Review: Snap Collage for iPad

Snap Collage iPad app

Snap Collage is an app that will create attractive collages.  It also has significant Photo Editing capability.

When you open Snap Collage, you are presented with a scrolling list of layouts at the top of the screen and a view of the albums on the iPad.  As you select photos, the  layouts at the top will change to accommodate the number of photos selected.  Touch the desired layout to begin creating the collage.  Photos can be rearranged and resized in the collage.

Photo Editing

Touch an individual photo to edit it.  Even though the photo has a shape in accordance with the collage layout, you can alter the shape by selecting from various possibilities, such as a heart, a triangle, a star and many more.



You can change the photo by selecting a new photo from your albums or taking a new photo with the camera. You can also flip or rotate the photo. Touch the pencil in the box to bring up the Photo Editor.

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Quick review: Instamap for iPad

The one thing all 3rd party Instagram viewing and browsing apps for iPad and iPhone have in common is they all tap into the secret of the success of the photo snapping and sharing community. What’s this secret? The images themselves. The panoply of multi-coloured images arranged attractively in grids that can be pleasurably browsed through and shared at whim.

And so, given such a visually unique point of departure, a lot of developers are riding the Instagram wave, hoping to drive the myriads of IG addicts to their platform. I’ve been looking at another offering that recently made its debut on the app store – Instamap for iPad. How does this new app measure up against others like Instagallery and Flipboard that I previously reviewed? [click to continue reading…]

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3 ways to enjoy Instagram on iPad today


One of my most-used iPhone apps is Instagram – the photo sharing platform/community that gives users an entertaining and pleasurable way to post, customize and comment on images (check it out here in case you haven’t had the chance yet) so it was no surprise that having gotten my iPad, I was soon itching to use it on the iPad as well.  Since Instagram on iPad is not yet available – what are the alternatives around today?

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Review: FX Photo Studio HD for iPad

FX Photo Studio HD

FX Photo Studio HD is a photo effects and image manipulation app for the iPad. Whether you’re just looking for a bit of image correction on a photo or to completely transform one, the app has effects that will fit the bill.

Here’s a bit of its introduction on its App Store page:

By pressing one button you can turn your shot into a retro photo or a picture drawn by a pencil or paints, or done in a Modern Art style. Alternatively, you can simply add a pretty frame of flowers or butterflies. Or whatever else you might desire – the choice is practically unlimited!

Here is just a short list of some effects contained in the application:
Vintage, Black and White, Night Vision, Pencil Paint, False Mirror, Ghost, Neon Light, Hue Green, Ripped Glass, Rainbow Palette, Scary Face, Ancient Canvas, Steamy Window, Stardust Frame, Mosaic, Burnt Paper, Explosion, Old Film Frame, Bump Mapping, Solarize, Tritone, Old Photo, Frost, Old TV and there are many many more!

The app is about to get a major update (due for release tomorrow, 2/14) and I’ve been fortunate enough to be using the new version for a few weeks now. Hit the break for my full review of the app and its latest update …

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Review – Photo Transfer App for iPad and iOS

Photo Transfer App

Photo Transfer App has rapidly become a favorite app for me – on my iPad and iPhone. As its name suggests, it’s an app that makes it easy to transfer photos (and videos) over WiFi – from iPhone or iPad to a computer, and between your iOS devices.

I’ve used a good number of apps that offer similar functionality, as I’m a big fan of avoiding cabled sync and doing things wirelessly – and I’ve found Photo Transfer App does the best job. Hit the break for lots more detail on why I like the app so much …

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Quick Look: Magical Venice for iPad

Magical Venice is a photo collection featuring images of the famously beautiful Italian city. Here’s how its creator describes it Magical Venice is an intimate photographic portrait of this unique city and its lagoon. The images are the result of over 25 years of work by Venetian born photographer Roberto Soncin Gerometta, and are accompanied […]

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Review: LIFE for iPad

LIFE for iPad is an app that brings the famously superb photography of Life Magazine to your iPad. Here’s a little slice of its App Store Intro: LIFE on iPad is a spectacular experience: LIFE’s legendary photo collection at a never-before-seen resolution. Download the free app to explore LIFE’s vast archives, up-to-the-minute news photos, and […]

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MosaicFacebook HD for iPad Review

There was a time when computer generated photo mosaics were such a novelty that they elicited magazine covers and widespread media attention. Photo mosaics uses software algorithms and photography to recreate a reference image from thousands of smaller individual photos. There was nothing new about creating mosaics from photos, however, by the 1990′s they could […]

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Quick Look – The Guardian Eyewitness for iPad

It’s taken me quite a while to discover this app – as it’s been out since right around iPad launch day.  I’d always heard very good things about it, but it has still exceeded my high expectations.  The Guardian Eyewitness app for the iPad is just superb.  As its App Store description states, it showcases […]

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