While every other smartphone user will have some form of photo-editing app installed on their device, this week’s app of the week is aimed at prising people away from the infamous Instagram, and towards other cool proto-editing programs available.
Photo Grid is in basic terms a collage maker for your smartphone. It allows you to put all of your favourite snaps into one composition to share with friends or so display at home without having to do any of the creative work yourself.
Choose from quirky and fun, to dramatic and smart-looking frames, and simply slot your photos in to fit.
The app allows you to insert your images into a normal grid or into a composition consisting of either three vertical or horizontal photos, which produces professional-looking images.
Photo Grid allows you to select photos from your phone’s gallery as well as your favourite shots from Instagram, online or Whatsapp, which makes the app more versatile than many other photo-editing suites.
Once you have selected the photos you want to insert into your collage, the app creates the photo grid within seconds. If you don’t like the layout of the composition, simply shake your smartphone and the images will scramble around to fit the various sized boxes.
Once you are happy with your composition, add text in various colours and fonts, as well as adding frames from a large selection of fun colours, patterns and shapes.
The one thing that I really like about the app is that when you are finished with your photo grid, you have the option to save it in 2 different files sizes, as either a JPEF or PNG file to suit your preferences.
Your photo will automatically create a Photo Grid Album in your camera’s gallery, meaning you can upload and share your photo collages on all of the social media sites like Facebook and Twitter just as you can your normal photographs.
Perhaps the best thing about Photo Grid is that the app is available not only on Android and iOS devices, but on Windows Phones too! The app is free to download and can be used instantly after installation.
Written by Charlotte Kertrestel