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Today’s feature will be an app for iPhone users. It is a free app called, Collage Editor. You can find it HERE.
Description: Simple & Easy way to combine multiple photos into one frame.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
I uploaded this app to my iPhone 4 today after seeing it advertised somewhere months ago. It took a few seconds to start up and brought me to a screen where I can select a multi-image frame. The collages range from 2 to 9 images and all different styles and sizes of images. The collages are all square in shape but have many options for shapes of the photos inside. There are 36 total options to start with. After you select your collage frame, you can decide if you want to add photo, text, decorate or share it. I started with photos first. Then added a bit of text. I realized after I submit my text that I should have changed the size and color of the font to show up better on my collage photos but it is something to remember for the next time. You can also chance the thickness of the frame and round the corners which I liked. The next step allowed me to change the ratio of the images. I liked the 1:1 (original I picked) and the 3:4 best but there was also 4:3. Another option that was available to me was to change the color or pattern of the frame itself. There was a color palette to choose any solid color and any shade of it you want and then 18 choices of fun patterns. There were 45 patterns total but 27 of them were locked for pro use only. My final step was saving it to Facebook, Twitter or my camera roll.
My thoughts: I really enjoyed this app! It was super easy to use and wasn’t super cheesy either like some I’ve seen. For me, it was a practical app to use because sometimes you want to share an image of each of your children without driving your Facebook fans crazy posting one after the other. With this app, I can put them all in a cute collage and share quickly on Facebook. I can add captions or other information like my kids’ names under. I have identical twins so sometimes friends and relatives prefer me to label them on photos.
Here is a sample image I put together using this app. Excuse the blurry photo in photo #2, my kids never sit still and I get motion blur on my iPhone since I can’t do manual settings like on my Canon. They were laughing and having a good time one day in the kitchen so I snapped a few anyway.
What are your thoughts on this app? Have you tried it before? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!