inStatus – A creative editor making your photos gorgeous
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
inStatus is an iOS app by Thang Dinh that is described as being, “a creative editor making your photos gorgeous.” Available for free through the iTunes Store, inStatus provides quick and easy tools for adding impressive typography layers to photos.
inStatus enables iOS users to quickly add professional-looking typography to pre-set background images or to their own photos. The final images made through inStatus can then be exported to services like Instagram for sharing with friends/followers.
While the basic version of inStatus allows users to do just about everything in the app, in-app add-ons can be purchased for small fees to enable them to access things like a full library of font options. Various photo effects can be applied to photographs, and different aspect ratios for optimal sharing settings can also be used.
Other features in inStatus include a fun option to shake the app to be delivered a random “deep” quote, utilize multiple text layers, or email finalized photo projects to oneself.
Appearance and Layout:
For an app that boasts of making users’ photos more beautiful, inStatus definitely does not disappoint in its own graphic designs itself. First time users of the app are greeted with a step-by-step tutorial showing how to easily use the various features of the app to edit photos, add typography and other layers, and export the photos to various photo-friendly social media networks (like Instagram).
Each feature of inStatus is depicted by a fairly universally-recognized icon for that feature, and navigating through inStatus is pretty easy to do on the first try. The soft color scheme of this app also further adds to its visual appeal. Overall, inStatus’ graphics and layout are beautifully and thoughtfully designed.
As a free app, inStatus definitely is well worth its “price.” While it may be seen as somewhat more difficult to use than some other photography/typography based apps, iOS users who are interested in adding more layers and more intense photo editing will probably appreciate all that inStatus has to offer.
Additionally, even though not all the features of inStatus are available for free, the $0.99 in-app purchases that can be made to access more fonts and backgrounds are definitely purchases that will delight graphic designers and be seen as worth of their fairly minimal price.
inStatus iPhone app requires iOS 5.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. 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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