Fotor for Windows Phone 8, a simple yet effective photo editor

Looking for a simple photo editor for your Windows Phone 8 device? You will want to take a gander at Fotor.

Fotor is a nicely laid out photo editor that will let you edit new images or pull the older photos out of your Pictures Hub to edit. The tools range from cropping, exposure, to special effects. The best part of it all... Fotor is a free Windows Phone 8 app.

From the main pages of Fotor you can find options to launch your Windows Phone camera or edit an existing photo. You also have a Settings Page where you can find the user's guide and send feedback to the developer, as well as the About Page.

Once you get an image into the editor you have a 1-tap Enhance tool as well as these photo editing tools.

  • Crop (free form or proportional crops)
  • Flip/Rotate
  • FX Effect (twenty-five Classic, Lomo and B&W filters)
  • Borders
  • Edit (adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness)
  • Tilt Shift tool

Along with the editing tools, you'll find before/after arrows at the top of the editing screen as well as button controls to share, save and return to the main pages of Fotor.

The 1-Tap Enhance does a really nice job of adjusting the basic exposure settings and from there, you just need to find the right crop, filter and border for your photograph. As far as resizing is concerned, unless you crop the image down Fotor maintains the original image size.

All in all, Fotor is a really nice photo editing app for your Windows Phone 8 device.  It may not have as many bells and whistles as other photo editing apps but Fotor is a welcomed addition to the Windows Phone photography app lineup.

Fotor is a free app that you can find here in the Windows Phone Store.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.