By Kathyanne White
A photo collage app designed to create collages out of pictures on your device.
Recently I was invited to take a look at a new app called Diptic and when I checked it out I was pleasantly surprised. You can purchase this app for your Android or Apple devices. This app is designed to create collages out of pictures on your device and the entry price is 99 cents. Believe me when I tell you I buy apps all the time and have been looking for a photo collage app that would actually be used, so spending 99 cents was fine with me to give this app a roll. Diptic is the only collage app being used on my devices. Diptic is straight forward and easy to use. There are plenty of choices for collage configurations and if you are interested in creating some of your own forms for collage you can pay a bit more and buy them individually. My look at this app is entirely with the entry price, nothing added. Using just the basics let me take you on the path to check it out.
The front page starts with collage configurations to fill with photos. There are 9 pages of configurations you can browse through to create your collage.
FIrst click on a configuration to select your collage layout.
Once you make your choice you can start to load pictures. No worries if you start out and decide you want a different layout, you can pick a new form and the pics you have already loaded will change over. We’ll cover that later.
Click on one of the squares and you get these choices. We will “Select from Photo Albums”.
Select your photo and it will fill the square. Use your finger to move the image around the little frame to place it how you like it. Pinch the image to change it’s size.
Repeat this until your squares are all full.
Your squares are filled! Let’s look at a few of the changes you can make from here.
At the bottom of the screen you can see Layout-Select-Transform-Effects and Export in the black border.
Click on the Transform tab and look up the right top of the screen you will see and double end arrow. Click on that to get the screen below.
The arrows appear on all the squares in directions. You can now pull those arrows in the directions they head and change the sizes of your squares and rectangles as you can see from the next few images.
When you are finished moving the borders around click – Done – in the right hand top corner of the screen.
Now lets look at some of the effects. Click Effects under the star at the bottom of the screen towards the right side. Look to the top right of the screen and you see the word border – click that.
This gives you the controls to change your border around the squares. Notice the box that comes up lets you change colors by the sliders and the inside and outside corners can also change from rounding to square.
Go ahead and give it a whirl. You can see the effects on the following images. Notice the controls and how they were changed to get each configuration.
When you are ready to save your work click on the Export tab at the far right of the bottom of the screen.
Pick one of the options that appear at the top of the screen, or just save it to your photo file.
Now if you want to change your layout to see what will happen- go to the bottom right of the screen, click on layout and pick a new one. Your photos will automatically change to a new frame. Here are a couple of examples.
Now that I have a new form, I will take the borders out all together.
A quick look at a new form filled in-
It doesn’t take much to get somewhat familiar with the Diptic app. We looked at just a few of the changes that can be made to photos with this app. For me I enjoyed playing with it and discovering some of the possibilities with the app. Are you interested in the Diptic contest? Go to Diptic: the Contest to find out about prizes, how to enter and the terms and condition. Have fun with it.