Fotor Review: Is It Best AI Photo Generator And Editor ?

Fotor Review: Is It Best AI Photo Generator And Editor ?

Fotor review: Is it the best AI photo generator and editor out there? Well, it certainly claims so, and much more.

In this review, I will review Fotor’s AI features live. Meaning, I’ll use each feature and show you the results right here!

Let’s see just how well Fotor handles “Girl sitting on a moon mountain reading about Earth, ultra realistic, 8K, wide shot” eh?

Oh, it’s free! Yes, you can sign up without paying a penny and use it for 3 days before you’re charged. Hence, rest assured, your money only leaves you if you really want it to!

What is Fotor A.I?

I’m sure you’ve heard of Fotor, haven’t you? It’s one of the oldest, most well-established online photo editing apps out there.

Well, it started out as a basic photo editing app. I initially used it to remove backgrounds, change photo colours, apply filters etc.

However, the subject of this review is its recent A.I integration. With the world being taken over, how could Fotor not join the race.

Currently, Fotor A.I offers the following features:

  • Text to image
  • Image to image
  • Old photo restorer
  • AI Avatar
  • Face Unblur
  • AI Background generator
  • AI Skin retouch
  • Background blur
  • Magic remove
  • AI Art effects
  • And colour splash.

Of course we will review each of these features and see how effective they are.

Why trust this Fotor review?

Because, this Fotor review IS NOT PAID! It’s not sponsored. Everything in this review is my personal and honest experience with the tool.

Everything I like or dislike will be mentioned here with utmost honesty. The goal of the review here isn’t to sell Fotor to you, but to get you an honest idea of the tool’s capabilities.

Let’s get started then?

Text to Image

“Text to image” seemed impossible and magic just last year for most of us, didn’t it?  Well, not anymore.

Now, there are hundreds of “text to image” A.I tools out there today. However, a few features that Fotor offers do make it stand out.

For starters, you can choose from nearly a dozen styles. Some available options include:

Fotor review text to image

  • Japanese Anime
  • Cartoon
  • 3D
  • Oil Painting
  • Concept Art
  • Photography
  • Anime illustration
  • Psychedelic pop
  • B&W
  • Ukiyo-E

Then, you can also select the aspect ratio for your image. It can be:

  • 1:1
  • 4:3
  • Or 3:4

Finally, you can choose how many images you wish to generate for each prompt.

For now, I’m using this prompt- “A teen  girl, reading a book, on a mountain..”  Yes, I’m using simple prompt just to verify how good the A.I truly is.  For the style I chose “Oil Painting”.

Here’s the result:

Fotor review generate for each prompt

Pretty impressive, eh?

To test the A.I further, I’m changing the style to “Japanese Anime” for the exact same prompt! This will tell us how effective the style feature is.

Fotor review style feature

Well, those differences are stark and pretty specific to the “Style”, eh?

I tried the same prompt on all (yes, ALL) the available styles and must say I’m definitely happy (so far).

Let’s see how its Image to Image A.I works then.

Image to Image

This Fotor A.I feature lets you generate a new image by taking another image as a reference.

You can upload your photo and choose the style for whatever you wish to generate, currently the following are available:

Fotor review Image to Image

  • Anime X 2 (two different Anime styles)
  • Cartoon self
  • Disney X2 (two different Disney styles)
  • Barbie
  • Ken (from Barbie)
  • American Comic
  • Fairytale
  • Fashion Cartoon
  • Game Art Style
  • And Illustration Art.

For this test, let’s turn Taylor (yes, the Swift) into an Anime, eh? I used the image on Taylor’s Instagram.

Here are the original images and the final result:

Fotor review Taylor’s Instagram

I’ll say it came out pretty good, eh?

Custom “similarity percent”

Fotor has a “similarity percent” slider. It lets you select how similar you want your new A.I generated image to be as compared to the source. The above image was created with a 40% similarity.  I’m changing it to 90% now.

