Shiny Object! PolyMagic — COOLEST PHOTO APP EVERCecily Kellogg
It was about a week ago when I spotted this photo in my Instagram stream and began immediately drooling. It took me a while to track down Laurie from Tip Junkie and find out what app she used to create such a pretty shot, but finally she let me know: it’s PolyMagic.
This sweet little app offers an entirely new take on the standard diptich format, allowing curves and swoops and basically any shape you want for your photos. With 72 different frame styles count ’em you can easily pick a style that will highlight and showcase any event or other item you want to photograph.
I’ve been playing with the app all afternoon and have come up with some samples that barely scratch the surface of what you can do with this frickin’ awesome app.
Not only can you choose the shape of each frame, but there are several touch points along each frame where you can drag it into neat swoops and shapes. In addition, you can also select the background color from a full range of color options, or also choose a nifty background pattern instead. You can also choose to have straight corners or soft, rounded corners, which makes this app incredibly flexible. Lastly, you can choose the “ratio” meaning whether it’s a narrow rectangle, square, wide rectangle, or even a long rectangle like your standard infographic.
Plus, you can combine it with other apps, such as uploading it to share via Instagram (where you can add in the Instagram filters for an even cooler effect), or as I did below with something like Labelbox (also a tip from Laurie!) to help tell the story.
Another great feature of the app is that the photos can be VERY large. When you save an image from this app to your phone, it allows you to choose from sizes as large as 2000 pixels wide to 500 pixels wide, which again gives you great flexibility.
I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS APP.
Best part? You can totally torture dear friends like Robin Plemmons and highlight her slick karaoke moves. Heh.
PolyMagic is available in the iTunes store for $.99.
Cecily Kellogg is a bad ass mom blogger, according those that count, and her own marketing plan. You can find her writing about her life at Uppercase Woman, or ranting on Twitter, or here at MomCrunch.