Labelbox (Free) by Stepcase is an app that allows you to add a variety of labels on to your photographs.
The iPhone is a great photography tool, with all the various photo apps out there. Well, a new one came out this week, but it’s not what you’ve come to expect from the typical iPhone photo app. This one adds labels to your photographs.
Labelbox lets you snap a new photo or upload one from your Photo Library. Then, you can choose from eight free label styles to apply onto your photograph.
Select one, touch and drag on the photo where you want the label to be (and how long), and then type out what you want the label to say. You can type out your label in all directions, so find what looks best on the photo!
If you don’t like your label, you can easily remove it by tapping and holding on a label until it disappears. Feels like magic! Don’t like anything you’ve put on the photo? A simple shake of the device will clear it of all labels.
While the eight provided styles provide a good variety, those that want even more cool label styles can opt for the $0.99 in-app purchase for four additional labels in a “Cloth” pack.
While the labels can seem pretty basic, creative minds can actually create some cool looking frames or other things on the photographs. These labels are also nice to add an even more vintage look-and-feel to your fake Polaroid-like photographs.
Once you’re done applying the labels to your picture, you can save it to your device Camera Roll or upload it to the Steply network – this will require another login for you to remember, unless you’ve used any of the other Steply photography apps before (Steply, Darkroom, Phototreats, etc).
I do have a problem with the fact that the app likes to automatically rotate your photos – meaning landscape photos will be rotated into portrait orientation automatically. It threw me off at first and I had to get used to it. But it does save it in the original rotation, which makes it not so bad. I hope that this auto-rotation does get fixed though – it can be annoying if you have a lot of landscape orientation photographs.
This is a pretty simple app, but it can add a nice touch to those filtered and fake Polaroid images. With the free price tag, there’s no harm in trying the app to see if you like it for your iPhone photography workflow. And if you like it, perhaps it would be cool to check out the four “Cloth” labels too.