Windows 8 Photo Editing
If you are an android user then you might know what SnapSeed is. Fotor for Windows 8 is much like SnapSeed, as it is also an all-in-one photo editing app, designed particularly for Windows 8 tablets. The purpose of its interface (yeah, just like SnapSeed) is to make it easier to edit your photos, with a few taps and swipes.
In this, you can open an image, and then just tap the Scenes button to quickly modify your photo with the 1-Tap Enhance, or a variety of scene presets such as night, other lighting conditions, and sand/snow.
Then, there is the Edit button, which provides a range of basic adjustments such as brightness, contrast, saturation and color temperature. There are other sliders allowing you to add a vignette, or to sharpen the photo.
Within the Crop menu, it is possible for you to straighten your photo, crop freehand, or select from a number of common aspect ratios listed.
If you consider Effects, it is similar to Scenes, but offers a more Instagram-like selection of filters to give a retro look or another style. There are umpteen options to choose between, but oddly no pseudo-HDR preset.
It is easy to add a border to your photo, although, just like other editors, the frame is applied within the scope of the photo rather than adding to its size. We would prefer the option of choosing between these approaches, as your preferred frame might omit some details you would rather prefer to keep in your picture.
Photo Editing App For Windows 8
An impressive inclusion is the tilt-shift effect, making your subject look like a miniature scene. The great thing here is that you can choose the aperture size and radius. In case you want a straight blur rather than radial, you can tap on the image, and then rotate and move the lines to match the foreground and background.
Another feature is the provision to add text to an image. This is very simple. You can pick the font you want and also increase character spacing, rotation and transparency.
There are some limitations compared to similar photo-editors, like where you can only make full-image adjustments, so there is no way to increase brightness in a particular area of the image. SnapSeed allows minor adjustments pretty easily. But the basic red-eye removal feature is absent.
Overall, this is nice app, which you can try in case you make a Windows 8 transfer or upgrade. You can get Windows 8 transfer or upgrade from Windows 7 free of cost.
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