Here’s the result:

Fotor review Custom similarity percent

Well, that definitely is 90% similar, wouldn’t you agree? It got subtle Japanese Anime hints because I only allowed a 10% shift and yet the result is impressive, isn’t it?

Let’s try the “Illustration art style” and see what it can come up with ?

Fotor review Illustration art style

Wow, I’m blown! The result looks like a new illustration without losing its similarity to the source image (similarity was set at 40%).

 Advanced prompt-customization

Just because you’re using the Image to Image A.I, doesn’t mean you can’t input prompts.

Keeping the source image the same, and similarity at a 50% , I inserted the following prompt –“The same girl, in a forest”.

I’m keeping the prompts short cause hey, any A.I can do with long, specific prompts. A good A.I needs to offer good results with vague prompts, don’t you agree?

Here are the results:

Fotor review Advanced prompt customization

Again, the results do seem decent, don’t they?

Hey, Fotor offers many other A.I tools. Let’s discuss them in brief as well?

A.I Avatars

We all need and use Avatars, a lot. The profile picture on our Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and everywhere else.

The problem is, most of us don’t have professional cameras or decent backgrounds. Hence, the photos come out rather unappealing.

That’s where Fotor A.I Avatar should come to the rescue.

It lets you upload an image and make it either:

Fotor review A.I Avatars

  • Professional
  • Or Creative.

You need anywhere between 4-15 images. It’s best if the images are in different dresses, backgrounds and angles to give the A.I enough information to work with.

Here’s an example of what’s possible:

Fotor review A.I enough information

Basically your morning bed photos can be turned into professional photo shoots in seconds.

A.I old photo restorer

We often find very old photographs in the attic, inside old books or just many other places, don’t we? Unfortunately, they’re also often faded, blurred, scratched and in bad conditions.

The Fotor A.I photo restorer should help with that.  It has two primary functions- “restore photo” and “colorize” photos.

Here’s what it gave me when I tried restoring a B&W photo:

Fotor review A.I old photo restorer

Yes, using the slider you can check the old photo vs. the new generation in real-time.

I tried it with 4 images in total and must say the results did impress me every single time.

1-tap Enhance

This is another A.I feature Fotor offers.

Simply upload a photo and tap the 1-tap enhance button.

The image is enhanced in a few seconds without you having to make any manual modifications.

A.I Enlarge (Upscaler)

Did you capture a photo recently but the camera wasn’t very good? Aren’t satisfied with the quality?

The A.I Enlarge feature would upgrade nearly everything about your image.

Fotor review A.I Enlarge (Upscaler)

It upscales, denoises and enhances your images in a single click. And yes, it’s not the same thing as 1-tap enhance. I’ve found the results to be better with the Enlarger.

Magic Remove

Have unwanted people, watermarks, cars, trees or anything else in your photos? The A.I magic remover can remove anything you want, within seconds.

To test the feature, I’ll remove this background dancer in one of Taylor’s photos:

Fotor review Magic Remove

Here’s the result (TELL ME IT’S NOT IMPRESSIVE, I DARE YOU!).

Fotor-review TELL ME IT’S NOT IMPRESSIVE, I DARE YOU!

Background remover

I’m sure you know what this is.

You upload any photo, and only the subject remains. Whatever is in the background is completely gone, within seconds. I’ve personally been using the feature for a long time, specially for photos that I use for official purposes.

For this test, I’ll use the Japanese Anime we generated. Here’s how it looks like after the background is removed:

Fotor review Background remover

In seconds I got this transparent background image of the anime that I can literally use anywhere!

It even offers advanced customizations!

You can select specific areas in the background that you’d like to retain or erase!

Similarly, you can select “shadow” for the image. Once the background is removed, the outline can be shadowed for a more professional look. You can select the:

Fotor review shadow

  • Colour of the shadow
  • Transparency
  • Blur level
  • Distance from the subject
  • And even Angle!

A.I skin retouch

Maybe you got freckles on your skin? Too many wrinkles? Got spots maybe?(Hey, you look beautiful either way). A.I skin retouch basically claims to remove all of that and give you a skin that’s just flawless.

