Previously we reviewed some online photo editors including Pixlr Photoshop like editor. (click here to read a complete review on Pixlr). In this article we review FotoFlexer. This tool has been there for around last 5 years or so with constant updates and integration with social media platforms associated with photos. With this free and easy to use web based image editing tool, users can create fun images with effects and filters. Users can directly load pictures from PhotoBucket, MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa and more.
The online tool is created in flash, making the functionality better and perform wisely to user actions. Once you upload a picture or load from a social website, FotoFlexer platform loads up with a simple menu bar at top, tab based menu for functionality and loaded image at the bottom with zoom feature. User can go full screen at any time. Basic features include auto fix, fix red eye, crop, copy region, resize, rotate, flip, adjustments, contrast, and collage mode. Select any feature to get more controls of that specific control.
The tool comes loaded with effects and adjustable controls to them. They include posterize, heart bokeh, heartify, patchwork, circle bokeh, retro, cross process, lomoish, super pixelate, comic, blur edges, blueprint, neon, gray scale, invert, painting, cartoon, pop art, bronze, sepia, old photo, ink stamp, color rotate, soften, tint, duo-tone, heat map, sketch, color sketch, fresco, film grain, night vision and more.
User can decorate there images after quick color edits and cropping. Available features in this tab include stickers, text, glitter text, draw, erase, fill, grab color, insert a face, fun cards, borders and posters. Animation tabs allow users to add animated stickers on to their images. Final touches can be given in terms of smoothness and sharpness. Twirl, bulge, pinch, stretch, and squish are some distortion effects available.
Layers tab is interesting in its own way. Just like Photoshop layers, it allows user to add images or text on a separate layer. Users can adjust opacity, group, un-group and merge layers. Push back and pull forward options are available to move layers back and forth.
Lastly Geek tab, allows smart resize, recolor, cutout, scissors, curvers, morph and webcam option. Webcam options allows user to integrate an image directly into FotoFlexer. Take a snap and add it to current edit. All options available under Geek Tab have bit more controls to them. For example, smart resize allows user to shrink or grow image horizontally and vertically.
Overall a decent free tool for quick Photo editing. Integration with social media platforms does make it go wild.