Developer: mobile click
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
Growing ever easier, ever more sophisticated, iPhone photography and social networking also continue to grow in popularity. Click2Mobile brought iPhone users InstaFrame, a picture editing app that allowed framing and captioning of digital photos before sharing. In an obvious attempt to keep playing in the big leagues, they now offer InstaCollage. Like its predecessor, InstaCollage Pro isn’t necessarily competing with Instagram, it merely enhances users’ photos by providing a plethora of creative options. Options like selecting from over 100 different layouts, multiple effects and a huge selection of borders (with customizable colors and widths) for framing.
Instacollage Pro allows for creative photo arrangements, plus has photo captioning options with a variety of different fonts available. Once users create a collage, sharing via email and posting to Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and Twitter is quick and simple. Whether you choose to spend time creating the perfect collage by tweaking effects, border sizes and colors or simply want to create a quick collage with no particular or special features, InstaCollage Pro is all about choice.
InstaCollage Pro is quite versatile and though it is complex, it remains user-friendly. With so many layout options available it can seem daunting to scroll through them all, but fortunately they are grouped into two categories – irregular and popular – divided by a split side-scrolling screen. There is also a sorting filter to arrange the display by default or recently used layouts (but no way of assigning or saving favorites).
For new users, InstaCollage Pro may feel overwhelming at first due to the sheer volume of options however, with a bit of practice and exploration it becomes a fairly simple process. After selecting a layout, tap any area to add a picture. An option to crop the photo is instantly available and then the photo is added to the collage. Border styles can be changed at any time and effects are applied to individual photos rather than the entire collaged image. The versatility of InstaCollage Pro is commendable and makes it worth investing the time to explore its limitations.
As a photography app for enhancing, customizing and sharing photos, InstaCollage Pro is one of the stronger options available in the App Store. There are both a limited, free version and a full paid version available. The full version is presently available at the sale price of .99 and for its versatility and reliability, is well worth the purchase price. A worthy photography download, InstaCollage Pro makes grouping, editing and sharing your life in photos fun and easy.