To test the feature, I’ll use this beautiful girl’s image by Aa Dil  that I found on Pexels.

I simply upload the image, and click on “Skin Retouch”.

Fotor review Skin Retouch

Within seconds, the freckles and spots were gone. Is it good? You decide.

A.I art effects

These are basically edits for the entire photo. You upload an image and select a style, your image is edited to that style.

Some of the currently available styles include:

Fotor review A.I art effects

  • Picasso
  • Sketch
  • Christmas
  • Pencil drawing
  • Super String
  • Impasto Painting
  • Pastel
  • Van Gogh
  • And dozens of others!

Other Impressive Fotor A.I features

On top of the features we’ve discussed so far, Fotor has many others. These are pretty straightforward and hence I won’t waste your time with detailed discussions.

  • Face unblur: You upload a blurred image, Fotor unblurs it. As simple as that.
  • Colour splash: You upload an image, move your brush over areas that you want to keep coloured. Everything else is greyscaled. You can choose the intensity manually.
  • HDR: It lets you upload your photos and turns them into HDR. It’s basically a lifesaver if you’re a professional photographer and ultra high-res details are what you need.

Fotor Pricing plans and free trial

The features seem all well & good, but, how much does Fotor cost? That’s probably the most important question here for most of us, isn’t it?

Fotor doesn’t cost anything. For the first 3 days at least. Yes, there’s a free 3-day trial. This lets you judge the tool’s potential without having to trust “online reviews” blindly.

Then, there’s even a free forever plan!  Although it doesn’t have any A.I features.

A.I features are available on its paid plans:

  • Fotor Pro starts at $3.33/month- 100 A.I credits/month (1 image generation = 1 credit).
  • Fotor Pro + starts at $7.49/month and offers 300 A.I credits/month.

Fotor review- Final verdict

As mentioned earlier, this review primarily focused on Fotor’s A.I features. Personally, I’m impressed and I’m sure you know why. For most of the features, I’ve tried to use the feature and show you the results throughout this Fotor review.

Of course, you shouldn’t just take my word for it. That’s where Fotor’s 3-day free trial comes to the rescue.

Go sign up for free, test it out and then decide if it’s worth your time!

UPDF Review: The AI-integrated PDF Editor (Now 63% Off)

UPDF Review: The AI-integrated PDF Editor (Now 63% Off)

UPDF review

UPDF review 2023: Is it the most advanced AI-integrated PDF Editor on the planet? That’s what it claims to be. As always, I won’t ask you simply believe what they claim. Go through this review, see what it can and can’t do and then be the judge.

If you’re someone who needs to edit, password-protect, convert, annotate or simply even read a PDF file, specially across multiple devices, this UPDF review should interest you. (It even has A.I).

Although, I’d still say just keep reading, for now! 

What is UPDF?

UPDF is a PDF editor. Probably, the most advanced PDF editor I’ve ever seen. It’s basically an all-in-one solution that can do everything that can be done with a PDF! Sounds like an exaggeration, doesn’t it? This list of features should change that:

UPDF Review PDF editor

  • Edit text/images and links on the PDF directly. 
  • Integrated A.I: Automatically Summarize, translate, explain, ask questions and a lot more.
  • Annotate, comment, or just pretty up your PDF. 
  • PDF Converter: Convert PDF to many different formats
  • Advanced password protector 
  • All-in-one PDF splitter, merger, extractor. 
  • Supports Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
  • Sync across all devices.
  • 1 license lets you use UPDF across 4 devices. 
  • 3 OCR features & reverse OCR 
  • Starting price: $26.99/year (Updateland 63% discounted link)
  • Refund policy: 30-days

Is UPDF the best editor for “you”? I urge you to go through this ultra-detailed UPDF review and form your own opinion, better than just taking my word for it, isn’t it?

Why trust this UPDF review?

Anyone can read a “feature list” off a website and come up with a “review”. If you’re a regular here, you know I don’t do that. I’ve personally used UPDF before I decided to scribble this UPDF review down here. 

