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Posted 10/8/2013 by Robin Sparkles in General Scrappin'
 

Robin Sparkles
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Posted: 10/8/2013 12:47:34 PM
I'm looking for an iPhone app that makes collages out of my photos. Preferably one that makes non-square pictures so I can print them easier. Let me know what apps are working for you!


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Posted: 10/8/2013 2:59:36 PM
Peas recommended PicFrame and Frametastic but I always go back to Diptic, probably because I've had it the longest.
You can make custom arrangements or use the fixed frames. There's slider bar to change the aspect ratio if you want 4x6, 5x7, etc.

Edited - In Diptic you can rotate the photo in the frame, not just 90* but infinite angles. I don't know if other apps have this feature.

brab74
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Posted: 10/8/2013 3:09:22 PM
I use PicFrame.

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Posted: 10/8/2013 4:30:50 PM
I use Fuzel.



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Posted: 10/8/2013 4:55:33 PM
I use Picframe, it works ok but it's tricky getting the border/frame the right width.


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Posted: 10/8/2013 8:34:47 PM
Diptic is my fav. I also use Picstitch occasionally.


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Posted: 10/8/2013 9:44:28 PM
I use Picstitch & Instaframe.


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Posted: 10/8/2013 9:48:51 PM
I use picstitch. The thing to remember for 4x6s is you have to change the ratio on the collage to 2:3


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Robin Sparkles
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Posted: 10/8/2013 10:03:08 PM
I'm going to be downloading some apps tomorrow! And thanks for the ratio tip.


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Posted: 10/9/2013 7:53:13 AM
I like PicFrame, I've tried a lot and settled on PicFrame then bought it for .99. Remember to play with the ratio button (1:1) on the right side to get the pictures to fit.


My question: has anyone found a app for frames like Instagram without the photo manipulations. I love the frames but hate the filters.


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Posted: 10/9/2013 8:28:46 AM
Snapseed has frames.

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Posted: 10/9/2013 8:30:06 AM
I use picstitch and instaframe




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Posted: 10/9/2013 9:49:16 AM
Pixlrexpress+ is what I use.

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Posted: 10/9/2013 10:50:10 AM
Diptic, Fuzel, and PicFrame.

Diptic can easily adjust the line weight of the borders that frame each of your photos with your collage (unique to Diptic). Color choices for layout borders are derived from sliders giving you unlimited color choices. Diptic also offers the options of rounding corners and adjusting just how rounded you want it for each frame in the collage as well as for the entire collage frame. It offers an extended range of fonts for adding text. You also can customize the height and width of your frames within the collage, adjusting up and down and side to side. Another feature to Diptic is tapping at the joint of a frame which allows you to angle your frame lines. Nice diagonal effects. You can change the aspect ratio of the entire layout. You can also change the color of your frame or add a pattern to it. When choosing photos for your collage you have the option of choosing from your camera roll and library, and additionally, facebook, flickr, and instagram. Very cool. Diptic saves to device and does let you share your creation to many social media sites: fb, Flickr, Twitter, Postcard, Tumblr, Instagram, as well as the ability to email or add to other apps.

Fuzel gives you the ability to customize frame lines, even adding lines to a layout using a feature called cut. Like Diptic you can change aspect ratios. It's also the only app I'm aware off that lets you swap the photos within the collage after placing them. Unique to Fuzel: Photo filters and as an add on photo editing. Fonts for text and color choices for frames are fewer than Diptic and PicFrame. However...with Fuzel you can choose photos from your camera roll and albums, fb and instagram or (and this is cool!) in a google (image) search - so if you don't have a great shot for what you want you can find one! Share to device, fb, twitter, instagram, flickr and email.

PicFrame pretty much does everything Diptic does with the exception of adjusting the line weight of your frames, and customizing to create diagonals using the Layouts frames feature. Unique to PicFrame: Allows you to adjust each individual line in a frame, (Diptic adjustments while offering curvature, don't allow for each frame line). Shadowing of frame lines. Expansive range of fonts for text labels and color sliders for unlimited color choice for frames. Choosing your photos to add is limited to your camera roll and albums. In addition to saving to device PicFrame does let you share your creation to many social media sites: fb, Flickr, Twitter, Path, tumblr, instagram, as well as the ability to email, open in other apps or copy for adding to a message.

Each of these apps has unique strengths. Which is why I own all three. I like thin frame lines so I often use Diptic, gotta love Fuzel's photo swap, cut feature and choice of photos from outside your phone including google search, and PicFrame's range of fonts and color combined with moving any line in the collage gives lots of flexibility in design. Depending where I want to pull my photos from, what my priority is for design, and how i want to save/share my collage dictates the app I use.

More comprehensive that you may need but I'm an analyst by profession. Happy collage making whatever app you choose.


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Posted: 10/10/2013 8:21:21 AM
since i dont have an iphone its easier for me to order collage prints from walgreens or walmart


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Posted: 10/10/2013 9:45:52 AM

since i dont have an iphone its easier for me to order collage prints from walgreens or walmart
You can also make collages on the computer using Picasa (free).
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