A bigger goal I have in 2015 is to do an app review or two each month on the blog. Hopefully I can keep it up! The first review this year was on the app Phonto which can help you create some really great and easy graphics for your blog, Instagram, pocket scrapbooking, etc and today I want to share with you another app that can help you out in both blogging and in pocket scrapbooking. You gotta love a two-for-one! Today I'm sharing with you an oldie but goodie app - it's called PicFrame. This is an app I've had for ages, I am 90% sure this is one of the first apps I downloaded and I keep going back to it because it is perfect for what I need it to do! It does cost $0.99 buuuut it's so worth it for the ease of use.
What it is
PicFrame helps you combine multiple photos and videos into amazing looking frames and share them with your friends and family via Instagram, Facebook, Email, Twitter, and more!
With 73 fully adjustable frames supporting up to 9 photos or videos, text labels, rounded corners, photo effects, shapes, shadows, music, plenty of patterns and an easy color picker you will always have a unique look.
info taken from the iTunes description here
What it does
Well...it does what it looks like - it is a collage app. Not only does it create collages with ease, I just love the design. It is a no fuss app that gives me what I need - a collage in a few seconds.
Choose your frame type, there are 73 to choose from, then choose your ratio, there are 7 options to choose from including a square option. This app can help you create square collage for instagram - great for showing a process or examples of something. You can also use this to create a horizontal or vertical collage graphic for your blog. (Pair it with the Phonto app and you can really get the info graphic juices flowing.) I have been using this collage option recently to create a 16:9 thumbnail for my YouTube channel.
Adding effects is easy in app as well. There are a few filters to choose from to create an artistic effect or go Andy Warhol style. You can also create a sllouette cut out shape to add interest to your photo. My favorite fun effect is to create a mirrored image in a split frame. It's pretty neat.
To adjust the width or the color of the frame select the style option. Another option, one I find least helpful mainly because it's not as aesthetically pleasing, is that you can add labels. I prefer to mix my apps and use Phonto to add text to my collages.
How it helps you
This app really helps with on the go blogging and social networking. If your main camera is your phone you can create beautiful collages to use on your blog from your travels or your day to day life. You can use it to create process collages for a tutorial on your blog as well. It is great to showcase a collage of different photos on Instagram as well. I love it to put a face of the day photo together with close ups and products.
You can use this to create a collage for your pocket scrapbook as well. If you print from an online printer you can create a 4:3 collage to two vertical images to get the perfect 3x4 prints on a single 6x4 print. This app is an all around helpful app! You can also use some of the unique framing options to create in a digital scrapbook type of fashion. The app supports pretty large printing so you can order prints big enough to fit in your scrapbook albums.
What collage apps do you use? Any others you can recommend?