This here is my account information. 

UPDF account information

This should prove to you that nothing on this review is mere “opinion” or “guess” rather is totally based off my personal experience.

Let’s get started then? 

User-Interface 

I always pay special attention to the UI because any tool that’s hard to use or understand is a major turnoff. 

Well here’s what you see when you launch UPDF for the first time:

UPDF review

This looks extremely clean, doesn’t it? In fact, it doesn’t even have any options so far! All you need to do is  click the “open-file” button. 

This would let you choose the PDF file you’d like to edit and loads it onto UPDF. Here’s what you see once the file is loaded:

UPDF file is loaded

On the left-sidebar you’d see all the major options & features UPDF offers.  The center-screen shows you your PDF and the A.I superpowers are on the right. On the extreme right, you’d see another smaller bar with even more features. 

Of course, I”ll discuss each of these features in detail in the later sections. 

This is just the launch-screen. So far I’d say it’s extremely easy. Absolutely no special skills or previous experience required, don’t you agree? 

As we proceed on this UPDF review, the screenshots will give you even more details about the UI and screens.

AskPDF & Chat Robot of UPDF

Ask PDF is one of the A.I features UPDF offers you.

In simpler terms, I can say it’s basically an advanced form of ChatGPT but for PDFs. You can ask it to do things to your PDF.

As soon as you upload a PDF, it gives you abstracts for each individual chapter. At the end, you’ll see a list of questions that may be asked for the PDF.

UPDF AskPD -& Chat Robot

But, there’s a lot more it can do. These include:

  • Letting you ask questions and provide answers about the PDF’s content. 
  • Translate the contents of the PDF to multiple languages.
  • Fix your grammar/spellings/syntaxes and everything else 
  • Summarize chapters.
  • Explain chapters/paragraphs 
  • And more.

One example of using this feature can be – “What are the major questions that can be asked for chapter 4”. UPDF gives you the answer iin seconds. 

There is the second A.I feature you get with UPDF. It’s almost exactly like ChatGPT. You can ask it questions about anything and everything, it doesn’t have to be related to your PDF. Yes, it’s connected to the internet so the information is pretty updated. 

The use-case for this can be to research matarial, cross-check information or just gain more information when reading a PDF, writing your book or something of that nature. 

Edit PDF

After the A.I features, the “Edit PDF” feature is probably my most faviorate and most used feature on the tool. 

With UPDF, editing PDF files is as easy as editing a word document from the get-go. You can simply load the PDF and edit it right away. No conversions, changes, special skills required. 

UPDF Edit PDF

You can even change the font, size, formatting and the colours! It also lets you add images and links to your PDF. 

Of course this means you can create fillable PDF forms using UPDF or even fill PDF forms directly, without having to download/print them. 

Now, if you’ve used other PDF editors, you’re probably aware that most editors “superimpose’ your new text on the old text. Meaning, they let you add new text but it clearly looks like an edited text “on top of” the existing text. 

That doesn’t happen with UPDF. The text is added as a native text. Whatever you type is typed in the exact font, size, colour and formatting that’s already being used. This means, there’s no way to identify if the text has been edited. 

Superimpose text (Optional)

Now, there may be scenarios when you WANT your edited text to stand out. To be visible. UPDF has the “superimpose” feature for that.

When you use that, your text isn’t added as a native text and rather is added on top of the existing content. 

UPDF Superimpose text

If you think that’s cool, wait till I discuss its annotation features! 

Very advanced Commenting & annotations

Let’s say you’re an editor. Or you need to share comments and changes with your team/employees. Or maybe you just love to annotate whatever you read (I sure do).

The very advanced (and aesthetic) comment feature on UPDF helps you do exactly that. 

UPDF Very advanced Commenting & annotations

For starters, you can highlight whatever you wish to comment on. Of course, the colour of the highlighter can be set manually.

Then, you can add “sticky notes” to further explain whatever you wish to mark the text for. 

