Turn Your Photos into a Comic Strip with Strip Designer

Price: $2.99    Score: 10/10    By Daniel BischoffStrip Designer

Have you been looking for a fun, creative way to show off your vacation photos? Just want to waste some time waiting for a movie? Strip Designer lets you do both of these while still hosting a suite of professional photo editing tools all aimed at creating professional looking comic strips.

Strip Designer, from developer Vivid Apps, doesn’t let you create just a few different types of strips, it offers TONS of templates for both comic and film strips, including both plain and embossed comic strips.  When you first open the app, it gives you the following options:

  1. Create a new strip
  2. Open a saved strip
  3. Read instructions.

Creating a new strip will bring up all of the different templates to choose from.  After choosing your template, you’ll add photos to each frame by using easy buttons on the strip.  Once you choose a picture from your photo albums, you can rotate it, scale it to the size you’d like, and move the proper subject into frame.  While making these edits to your photo, you can also sharpen, invert, or add another filter to your photo.

Next, adding a speech balloon to your photo is easy.  Place the speech balloon on the image, then pinch and pull it to change the size.  From here, you can also add text to individual speech balloons.  After you’ve put the finishing touches on speech balloons and the like, you can save your strip to send to friends or edit later.  Strip Designer allows for sharing your created strip on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter.

If you want to delve deeper into your strip editing, you can do so by installing new fonts and editing templates.  If you’ve really got a knack for creating strips, you can even join the Strip Designer Flickr group and share them with other professional strip creators.

What I like most about Strip Designer is that it offers an extremely full tool set, and doesn’t talk down to its users or dumb any of the tools down because of the platform it’s on.  At the same time, because Strip Designer is so streamlined with so many different tools at the users fingertips, it’s still really easy to use.  All of this is only further complimented by the very helpful tutorial that uses instructions and screen captures to teach the user within one tap from the title screen.

At $2.99 Strip Designer offers a ton of useful editing tools that will let anyone create a professional looking strip in minutes.  Buy it and make sharing vacation photos or that annual thanksgiving football game a bit more interesting.

Strip Designer is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch.  It requires the iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

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