10 Easy Tips to Edit Photos Like a Pro with Fotor on Windows
Written by  Daisie Team
Published on 9 min read


  1. Balance colors in your photos
  2. Adjust brightness and contrast
  3. Crop images for better composition
  4. Use the clone tool to remove unwanted elements
  5. Apply effects and filters
  6. Sharpen your images
  7. Add text to your photos
  8. Use the vignette effect to draw attention
  9. Experiment with double exposure
  10. Save and export your edited photos

Photo editing can feel like a daunting task, especially when you're new to it. But with the right tools and guidance, you can edit like a pro with Fotor for Windows. This is your go-to guide for mastering the art of photo editing, even if you're just starting out. In this blog, we're going to uncover 10 easy tips that will help you use Fotor to its full potential. Ready to take your photo editing skills to the next level? Let's dive in!

Balance colors in your photos

Color balance is a key aspect of photo editing. It can make the difference between a good photo and a great one. Fotor for Windows has a user-friendly interface to help you adjust colors like a pro. Here's how:

  • Open your image in Fotor: To start editing, first, you need to open your image in the Fotor software. Simply click on 'Open' and select the photo you want to edit.
  • Go to the 'Adjust' section: Once your photo is loaded, head over to the 'Adjust' section. Here you will find various tools to adjust your photo's colors.
  • Use the 'Color Balance' tool: In the 'Adjust' section, you'll find a tool labeled 'Color Balance'. This is your secret weapon to perfect color adjustment. All you have to do is move the sliders for each color—red, green, and blue—to achieve the desired effect.
  • Preview and compare: One of the great features of Fotor is the ability to preview your edits. You can compare the edited image with the original one to see how the color balance has improved your photo.

Remember, to edit like a pro with Fotor for Windows, you don't need to drastically change the colors. Sometimes, a slight tweak can make a huge difference. Practice makes perfect, and with each photo you edit, you'll get better at understanding what works and what doesn't.

Adjust brightness and contrast

Let's talk about another significant aspect of photo editing - adjusting the brightness and contrast. This process can either intensify or soften the mood of your photos. Here's how to master this skill with Fotor for Windows:

  • Locate the Brightness and Contrast tools: These tools are also found in the 'Adjust' section. These sliders will help you manage the light and dark areas in your photos.
  • Play with the Brightness slider: This is all about the light in your photo. If your photo is too dark, slide it to the right. If it's too bright, slide it to the left. Remember, it's about balance, not extremes.
  • Manage the Contrast: Contrast is about the difference between the light and dark areas. Increasing it will make the light areas lighter and the dark areas darker. Decreasing it will bring them closer together. This can add depth and dimension to your photos.
  • Preview your changes: Just like with color balance, preview your changes. This will help you decide whether you're happy with the adjustments or if you need to tweak them further.

By taking the time to fine-tune these aspects, you'll be able to edit like a pro with Fotor for Windows in no time. And the great part? You're learning to create a visual impact that resonates with viewers. So keep experimenting and enhancing!

Crop Images for Better Composition

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a well-composed photo can truly tell a story. Cropping your images can drastically improve their composition, making them more engaging and interesting to look at. Here's how you can easily do this using Fotor for Windows:

  • Open the Crop Tool: Start by opening the crop tool, which you can find under the 'Edit' menu. The crop tool allows you to remove parts of your image that may be distracting or unnecessary.
  • Select a Crop Shape: Fotor for Windows provides several predefined shapes and ratios to choose from, such as square, rectangle, or even circle. Select the one that best suits your photo's composition.
  • Adjust Crop Area: Once you've selected a shape, adjust the crop area by clicking and dragging the corners. Remember, the goal here is to highlight the most important parts of your photo.
  • Apply the Crop: Satisfied with your selection? Just hit 'Apply', and voila! You've successfully cropped your image.

By cropping your images effectively, you're not just removing unwanted elements, but you're also bringing focus to the parts of the photo that truly matter. And that, my friend, is how you edit like a pro with Fotor for Windows. So keep cropping and creating!