Well, there’s a lot more you can do. For starters, you can:

  • Add squiggly (wavy) underlines.
  • Add text boxes (prominent text boxes on top the content).
  • Text callout options, it’s a text-box but with an arrow that can point to important text. 
  • Tons of stickers. I’ve spent a fortune on physical annotation tabs. Well, the stickers and tabs on UPDF are 100% free (and they do look good).
  • Pencil markers: It just lets you draw using your mouse/fingers as you draw with a pencil.

UPDF Pencil markers

In my personal opinion, I’ve never seen another tool offer comments & annotating features this good, period. 

Read PDFs/ Watermarks/ Backgrounds/ Headers & footers

One of UPDF’s simpler use-cases is simply reading PDFs. If you read e-books or just have a corporate life with lots of PDF files, say hello to your new companion. 

You can read the PDF as a slideshow if you want to. You can also set the scroll-speed (one page/two page) and of course still use the other features we’ve discussed so far on this review. 

Multiple page layouts make reading even more comfortable. 

UPDF Read PDFs

You can even switch to dark mode if that’s what suits your eyes. 

UPDF also lets you add watermarks, some pretty customizable watermarks at that. For starters, you can choose to add text, image or even entire PDF files as the watermark. 

Here’s some other options you get for the watermarks:

UPDF Watermarks

  • Watermark direction
  • Font/size/colour
  • Ratio of watermark (More ratio= more area is covered with a single watermark).
  • Opacity
  • Tile style 
  • Horizontal/Vertical density 
  • Positioning (The watermark can be at the front or at the behind the text).

Another feature UPDF offers is the “background” feature. It’s similar to the watermark in the sense that you can add something to the PDF but unlike the watermark, it’s not a small stamp somewhere.

Whatever is added to the background, captures the entire PDF. Of course, you get to control how much of the PDF page is captured by the background. 

You can add a solid colour, an image or a PDF file as the background.

UPDF Background

And finally, you get to add headers & footers. No rocket-science here either. Simply select a layout (top/top-center/right/bottom etc.)

UPDF Layout

The other basic customizations such as font, colour, size, margin etc. are of course available. 

All-in-one PDF Splitter, Merger, Extractor, Cropper and more

UPDF has merged multiple PDF organizational features into one single feature! Before I found UPDF, I had to use multiple tools to extract a page and then merge the remaining PDF back together. 

UPDF has this nifty feature called “Organize pages”. So, you can:

UPDF PDF Splitter

  • Replace a page: Simply click the page you wish to replace and choose the new page you want here.
  • Extract page: Again, click the page you wish to extract and click save! 
  • Merge PDFs: If you have multiple pages/files you can merge them into a single PDF file. 
  • Split: UPDF actually offers more control here than other similar PDF splitters I’ve used. You set the “number of splits” you want. The entire document is then equally split in that many parts. The outcome is calculated and displayed to you before you even hit that split button.
    UPDF split button
  • Rotate PDF clockwise or anticlockwise. 

It even has a “Crop pages” feature. Even though that’s an independent feature on UPDF, let’s just discuss it here, eh?

As the name suggests, you can crop a PDF page just like you crop an image. As simple as that. 

UPDF Crop Image

Personally, for me, this was new. I didn’t know this feature existed. I’m glad it does though! 

PDF Converter- Convert to DOC, PPT, EXCEL, HTML and many other formats 

At times, you may need to convert your PDF to some other format. Hey, that happens. 

Well, you can do that using UPDF, in a single click! Yes, one! Simply launch your PDF, click on the “export PDF” and select your format.

For now, the following formats are supported:
UPDF PDF Converter

  • .docx
  • .pptx
  • .xlsx
  • .csv
  • .rtf
  • .txt
  • .xml
  • .html 

On top of these, the PDF can also be converted to multiple “image” files. These include JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP. 

Cross-device support & cloud sync 

So, which devices can you use UPDF on? Nearly ALL of them! UPDF is compatible with:

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Android
  • And even iOS. 

The best part is UPDF’s “Cloud Sync”. Meaning, you may start working on your PDF on a Windows computer but finish it on your Mac, iPhone, Adroid or anywhere else. 

