ve modified it a bit since because the Facebook sharing buttons covered part of it and it was bothering me! but I still used this design in the modification).
As a Blogger I also love these templates which are perfectly sized for social media posts!
Social Media Post
- Facebook Post
- Instagram Post
- Pinterest Graphic
In the Design category they also have Classic templates available for everyday use:
The final category FotoJet has available is the Edit category (which is new!). In the Edit category you can edit your photos! You can use a variety of different editing features, including advanced features like sharpen, dehaze, vignette, noise and focus. You can choose to Auto Enhance the image too – making it a one-step photo edit. You can also use the A/B compare feature while you are editing to check out the changes you have made to see if you prefer them to the original.
On the side edge you have access to other features such as Effect (ie. black and white, sepia, vintage, chromatic, lomo, old photo, scene), you can add Text (with super cool options and fonts! I especially love how you can make the font bigger or smaller with the + or – buttons!) and you can add clip-art (lots of clip-art – more than 93,000 available in the Design option) right in the editing option!
With everything you create or edit on FotoJet you have the option to Save, Share or Print your file. You can share to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Tumblr right from the Photo Editor.
When you check out all you can do with FotoJet you may be making the switch to their free service too! It is too fun to play with though so make sure when you go – you have ample time to use each of the free options. To make it easy to try they have even preloaded some images for you, so you can ‘edit’ or use them in a collage, or design – this way you don’t need to add any of your photos straight away. You can just have fun with theirs!
To use the features with the small orange crown you do need to sign-up for a free account. You can sign-up with Facebook (which I did because I honestly did not want to try to remember another password) or create an account with your email address. I have been using the services for 3 months and I have not received any spam emails or crazy postings on my account.
I think you are going to love it!
I know I do 🙂
I’m off to redesign my Google+ and YouTube banners now!
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