The online editor Fotor offers a function that allows you to simulate Polaroid photos by computer. The feature, which is part of the editing platform's frame options, still offers adjustments to the photo's border and colors to personalize the effect. The procedure is relatively simple and can be performed with photos from the computer, Dropbox and Facebook. The polaroid filter is part of Fotor's free packages.
Before saving the edited image, the service will ask you to log in using your Facebook account. The file can be saved in PNG or JPG in different qualities, which can reduce or increase the final file size. Check out how to make polaroid effect online using the Fotor image editor.
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Step 1. Access Fotor on the web and press the "Edit a Photo" option;
When accessing the online service edition screen Fotor Foto: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. On the home screen of the editing tool, select "Open", the first option on the top bar;
When to view options for input files on the Fotor online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Choose where you want to search for an image to edit. For this example, we use the option "Computer" to choose a photo that is saved on the PC;
Path options to upload images to edit on the online service Fotor Foto: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 4. Select the image and click on the "Open" button to load it into the editing tool;
When uploading a photo from your computer to the online service Fotor Foto: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 5. In the options on the right side of the screen, select "Frames" to view the frame options offered by the service;
When to view frame options for images on the online service Fotor Foto: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 6. At this point, check the "Polaroid" option to add the frame to your photo;
Action to apply the polaroid effect to an image edited in the online service Fotor Foto: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 7. Use the options to change the dimensions and colors of the frame. You can also round the corners of the frame if you like;
Actions to personalize the polaroid effect offered for images on the Fotor online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 8. To start the download process of the edited image, press the "Save" button;
Action to save an image with polaroid effect created in the online service Fotor Foto: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 9. To save the file you will have to log in to the service. To do this, use a previously configured account or, as in this example, click the "Connect with Facebook" button. You will automatically continue to the next screen if your social network account is logged in. Otherwise, log in to Facebook to continue;
When logging into the Fotor online service to save an edited image online on the PC Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 10. Define a name, file type (JPG or PNG) and the quality of the file. Once this is done, click on the "Download" button to download the image.
Option to download a polaroid effect image edited by the online service Fotor Foto: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Take advantage of the tip to simulate the polaroid effect in photos produced on digital cameras and cell phones.