Garfield Snaps: Video and Written iPhone App Review
If there’s one thing we can all likely agree on, it’s that Garfield is the coolest cat in the cartoon world. Though he only exists in our imaginations, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring him to life in your own way.
Concept and Functionality:
I’ve mentioned in numerous reviews that I’m a big fan of photography apps. Garfield Snaps is incredibly easy to use and has a few features which are unavailable with similar apps.
The menu screen provides quick and easy access to everything the app offers. “Snap & Share” activates your device’s camera and allows you to create superimposed photos right on the spot, and “Grab Pics” is where you can import photos from your device’s camera roll.
You can also check out additional in-app purchases (more on that in a bit), along with a few tips on how to use Garfield Snaps and a quick info page about Garfield himself.
Taking photos within the app is a breeze. Simply choose which image of Garfield (or other characters) you would like to use, drag the character to position it on the screen, and take the picture. You can even add multiple character images to the same photo. Once you’ve taken the photo, you can save it to your camera roll and share via email, Facebook, and Twitter.
The free version comes with two character images; one of Garfield and one of Odie. However, you can pay to unlock more characters and features like speech bubbles. There are three separate feature packs, each priced at $0.99.
As I mentioned before, there are a few key features which Garfield Snaps offers. First, the ability to move the selected character around the screen is a huge plus. Those of you who have used similar apps probably noticed that a feature like this is usually only available in a paid version.
The ability to add more than one character to a photo is also very convenient. Again, this is a feature not usually seen in free apps like Garfield Snaps.
The “Garfield and Friends” image pack features Jon, more images of Garfield and Odie, and even Arlene (Garfield’s girlfriend). “Frames and Speech Bubbles” unlocks decorative picture borders and humorous quotes which can definitely spice up your photos. There’s even a holiday pack which you can use to create mini greeting cards right on your phone.
Garfield Snaps is perfect for Garfield fans who love to have a bit of fun with their photos. You don’t have to pay to unlock key features, and the library of character images and other clips is surprisingly expansive. I definitely recommend downloading it if you’re looking to add a bit of fun to your photos.
Garfield Snaps is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review, as well as a video production fee.
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