The template words that appear when I open a new blog page are 'e.g. Blog about your latest products or deals'. I'm sorry to disappoint anyone who works from the same template, but I won't be doing that. I figure you've already checked out the products when you opened the Home page. I want the blog pages to be a little takeaway gift of things that might be useful for you. So I'll be blogging about things like the best summer champagne cocktails, packing tips for tropical islands, an app I've found and loved, a hotel that's too gorgeous to not share. Let me know if there's anything sunshine related you want covered and I'll get to work on that too.
Today's little gift is to share a couple of photo apps I love.
I first downloaded it a few years ago when it was a little clunky to use and adding text was really wonky. It's recently been upgraded and they've finally made it easy and fun. When you import your photos it makes that great kshvvvvvv sound that you hear when a polaroid spits out from the camera. There's something about the classic Polaroid shape that balances out images and makes them visually more appealing.
I randomly came across this app the other day. It puts your photos in a virtual album with pages that actually flip when you go through them. And everyone you share with can add pics (up to 24) and make comments. I made an album after my last weekend away with friends and I like that it's more collaborative than just posting pics on a static page.
I mainly use this on my laptop rather than my mobile device. It super easily overlays text and creates bordered or real looking framed photos. I use it a lot for blog pictures and will start using it for Facebook invitations and things that need to be tricked up a little.
I hesitate to add this because it's a bit like putting down Facebook for social media apps you love. As in, well duh who hasn't heard of that. It's the big hairy gorilla of photo editing apps that lets you overlay text and play around with colours and borders and words. It's owned by Adobe, which means it works really well. After a bit of agonising, I've included it because maybe there are a few people out there who don't know it, like a certain member of my family who hadn't heard of Pinterest...
Poor Frametastic were doing great work until Instagram came along and added their 'layout' option. For that reason alone I'm mentioning them to give them a sympathy nod. Actually though, Frametastic still do it better than the Instagram function because you can change the border width and play around with a lot more layout features than are available in Insta.
The following shots are some Polamatics I've used on Instagram. In case you were wondering - they were all taken on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Something else that's beautiful and worth sharing!