Basically, you can upload files to UPDF Cloud on any device/OS. This lets you access these files and make/save changes across devices.

Advanced password protection 

“Advanced” isn’t just a keyword here. UPDF actually offers more features than most PDF-password tools out there.

For starters, you can set a “Document open” password. The most common encryption, isn’t it? This password will be required when someone tries to view the document.

What I personally love is its “permission” password. You get to set a password that allows/denies permissions. Now, you can limit nearly every activity out there. A permission password lets you control:

UPDF Advanced password protection

  • Printing (if printing is allowed, you can even limit the resolution!)
  • Allow or restrict any and all changes whatsoever.
  • Allow or restrict specific changes such as copying text/images, extracting pages/rotating pages etc. 

Advanced (3 layouts/ 32 languages) OCR

UPDF Advanced OCR

OCR is a complex term which basically means -”ability to read typed, handwritten or scribbled texts off scanned documents/photos”.

In simpler words, if you’ve got any physical document that has any text on it, even if that text is handwritten, UPDF can recognize that text and convert it into a proper digital document that you can edit and search through.

Now, I’ve seen many OCR tools in the last half-decade. However, none offer the 3 OCR layouts UPDF does or can recognize as many as 38 languages. 

The 3 OCR layouts UPDF offers are:

  • Text & pictures only: This converts the text & images on your physical document into a digitally editable and searchable file. However, the formatting may not always be retained if the document is too unclear or unrecognizable. 
  • Text over the page image: Use this if you want to retain your document formatting & its physical structure but you still want to edit/search the text. 
  • Text under the page image: In the simplest of words, this feature lets you “search” (not edit) the document without making any changes to the formatting or original physical document image. 

Image-only (non-searchable/editable) PDF

I use this when I want to protect my work from being edited, it also removes any ability to “search” through the document.

Basically, any PDF can be converted into an “image” using the feature. As is expected, you can not edit the text on an image directly nor search through it.

UPDF Pricing plans- Special Updateland 63% discount 

I said in the initial section of this UPDF review that the tool doesn’t cost anything. Well, it doesn’t.

You can get a 100% free, $0.00 free trial for UPDF right away. 

However, I guess by now it’s pretty clear I love UPDF. I’m not saying you “have to”, but I do. So, I actually went out on a limb and got you folks a pretty nice 63% discount! 

You can get UPDF for as low as $26.99 for the entire YEAR! That’s less than $2.25/month! That’s your daily coffee, probably less, isn’t it! 

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Ah the best part? There’s a 30-day refund policy. Yes, just in case UPDF isn’t all rainbows and sunshine for you, you get 100% of your money back.

UPDF- Pros & Cons 

Before I sign off this UPDF review, let’s briefly discuss all its strengths and weaknesses. 

Pros:

  • Very easy to use. No experience/special skills needed.
  • The most feature-rich PDF editor I’ve ever seen. 
  • Multi-device compatibility & sync
  • Frequent updates and new features. 
  • 100% free trial.

Cons:

To be honest, I don’t really have complaints. But hey, if I don’t list a con you’ll say I’m biased. So, here’s one slight improvement I’d make if it was my company:

  • Lack of web/browser-based features. 

UPDF review- Final verdict 

Time for my personal opinion then. As is my tradition, I get totally subjective & personal in the final verdicts, so here goes.

It’s without doubt the most feature-rich PDF editor I’ve ever seen. For starters, there are those two ultra-advanced AI features. Then, the editing & annotation features are just 10/10, aren’t they? 

Even the simpler watermark/background features have been fine-tuned to offer control & customization. Then of course the cloud sync, password protection, and OCR features exist.

And the fact that you can use a single license on 4 devices sweetens things up even more, doesn’t it?

The best part? You don’t have to believe anything I say in this UPDF review. Their  63% discount just for you coupled with its 30-day refund policy helps you form your own opinion. Go give it a try, you’ve absolutely nothing to lose.