There is a wealth of free photo editing tools out there for Windows. But most of them offer basic functionality and sport a dull interface. Another downside is that these tools aren’t designed for touchscreen devices. Because of this, using these picture editing applications on touchscreen devices is a tedious job.
If you own a touch device powered by Windows 8 and hunting for a quality image editing app decent set of tools, then you should check out Fotor app. Yes, the popular photo editing app for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS is now available for Windows 8 as well.
Fotor is a free, feature-rich photo editing app designed specially for Windows 8’s modern interface. The current version of Fotor packs-in basic editing tools, raw converter, tilt shift, collage, 1-tap enhance, and a bunch of cool visual effects.
With this app, you can add commentary and messages to your pictures. The RAW converter supports over 100 camera RAW formats. 1-tap enhance is another awesome feature. As the name suggests, with 1-tap enhance, you can easily enhance bad or dull photos with a single click or tap. This feature comes in handy for users who don’t want to go through all the settings manually or users who have no or little image editing skills.
The Collage functionality helps you arrange your pictures in three different modes. The current supports you add a maximum of nine pictures, though.
Launch the app by tapping Fotor tile on the Start screen to see basic edits, collage, 1-tap enhance, open, text, borders, effects and tilt-shift options. Click or tap Open tile browse to the picture that you wish to edit. Once the picture is opened in Fotor, all tools appear on the right-hand side of the screen.
Under basic edits, you can change brightness, contrast, saturation, temp, tint and blur/sharpen values. To add effects to your image, simply click or tap the Effects tile and then click or tap on an effect.
Because of the easy-to-use interface and brilliant set of tools, Fotor is easily the best picture editing app available for Windows 8. Visit the Store link to install the app. If you’re using a tablet, this is one the must have apps.
Download & Install Fotor (store link)