By Debarshi Nayak
As the concept of photography shifts from analog to digital, a very substantial gap between what we want to express through our photos and what is possible with the camera is being bridged through smart and intuitive photo editors. In a time where pictures are clicked to be uploaded on Instagram, Facebook and other platforms at lightning speed, fast post-processing has become an essential part of photography. Hardware limitations are being constantly overcome with software prowess, and the result – charming photographs that we are proud of.
This is where tools like Wondershare Fotophire Editing Toolkit comes into play with a bang. Fotophire aims to be your one-stop shop for anything related to editing photos, and the three main functions Wondershare divides the toolkit into is Photo Editor, Photo Cutter and Photo Eraser – each with a different function.
Installation of Wondershare Fotophire
The installation process of Wondershare Fotophire is quite straightforward and completes without a hassle. The installer file is digitally signed by Microsoft as safe, and Windows SafeScreen recognises Wondershare as an authorised software publisher, instantly increasing their credibility. The installer also promptly asks where the toolkit should be installed so that people have a choice of installing it in their secondary hard drives.
As you start up the toolkit for the first time, a splash screen greets you with a choice among three tools – photo editor, photo cutter, and photo eraser.
The photo editor fires up almost instantly without any lag which is a far cry from how we’re used to conventional and bulky photo editing software. The photo editor is a powerful tool when it comes editing photos. The tool allows you to add effects, enhance the texture, add texts in different fonts, and do a lot of tweaking. This editor provides you a smooth editing experience.
In the Fotophire photo editor, there are more than 200 effects available. And that’s not all, you can swiftly edit and cut your photos with its drag and drop function.
You’ll find a top bar containing a few samples you can play around with to get acquainted with the software and it’s features. You can also open a new picture or browse from recent pictures you’ve edited with Fotophire.
The help tab on the right of the menu contains options to contact technical support in case you’re facing an issue, and to check for updates – both conveniently placed. Almost all conventional and unconventional photo formats are supported by Fotophire, as can be seen when you try opening a photo, an extraordinary feat even for the most expensive photo editors out there.
As you open an image to edit, you’ll find the print and save menu on top, and the edit toolbox resides on the right of the window. The edit toolbar contains 6 tabs – effects, crop, adjustments, frames, textures, text. The bottom bar conveniently allows you to switch between different photos in the album, rotate photos, and view the before-after version of the image.
The photo cutter is a unique feature that comes with the Fotophire toolkit. If you’ve ever regretted clicking nice pictures owing to a dull background, or if you just had a rather embarrassing or not so pretty background, this is the tool you are looking for. The photo cutter smartly removes backgrounds from pictures, so that you can have your photos framed without that pesky background. The tool packs impressive edge detection and colour detection technologies so that you don’t have to edit your pictures pixel by pixel. The best part about the process – its blazing fast.
There are always a few photos in every album which got badly photobombed, either unintentionally or in jest. And then there are cameras who leave behind their legacy as a red date-stamp on the photograph – it was probably relevant a few decades ago when the only way of tracking the dates were the timestamps but with EXIF data, not so anymore.
If you ever wanted to remove these pesky objects, you’re in luck because Fotophire’s Photo Eraser does exactly what it says – it removes unwanted objects, people or text from your photos without ruining it. Fotophire’s smart repairing technology ensures that the photograph looks impeccable even after the object is removed.
Wondershare Fotophire toolkit with its trio of three powerful editing tools make for an amazing addition to your photography repertoire, and to add icing to the cake – it comes with a free trial so that you can give it a spin and understand whether you like it or not. With its impressive set of features, wide variety of presets, and its ability to repair photos while removing backgrounds or objects, Fotophire is undoubtedly one of the best photo editing tools out there right now.
The Wondershare Fotophire Toolkit System Requirements
Supported Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit. There will be a Mac Version soon.
Minimum Processor: 1 GHz Intel® Pentium® processor or equivalent
Equivalent RAM: 1 GB RAM CD/DVD ROM drive
Hardware Space: 100 MB hard disk space,
Peripheral Devices: mouse and keyboard
Internet connection – for downloading effects