Picdeo: Written & Video iPad App Review
I’m the only person I know of who has more photography apps on my iPhone and iPad than I have games. Needless to say, I love trying new apps that are designed to capture moments and share them with the rest of the world.
Picdeo, developed by i’m apps, allows you to easily create and share videos made of pictures. From giving directions while drawing on a map to preserving memories that can be shared with everyone, this is definitely a useful app.
Concept and Functionality:
And the only person I know of who has more photography apps on my iPhone and iPad than I have games. Needless to say, I love trying new apps that are designed to capture moments and share them with the rest of the world. Picdeo, which is short for picture video, is a unique and fun way to create video clips using your voice, still photos, and drawings. The only limit to what this app can be used for is the one you set.
Creating a Picdeo video is extremely easy to do. Simply insert photos from your camera roll or take them within the app. Each photo gets its own page. You can also create blank pages for drawing diagrams or other useful things. Also, you can fine-tune things like background color and page color.
Once your photos and pages are inserted, simply press Record. Picdeo records almost everything you do to your photos, from switching between pages to even capturing things you write or draw. For example, if a friend needed directions to a place that required extra information (like a separate entrance, keypad number, etc.) you can take a screenshot from a map app, import it into Picdeo, and write down information while speaking directions.
One of the coolest features in Picdeo is the number of ways you can export creations. If you want to send a Picdeo video to a friend, you can do so via email, Facebook, and Twitter. However, if you want to send your friend her directions just as a photo and not in a video, you can do that, too. Specific pages/images can be exported to your camera roll, PDF, email, or you can copy it.
Also, Picdeo videos are automatically saved to your camera roll when you’ve finished recording. While this is handy, it can cause quite a bit of clutter if you’re someone who likes to test a project a few times before settling on a final version. Instead, the option to choose whether or not you want to save your Picdeo video would be perfect.
Another feature I think would make Picdeo even better is a built-in gallery that stores all of your videos. Similar to Camera+, you would be able to create videos and store them easily within the app itself for future sharing instead of keeping your videos on your camera roll.
Picdeo can be downloaded from the App Store for $1.99, which isn’t too terrible considering all of the things it can do. Plus it’s a universal app, so it’s a great deal for those who have more than one iDevice. On a side note, Picdeo only works with iPhone 4/iPad 2 and above.
If you’re looking for a fun new way to transform photos into videos (and do a whole bunch of other cool things), I definitely recommend taking a look at Picdeo.
Picdeo is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad 2 and above. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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