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When you see all of those super sleek photos pop up on Instagram or Facebook, with the fancy text and bewitching graphic stickers, are you overcome with more than a little jealousy and maybe even a bit of self-loathing because you know you’ll never be able to create such a refined and eminently shareable image yourself? Yeah, that’s my whole life.

Studio Design may restore some of my self esteem. I’ll put its adorable overlays and oodles of fonts to the test. (more…)

It’s not a secret that I like to take pictures of my cats and send the resulting images to anyone who’ll accept them. I add filters, text and even fun little stamps, until my photos could give you a toothache. I rely on a lot of apps to get that job done, though, and it would be a lot easier if I could get all of the tools I need in one place.

Landcam seems to fit the bill, with all of that, plus some pretty great editing tools to boot. I’ll try out Landcam and see if it can finally replace my folder full of image-editing apps. (more…)

I’m a little late to the party, in that I only tried out Snapchat recently. I had trouble seeing how an app that destroyed images after only a few seconds was something I needed in my life. I finally decided to give it a go though, and realized I had been missing out on a great social photo app for a long time.

Snapchat works like pretty much any iOS camera app you’re used to using, except all the images you create and send with Snapchat delete themselves after they’ve been viewed. That’s actually — go with me on this — pretty neat. I’ll run through what makes Snapchat such a great find and what sets it apart from the herd. (more…)

I try my best to stay away from cliches when writing reviews. But, with the app that I am gonna review today, it is imperative that I use the old adage: a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s so very true, and in this age of chronic attention deficit syndrome, pictures are the easiest way to convey the message to your audience.

But what if a picture isn’t by itself enough to get the message across and there is something more you’ve got to say? Not everyone is good at understanding the subtext behind a visual, and this requires you to explicitly spell out what’s on your mind. ThingLink is an app that helps you bring life to your images by associating relevant multimedia content to them. Let’s go check it out! (more…)

If you’re in love with the idea of taking and editing photos right from your phone, but could care less about the social media aspect of the experience, then PhotoMagic may just be your app. (Don’t worry, it still allows you to save and email your creations.)

The app is simple, easy to use and offers a few very basic editing features, plus a slew of elementary filters and frames. Click through to determine for yourself why PhotoMagic might — or might not — fit your brand of photo magic. (more…)

I’m a sucker for fancy photo apps. I want to go beyond Instagram effects and do really fun things with my images, like animate my cat or put moustaches on all of my friends. Sure, my definition of fun may not be the same as the next guy’s, but there’s no denying the iPhone has made us all amateur photographers, and all our photo editing apps let us make something really special with our pictures.

Mirrorgram is such an app, helping you create really imaginative images in a flash. Like the name implies, you’ll be creating a mirrored copy of your image. However, the features and sharing options go beyond just simple image editing, allowing you to create tiny works of iPhone art. (more…)

Calendars are very personalized utilities, detailing an individual’s most important events and tasks, and maybe letting them jot down a note or two. No wonder visual calendars are all the rage these days. Fans seem to be in love with the ability to tailor their daily, weekly and monthly timetables just a little bit more with the pictures and artworks of their choosing.

Add to this function an ability to create alerts, visual sorting features and managing easy-to-create entries and the combination equals Moredays, the app that prides itself on being a digital planner that blends elements of a scrapbook. Can Moredays be a great addition to your app collection? Find out on the other side of the break. (more…)

I have been a huge admirer of Aviary for a long time now. I don’t use their web apps often, but I’m in awe at them for showing the world what web apps are capable of. The range and quality of their toolkit on the web is praiseworthy. It’s no wonder that the developers have started licensing their toolkit to peer their apps.

Image editing in the mobile phone genre is largely powered by Aviary, and the most famous example of this is the recently launched Twitpic app. Not just comfortable being in the background, Aviary has launched its official iOS app in the app store. Let us go check out how functional it is. (more…)

The level to which people are willing to go to get their photos touched up never ceases to amaze me. Even before Instagram, it wasn’t like there was any dearth of image touch-up apps.

Mashing up multiple images without drastically changing the moment captured for posterity is something that most people love to do. Instead of just clicking through a folder full of pictures, it is so much fun to look at collages or mashups instead. After the break, let’s take Diptic for a spin and see if it can add some spice to our images. (more…)

You have a lot of photos, and you want to share them, but you don’t want to just toss them up on Facebook or Twitter or even Instagram. You want to present them in a way that’s meaningful and will share not only the pictures but the feeling you had when you were taking them.

Grid Lens has got you covered. By giving you an easy way to place several images in a single frame, Grid Lens lets you tell a story with your photos. Feature-rich and heavy on customization, this app may be a new go-to for image editing. (more…)

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