Use the Clone Tool to Remove Unwanted Elements

Even the most stunning photos can sometimes be marred by unwanted elements. From photobombers to unsightly blemishes, these distractions can take away from your image's main focus. Luckily, Fotor for Windows comes with a handy Clone Tool that can help you edit these out like a pro.

  • Locate the Clone Tool: You can find the Clone Tool under the 'Edit' menu. This tool lets you replicate parts of your image to cover up any unwanted elements.
  • Select the Source Point: After selecting the Clone Tool, you need to choose a source point – this is a part of your image that you'll use to replace the unwanted element. To do this, hold down the 'Alt' key and left-click on your chosen source point.
  • Clone Over Unwanted Elements: Release the 'Alt' key and start painting over the part of the image you want to hide. As you paint, you'll notice that the cloned material replaces the unwanted element.
  • Finalize Your Edits: Once you've covered up all the unwanted elements, click 'Apply'. Congratulations! You've just improved your photo's composition by removing distractions.

Remember, the Clone Tool is your secret weapon to clear your photos of any unwanted guests or objects. So the next time you spot something you don't like in your photo, don't worry — Fotor's Clone Tool has got you covered. Now you're truly starting to edit like a pro with Fotor for Windows!

Apply Effects and Filters

Adding effects and filters can take your photos to the next level. These features can transform an average photo into a masterpiece, and Fotor for Windows makes it incredibly simple. Here's how you can edit like a pro with Fotor for Windows by applying effects and filters.

  • Access the Effects Menu: Click on the 'Effects' tab in the editing panel on the right. You'll see a wide range of options, from vintage to cinematic effects. Choose one that fits your photo's mood.
  • Choose Your Filter: Once you've picked an effect, it's time to select a filter. Fotor offers a vast library of filters, each with its unique impact on your photo's color and light. You can preview each one by hovering over it.
  • Adjust Intensity: Editing like a pro means knowing when to use a light touch. After applying a filter, use the 'Intensity' slider to adjust its strength. A subtle application can often make a big difference.
  • Apply the Effect: Happy with your choices? Click 'Apply' to finalize the effect and filter. Now, admire your photo — it's probably looking pretty professional right now!

Remember, the key to using effects and filters effectively is experimentation. Don't be afraid to try different combinations and see what works best for your image. With Fotor's wide range of options, you're sure to find the perfect match. Now go ahead and continue to edit like a pro with Fotor for Windows!

Sharpen Your Images

Ever noticed how professional photos often have a crisp, clear quality that makes every detail stand out? That's often due to sharpening, a simple but powerful tool that can enhance your images. Let's discover how to edit like a pro with Fotor for Windows by sharpening your images.

  • Find the Sharpen Tool: On the editing panel, click on 'Detail'. This will reveal a slider labeled 'Sharpen'.
  • Adjust the Sharpness: Slide the 'Sharpen' bar right to increase sharpness, and left to decrease. Be careful not to over-sharpen; this can make your photo look unnatural. A little can go a long way!
  • Preview Your Changes: As you adjust the sharpness, you'll see your photo change in real-time. This helps you find the perfect level of sharpness for your photo.
  • Apply Your Changes: Once you're happy with how sharp your image looks, click 'Apply' to finalize your changes.

A sharp image can really catch the eye and make your photo stand out. But remember, balance is key. Too much sharpness can make an image look over-processed. Keep experimenting until you find the perfect balance for your images. Sharpening is just one more way to edit like a pro with Fotor for Windows!

Add Text to Your Photos

Adding text to your photos can be a fun and creative way to add context, tell a story, or even create a meme. Let's see how you can edit like a pro with Fotor for Windows by adding text to your images.

