“A memory is a photograph taken by the heart to make the special moment last forever.”
We often receive images from you guys that are in rectangular shape. This usually happens as photos are either taken from DSLR/Digital camera or mobile phones which may not have the “square photo” format in them. As our products require photos to be in square format, we usually assist with cropping. Sometimes we had to place it in white borders to fit the entire photo without cropping any important details.
We also receive requests from you to assist with adding words etc (which we are unable to do 😦 ). Hence we figured we should write about our favourite apps to help you with orders in future and also create more beautiful images as memory keepsakes!
An entirely free app, this is our go-to app when editing our product photos. It offers a preset of 9 filters for you to choose from and the fun does not stop from there. You are also able to snap photos through the app (there is square grid too!) and do basic editing like cropping, exposure, contrast, saturation, sharpness and more.
If you like to have a wider variety of filters, you can purchase them through the in-app store. VSCOCAM also update free filters when they collaborate with various artists!
image from Phonto
Want to add some text or shapes into your photos? Phonto is the one you should download! It has about 200 fonts available for you to choose from and you are also able to install your favourite fonts too.
It allows you to change and rotate the size of text, color and opacity of text and it doesn’t destroy the quality of the original image. You can also uploaded the edited image straight onto Instagram/Facebook!
image from Apple App Store
Picsart is THE app where anyone can become a master of editing photos. It is a all-in-one app for both your artistic and editing needs which includes easy-to-use photo editor, collage maker that allows you to create photos in square grids or free form, photo overlays and many more!
You have a photo that you can’t crop into square grid as you will cut someone off the image? Fret not as this app will help you make your photos into square shape or “Insta-size”. Not only that, you can choose the color of the background and upload it instantly on Instagram. Other functions include Text input, stickers and frames, crop and straightening etc.
PS. For Android users, you can search through Play Store using keyword “insta square” and will have a wide range of apps that function the same as Squareready!
Do you prefer to look at multiple images in one photo because it reminds you of more beautiful memories? PhotoGrid is one of the most popular app that helps combine them into one in square shape/ “Insta-size” or free form. They have a wide range of layouts for you to choose from and piecing the perfect collage.
So there you go, our Top 5 Photography Apps we always go to when editing photos or making TinyTiles for ourselves. We also hope this helps you in any ways when collating photos to make them into Tile or Thin Photo Magnets. If you have any other questions that weren’t covered in this entry, please feel free to leave a comment and we will try to respond as much as we can!
It was fun collating this entry and we hope we can come up with more guides in the near future. 🙂
Trivia: Do you know that newer phone models like Iphone 5/6 or Samsung S5/Note 4 can set camera to take square photos?