Juicy Bits Releases A Juicy New Photo Collage App – Layout – For The IPad
Finally! A Collage App that does what I want it to do! I guess the phrase “All things come to those who wait” really does apply when it comes to technology.
The tactile photo-editing capability is really taking off in a monumental way. Excellent photo-editing apps like IPhoto and PS Touch have pretty much led the way in this revolution.
And now the Layout creators have taken the collage-making experience to a similar and equally exciting new level. The developers have stretched the boundaries of what one is capable of accomplishing with a finger swipe when trying to create the perfect collage. It really is brilliant.
This App has so much going on but my favorite, apart from being able to finger-swipe your own collage into sections, is the face detection capability. It nicely complements Apple’s original vision and implementation of this concept.
I also love the manner in which one can add captions – not only to the entire collage but also to each picture in the collage. Very nice. And the background color matching is superb as well. Oh, who am I kidding? I love everything about this Layout App.
The video at the bottom of this article is an excellent guide to this new App, highlighting in a professional way everything one can accomplish with Layout. You are limited only by your imagination.
Also, below I have added Juicy Bit’s Press Release describing every aspect of this wonderful App. Read it as you watch the video and please add your thoughts in the comments section.
Presently, Layout – Juicy Bits is only available in Canada but will be available worldwide on July 5th in the iOS App Store for $2.99. It is worth every darn penny! I will update this article with the International link on Thursday.
Juicy Bits Press Release
Layout makes it easy to arrange your photos, tell stories, and share with friends.
Swipe your finger to quickly split a frame into sections, and use the radial menu to add photos directly from Facebook, Instagram, or Flickr. Enhance images with built-in filters and effects, adjust saturation and contrast, add some stickers, and a whole lot more. Then, add a caption to each photo, apply a background color or pattern, and share your layout with friends and family via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. If you want to go back, Layout includes undo and redo, and best of all, you can store your projects in iCloud to share them with other devices.
Built for Touch
Swipe your finger to split a frame into sections
Touch and drag to move borders
Tap a frame to access the radial menu
Press and hold to move a photo from one frame to another
Pinch to zoom-in to your photos
Touch and drag to reposition and frame your photos
Enable iCloud to share your documents and settings with other devices
Use undo and redo to safely experiment and play
Open photos directly from Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram
Use automatic face detection to frame a group or move from face to face
Select an overall shape using built-in aspect ratios or customize your own
Choose from a set of included templates or create your own template for later use
Switch templates and let Layout automatically fill them with your photos
Precisely align borders at quarters and thirds using automatic snap points
Snap borders so that they align with each other
Captions Tell the Story
Automatically import photo captions from Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram
Adjust the horizontal and vertical position of each caption
Tap to insert the current date or the date your photo was taken
Choose from any of the built-in iOS fonts for just the right style
Use the slider to select a font size or snap to the font size of another caption
Toggle the caption background on or off
Touch-up your photos using the built-in photo editor
Apply artistic effects to transform your photos and set the mood
Crop, rotate, and flip images to focus on the most important part of your photo
Automatically enhance photos that were backlit or taken at night
Adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness for the perfect image
Remove redeye, erase blemishes, and whiten teeth for a professional look
Show Your Style
Resize borders or remove them completely with an interactive slider
Pick the perfect color for your background from the color palette
Drag the interactive color picker to select a color directly from your photos
Apply any of 100 included patterns to give your layout some extra style
Share with Friends
Save your layout to the camera roll for use in other apps
Send your layout as an e-mail to friends and family
Post directly to Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr
Print your layout wirelessly to an AirPrint-enabled printer
Learn how to use Layout with an interactive tutorial
Control the size of imported photos to create complex layouts
Double tap some of the toolbar icons for shortcut behaviors
Drop photos outside of the document to temporarily store them in a photo tray