iPad App of the Week: Juxtaposer

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Juxtaposer for iPad

iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to produce apps that are exclusively for the iPad. Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday.

This week’s pick is Juxtaposer, an app that lets you combine multiple pictures to create fun and striking new images. Better still, it’s got an easy to use interface – that makes the process quite quick.

Here’s a little slice of the Juxtaposer App Store introduction:

Take any element from one picture and add it to another. Remix your pets into a mythical creature, swap a statue’s head with your friend’s, or combine photos into surreal and beautiful works of art. Juxtaposer has the power and features of a professional creative tool, but is simple to use and just as importantly, it’s fun!

And these are some of the app’s impressive features:

- Short tutorial videos will turn you into a photomontage artist in no time.
– Your composite images are exported at the full resolution of the background image, even if it’s huge (40 MP+)!
– The image adjustment tools let you match your images’ color and lighting, and fine-tune the look of your creation.
– Zoom in to work on fine details with pixel-level accuracy.
– Add elements from as many photos as you like to your background image.
– Load photos from your iPhone photo library, or from Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram or Picasa.
– Share your photomontages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr or Picasa. Email them, or save them to your Dropbox.
– Save your cutout images in the Stamp Manager for later use. You can also share these “stamps” with friends or export them as transparent PNGs.
– Undo any edit. Experiment safely, you can always get back to where you started.
– 20 blend modes (like Multiply, Screen and Overlay) let advanced iPhoneographers create unique effects.
– The “red mask” view mode shows you just the top image with the erased parts in red. It is helpful when precisely cutting out an element.

I’m a clumsy user of just about any really good photo manipulation app, so my efforts in this app are equivalent to a bad Go-Kart driver taking the wheel of an Indy Car – but even I am able to have a lot of fun and help a handsome Labrador play ball during a Space Shuttle launch.

Labrador and Space Shuttle

Here’s an App Store link for Juxtaposer; it’s priced at $2.99 and is a universal app designed to run on both the iPad and iPhone.

If you’re after more great iPad apps, check out our Best iPad Apps section.

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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