If iPhoto doesn’t haven enough juice for you, but you’ve got plenty of month at the end of your money, there’s a Mac photo enhancement app you’re sure to like. It does more for less. Less, as in free.
What’s In A Name
When it comes to free apps I’m usually curious about two things. The name. A clever name goes a long way toward name recognition which often gets users to try the app.
The second thing is the business model for free apps. Whether Mac or iPhone, free is an attractive and compelling reason to try a new app, but it comes with fear.
Fear? If it’s free, how good can it be? If it’s free, what’s the incentive to keep improving it? You see the problems, right?
For Mac users on a strict money diet, there’s Fotor, the free photo editor for OS X. Fotor. Photo editor. That’s the name for this photo editor.
What’s it do? It edits and enhances photos way beyond what you get in iPhoto.
It crops, adjusts color, adds borders and effects, and much more, including photo collages (80 templates included).
Looks professional, doesn’t it?
Photos can be enhanced beyond the original with tools that darken, enhance shade or improve sunlight, modify lighting for outdoors, flash, or fluorescent.
60 different effects are including as well as dozens of different frame types and styles. Fotor also handles all the basic Mac photo image formats from JPG to TIFF to PNG to RAW.
There’s even an option for tilt-shift photography which mixes focus and selective blurring to give images a depth-of-field effect where there is none in the original.
Despite the lack of a price, Fotor is social and can send photos to Facebook and Twitter, as well as print. The business model of a free app might seem strange, but Fotor is definitely a bargain for Mac users bored with iPhoto’s lame photo enhancement features.