  • Select the Text Tool: On the editing panel, click on the 'Text' option to open up a world of possibilities.
  • Choose Your Font: Fotor offers a library of fonts for you to choose from. Whether you're going for something classic like Arial, or something more stylistic like a script font, Fotor has you covered.
  • Type Your Text: Click on the image where you want your text to appear and start typing. You can adjust the size, color, and orientation of the text to make it fit your image perfectly.
  • Apply Your Changes: Once you're satisfied with how your text looks, remember to click 'Apply' to finalize your changes.

Remember, adding text to your photos should enhance the image, not distract from it. Keep it simple and make sure it complements your image. With these tips, you'll be able to edit like a pro with Fotor for Windows and make your photos tell a story.

Use the Vignette Effect to Draw Attention

Ever noticed a picture where the corners are darker than the center? That's the Vignette effect! It's a classic way to draw the viewer's eye to the focal point of your image. Let's explore how to use this effect in Fotor for Windows to make your photos pop.

  • Access the Vignette Tool: On the Fotor interface, find the 'Effects' tab and select 'Vignette'.
  • Adjust the Intensity: Use the slider to adjust the strength of the vignette. A gentle touch can add depth, while a stronger effect can create a dramatic look.
  • Modify the Size: Want a big, soft vignette or a small, hard one? Fotor lets you adjust the size to your liking.
  • Save Your Changes: Once you're happy with the look, don't forget to hit 'Apply'.

There you have it! You've just learned another technique to edit like a pro with Fotor for Windows. Just remember, the Vignette effect is like a pinch of salt—it can enhance the flavor when used in moderation, but too much can overpower the dish. So, play around and see what works best for your image. Happy editing!

Experiment with Double Exposure

Double exposure is a neat trick that combines two images into one, creating a dreamy, artistic look. It's like a visual sandwich — two photos layered together to create something new and exciting. Here's how you can create a double exposure effect with Fotor on Windows:

  • Choose Your Base Image: Open your primary photo in Fotor. This will serve as the canvas for your double exposure creation.
  • Add a Secondary Image: Click on 'Add Image' to select your secondary photo. This image will blend with your base image.
  • Blend the Images: Use the 'Blend' option to merge your photos. You can experiment with different blending modes until you achieve the desired effect.
  • Adjust Opacity: Use the opacity slider to control how much of the secondary image shows through. A lower opacity will make your secondary image more transparent.
  • Save Your Masterpiece: Once you're happy with the result, hit 'Save'.

There you have it! With a little practice, you'll be able to create stunning double exposure images that look like they've been edited by a pro. The beauty of this technique is its versatility—you can create a blend of memories, a juxtaposition of ideas, or a clash of contrasts. So go ahead, give it a try and let your creativity shine with Fotor for Windows!

Save and Export Your Edited Photos

Now that you've mastered the art of editing with Fotor on Windows, it's time to save and share your work. After all, what good is a masterpiece if it's hidden away?

  • Select Save: Once you're done editing, click on the 'Save' button at the top of the screen. This will save your work on Fotor, allowing you to revisit and re-edit your photos anytime.
  • Name Your File: Give your photo a name. This makes it easier to find later on, especially if you have a large collection of edited photos.
  • Choose Your File Format: Fotor supports various file formats including JPG, PNG, TIFF, and BMP. Choose the one that best fits your needs. JPG is a common choice for sharing online due to its smaller file size, while TIFF is ideal for high-quality prints.
  • Choose Your Quality: Adjust the quality slider according to your needs. Remember, a higher quality setting results in a larger file size.
  • Export: Finally, hit the 'Export' button. Your photo is now ready to impress the world!

Remember, editing like a pro is not just about mastering the tools, but also about effectively managing your workflow. By learning to save and export your edited photos, you'll ensure that your hard work is never lost, and your creations are ready to shine — be it on your website, social media, or printed on your living room wall.

If you enjoyed learning about editing photos and want to expand your skills even further, you might be interested in exploring other creative software. Check out the workshop 'Animating with Procreate and Photoshop' by Nyanza. This workshop will teach you how to bring your art to life through animation using popular design tools like Procreate and Photoshop.