Caffeine Priority: Fotojet is an interesting, but limited in-browser photo editing option
posted Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM EDT
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FotoJet.com is a one-stop shop for online for photo editing, creating photo collages and graphic design. You can easily create collages, photo grids, photo cards and more using a wide variety of templates. Recently, FotoJet added the ability to edit your photos online as well.
One of the biggest appeals of FotoJet is that it's very straightforward and simple to use. However, this simplicity does come with some drawbacks. For example, it's not a RAW photo editor. Further, you cannot edit images with dimensions larger than 3200 pixels. If you open an image (you can open images from your computer or a connected Facebook account) that is too large, it is automatically downsized before you can edit it.
What about the photo editor itself? It allows for a wide variety of simple as well as more advanced edits. There are cropping, straightening and resizing tools, and you can make basic adjustments, including exposure, brightness, contrast, highlights and shadows. Color adjustments include saturation, temperature and tint. On the more advanced side of things, you can sharpen, dehaze, vignette, add noise, selectively blur, utilize selective color and use radial and gradient filters for localized edits. Additionally, you can apply effects, add text and clipart, use overlays (with different blending modes) and add a frame to your image.
There is only so much the program can do, however. For example, there is no way to reduce noise in an image. When working with selective gradient filters, you can only adjust the area the filter is covering rather than do top and bottom adjustments, which is somewhat frustrating.
FotoJet has two plans, free and plus. Free allows basic editing, templates and effects. Whereas plus provides you with all of the advanced editing tools, custom canvas sizes, save/load projects and all of the templates, effects and more. Plus service costs US$35 for one year or you can purchase it in a monthly plan for $5 per month.
As far as photo editing is concerned, Fotojet is somewhat limited due to its inability to handle RAW files or large images. However, for creating photo collages or making graphic design projects, it's a user-friendly system that is quite affordable when purchased annually. You can learn more about FotoJet's plans here.
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