If you have been on the blog the past few days (or weeks) you may have noticed some changes happening. Thank you for sticking with us as we redesigned the look of the blog. We hope you like it and that you continue to support us.
Today on the blog, I am shinning the spotlight on a little tool that helped make the redesign that much easier, FotoJet an online photo editor. When the wonderful people over at FotoJet contacted me, I was ecstatic as we were in the middle of the redesign. Please note that although I was provided with a free premium account, all reviews and opinions are one hundred percent my own.
What is FotoJet?
FotoJet is a browser-based app for graphic design, photo collage, and photo editing. You can read more about them here. FotoJet is truly an all-in-one photo tool.
The “Design’ feature offers various templates for you to design your own graphics. These templates include classics such as posters and flyers to more specifics such as social media headers. Each selection gives you about ten designs specific to template you have chosen. These selections come with their own stock photos but you have the ability to add your own photos or even search their database for more stock photos. This last feature is probably one of my favorites since I can now create my designs in one place instead of having to search for stock photos elsewhere and then import them into the design app I am using.
In the “Design” feature you are also offered various clip arts, backgrounds, and text options. When it comes down to blogging and as you are trying to create a brand for yourself, it is vital to make a habit of certain fonts. A feature I love about FotoJet is that you are able to use your own fonts in addition to the ones they provide.
You can see some of the designs I have created here and on our social media.
If we are being honest, this is probably the feature I use the most and the one I am obsessed with. With that being said, I do wish that a greater variety of clip art was provided.
The “Collage” feature allows you to create your own collages, photo cards, and even a comic. Again, you are provided with several designs for each template you chose. The designs offered are diverse that they always spark inspiration. Like with the “design” feature, here you can also use your own fonts and clip art to personalize your design.
The third feature offered by FotoJet is Photo Editing. The app offers the basics such as cropping, resizing, rotating, exposure, and color. If you have greater needs, however, FotoJet also offers more advance photo editing options. These include sharpening, adding noise, vignettes, and even adjusting focus. After playing around with it, I have to say that although I spent most of my time with the graphic design feature, the photo editor is great. Hands down probably the best feature.
The final verdict?
Since starting to use FotoJet, it has become my default graphic design app. I love the wide variety of design templates that I can work from. One thing I do wish would be changed, however, is how the projects are saved. Unfortunately, even if you create an account, you cannot save your projects on the website. You can download the project in a specific format that allows you to come back later, upload it, and continue to edit. Unfortunately, for people like me who work in various computers it is much easier to have the designs available on-line rather than in my own files.
All in all, however, the app is easy to use and it provides a variety of designs. I have used it not only for blog designs but also to design my son’s birthday invitations, which I will share with you in a future post. Our final verdict is a 4 out of 5.
Head on over to FotoJet and give it a try. Let us know what you think and what your favorite feature is. Also, let us know how you like the new design.
XOXO – L.