Tag: photo apps

Visual Storytelling Apps: “Slate” Joins The Crowd

Visual Storytelling Apps: “Slate” Joins The Crowd

Last June in “How to Tell a Travel Story Visually with Photos,” I reviewed these three options for visual storytelling:

  • Google+ “Stories”
  • Storehouse “Stories” created with an iPad/iPhone app
  • “Posts” using Exposure.co

I found too many flaws with Google+ “Stories” to recommend using them to “Show & Tell” people about your trip.

On the other hand, both Storehouse and Exposure were easy to use, could include text, still photos and videos, and could be shared via social media, e-mail, and by embedding in Websites and blogs.

Storehouse won that “horse race” for me because it is completely free, while Exposure only gave one the ability to create three free posts before ponying up money to create more.

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But now there’s a “new kid on the block,” the “Slate” app for iPad from Adobe, the folks who created the photo editing program and new English language verb, “Photoshop.”

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How to Make Photo Collages

How to Make Photo Collages

Drakesbad CollageFor quite some time I’ve noticed that many Facebook users don’t just post single photos, but rather a combination of a few to several shots made into a collage.

It fact, so many photo collages are posted to Facebook, that one would think a collage-maker is built into that social media site.

But as far as I can tell, you need to use something outside of Facebook to create those grouped photos.

Here are three different ways you can make photo collages.

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Taking and Editing Photos with the “Fotor” App

Taking and Editing Photos with the “Fotor” App

How may photography-related apps exist for computers and mobile devices?

imageBeats me. But there are probably tens of thousands out of the million-plus apps that have been developed for Apple and Android gadgets alone.

Recently the developer of the free “Fotor Photo Editor” app asked me to test and review it. It works on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android devices, Windows and Windows 8 and Mac computers.

Here’s what I discovered using Fotor on my iPhone 5.

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