During our iPhone app review of PhotoPieces it was easy to turn pics into instant collages. Read on to discover the simple three step process and what other goodies are tucked into this iPhone app.
It’s no big secret. There are a ton of photo taking and editing apps available in iTunes. What makes the PhotoPieces iPhone app special is its ability to do one thing (create photo collages) very, very well.
Simple is definitely the name of the game with the PhotoPieces iPhone app. Simply select one of six preloaded templates, snap your pictures, and you’re done. You can also create your own template with pictures and a unique slide scale.
Your PhotoPieces creations are saved to your iPhone’s gallery. Meaning you can save them, share them, transfer them to your computer, and generally have your way with them.
Sure there are a couple of limitations in the app itself. It does not support using a front facing camera, so a photo collage of yourself might be a little hard to execute.
There’s also no direct share option from the app. But there is a dedicated Flickr group for the app where you can share creations and templates or check out other people’s creations from the PhotoPieces iPhone app.
I think the PhotoPieces iPhone app is an amusing photo app that will come in handy while you’re hanging out with friends and want to create collages of photos right on the spot. It’s also a great way to capture family holidays and celebrations.
But that’s where the practical application of the PhotoPieces app comes to an end.
Unfortunately you cannot use existing pictures to fill collages, which makes this app slightly less useful than it seems. If you could pull from your existing gallery of pics, this app would get bonus points. Instead it’s more party trick than utility.
Since simple is the name of the game, it’s not surprising that the PhotoPieces iPhone app is extremely easy to use. A streamlined user interface literally means you are a few taps away from creating something. It’s the fast food of photo editing apps.
Four main buttons rule the app’s home screen. You can access the app’s dedicated Flickr community and your own camera gallery from the app.
It’s all easy breezy, and functions perfectly. I can’t complain.
Thankfully the PhotoPieces iPhone app is completely free. That means you will occasionally see ads pop up throughout the app, but they never impede your creative process.
For a free app, PhotoPieces definitely delivers. I still think a few updates could really make this app shine. Bottom line: PhotoPieces is good for a laugh, but not for the long run.
PhotoPieces iPhone app requires iOS 4.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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