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How to edit photos from your PC without having to download programs with Fotor | Publishers

Fotor is a multiplatform editor with a free online version that has basic editing resources. It allows you to edit photos quickly, without having to download any program. Thus, it is possible to cut images, resize them, configure brightness and contrast without difficulty. The site also offers the option of placing effects, text, making collages and preparing arts, and is compatible with social networks.

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

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Fotor a complete and free online editor Foto: Divulgao / Fotor Fotor a complete and free online editor Foto: Divulgao / Fotor

Fotor a complete and free online editor Foto: Divulgao / Fotor

Step 1. Enter the Fotor page on TechTudo Downloads and click on "Access" on the right side. You will be redirected to the service home page. L, select the "Edit" option.

Fotor is a multiplatform editor that has a free online version Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto Fotor is a multiplatform editor that has a free online version Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Fotor is a multiplatform editor that has a free online version Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

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

The site allows you to use photos that are on your computer, on Facebook and in other types of cloud Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto The site allows you to use photos that are on your computer, on Facebook and in other types of cloud Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

The site allows you to use photos that are on your computer, on Facebook and in other types of cloud Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Step 3. In the window that opens next, 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 photos from your computer, just go to the folder where it is located Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto To choose photos from your computer, just go to the folder where it is located Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

To choose photos from your computer, just go to the folder where it is located Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

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

Fotor has an automatic editing option Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto Fotor has an automatic editing option Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

Fotor has an automatic editing option Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

Step 5. If the result doesn't please, just click on "Undo", the second option in the menu on the top bar. This action works to undo any other edits you make to Fotor.

Any edition of Fotor can be undone on the "undo" button Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto Any edition of Fotor can be undone on the "undo" button Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

Any edition of Fotor can be undone on the "undo" button Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

Step 6. The "Crop" option allows you to crop the image as the user wants.

Fotor allows you to cut the photos in several pre-established sizes or with the free format Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto Fotor allows you to cut the photos in several pre-established sizes or with the free format Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Fotor allows you to cut the photos in several pre-established sizes or with the free format Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Step 7. You can arrange the cut in any way you prefer by selecting the corners of the selection square. Fotor offers a variety of cutting patterns: the option "Freeform" (in Portuguese, "free format") allows you to cut freely. J "sample as original" makes the cut keeping 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.

Fotor allows you to choose several cutting patterns; just click on the "Freeform" box to access them Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto Fotor allows you to choose several cutting patterns; just click on the "Freeform" box to access them Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Fotor allows you to choose several cutting patterns; just click on the "Freeform" box to access them Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

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

To crop the image in Fotor, just apply and move on to the next part of the edition Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto To crop the image in Fotor, just apply and move on to the next part of the edition Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

To crop the image in Fotor, just apply and move on to the next part of the edition Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

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

Fotor also allows you to rotate photos or straighten them Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto Fotor also allows you to rotate photos or straighten them Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

Fotor also allows you to rotate photos or straighten them Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

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

Fotor's "straighten" function serves to adjust a crooked photo Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto Fotor's "straighten" function serves to adjust a crooked photo Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Fotor's "straighten" function serves to adjust a crooked photo Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Step 11. Within the "Basic" section, you can edit brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness in the same way as straightening the photo: walking the ball along the bar. Then, proceed to the next configuration, under the "Tint" menu.

In the basic editions of Fotor it is possible to change brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto In the basic editions of Fotor it is possible to change brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

In the basic editions of Fotor it is possible to change brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

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

Within tonality, Fotor has options to adjust exposure, light and shadow Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto Within tonality, Fotor has options to adjust exposure, light and shadow Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

Within tonality, Fotor has options to adjust exposure, light and shadow Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

Step 13. In "Color", you can set the temperature and color of the photo, making it more bluish, purple, etc. After you finish editing the color, proceed to the "Vignette" option.

Within "color", Fotor has tools to adjust the temperature and color of the photo. Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto Within "color", Fotor has tools to adjust the temperature and color of the photo. Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Within "color", Fotor has tools to adjust the temperature and color of the photo. Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Step 14. "Vignette" works in the pattern of dragging the ball along the bar, as in the previous settings. In this case, an effect that makes the image look older by making the corners of the photo darker in a gradient style. Select the "curve" option to proceed with the edit.

Fotor allows you to add the "vignette" effect to your basic resources Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto Fotor allows you to add the "vignette" effect to your basic resources Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Fotor allows you to add the "vignette" effect to your basic resources Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

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

Fotor allows you to adjust the image's heat curve Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto Fotor allows you to adjust the image's heat curve Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Fotor allows you to adjust the image's heat curve Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Step 16. We arrive at the option "Resize", under "Reset", the last option of the basic part of the editor.

Fotor allows you to adjust the image's heat curve Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto Fotor allows you to adjust the image's heat curve Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Fotor allows you to adjust the image's heat curve Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Step 17. "Resize" allows you to change the size of the photo without having to crop it or leave white parts around it. Just enter the number of pixels you want in the first box; the second will automatically follow the proportions. But you can also select the lock to determine a different ratio. At the end, confirm the action in "Apply".

In Fotor you can still resize an image Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto In Fotor you can still resize an image Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

In Fotor you can still resize an image Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

Step 18. The option bar on the left side of the screen shows features in addition to the Fotor basics. You can access effects, beauty features, borders, stickers and texts to add photos.

Fotor offers other effects for free, in addition to the basic edition Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto Fotor offers other effects for free, in addition to the basic edition Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

Fotor offers other effects for free, in addition to the basic edition Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

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

The image can be saved on the computer or on the Fotor's own cloud, requiring a login for the latter case Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto The image can be saved on the computer or on the Fotor's own cloud, requiring a login for the latter case Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

The image can be saved on the computer or on the Fotor's own cloud, requiring a login for the latter case Photo: Reproduction / Clara Barreto

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

The editor allows you to save in jpg and png, in normal or high quality Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto The editor allows you to save in jpg and png, in normal or high quality Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

The editor allows you to save in jpg and png, in normal or high quality Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

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 Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto Images edited online can be saved directly to your computer Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

Images edited online can be saved directly to your computer Photo: Reproduo / Clara Barreto

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