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FotoJet Review: Turn your photos into works of art I Free Online Collage Maker

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Written by Kamil Arli
FotoJet has become a particularly popular and useful online tool for photo editing, graphic design and photo collage.

WHAT IS FotoJet, exactly?

FotoJet is a web-based application that makes creating graphics easy.

You can easily create graphics. FotoJet puts an emphasis on making photo collages also.

If you want high-quality graphics but don’t have an Adobe subscription, this app is for you. You will also find this app useful if you need to make quick designs or want the creative guidance of the free templates each offer.

Pros:
Easy to use. Import pictures from Facebook. Save designs in different sizes onto the computer.
Cons:
Importing pictures from Facebook crashes slightly when Internet connection speed is low.

Are you the one who edits photographs, make collages, and create greeting cards every now and then? If so, FotoJet.Com is probably what you are looking at.

IF YOU ARE THE ONE WITH YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING ALL DAY LONG?

If you are the one with your creative juices flowing all day long, then you definitely want Photoshop! But, wait, you’ll have to either pay for it or get it illegally, and you know getting it illegally is… well, illegal. So, what to do? PicsArt seems to be your solution? May be… but, not until you check out FotoJet.Com.

FotoJet allows you to create headers and posts for various social media channels including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, and Twitter.

I am not against PicsArt, but PhotoJet is really good at what it does! However, there’s a negative side too. The web application is not yet available on Android or iOS platforms. This means that you should open the website and do all the creative stuffs there itself on your computer/laptop; not possible on mobile web too at least now, at the time of this review.

WHILE THIS SEEMS SOMEWHAT OLD SCHOOL FOR MOST OF YOU

While this seems somewhat old school for most of you, we recommend you to check it out… and, don’t thank us after you fall in love with it.

With this web application, you can add text, clipart, and change the background of your design, while you can also upload photos from your computer, or import pics from Facebook.

You can create some cute, vivid, and innovative collages on FotoJet. To the right of the screenshot, you can click on Add Photo and then select pics either on PC or on FB.

You get different templates on FotoJet based on your usage of the design you are working on. You can create mind boggling cover photos for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter, along with web banners, email headers, invitations, and what not!

Your brain. Your creativity.

Well, with FotoJet, you can have more fun depending on your creativity – comic strips, magazine covers, photo frames, and a lot more. While these features you are looking at in FotoJet may be already explored in most of the collage making apps found on Google Play Store, none can match this quality. Also, this is one of those few apps which actually gives almost every function an installed premium software would give on Windows or Mac.

Cliparts, Text, Fonts, Shapes – FotoJet has everything you need to make your design look attractive.

However, while we tried and tested FotoJet, we were able to observe that, with low Internet connection speed, options do tend to get crashed a little; not to tell that, importing photos from Facebook took a lot of time. If FotoJet can work on this, it will definitely be the God of online collage making apps!

About FotoJet

FotoJet is an online photo editing and graphic design tool developed by PearlMountain Limited. FotoJet is dedicated on graphic design and image processing technology, to provide users with the most convenient image editing services. Currently FotoJet already has millions of worldwide users.

Learn more at https://www.fotojet.com or email [email protected] for feedback and cooperation. source: tech

HOW DOES FOTOJET WORK?

After you log in, FotoJet presents you with three project options.

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To shake things up, we’re going to make a collage. Once you select an option, it’ll give you a series of design options to choose from. There were many more that you can explore as well!

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I’m choosing the “modern” option. Now, we’ve entered into the design interface. It has a lot of tools similar to those available on Canva.

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I’m going to scroll down and select a template. Notice how the image from the preview doesn’t appear in the template. For some this is a positive, and for others it’s a negative. It depends on what you want.

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I’m using the “add photo” option to add a photo of my own sleepy dog. I’m also changing the date and removing the FotoJet text in the bottom right.

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I’m going to personalize the graphic by picking new fonts. Select the text you wish to change, and then the “A” on the menu to access the fonts.

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Now, it’s time to save the design to your computer.

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And, here’s my creation!

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What can you make with FotoJet?

  • Collages: “classic” style, “creative” style (including 3D and posters), comics, “fun photos” like face-in-hole, magazine covers, frames, greeting cards.
  • Designs: posters, social media headers, social media posts.
  • Photo editing: filters, cropping and resizing tools, clipart, text and more.

What are the pros of FotoJets’s templates?

  • FotoJet has a leg-up on Canva when it comes to collages — it has a completely separate design area for the purpose.
  • You can make basic grid collages in Canva, but FotoJet offers templates for everything from the “creative collage” and greeting cards to comics and face-in-holes.

Any cons for Fotojet?

  • Everything on FotoJet’s website is free to use, but for some designs you have to create an account in order to gain access. However, this doesn’t take long, since you can choose to connect with Facebook.
  • Each template has “FotoJet” written on it somewhere, and although it can easily be removed, it can be a bit of a nuisance.

What about FotoJet’s interface?

  • The interface is simple and the tools are displayed in a way that they’re all visible throughout your design process.
  • It allows you to save your designs straight to your computer.

About the author

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Kamil Arli

Editor of DigitalReview.co. Digital Media Consultant

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